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Wenger Plattner

Restructuring/Insolvency

4 ranked lawyersBand 1SwitzerlandEurope 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Wenger Plattner is a stellar practice representing both creditors and debtors in bankruptcies and liquidations. It is a market-leading team for pre-insolvency and restructuring advice, often advising large domestic companies from the financial services and energy industries. The department is noted for its adept handling of cross-border matters. The lawyers often act as FINMA-appointed liquidators.

Strengths

"It is a very responsive firm but, first and foremost, the lawyers produce high-quality work," explains one client, adding: "Their work is always fully thought through, they never forget anything, and are extremely reliable."

Another referee details that they have "vast experience with cross-border proceedings and are always trying to get a good solution for the client."

Work highlights

Acted for Publicitas on CHF120 million bankruptcy proceedings.

Notable practitioners

"First-class lawyer" Brigitte Umbach-Spahn acts as administrator in debt restructuring, with further noteworthy activity in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. One satisfied client states:"She is highly experienced and excellent in complex processes."

Fritz Rothenbühler frequently acts as an administrator in bankruptcy proceedings. He is also regularly appointed as liquidator in liquidations. He assists clients from the manufacturing, fintech and maritime industries.

Karl Wüthrich receives praise for his longstanding presence in the market. He offers extensive expertise in handling insolvency proceedings.

Stefan Bossart enters the rankings this year and is "highly experienced and absolutely reliable," according to one source. He regularly acts on insolvency proceedings, bankruptcy cases and debt moratoriums for clients across a range of industries, notably energy and manufacturing.

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Overview

Drawing on their vast body of experience, our team analyse crisis situations rapidly and cost-effectively. In a race against time, we devise solutions for creditors and debtors that are easy to implement and assist in implementing these solutions with optimum results.

Enforcement
By way of execution (attachment or debt enforcement proceedings), we enforce domestic and foreign judgments for national and international creditors against debtors, who are resident, have their registered office, or hold assets in Switzerland.

Composition proceedings and bankruptcy
In composition proceedings and bankruptcies, we act as administrators, liquidators, trustees in bankruptcy, or members of creditor committees. We bring actions to contest schedules of claims and avoidance actions. We assist foreign receivers and trustees in bankruptcy in expanding insolvency proceedings into Switzerland and in recovering assets located there.

Restructuring
We develop reorganisation plans for debtors in financial distress and assist in their implementation. We conduct negotiations with important creditors (lenders, employees, or suppliers) and advise on M&A transactions in crisis situations.

Restructuring/Insolvency

Wenger Plattner

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Location

Jungfraustrasse 1

Bern

Bern

Switzerland

CH-3000

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Switzerland

Restructuring/Insolvency


Brigitte Umbach-Spahn
Band 1
Fritz Rothenbühler
Band 4
Karl Wüthrich
Senior Statespeople
Stefan Bossart
Up and Coming