Practice focuses on domestic and cross-border financial services regulation, offerings of regulatory instruments by banks, as well as structured financing transactions (including financing platforms, covered bonds and asset-backed securities). Regularly represents financial institutions in regulatory proceedings and investigations as well as banking litigation cases. Other areas of interest include debt restructurings, derivatives and corporate law.
Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations, IBA (officer of the Banking Law Committee and member of the Securities Law Committee).
Qualified in 1992. Joined Homburger 1994. Worked in corporate finance with UBS Investment Bank 1999-2000. Became Partner in 2002, Head of the Banking and Finance team in 2015 and Co-Head of the Capital Markets team in 2016.
Numerous publications on financial services regulation, securities law, bank contracts and corporate law. Author in the Zurich Commentary on the Swiss Federal Intermediated Securities Act (enforcement of collateral, 2013) and the Basle Commentaries on the Swiss Banking Act (consolidated supervision, 2013), the Swiss Code of Obligations (loans and credits, 2018), the Swiss Act on Collective Investment Schemes (fund management companies, 2015) and the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act (independent investigator and market abuse, 2018).
Born 1964. Graduated as lic iur (summa cum laude, 1989) and Dr iur (summa cum laude, 1994) from the University of Berne. MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau 1999.