Team

Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Insurance & Reinsurance Team

Mike Abegg

Associate

Dr Mike Abegg is a member of the Dispute Resolution Team and the Insurance and Reinsurance Team. He advises and represents Swiss and foreign clients in court and enforcement proceedings and deals with national and international insurance cases.

Position: Support

Karin Amstein

Support

Position: Support

Gena Astner

Support

Position: Of Counsel
Practice Areas: Competition & Regulatory Matters , Corporate & M&A
Field-Display: Competition & Regulatory Matters Team , Corporate & M&A Team , COVID19

Marino Baldi

Of Counsel

Dr Marino Baldi advises on Swiss and international business law, particularly antitrust and competition law, the law of international trade relations, international investments and on European single market law. As the Swiss ambassador and a member of SECO’s Board of Directors, he led many international trade negotiations and played a critically important part in the current competition and single market law. He was a member of the Swiss Competition Commission and teaches European and international business law at the University of Zurich.

Position: Support

Carmen Baumgartner

Support

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance , Capital Markets , Corporate & M&A , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Banking & Finance Team , Capital Markets Maincontact , Corporate & M&A Team , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Maincontact

Urs Bertschinger

Partner

Prof. Dr. Urs Bertschinger has broad experience in financial market regulation and financial products. He advises clients on all types of corporate transactions as well as on general corporate and commercial matters. Urs Bertschinger is an issuers’ advisor registered by Swiss SIX Exchange Regulation. He is also engaged as an arbitrator in commercial arbitration. He was seconded to the London firm of Slaughter and May in 2003.

Position: Support

Rosmarie Bischof

Support

Position: Trainee
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Private Clients
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Private Clients Team

Samuel Bleuer

Trainee

Samuel Bleuer works as a trainee in the Zurich office of Prager Dreifuss with a focus on Dispute Resolution und Private Clients. He is mainly engaged in contract, procedural and corporate law. After completing his substitute period, he will sit for the bar exam.

Position: Support

Monika Bren

Support

Daniel Hayek is chairman of the board and head of several specialist teams. He focuses on acquisitions of Swiss companies by large strategic buyers as well as on debt restructuring and bankruptcy law. He also specializes in mergers, corporate finance, acquisitions, banking and finance as well as corporate law issues. Daniel Hayek advises clients on all types of domestic and cross-border transactions, including financing and real estate transactions. He also assists banks in acquisition financing.  

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A , Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance , Real Estate & Construction , Venture Capital
Field-Display: Corporate & M&A Team , Dispute Resolution Team , Insurance & Reinsurance Hauptkontakt , Real Estate & Construction Maincontact , Venture Capital Team , Startups , Management

Hans-Ulrich Brunner

Partner

Compliance Officer

Dr Hans-Ulrich Brunner is the head of the Real Estate & Construction Team and advises both individual and corporate clients. He focuses particularly on private real estate and construction law (service contracts, law of mandate and real estate transactions), and has advised and represented owners, planners and designers and contractors for many years. Hans-Ulrich Brunner also has broad experience in litigation as a defence counsel in construction-related and general public liability and insurance cases. 

Position: Of Counsel
Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A , Employment & Pensions , Private Clients
Field-Display: Corporate & M&A Team , Employment & Pensions Maincontact , Private Clients Maincontact

Urs Brunner

Of Counsel

Dr Urs Brunner advises Swiss and foreign companies and private individuals on commercial law matters, particularly in the areas of employment law, organization and succession planning. He is the chairman or board member of many foundations, primarily non-profits.

Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance , Real Estate & Construction
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Insurance & Reinsurance Team , Real Estate & Construction Team

Lydia Patrizia Buchser

Associate

Dr. Lydia Patrizia Buchser is a member of the Insurance & Reinsurance and Dispute Resolution teams. She advises and represents domestic and foreign clients in national and international matters before state courts and arbitration tribunals. She focuses particularly on contract law as well as liability and insurance law.  

Position: Support

Barbara Bürge

Support

Position: Of Counsel
Practice Areas: Employment & Pensions , IP & IT , Private Clients
Field-Display: Employment & Pensions Maincontact , IP & IT Maincontact , Private Clients Maincontact

Ralph Butz

Partner

Ralph Butz specializes in commercial and corporate law matters relating to Swiss and international companies. In particular, this includes employment and contract law as well as distribution, licensing and IP issues. Ralph Butz also has extensive experience in the area of Swiss and international inheritance law and in advising Swiss and international clients in estate planning, succession planning for businesses including its implementation.

