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Global Leader

Banking - Finance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Breitenstein is a well-recognised practitioner in the Swiss market, known for his impressive handling of major banking transactions both in Switzerland and internationally.

Biography

Dr Stefan Breitenstein has been a managing partner of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich since 2015. He has a broad private client, corporate, banking and finance practice. He advises regularly on international and domestic transactions, including, in particular, financial regulatory matters. Stefan Breitenstein is co-chairman of the banking law practice group of the Zurich Bar Association.

Stefan Breitenstein graduated (1983) and completed his doctoral thesis (1987) at the University of Zurich. He holds a Diplôme des Hautes Etudes Européennes from the College of Europe in Bruges (1984) as well as an LLM from Harvard Law School (1988). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1986), Stefan Breitenstein joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1989 and has been a partner since 1994. He speaks German, English and French.

Stefan Breitenstein is a member of the following professional associations: International Bar Association (IBA, former co-chair of the sub committee on banking regulation) and is the secretary of the Swiss Society of International Law (SVIR).

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm, with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Banking - Regulatory 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Breitenstein is singled out by market sources for the depth of his regulatory knowledge across the banking sector.

Biography

Dr Stefan Breitenstein has been a managing partner of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich since 2015. He has a broad private client, corporate, banking and finance practice. He advises regularly on international and domestic transactions, including, in particular, financial regulatory matters. Stefan Breitenstein is co-chairman of the banking law practice group of the Zurich Bar Association.

Stefan Breitenstein graduated (1983) and completed his doctoral thesis (1987) at the University of Zurich. He holds a Diplôme des Hautes Etudes Européennes from the College of Europe in Bruges (1984) as well as an LLM from Harvard Law School (1988). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1986), Stefan Breitenstein joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1989 and has been a partner since 1994. He speaks German, English and French.

Stefan Breitenstein is a member of the following professional associations: International Bar Association (IBA, former co-chair of the sub committee on banking regulation) and is the secretary of the Swiss Society of International Law (SVIR).

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm, with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

National Leader

Switzerland - Banking 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Breitenstein is well known in the market for his strong corporate finance practice, which spans the whole gamut of banking-related matters, including transactions and regulation.

Biography

Dr Stefan Breitenstein is managing partner of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich since 2015. He has a broad private client, corporate, banking and finance practice. He advises regularly on international and domestic transactions, including, in particular, financial regulatory matters. Stefan Breitenstein is co-chairman of the banking law practice group of the Zurich Bar Association.

Stefan Breitenstein graduated (1983) and completed his doctoral thesis (1987) at the University of Zurich. He holds a Diplôme des Hautes Etudes Européennes from the College of Europe in Bruges (1984) as well as an LLM from Harvard Law School (1988). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1986), Stefan Breitenstein joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1989 and has been a partner since 1994. He speaks German, English and French.

Stefan Breitenstein is a member of the following professional associations: International Bar Association (IBA, former co-chair of the sub committee on banking regulation) and the secretary of the Swiss Society of International Law (SVIR).

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Switzerland - Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Breitenstein wins high praise from sources who note he expertly advises on a wide range of private client matters including investments and financings.

Biography

Dr Stefan Breitenstein has been a managing partner of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich since 2015. He has a broad private client, corporate, banking and finance practice. He advises regularly on international and domestic transactions, including, in particular, financial regulatory matters. Stefan Breitenstein is co-chairman of the banking law practice group of the Zurich Bar Association.

Stefan Breitenstein graduated (1983) and completed his doctoral thesis (1987) at the University of Zurich. He holds a Diplôme des Hautes Etudes Européennes (Advanced Diploma of European Studies) from the College of Europe in Bruges (1984) as well as an LLM from Harvard Law School (1988). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1986), Stefan Breitenstein joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1989 and has been a partner since 1994. He speaks German, English and French.

Stefan Breitenstein is a member of the following professional associations: International Bar Association (IBA, former co-chair of the sub committee on banking regulation) and the secretary of the Swiss Society of International Law (SVIR).

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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