Europe Switzerland Banking & Finance
- Peter NobelNobel & Hug
- Alexander Vogel MLL Legal
- Alexandre Richa Aegis
- Andreas Hünerwadel Wenger Vieli Ltd.
- Anita Schläpfer Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
- Barbara Jecklin Bratschi AG
- Benjamin K. Leisinger Homburger
- Kaspar Landolt CMS
- Markus Guggenbühl VISCHER
- Patrick Hünerwadel Lenz & Staehelin
- Peter Hsu Bär & Karrer Ltd
- Rashid Bahar Advestra
- Samuel Marbacher Baker McKenzie
- Stefan Kramer Homburger
- Tarek Houdrouge Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
- Urs Klöti Pestalozzi
- Pierre-Olivier Etique373 Avocats & Associés
Up and Coming
1Bär & Karrer LtdBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Bär & Karrer advises clients in the financial sector on a wide array of regulatory matters, such as licence applications. The law firm also acts for both lenders and borrowers on a range of financing matters, including debt refinancing, sustainability-linked credit facilities, corporate finance, security-backed facilities and acquisition finance. Clients benefit from the team's collaboration with its market-leading M&A team. The firm deals both with domestic and cross-border matters, including investigations by the US DOJ. It is a particularly popular choice with clients from the insurance sector. 1HomburgerBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Homburger is a stellar practice that is particularly active in acquisition finance mandates. The law firm is popular with both lenders and borrowers for advice on the negotiation of new financing agreements, including revolving credit facilities and sustainability financing. Homburger additionally offers a strong practice acting for banks on regulatory matters, including in innovative areas such as cryptocurrency and tokenisation, as well as FINMA authorisations. 1Lenz & StaehelinBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Lenz & Staehelin possesses wide-ranging expertise in financing transactions, including high-value acquisition finance and real estate finance agreements. The practice regularly advises lenders and borrowers on financing mandates, including sustainability-linked credit facility agreements. The firm also handles non-contentious regulatory mandates relating to banking mergers and takeovers. The team plays a key role in the development of Swiss legislation with a focus on derivatives trading. The lawyers also advise domestic clients on criminal and regulatory investigations, such as enforcement proceedings. 1Niederer Kraft FreyBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Niederer Kraft Frey has an excellent reputation for advising domestic and international clients on acquisition financing, revolving credit agreements and syndicated lending. The team also focuses on the refinancing of bank mortgages and restructurings. Much of the firm's work has cross-border elements. The team also has experience in regulatory matters, including representing clients in contentious matters before FINMA or cantonal authorities.
2Baker McKenzieBanking & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Baker McKenzie advises corporate borrowers, international private equity sponsors and domestic banks on lending agreements, including revolving bridge and credit facility agreements and syndicated financing. The team also works on broad regulatory matters, including assisting clients with obtaining regulatory approval. Team members are well regarded for their work on refinancing matters. 2PestalozziBanking & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Pestalozzi is a recognised practice with strong expertise in cross-border financing matters, such as revolving syndicated facilities agreements and export finance agreements. The firm also handles acquisition financing arrangements, project financing and debt refinancing matters. Team members have further experience advising on regulatory issues. 2Schellenberg Wittmer LtdBanking & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Schellenberg Wittmer is a renowned firm that advises clients on regulatory mandates, including on the implementation of new banking legislation in Switzerland. The law firm also assists clients with banking secrecy regulations. On the transactional side, the firm advises on syndicated loan facilities and acquisition finance. The team also handles the local implementation of the cross-border restructuring of loan agreements. 2Walder Wyss LtdBanking & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Walder Wyss is an experienced team that acts for Swiss and international lenders, borrowers and investment funds. The law firm regularly advises on acquisition financing, syndicated lending, revolving credit facility agreements and asset-based financing.
3CMSBanking & Finance2023 | Band 3 |CMS is a well-regarded team acting for domestic and international banks and financial institutions on a range of banking and finance services, including real estate finance, refinancing and regulatory issues. The law firm represents lenders and borrowers in cross-border financing transactions. Clients benefit from the firm's broad international network. 3FBT Attorneys at LawBanking & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Based in Geneva, FBT Attorneys at Law assists domestic and international banks and other financial institutions with regulatory advisory matters. The team advises on anti-money laundering regulations, as well as on licensing processes within the context of new legislation relating to financial services in Switzerland. The practice also defends clients in banking litigation and assists with financing transactions.
4AdvestraBanking & Finance2023 | Band 4 |Advestra enters the rankings this year following impressive work assisting clients with refinancing and acquisition financing transactions. The law firm also offers experience in regulatory matters, including the establishment of new financial services companies. The team is a popular choice with lenders, advising on bridge loans, unsecured credit facility agreements and parallel credit agreements. 4MLL Legal LtdBanking & Finance2023 | Band 4 |MLL Legal acts for banks and financial services companies on regulatory and contractual mandates, such as FINMA licensing matters and compliance with the new Swiss financial services regulations. Team members have experience in matters involving cryptocurrency, tokenisation and payment services. The firm further advises on financing mandates, including sustainability-linked financing arrangements and financial restructurings. The team also handles financial transactions such as syndicated loans and revolving credit facility agreements. 4VISCHERBanking & Finance2023 | Band 4 |VISCHER advises on acquisition finance transactions. The firm further advises on refinancing and project financing matters, as well as debt financing. Team members also have experience in regulatory and banking secrecy compliance matters, including in novel areas such as tokenisation. The team additionally acts on banking litigation. 4Wenger Vieli Ltd.Banking & Finance2023 | Band 4 |Wenger Vieli assists banks and clients in the financial sector with regulatory mandates in connection with licensing processes before FINMA. The firm further works on financing mandates, including acquisition and project financing deals and cross-border financing transactions involving credit facility agreements and syndicated loan agreements.