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Insolvency & Restructuring , Insurance & Reinsurance , Real Estate & Construction , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Insolvency & Restructuring Team , Insurance & Reinsurance Team , Real Estate & Construction Team , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Team , Management

Gion Christian Casanova

Partner

Dr Christian Casanova works mainly in the areas of dispute resolution and insurance & reinsurance. His work includes pre-trial advice and representation of Swiss and international clients in court and before arbitration tribunals as well as the protection and recovery of assets in insolvency and attachment proceedings. In addition to civil and commercial disputes, he focuses on insurance and reinsurance cases, asset recovery and real estate.

Position: Support

Melanie Cica

Support

Position: Partner , Associated Partner
Practice Areas: Capital Markets , Corporate & M&A , Venture Capital
Field-Display: Capital Markets Team , Corporate & M&A Team , Venture Capital Team , Startups

Guy Deillon

Associated Partner

Guy Deillon focuses on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions as well as private equity transactions. Further, he assists companies in financings as well as on general corporate, stock exchange and capital markets law matters.

Guy Deillon's clients benefit from his strong focus on goals and results as well as his high sense of responsibility. His analytical strength and logical approach support his focus on the business perspective and problem solving. He always demonstrates a clear and distinct position in a diplomatic and collaborative spirit.

Position: Of Counsel
Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A , Dispute Resolution , IP & IT
Field-Display: Corporate & M&A Team , Dispute Resolution Team , IP & IT Maincontact

Gaudenz F. Domenig

Of Counsel

Gaudenz Domenig represents Swiss and foreign clients before Swiss courts and Swiss and international arbitration tribunals. He has proven experience of litigation in all areas of commercial law, including directors’, officers’ and auditors’ liability claims, international legal assistance and bankruptcy proceedings. Gaudenz Domenig also appears before state courts and Federal courts in New York. He has extensive experience in corporate mergers. He acts as a consultant and member of the board of directors for companies in a wide range of sectors.

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Private Clients , Real Estate & Construction , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Maincontact , Private Clients Team , Real Estate & Construction Maincontact , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Maincontact

Urs Feller

Partner

Dr Urs Feller is head of the Dispute Resolution Team. He acts in complex proceedings before Swiss courts, arbitration tribunals and administrative authorities, including criminal proceedings. He advises clients on contractual and commercial matters, particularly in the area of banking, insurance, sanctions and compliance, and in administrative and judicial assistance. Urs Feller specializes in insolvency proceedings, restructuring and asset recovery as well as inheritance proceedings. He also advises clients in family and inheritance law matters, such as estate and succession planning, including the execution of wills. He conducts corresponding proceedings for private individuals, trustees and family offices.

Position: Counsel
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Private Clients , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Private Clients Team , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Team

Marcel Frey

Counsel

Marcel Frey is a member of the Dispute Resolution and Private Clients Teams. He represents Swiss and foreign clients in court and arbitration proceedings. He also advises private individuals with enforcing civil claims in complex cases of white collar crime. Marcel Frey regularly advises clients in international judicial assistance proceedings and the recovery of illegally acquired assets. In addition, he specializes in the enforcement of Swiss and international decisions in Switzerland.

Marcel Frey is an excellent listener with a quick grasp, risk-aware and extremely meticulous analytically. Thus, he quickly conveys consensus and solutions to his clients. His openness and cosmopolitanism is a strong asset in international proceedings. Clients appreciate Marcel Frey's knowledge and drive, which he also readily contributes to the Vis Moot Court Trials for the promotion of young lawyers.

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Maincontact , Insurance & Reinsurance Hauptkontakt

Christoph K. Graber

Partner

Dr Christoph Graber is head of the Insurance & Reinsurance Team. He is a past chair of the Insurance Committee of the International Bar Association and advises Swiss and foreign insurance and reinsurance companies on contentious and non-contentious matters, including representing them in court and in arbitration proceedings. He has vast experience in the areas of banking and financial services (professional indemnity and fidelity bonds), directors’ and officers’ liability, product liability and commercial general liability. Christoph Graber is also a member of the Dispute Resolution Team and represents clients in commercial and arbitration proceedings, particularly in the area of contractual and corporate law. 

