Top-Ranking 2020/2021

Chambers Europe 2021

Wenger Plattner is listed again at number 1 in the practice area Insolvency and Restructuring. Karin Graf has been newly listed in the rankings of Chambers Europe. Confirmed and still listed are Brigitte Umbach-Spahn, Karl Wüthrich and Fritz Rothenbühler in the practice area Insolvency/Restructuring.

Practice Area:
Insolvency and Restructuring

Karl Wüthrich,
as „Senior Statespeople“ in the practice area Restructuring/Insolvency
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn, as „Ranked Lawyer“, Band 1 in the practice area Restructuring/Insolvency
Fritz Rothenbühler, as „Ranked Lawyer“,  Band 4 in the practice area Restructuring/Insolvency
Karin Graf, as Ranked Lawyer“, Band 4 in the practice area Litigation

Chambers Global 2021

Karin Graf has been newly listed in the Chambers Global rankings in the practice area Litigation.

The Legal 500

The Legal 500 recommended Wenger Plattner 2021 as a „top-tier firm in Insolvency & Corporate Recovery". Furthermore, Wenger Plattner has been ranked for the following practice areas:

Tier 3 - Employment Law
Tier 3 - Real Estate
Tier 4 - Corporate and Commercial and M&A
Tier 4 - Competition
Tier 4 - Dispute resolution: Litigation
Tier 4 - Private Clients

These two lawyers are specifically recommended for Switzerland:
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn and Karl Wüthrich figure both as „leading individuals“ for their expertise in „Insolvency & Corporate Recovery”.
Stefan Bossart has been mentioned in the category „rising stars“ and Fritz Rothenbühler is named as "Recommended".

The following lawyers are especially mentioned for their competence in their practice areas:
Roland Bachmann , Employment Law;
Thomas WetzelPlacidus Plattner and Gaudenz Schwitter, Real Estate;
Dieter GränicherOliver Künzler and Urs Schüpfer, Corporate and Commercial and M&A;
Dieter Gränicher and Fritz Rothenbühler, Competition;
 Karin GrafRoland Bachmann und Stephan Kesselbach, Dispute resolution and Litigation;
Filippo Th. Beck, Roland Bachmann , Private Clients.

The following lawyers are named as "other key lawyers":
Marc Nater, Corporate and Commercial and M&A;
Dieter Gränicher and Sarah Hilber, Dispute resolution and Litigation;

In addition, the following lawyers are mentioned for their extraordinary achievements in one of the leading law firms in the German-speaking area ("Leading Firms - German-speaking Switzerland"): 

Brigitte Umbach-Spahn
Carlo Conti
Karl Wüthrich
Oliver Künzler
Peter Mosimann
Stephan Kesselbach
Thomas Wetzel
Urs Schüpfer

Karl Wüthrich is also named as "other key lawyers" in the section "Leading Firms - German-speaking Switzerland".

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.



Wenger Plattner is listed in the following practice areas:
Tier 1 - Restructuring and insolvency
Tier 4 - Banking and finance
Tier 5 - M&A


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 2021 - Bilanz

In April 2021, the business magazine BILANZ and the daily newspaper Le Temps, in cooperation with the statistics portal Statista, published the list of the Switzerland’s top law firms. A total of 25’500 recommendations were made from peers, in-house lawyers and clients. In 31 areas of law, the 25 most frequently recommended law firms were evaluated. Wenger Plattner has been listed among the leading top Swiss law firm in the following practice areas of law:

Construction and planning law ★★★★★
Compliance ★★★★
Corporate law ★★★★★
Employment Law (employer side) ★★★★★
Employment Law (employee side) ★★★★★
Energy and environment ★★★★★
General contract law ★★★★★
Health Law ★★★★★
Intellectual property law ★★★★
Inheritance law ★★★★★
International law ★★★★
Liability law ★★★★★
Litigation law ★★★★★
M&A ★★★★
Private Equity und Venture Capital ★★★★
Public procurement law ★★★★
Real estate ★★★★★
Restructuring and insolvency law ★★★★★
Tenancy law ★★★★

★★★★★ = particularly frequently recommended by colleagues and clients
★★★★ = frequently recommended by colleagues and clients