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Stefan Breitenstein

Stefan Breitenstein

Lenz & StaehelinBrandschenkestrasse 24ZurichZurichSwitzerlandCH-8027

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 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Breitenstein stands out as a first-rate banking lawyer whom clients rely on for domestic and international transactions and regulatory advice.

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 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Breitenstein is highly recommended for his stellar financial and regulatory advice.

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.

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