Position: Of Counsel
Practice Areas: Capital Markets , Corporate & M&A , Private Clients
Field-Display: Capital Markets Team , Corporate & M&A Team , Private Clients Team

Jvo Grundler

Of Counsel

Dr Jvo Grundler advises a number of family businesses on succession and estate planning, including the execution of wills. He acts as legal advisor in transactions relating to trade sales and public takeovers. He also heads the external legal services of various companies and is a member of several boards of directors and foundations.

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance , Capital Markets , Corporate & M&A , Dispute Resolution , Insolvency & Restructuring , Venture Capital
Field-Display: Banking & Finance Maincontact , Capital Markets Team , Corporate & M&A Maincontact , Dispute Resolution Team , Insolvency & Restructuring Maincontact , Venture Capital Maincontact , Management

Daniel Hayek

Partner

Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Hayek is chairman of the board and head of several specialist teams. He focuses on acquisitions of Swiss companies by large strategic buyers as well as on debt restructuring and bankruptcy law. He also specializes in mergers, corporate finance, acquisitions, banking and finance as well as corporate law issues. Daniel Hayek advises clients on all types of domestic and cross-border transactions, including financing and real estate transactions. He also assists banks in acquisition financing.  

Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Private Clients , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Private Clients Team , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Team

Martin Heisch

Associate

Dr Martin Heisch is a member of the Dispute Resolution Team. He advises and represents domestic and foreign clients in civil and commercial litigation before Swiss courts, arbitral tribunals and authorities. He further focuses on national and cross-border insolvency and enforcement matters, including asset recovery. Martin Heisch also advises clients on contractual and commercial matters, particularly in the area of sanctions and compliance.

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance , Capital Markets , Dispute Resolution , Insolvency & Restructuring
Field-Display: Banking & Finance Team , Capital Markets Team , Dispute Resolution Team , Insolvency & Restructuring Team

Gion Jegher

Partner

Dr Gion Jegher is a member of the Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Restructuring and Banking & Finance Teams. He is a real expert in matters of private international law. This area addresses all legal issues arising in cross-border cases, such as insolvency of multi-national companies or transnational litigation.

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Insurance & Reinsurance Team , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Team

Reto M. Jenny

Partner

Dr Reto Jenny is a member of the Insurance & Reinsurance and Dispute Resolution Teams. He advises Swiss and foreign clients, including insurance and reinsurance companies, on contentious and non-contentious matters and represents them in court and before administrative authorities in Switzerland and before arbitration tribunals. He also specializes in insurance regulatory law. Reto Jenny also has extensive experience in insurance for banks (professional liability and crime policies) and in directors’ and officers’ liability, product liability and business liability insurance.

Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Private Clients , Real Estate & Construction , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Private Clients Team , Real Estate & Construction Team , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Team

Michaela Kappeler

Associate

Michaela Kappeler represents Swiss and foreign clients, focusing on dispute resolution and private clients. She is mainly engaged in litigation in Swiss and international matters brought before public courts, involving tenancy law and other areas. She also handles white collar crimes & investigations.

Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Capital Markets , Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance , Real Estate & Construction , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Capital Markets Team , Dispute Resolution Team , Insurance & Reinsurance Team , Real Estate & Construction Team , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Team

Raphael Keller

Associate

Raphael Keller advises and represents Swiss and foreign clients in litigation and enforcement matters. He focuses particularly on private real estate and construction matters as well as construction-related and general public liability and insurance cases. He also regularly advises clients on issues relating to financial market and corporate law.

Position: Support

Petrit Kelmendi

Support

Position: Counsel
Practice Areas: Competition & Regulatory Matters , Dispute Resolution
Field-Display: Competition & Regulatory Matters Team , Dispute Resolution Team

Bernhard C. Lauterburg

Counsel

Bernhard Lauterburg is an experienced antitrust lawyer. His practice includes antitrust investigations and advice on contract drafting and antitrust compliance. In addition, he is active in arbitration and public procurement law. He also has in-depth knowledge in the World Trade Organisation, investment protection and state aid.

Bernhard is independent in thought and action. Clients appreciate his quick grasp of complex issues and his focus on facts and solutions. He always keeps track of all relevant details and combines them into a clear and stringent argumentation.

