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Global Leader

Foreign Investment Review 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephan Erni is commended as “an excellent M&A lawyer who is highly visible in cross-border transactions”. 

Biography

Stephan Erni regularly advises clients on domestic and international transactions and on corporate and commercial matters. He specialises in real estate transactions, domestic and international M&A transactions, including public tender offers. One of the main focuses of his practice is advising private equity firms in auction processes, both buy-side and sell-side. During his practice for one of the major law firms in New York (2005–2006), he gained experience in the relevant areas in the US too.

Stephan Erni completed a law degree at the Universities of Zurich and Fribourg (1999), and obtained an LLM from University of Virginia school of law (2005). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2002), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 2002 and has been a partner since 2012. He speaks German, English and French.

Stephan Erni is a member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV) and the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms 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.

M&A 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephan Erni is commended as “an excellent M&A lawyer who is highly visible in cross-border transactions”. 

Biography

Stephan Erni regularly advises clients on domestic and international transactions and on corporate and commercial matters. He specialises in real estate transactions, domestic and international M&A transactions, including public tender offers. One of the main focuses of his practice is advising private equity firms in auction processes, both buy-side and sell-side. During his practice for one of the major law firms in New York (2005–2006), he gained experience in the relevant areas in the US too.

Stephan Erni completed a law degree at the Universities of Zurich and Fribourg (1999), and obtained an LLM from University of Virginia school of law (2005). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2002), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 2002 and has been a partner since 2012. He speaks German, English and French.

Stephan Erni is a member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV) and the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms 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 - M&A 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stephan Erni is a “superb M&A lawyer” renowned for his leading work on real estate transactions with a domestic and global focus.

Biography

Stephan Erni regularly advises clients on domestic and international transactions and on corporate and commercial matters. He specialises in real estate transactions, domestic and international M&A transactions, including public tender offers. One of the main focuses of his practice is advising private equity firms in auction processes, both buy-side and sell-side. During his practice for one of the major law firms in New York (2005–2006), he gained experience in the relevant areas in the US too.

Stephan Erni completed a law degree at the Universities of Zurich and Fribourg (1999), and obtained an LLM from University of Virginia school of law (2005). Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2002), he joined Lenz & Staehelin in 2002 and has been a partner since 2012. He speaks German, English and French.

Stephan Erni is a member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV) and the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV).

Lenz & Staehelin is one of the largest Swiss law firms 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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