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Edith Schmidt


Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance , Corporate & M&A , Insolvency & Restructuring
Field-Display: Banking & Finance Team , Corporate & M&A Team , Insolvency & Restructuring Team

Edith Schmidt has been working as a lawyer at Prager Dreifuss since 2023. She advises national and international companies on contractual, corporate, debt enforcement and bankruptcy matters. Prior to that, Edith Schmidt gained experience at renowned and internationally oriented law firms in Zurich-Seefeld and Bern, at arbitration institutions and at a bank as part of the legal team.  


+41 44 254 55 55



Admission to the Bar

Admitted in Switzerland (2023) 

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Insolvency & Restructuring


  • Stockholm University (LL.M., 2018)
  • University of Fribourg (MLaw 2017)


  • German
  • English


Subject: Dispute Resolution
Autor: Urs Feller, Marcel Frey, Bernhard C. Lauterburg
Paper: Practical Law Country Guide
Reading time: 5 Min

Litigation and Enforcement in Switzerland: Overview

Label: Highlight
Subject: Banking & Finance, Corporate & M&A, Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Laura Oegerli, Guy Deillon, Anik S. Zehnder
Reading time: 1 Min

Prager Dreifuss Advises Investment Fund Attestor on EUR 450m Facility

Subject: Corporate News
Autor: Reto M. Jenny, Mike Abegg

Commentary on Title 9 of the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure (art. 124-149)

It gives us great pleasure to congratulate our lawyers Reto M. Jenny and Mike Abegg on the publication of their commentary on Title 9 of the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure (art. 124-149) in the third edition of the Orell Füssli Commentary. The new edition is now available. Well done!

Subject: Health and Medical Law
Autor: Marcel Frey, Christian Schönfeld, Andrea Schütz

Winner - Mondaq Thought Leadership Awards, Autumn 2023

Prager Dreifuss is proud to announce that our colleagues Andrea Schütz, Christian Schönfeld and Marcel Frey have been recognised by Mondaq as thought leaders in the area of Food, Drugs, Healthcare and Life Sciences in Switzerland in its autumn 2023 awards.

Subject: Corporate & M&A
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: Lexology Getting the Deal Through
Reading time: 5 Min

Getting The Deal Through: Joint Ventures 2024 – Switzerland

In this article of Getting The Deal Through, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili outline the statutory framework for joint ventures in Switzerland and discuss current trends in this area.

Subject: Banking & Finance
Autor: Urs Feller, Marcel Frey
Paper: IFLR
Reading time: 4 Min

IFLR - Switzerland: updated legislation for internal investigations at banks and financial services providers

Urs Feller and Marcel Frey analyse the implications of a revision to the Swiss Civil Procedure Code with relation to the legal privilege for in-house counsel during internal investigations from a civil and criminal procedure point of view.

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: The Insolvency Review
Reading time: 5 Min

The Insolvency Review 2023: Switzerland

Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili published the Swiss chapter in the latest edition of The Insolvency Review. In this chapter, the authors give an overview of the distinctive features of Swiss insolvency laws and explain which new duties arise for boards of directors according to the revised Swiss company law.

Subject: Dispute Resolution
Autor: Marcel Frey
Reading time: 5 Min

The long race of Caster Semenya: European Court for Human Rights chides Swiss Federal Supreme Court

Marcel Frey and Sapphire Graham discuss a recent Federal Supreme Court and an ensuing European Human Rights Court decision on the eligibility to compete of the Olympic middle-distance athlete Caster Semenya.

Subject: Privacy policy
Autor: Rahel A. Nedi, Christian Schönfeld
Reading time: 2 Min

Is the GDPR applicable to my Swiss company?

Even weeks after the new data protection law came into force in Switzerland, many companies still lack orientation. The extensive scope of the GDPR can be confusing when compared to the Swiss Data Protection Act (DPA), but it is worth clarifying this in detail.

The implementation of Swiss data protection law is less complex than the implementation of the GDPR, and the sanctions are also significantly milder than if the GDPR is also applicable, under which the consequences of non-compliance can be significantly more serious. The following overview is intended to provide support in this regard:

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: The Restructuring Review
Reading time: 25 Min

The Restructuring Review 2023: Switzerland

In the latest issue of "The Restructuring Review", Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili provide an overview of the special features of Swiss restructuring law.