Position: Support

Carol Luethi

Support

Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Insurance & Reinsurance Team

Raphael Märki

Associate

Dr. Raphael Märki is a member of the Dispute Resolution and Insurance & Reinsurance teams. He advises and represents domestic and foreign clients in national and international matters before state courts and arbitration tribunals. His practice focuses on liability and insurance law as well as contract law. Before joining Prager Dreifuss, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Bern. 

Position: Counsel
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance , Corporate & M&A , Dispute Resolution , Insolvency & Restructuring
Field-Display: Banking & Finance Team , Corporate & M&A Team , Dispute Resolution Team , Insolvency & Restructuring Team , Startups
Individuals: Mark Meili

Mark Meili

Counsel

Mark Meili advises companies in company and contract law matters, focusing mainly on corporate finance and bankruptcy proceedings. From 2017 to 2018, Mark Meili was seconded to an alternative investment fund in London which specialized in distressed debt.

On the one hand, he is highly qualified and very sharp, but he is also a good listener. It is Mark Meili's positive attitude, consistency and loyalty that make him a pleasant partner even in long and intensive cases.

Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Insurance & Reinsurance Team

Alain Michael

Associate

Alain Michael is a member of the Dispute Resolution Team and the Insurance and Reinsurance Team. He advises and represents Swiss and foreign clients in court and enforcement proceedings and deals with national and international insurance cases.

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance , Corporate & M&A , Dispute Resolution , Employment & Pensions , Real Estate & Construction
Field-Display: Banking & Finance Team , Corporate & M&A Maincontact , Dispute Resolution Team , Employment & Pensions Team , Real Estate & Construction Team

Andreas Moll

Partner

Dr Andreas Moll is a partner and member of the Corporate & M&A Team, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate matters. He advises business clients on all types of Swiss and cross-border transactions and regularly acts as a board member of multinational companies’ Swiss subsidiaries. Andreas Moll also works in the fields of energy and infrastructure and offers consultancy and dispute resolution services.

Position: Support

Mathilde Montézin

Support

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A
Field-Display: Corporate & M&A Team , Startups , Career

Verena Morscher

Partner

Verena Morscher advises Swiss and foreign companies in all corporate and commercial matters, in particular issues of corporate law and corporate governance. She supports and represents private individuals and legal entities in various areas of contract law. In addition to her legal work, Verena Morscher is Hiring Partner and Head of Human Resources and Marketing of Prager Dreifuss. 

Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A , Dispute Resolution , Employment & Pensions , Health and Medical Law , Insolvency & Restructuring , Venture Capital
Field-Display: Corporate & M&A Team , Dispute Resolution Team , Employment & Pensions Team , Health and Medical Law Team , Insolvency & Restructuring Team , Venture Capital Team , Startups

Rahel A. Nedi

Associate

Dr Rahel Nedi deals with Labour Law, Data Protection and Dispute Resolution. She is also a member of the Start-up Desk. She advises a national and international clientele, private individuals and companies. In addition, she is a lecturer at the University of Zurich and edits articles for the journal Arbeitsrecht (ARV/DTA).

Position: Counsel
Practice Areas: Employment & Pensions , IP & IT , Private Clients , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Employment & Pensions Team , IP & IT Team , Private Clients Team , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Team

Corinne Nobs

Counsel

Corinne Nobs is a member of the Private Clients Team. She advises high net worth individuals and families on estate and asset planning and supports trusts, foundations and other organisations in regulatory compliance (AML, FATCA, CRS, etc.). Corinne Nobs also helps Swiss and international companies with all aspects of employment law.

Position: Support

Eda Oezseven

Support

Position: Support

Chiara Pacciarelli

Support

Position: Support

Ekin Paroti

Support

Position: Trainee

Stefan Pavlovic

Trainee

Stefan Pavlovic works as a trainee in the Zurich office of Prager Dreifuss with a focus on Corporate & M&A and Dispute Resolution. He mainly works in the area of contract and corporate law as well as bankruptcy law and debt restructuring. Previously, he completed an internship in the area of competition law in a Zurich law boutique. After completing his substitute period, he will sit for the bar exam.

