Wenger Plattner

Brigitte Umbach-Spahn

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Practice Areas

Insolvency Law and Restructuring, Banking and Finance, Litigation and Arbitration.


Partner Wenger Plattner (2007), Attorney at Law Wenger Plattner (2001), University of Pennsylvania (LL.M., 2001), Law Clerk High Court Zurich (1999), University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1996).

She advises creditors and debtors in national cross-border restructuring and insolvency cases and represents clients in court in insolvency matters. She also acts as administrator/liquidator in complex insolvency proceedings and serves as a member of creditor committees. Brigitte Umbach-Spahn has been appointed by FINMA as an investigating agent for banks and financial institutions.

Professional Memberships

Past co-chair of the IBA Insolvency Section until end of 2016 and since 2019 member of the advisory board of the IBA Insolvency Section; member of the International Insolvency Institute.

Key liquidator mandates: liquidator Petroplus, liquidator Bank Hottinger, extraordinary bankruptcy administrator Publicitas.


She regularly speaks at national and international conferences and publishes on topics relating to insolvency law.