Chambers Europe 2022
Wenger Plattner is listed again at number 1 in the practice area Insolvency and Restructuring. Confirmed and still listed are Brigitte Umbach-Spahn, Karl Wüthrich and Fritz Rothenbühler in the practice area Insolvency/Restructuring. Stefan Bossart is newly listed in the category "Up and Coming".
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
Stefan Bossart, as "Up and Coming" in the practice area Restructuring/Insolvency
The Legal 500
We are pleased to announce that Wenger Plattner has been recognized by The Legal 500 (Legalease) in their EMEA 2022 guide in 10 practice areas, with a ranking as a ‘Tier 1 Firm’ in the practice area of Insolvency & Corporate Recovery for the 15th consecutive year: “Wenger Plattner is noted for being ‘technically excellent and called upon for the most complex and sensitive work.‘”
Furthermore, Wenger Plattner has been ranked for the following practice areas:
Tier 3 - Employment Law
Tier 3 - Healthcare and life science
Tier 3 - Real estate and construction
Tier 4 - Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Tier 4 - Competition
Tier 4 - Dispute resolution: Litigation
Tier 4 - Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
Tier 4 - Private Clients
Other firm ranking: Intellectual property
These lawyers are specifically recommended for their expertise in „Insolvency & Corporate Recovery” for Switzerland:
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn ("Hall of Fame")
Karl Wüthrich („Leading individuals“)
Stefan Bossart („Rising stars“)
The following lawyers are especially mentioned for their competence in their practice areas:
Roland Bachmann and Damian Schai, Employment Law;
Carlo Conti and Oliver Künzler, Healthcare and life science;
Thomas Wetzel, Placidus Plattner and Gaudenz Schwitter, Real Estate;
Oliver Künzler and Marc Nater, Corporate and Commercial and M&A;
Dieter Gränicher and Fritz Rothenbühler, Competition;
Roland Bachmann, Dieter Gränicher und Stephan Kesselbach, Dispute resolution and Litigation;
Filippo Th. Beck, Roland Bachmann, Private Clients;
Denise Jagmetti and Fritz Rothenbühler, Insolvency & Corporate Recovery.
The following lawyers are named as "other key lawyers":
Tobias Meili, Corporate and Commercial and M&A;
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"):
Who's Who Legal 2022
WWL has determined that several Wenger Plattner lawyers qualify to be highlighted as experts in their respective practice areas:
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn has been recommended as a Thought Leader in the practice area Insolvency and Restructuring.
Karl Wüthrich has been recommended as a Thought Leader in Insolvency and Restructuring.
Stephan Cueni has been recognised as a National Leader in the practice area Transport.
Fritz Rothenbühler has been recommended as a National Leader in the practice area Insolvency and Restructuring.
Thomas Wetzel has been recommended as National Leader and Global Leader in Construction law & Real Estate.
Oliver Künzler has been ranked as a National Leader in Life Sciences and M&A.
Werner Wenger has been recommended as a National Leader in the category Arbitration.
Stefan Bossart has been ranked as a National Leader in the practice area Insolvency and Restructuring.
Wenger Plattner is listed in the following practice areas:
Tier 1 - Restructuring and insolvency
Tier 4 - Banking and finance
Tier 5 - M&A
Leaders League 2022
Leaders League recognises the following lawyers in their respective practice areas:
Filippo Th. Beck, Marc Nater, Oliver Künzler ("Recommended" in Banking and finance)
Stephan Kesselbach ("Recommended" in Commercial litigation)
Roland Bachmann ("Highly recommended" in Labor litigation)
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn, Karl Wüthrich, Fritz Rothenbühler ("Leading" in Restructuring & insolvency)
Fritz Rothenbühler ("Recommended" in Competition Litigation)
Peter Mosimann ("Highly recommended" in IT & Outsourcing 2021)
Marc Nater, Oliver Künzler, Dieter Gränicher, Carlo Conti ("Excellent" in Mergers & acquisitions)
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 2022 - Bilanz
In April 2022, 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 27’000 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:
Banking and capital market law ★★★★
Construction and planning law ★★★★★
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 ★★★★
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