Position: Of Counsel
Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A , Private Clients , Real Estate & Construction
Field-Display: Corporate & M&A Team , Private Clients Team , Real Estate & Construction Team

Tis Prager

Of Counsel

Dr Tis Prager has specialized for more than 40 years in advising entrepreneurs, in particular in the succession planning of their business and personal assets and its practical implementation. His clients in this area benefit from his experience in corporate and tax law and in the administration of large assets. Tis Prager is Chairman of Hotel Zürich AG (Marriott), Scherer & Bühler AG and, pro bono, of the KEDA Foundation, which founded the CULINARIUM ALPINUM. These and other directorships with Hilti AG (Schaan), Bourquin SA, IE Engineering etc. underlie his expertise in strategy and governance.

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

Laura Richenberger

Associate

Laura Richenberger advises national and international companies and hedge funds in the areas of contract and company law, as well as debt collection and bankruptcy law. Her main focus areas are representing creditors in restructuring and insolvency proceedings, asset tracing, protection measures and enforcement proceedings.

Position: Support

Beate Rolli

Support

Position: Support

Alexander Scherrer

Support

Position: Support

Patrick Schmidhalter

Support

Position: Counsel
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance , Capital Markets , Corporate & M&A , Health and Medical Law , Venture Capital , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Banking & Finance Team , Capital Markets Team , Corporate & M&A Team , Health and Medical Law Team , Venture Capital Team , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Team , Startups

Christian Schönfeld

Counsel

Dr Christian Schönfeld focuses on corporate and commercial law as well as the law of banking and capital markets and associated regulatory issues. Within these areas he has particular experience in collective investment law and Fintech (ICOs, tokenization etc.). He also advises on data protection matters and is a member of the Startup Desk. Before joining Prager Dreifuss as a lawyer, he worked as a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Urs Bertschinger at the University of St. Gallen.

Position: Partner , Associated Partner
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Health and Medical Law
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Health and Medical Law Maincontact , Startups

Andrea Schütz

Associated Partner

Dr Andrea Schütz's practice focuses on pharmaceutical and healthcare law. She mainly advises and represents pharmaceutical and medtech companies, medical professionals and private and public institutions in the healthcare sector. In particular, she deals with licences under pharmaceutical and health law, administrative and criminal proceedings under medicinal products law, reimbursement by health insurance funds as well as the advertising and distribution of medical devices and medicinal products. Due to her former position as head of investigations in the criminal law service of Swissmedic as well as her many years of professional experience in the health law sector, she is very familiar with the regulatory requirements in the therapeutic products sector and has valuable contacts with the therapeutic products law enforcement authorities and the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry. Andrea Schütz also specialises in constitutional and administrative law and administrative criminal law.

Position: Counsel
Practice Areas: Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance
Field-Display: Dispute Resolution Team , Insurance & Reinsurance Team
Individuals: Andrea Stäubli

Andrea Stäubli

Counsel

Dr Andrea Stäubli is a member of the Dispute Resolution and Insurance & Reinsurance Teams. She advises and represents Swiss and foreign clients in litigation and enforcement proceedings and works on Swiss and international insurance cases. Andrea Stäubli wrote her award-winning doctoral thesis on insurance law and also authors publications on this topic.

Position: Support

Nicole Stofer

Support

Position: Support

Claudia Toggweiler

Support

Position: Support

Andrea Werner

Support

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

Anik S. Zehnder

Associate

Anik S. Zehnder has been a lawyer at Prager Dreifuss since 2022. She advises national and international companies on contractual, corporate, debt enforcement and bankruptcy matters. Before that, Anik S. Zehnder gained experience in a pharmaceutical company as part of the Law and Compliance team, at the Zurich District Court and in a renowned, internationally oriented commercial law firm in Zurich Seefeld.  

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Competition & Regulatory Matters
Field-Display: Competition & Regulatory Matters Maincontact

Philipp E. Zurkinden

Partner

Prof. Philipp Zurkinden heads the Competition Team. He advises Swiss and international clients in antitrust proceedings (agreements affecting competition, abuse and mergers) and on state aid law. He has in-depth knowledge of EU competition law and therefore often works on multi-jurisdictional proceedings with established international law firms. He is also engaged in compliance consultancy. Before joining Prager Dreifuss, he worked at SECO on drafting the Cartel Act still currently in force and directed the training of the Competition Commission Secretariat in the new legislation. Philipp Zurkinden teaches competition law at the University of Basel.