Top-Ranking 2022/2023

Chambers Europe 2023

We are pleased that our practice area Restructuring/Insolvency has once again been ranked in the top tier (Band 1) of the Chambers Europe 2023 ranking, which marks the 14th consecutive ranking since 2010. We congratulate our colleagues Brigitte Umbach-SpahnKarl WüthrichFritz Rothenbühler and Stefan Bossart for their individual rankings in this area.

Further, we are pleased that our practice area Corporate/M&A has been newly listed this year (Band 4).

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
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"):
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn
Carlo Conti
Karl Wüthrich
Oliver Künzler
Peter Mosimann
Stephan Kesselbach
Thomas Wetzel


Who's Who Legal 2022

Who's Who Legal (WWL) highlights the following Wenger Plattner lawyers as experts in their respective practice areas for this year:
Brigitte Umbach-Spahn has been recommended as a Thought Leader and a Thought Leader Global Elite in the practice area Insolvency and Restructuring.
Karl Wüthrich has been recommended as a Thought Leader in Insolvency and Restructuring.
Thomas Wetzel has been recommended as National Leader in Construction law & Real Estate.
Oliver Künzler has been ranked as a National Leader in Life Sciences and M&A.
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 2022/2023

Leaders League recognises the following lawyers in their respective practice areas:



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 ★★★★★
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