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Lifetime Achievement Award

Rudolf Tschäni - Lenz & Staehelin

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We are delighted to present the 2020 Who’s Who Legal Lifetime Achievement Award for Switzerland to Dr Rudolf Tschäni of Lenz & Staehelin.

During the course of a career spanning nearly 40 years, Dr Tschäni has cemented his reputation as one of the finest lawyers ever to practise corporate/M&A in Switzerland.

Having earned his doctorate of law in 1977, he completed an LLM at Harvard Law School before returning to Switzerland to join Lenz & Staehelin, where he has spent his entire distinguished career. He was made a partner in 1987.

His practice has largely focused on mergers and acquisitions, and he has had a hand in some of the most significant deals and takeover battles in Swiss history.

Dr Tschäni has acted as an arbitrator and counsel in numerous post-merger arbitrations as well as in cases involving construction and engineering.

Beyond his day-to-day practice, he has also been co-editor of a law journal and a lecturer on the University of Zurich’s LLM programme.

Dr Tschäni’s work has earned frequent and regular plaudits in the legal press and directories. Among the effusive feedback Who’s Who Legal has received over the years have been comments describing him as “a superstar in M&A who is involved on every other large deal in Switzerland”, “a great arbitrator in M&A matters” and “one of the best in the market”. Who’s Who Legal has listed him in our guides for as long as M&A lawyers have been listed; we have also twice named him as a Global Elite Thought Leader.

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