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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: Partner
Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A , Private Clients , Tax
Field-Display: Banking & Finance Team , Capital Markets Team , Corporate & M&A Team , Employment & Pensions Team , Insolvency & Restructuring Team , Private Clients Team , Real Estate & Construction Team , Tax Maincontact , Management

Roland Böhi

Partner

Finance Director

Dr Roland Böhi is a member of the management committee and head of the Tax Team. He operates in all aspects of tax law. The expertise he has acquired over many years includes international tax law, M&A, corporate finance, real estate, Swiss and international corporate tax (including transfer pricing) and tax consultancy for private clients (including family offices). Roland Böhi advises a broad range of corporate clients from various industry sectors as well as private clients. He also specializes in corporate and commercial law.

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

Urs Brunner

Partner

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

Matthias Bürge

Associated Partner

Matthias Bürge is a member of the Corporate & M&A Team. His core work lies in Swiss and international transactions (company acquisitions and disposals, restructuring). He also has extensive experience in advising both banks and borrowers in connection with complex acquisition financing (structured finance). Matthias Bürge advises on all areas of corporate law, contract law, debt recovery law and insolvency law. He also represents his clients in court and before administrative authorities in these fields.

Position: Partner
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: 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

Hans-Ulrich Brunner

Partner

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: 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

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

Christoph K. Graber

Partner

Compliance Officer

Dr Christoph Graber is a member of the management committee and 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: 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: Partner , Associated 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

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

Michael Mosimann

Partner

Dr Michael Mosimann is a member of the Corporate & M&A Team and the Venture Capital Team. He advises Swiss and international investors in venture capital financing and private M&A transactions. Since he also frequently advises startups and their founders, he is familiar with both sides of the investment process. His particular interest is in social enterprises and impact investments. He is also an expert in regulatory and corporate law matters in connection with blockchain-based business models.

Position: Partner
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

Partner

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: 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.