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Switzerland - Best Law Firms: Banking & Finance - 2021

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Leading
  • Ralph Malacrida, Peter Hsu, Lukas Roesler, Daniel Flühmann, Eric Stupp, Cédric Chapuis, Aurélie Conrad Hari, Frédéric Bétrisey, Urs Kägi
  • René Bösch, Benedikt Maurenbrecher, Daniel Haeberli, Stefan Kramer, Benjamin Leisinger, Jürg Frick
  • Shelby du Pasquier, Stefan Breitenstein, Patrick Hünerwadel, Olivier Stahler, Marcel Tranchet, François Rayroux, Fedor Poskriakov, David Ledermann, Patrick Schleiffer
  • Philipp Candreia, Sandro Abegglen, Marco Häusermann, Till Spillmann, François M. Bianchi, Thomas M. Brönnimann, Peter R. Isler, Philippe A. Weber, Daniel Bono, Thomas A. Frick, Philipp Haas, Ulysses von Salis
Excellent
  • Christophe Emonet, Urs Klöti, Oliver Widmer, Sébastien Roy, Ludivine Boisard, Severin Roelli, Nicolas Herren, Andrea Huber
  • Caroline Clemetson, Philippe Borens, Grégoire Wuest, Tarek Houdrouge, Olivier Favre, Anita Schläpfer, Martin Lanz, Christoph Vonlathen
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LEADING FIRM WITH REGIONAL EXPERTISE
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Bär & Karrer

Leader(s)

Susanne Schreiber, Daniel Bader, Paolo Bottini, Daniel Lehmann, Peter Reinarz and Christoph Suter

Since

1969

Track record: Bär & Karrer recently advised SIG Combibloc Group, a system and solutions provider for aseptic packaging, on its €1.85 billion refinancing. The practice also advised the shareholders of Swissbit, a manufacturer of flash storage and security solutions, on a share purchase agreement with Ardian, a private equity firm, regarding the sale of the Swissbit group.
Team & differentiation: The B&K practice has a strong tax offer. The corporate tax team rely on their working relationships with tax experts in other jurisdictions and with representatives of the Swiss federal, cantonal and municipal tax authorities, providing clients with innovative tax-planning solutions. Assisting on general business transaction structuring as well as double taxation issues are part of their know-how.
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FIRST-CLASS PROFESSIONALS DEDICATED TO TAX ISSUES
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Niederer Kraft Frey

Leader(s)

Thomas Graf, Markus Kronauer, Daniela Schmucki and Christina Rinne

Since

1936

Track record: NKF recently advised Credit Suisse on the overall structuring and Swiss law aspects of a Swiss Covered Bond Programme for CHF 20 billion. NKF also advised CRH, a company of diversified building materials businesses, as Swiss counsel on the sale of its European distribution business to several private equity funds, a transaction valued at €1.64 billion.
Team & differentiation: NKF’s team has deep expertise in the tax structuring of complex domestic and cross-border transactions. The practice provides advice and consultancy services to corporate organizations, financial institutions on the full spectrum of domestic and international law. They are particularly active on issues related to cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions.
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RECOGNIZED PLAYER IN THE BANKING & FINANCE FIELD
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FBT Avocats

Leader(s)

Frédérique Bensahel, Jean-Louis Tsimaratos, Pierre-Olivier Etique and Marco Villa

Since

1993

Track record: FBT Avocats specializes in banking and finance and funds, acting on behalf of large groups, banks, financial institutions and insurers, as well as private clients from France, Switzerland and all over the globe. Recent highlights include cross-border banking activities, assisting its clients with issues relating to combating money laundering and financing.
Team & differentiation: FBT’s lawyers, located in Geneva and Paris, offer their in-depth expertise to clients with cross-border activities, both in counsel and litigation. The firm is an active member of the Swiss Fund and Asset Management Association and of Swiss Association of Asset Managers, and some partners participate in legislative working groups and give lectures to fund officers, lawyers and bankers.
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EXPERTISE AND HIGH ADDED-VALUE WORK
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Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés

Leader(s)

Géraldine Badel- Poitras, Damien Cand and Christian Valentini

Since

1982

Track record: The boutique law firm assists various clients, including Swiss and international banks, asset managers, fund distributors, family offices, trust services companies and other financial intermediary clients. They intervene for contractual, regulatory and compliance matters. They also assist clients before the FINMA, the Swiss financial supervisory authority.
Team & differentiation: The team’s size allows for synergies between practices, notably M&A – let by Damien Cand, tax – led by Nicole Fragnière Meyer and labor law – led by Vanessa Maraia-Rossel. From its Hong Kong desk, which is led by Christian Valentini, the firm also accompanies Swiss and European clients in Asia and advises Asian clients wanting to locate or invest in Switzerland.
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BROAD AND STRONG BANKING & FINANCE PRACTICE
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Tavernier Tschanz

Leader(s)

Phidias Ferrari, Jacques Bonvin and Andrea Wuerzner

Since

1998

Track record: The firm intervenes in a wide array of banking & finance cases. Phidias Ferrari focuses on M&A deals regarding banks and handles contractual, regulatory and employment law matters. Vaïk Muller handles the regulatory side for investment funds, banking products and banking and financial authorities. Jacques Bonvin, Phidias Ferarri and Andrea Werzner are adept at setting up securities and mission bonds.
Team & differentiation: The firm has habitually focused on corporate – M&A, banking & finance and arbitration – and has gradually added tax to their list of expertise. The integrated law firm comprises 8 partners with 3 in M&A, 4 in arbitration and litigation and 1 in tax. Two of its lawyers are also university professors. The firm is praised for its academic excellence and all partners remain hands-on throughout cases.
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