Switzerland: Transport 2019

This year 39 practitioners are recognised for their excellent work in aviation, shipping and rail law, regularly handling financing, logistics, transactions, insurance and crisis management matters. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Hans-Ruedi Grob  Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd, Zurich
2. Alexander von Ziegler  Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Zurich
3. Giovanna Montanaro  Wartmann Merker, Zurich 

Schiller Rechtsanwälte stands out in the Swiss transport market and sees four lawyers recognised here.
Kaspar Schiller is a brilliant transport lawyer with expert knowledge in the field of aviation law. He is considered a go-to name in the market for complex contentious matters.  
Daniel Maritz is recognised for his strong expertise in both regulatory and contentious matters across the aviation sector. He is a firm favourite among clients who note he “gives very precise advice”.
Heinrich Hempel is a key name in the Swiss aviation space, where he enjoys a great reputation for his impressive regulatory knowledge and understanding.  
Michael Hochstrasser is a top-notch transport lawyer with “extremely good know-how of the field”. He works on a domestic and international level, providing services to companies as well as individuals.

Gbf Attorneys-at-law performs well in this year’s research with four lawyers recognised.
Laurent Chassot draws high praise from market commentators who highlight his “particular know-how in aviation,” and commend his “pragmatic, time saving, and solution-driven” approach.
Lars Gerspacher is an “excellent transport lawyer,” with a wealth of experience in the field. He is known for his work in both the aviation and shipping industries.
Marco Novoselac impresses market sources with his superb work in the transport space, and is recognised for his expert knowledge of aviation and aerospace matters.
Nando Stauffer von May is well known among peers for his for his superb transport practice that encompasses wide range of both contentious and non-contentious work.

Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law achieves two listings here.
Hans-Ruedi Grob is an outstanding transport lawyer who is “highly experienced in aircraft financing”. He is widely recognised among peers for both contentious and non-contentious work.
Philippe Wenker is highly commended for his work in the field. He “provides excellent legal support, particularly in matters relating to aircraft financing and operating issues”.

ThomannFischer also sees two lawyers recognised here.
Stephan Erbe is “highly recommended” by sources for his work in transport law. He is considered an expert in the field, and has specialised knowledge of ship financing.
Christian Hochstrasser is an expert transport lawyer, with a wealth of experience in the field. He acts as both litigator and adviser to a number of clients in the sector.

At Meyer Avocats, Frédéric Meyer is “very well known for aviation financing” according to respondents and has over 15 years’ experience in the field.
Raphaël Baeriswyl is an excellent lawyer with extensive experience in the field of transport. He is an expert in various matters relating to aircraft law, particularly sales, financing, and operation.

Vischer’s Urs Haegi is recognised as “an important lawyer” who “really stands out” for his work in the field of transport law. He is “very active in aviation,” and provides expert advice on a number of complex corporate matters.  
Peter Kühn is praised by peers as an “excellent lawyer, who is very reliable”. He is particularly knowledgeable in aviation law, and advises both nationally and internationally in this area.

Alexander von Ziegler of Schellenberg Wittmer is a widely recognised figure in the Swiss transport market where he enjoys a strong reputation for his outstanding work handling complex insurance matters across both the aviation and shipping sectors.

Giovanna Montanaro of Wartmann Merker is “one of the leading individuals” in the field of transport law, and is well known for her in-depth knowledge of complex maritime and aviation matters.

Christian Benz of Benz gains recognition from peers who consider him an “excellent practitioner, with long-standing experience” in the field of transport law.

Thomas Burckhardt of Simonious & Partner is “very active in the field of transport law”. He has extensive experience in maritime and aviation law, and is recognised for his impressive work in arbitration proceedings.

Andreas Fankhauser of Proton Legal is recognised for his excellent transport practice. He is an expert in contentious matters relating to the fields of aviation and aerospace.

Regula Hinderling of burckhardt receives high commendation from peers, who remark that she is “a very talented transport lawyer” with extensive experience advising clients in the space.

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