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Corporate Governance 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Urs Schenker is a "very established distressed M&A practitioner" with a wealth of experience advising on related governance matters.
 

Biography

Urs Schenker is very experienced in the areas of public and private M&A restructuring, capital markets, and company law. He has been involved in numerous national and international M&A transactions and public takeovers as well as financing, restructuring and other corporate finance transactions. He has published a number of books and specialist articles in his fields of expertise and is a regular lecturer at conferences in Switzerland and abroad.

Urs Schenker completed his law studies in Zurich in 1981 (lic iur) and in 1985 (Dr iur). He obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School in 1985. In 2009, he published his habilitation thesis on "Swiss Takeover Law" at the University of St Gallen, where he is associate professor for business and commercial law.

Urs Schenker speaks German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

With around 240 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

M&A 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Urs Schenker stands out for his distressed M&A expertise and knowledge of the Swiss market.
 

Biography

Urs Schenker is very experienced in the areas of public and private M&A restructuring, capital markets, and company law. He has been involved in numerous national and international M&A transactions and public takeovers as well as financing, restructuring and other corporate finance transactions. He has published a number of books and specialist articles in his fields of expertise and is a regular lecturer at conferences in Switzerland and abroad.

Urs Schenker completed his law studies in Zurich in 1981 (lic iur) and in 1985 (Dr iur). He obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School in 1985. In 2009, he published his habilitation thesis on "Swiss Takeover Law" at the University of St Gallen where he is associate professor for business and commercial law.

Urs Schenker speaks German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

With around 240 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

Restructuring & Insolvency 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Urs Schenker is singled out by market commentators as a consummate restructuring and finance specialist with a wealth of experience in both domestic and international restructuring proceedings.  

Biography

Urs Schenker is very experienced in the areas of public and private M&A restructuring, capital markets, and company law. He has been involved in numerous national and international M&A transactions and public takeovers as well as financing, restructuring and other corporate finance transactions. He has published a number of books and specialist articles in his fields of expertise and is a regular lecturer at conferences in Switzerland and abroad.

Urs Schenker completed his law studies in Zurich in 1981 (lic iur) and in 1985 (Dr iur). He obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School in 1985. In 2009, he published his habilitation thesis on "Swiss Takeover Law" at the University of St Gallen where he is associate professor for business and commercial law.

Urs Schenker speaks German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

With around 240 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Urs Schenker is a leading lawyer in capital market with experience in public takeovers and financing transactions. 

Biography

Urs Schenker is very experienced in the areas of public and private M&A restructuring, capital markets, and company law. He has been involved in numerous national and international M&A transactions and public takeovers as well as financing, restructuring and other corporate finance transactions. He has published a number of books and specialist articles in his fields of expertise and is a regular lecturer at conferences in Switzerland and abroad.

Urs Schenker completed his law studies in Zurich in 1981 (lic iur) and in 1985 (Dr iur). He obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School in 1985. In 2009, he published his habilitation thesis on "Swiss Takeover Law" at the University of St Gallen where he is associate professor for business and commercial law.

Urs Schenker speaks German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

With around 240 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Urs Schenker is an impressive lawyer, internationally renowned for his deep understanding of corporate restructurings and related governance issues. 

Biography

Urs Schenker is very experienced in the areas of public and private M&A restructuring, capital markets, and company law. He has been involved in numerous national and international M&A transactions and public takeovers as well as financing, restructuring and other corporate finance transactions. He has published a number of books and specialist articles in his fields of expertise and is a regular lecturer at conferences in Switzerland and abroad.

Urs Schenker completed his law studies in Zurich in 1981 (lic iur) and in 1985 (Dr iur). He obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School in 1985. In 2009, he published his habilitation thesis on "Swiss Takeover Law" at the University of St Gallen, where he is associate professor for business and commercial law.

Urs Schenker speaks German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

With around 240 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

Switzerland - M&A 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Urs Schenker is “one of the leading lawyers in Switzerland for M&A without a doubt” and is widely regarded as a “well-experienced, tough negotiator”. 

Biography

Urs Schenker is very experienced in the areas of public and private M&A restructuring, capital markets, and company law. He has been involved in numerous national and international M&A transactions and public takeovers as well as financing, restructuring and other corporate finance transactions. He has published a number of books and specialist articles in his fields of expertise and is a regular lecturer at conferences in Switzerland and abroad.

Urs Schenker completed his law studies in Zurich in 1981 (lic iur) and in 1985 (Dr iur). He obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School in 1985. In 2009, he published his habilitation thesis on "Swiss Takeover Law" at the University of St Gallen where he is associate professor for business and commercial law.

Urs Schenker speaks German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.

With around 240 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

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