Top-Ranking 2023/2024


Chambers Europe 2024

We are delighted that our practice area Restructuring/Insolvency has once again been ranked in the top tier (Band 1) of the Chambers Europe 2024 ranking, which marks the 15th consecutive ranking since 2010. We congratulate our colleagues Brigitte Umbach-SpahnKarl WüthrichFritz Rothenbühler, Stephan Kesselbach 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
Stephan Kesselbach, as „Ranked Lawyer“,  Band 4 in the practice area Restructuring/Insolvency
Stefan Bossart, as "Up and Coming" in the practice area Restructuring/Insolvency
Oliver Künzler, as „Ranked Lawyer“,  Band 5 in the practice area Corporate/M&A


Chambers Global 2024

Wenger Plattner has been ranked by Chambers Global in the Corporate/M&A practice group. Furthermore, we are also pleased that Dr. Oliver Künzler has been recommended as well individually.


The Legal 500

We are pleased to announce that Wenger Plattner has been recognized by The Legal 500 (Legalease) in their EMEA 2024 guide in 9 practice areas, with a ranking as a ‘Tier 1 Firm’ in the practice area of Insolvency & Corporate Recovery for the 17th 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 3 - Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Tier 3 - Banking and finance: Zurich
Tier 4 - Dispute resolution: Litigation
Tier 4 - Private Clients
Tier 4 - Tax
Firms to watch: 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“)
Denise Jagmetti („Rising stars“) 

The following lawyers are especially mentioned for their competence in their practice areas:
Filippo Th. Beck and Oliver Künzler: Banking and finance: Zurich;
Roland BachmannDamian Schai and Yannick Hostettler: Employment Law;
Carlo ContiOliver Künzler and Tobias Meili, Healthcare and life science;
Placidus PlattnerBeat StalderFritz RothenbühlerGaudenz Schwitter and Thomas Wetzel: Real Estate;
Oliver Künzler, Marc Nater, and Benjamin Dürig, Corporate and Commercial and M&A;
Roland BachmannDieter Gränicher,, Stephan Kesselbach and Yannick Hostettler, Dispute resolution and Litigation;
Filippo Th. Beck and Roland Bachmann: Private Clients;
Markus MühlemannOliver Künzler and Christian Martin Gutekunst: Tax
Fritz RothenbühlerPablo DucStephan KesselbachMathias Burghardt and Roland Burkhalter: Insolvency & Corporate Recovery.

The following lawyers are named as "other key lawyers":
Simon Böhi, Martina Braun, Simon Fluri, Daniel Gabrieli, Tina Marina Heim, Adam Herzfeld, Sarah Hilber, Carsten Otto, Jürg Rieben, Cristina Solo de Zaldívar, Nicole Tschirky


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 2023/2024

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

  • "Leading" in Restructuring & insolvency: 
    Brigitte Umbach-Spahn, Karl Wüthrich, Fritz Rothenbühler 

  • "Highly Recommended in Merger control: 
    Dieter Gränicher, Fritz Rothenbühler

  • "Highly recommended" in Real estate: 
    Placidus Plattner, Gaudenz Schwitter

  • "Highly Recommended" in Corporate / M&A: 
    Marc Nater, Oliver Künzler, Dieter Gränicher, Tobias Meili 

  • "Highly recommended" in Labor litigation: 
    Roland Bachmann, Yannick Hostettler, Cristina Solo de Zaldívar

  • "Highly Recommended" in Labor Advisory: 
    Cristina Solo de Zaldívar, Roland Bachmann 

  • "Highly Recommended" in Copyright law: 
    Peter Mosimann, Damian Schai

  • "Highly Recommended" in Life Sciences: Regulatory: 
    Carlo Conti, Tobias Meili

  • "Recommended" in Banking and finance: 
    Filippo Th. Beck, Marc Nater, Oliver Künzler, Brigitte Umbach-Spahn 

  • "Recommended" in IT & Outsourcing: 
    Peter Mosimann, Damian Schai, Tobias Meili 

  • "Recommended" in Commercial litigation: 
    Stephan Kesselbach 

  • "Recommended" in Competition Litigation: 
    Fritz Rothenbühler 

  • "Recommended" in Corporate tax: 
    Oliver Künzler, Markus Mühlemann



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 2024 - Bilanz

In April 2023, the business magazine BILANZ and the PME Magazin, in cooperation with the statistics portal Statista, published the list of the Switzerland’s top law firms. A total of 25’000 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 (employee side) ★★★★
Energy and environment ★★★★★
General contract law ★★★★
Health law ★★★★★
Inheritance law ★★★★★
International 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