Top-Rankings 2018/2019

Chambers Europe

Wenger Plattner has been recommended in both practice area and individual categories by Chambers Europe in their 2018 research. With a band 1 rating in Insolvency and Restructuring, Wenger Plattner has been recognised once again for its excellence in this area.

Practice Areas:
Insolvency and Restructuring
Real Estate

Karl Wüthrich
, „Star Individual“ for his expertise in Insolvency and Restructuring
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn, Band 1 for her expertise in Insolvency and Restructuring
Fritz Rothenbühler, Band 3 for his work in Insolvency and Restructuring
Thomas Wetzel, Band 4 for his expertise in Real Estate
Werner Wenger, as Senior Statesman in the category Arbitrator for Dispute Resolution

The Legal 500

The Legal 500 recommended Wenger Plattner 2019 as „leading law firm for German-speaking Switzerland“. Wenger Plattner has been especially praised for its expertise in „Insolvency & Corporate Recovery“. Furthermore, Wenger Plattner has been ranked as a top-tier firm in Switzerland for the following practice areas:

  • Corporate and Commercial

  • Competition

  • Litigation and Arbitration

  • Private Clients

  • Real Estate

Twelve of our lawyers are specifically recommended for Switzerland:
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn and Karl Wüthrich figure both as „Leading lawyers“ for their expertise in „Insolvency & Corporate Recovery”.
Stefan Bossart has been mentioned in the category „Next generation lawyers“.
Oliver Künzler and Eva Schott have been recommended for the practice area „Commercial, corporate and M&A”.
Stephan Kesselbach, Roland Bachmann and Werner Wenger have been recommended for the practice area „Dispute resolution: itigation”.
Fritz Rothenbühler has been recommended for the practice area „Competition”.
Thomas Wetzel, Placidus Plattner and Gaudenz Schwitter have been recommanded for the practice area „Real Estate and construction”.

Who's Who Legal

WWL has determined that several Wenger Plattner lawyers qualify to be highlighted as experts in their respective practice areas:
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn is the only Swiss lawyer who has been ranked as the „most highly regarded lawyers (Thought Leaders)“  in the practice area Insolvency and Restructuring.
Karl Wüthrich has been recommended as a Top-Tier-1-lawyer in Insolvency and Restructuring.
Filippo Th. Beck has been recommended as a Private Clients expert.
Stephan Cueni has been recognised as a Transport expert.
Fritz Rothenbühler stands out as „one of the best-known names in the practice area Insolvency and Restructuring.
Thomas Wetzel has been recommended as an expert for Construction law & Real Estate who „boats deep experience of real estate law.
Oliver Künzler has been ranked for Life Sciences expert.
Karin Graf has been recommended as a Litigation expert.
Werner Wenger has been recommended in the category Arbitration.

The Best Lawyers Switzerland

Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, has recommended in its latest 2019 edition 6 of our lawyers as leading practitioners in the following practice areas:

Werner Wenger: Litigation and Arbitration
Fritz Rothenbühler, Brigitte Umbach-Spahn, Karl Wüthrich: Insolvency and Restructuring
Jürg Rieben: Life Sciences and Health Law
Thomas Wetzel: Real Estate


Salome Barth has been named for the practice areas Private Clients and Litigation and Arbitration.
Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz Aemisegger has been recommended for the practice areas Constitutional and Administrative Law, Real Estate and Litigation and Arbitration.
Filippo Th. Beck has been recommended for Private Clients and Banking and Finance.

Top law firms 2019 - Bilanz

The business magazine BILANZ and the daily newspaper Le Temps have once again listed WENGER PLATTNER among the leading top Swiss law firms in the following practice areas of law:

Real estate law ★★★★
Restructuring and insolvency law ★★★★★

particularly frequently recommended by colleagues and clients
frequently recommended by colleagues and clients