The Legalcommunity Awards Switzerland 2022 took place in Park Hyatt Zürich. The latest Edition brought together exquisite talent from all parts of the Swiss legal community.
In collaboration with ACC Europe the event celebrated the individuals and teams that distinguished themselves throughout the year 2021.
Lawyer of the Year
Tino Gaberthüel – Lenz & Staehelin
A highly respected professional, who demonstrates exceptional managerial skills in his current role as Lenz & Staehelin’s Head of Corporate and M&A practice group.
Law Firm of the Year
Bär & Karrer
One of the most reputable firms in Switzerland that includes highly skilled and distinguished teams and individuals. The market says: “The assistance offered goes beyond mere legal advice and always knows how to anticipate the needs of customers with cutting-edge services and products”
Lawyer of the Year – Banking & Finance
Eric Stupp – Bär & Karrer
Accredited professional, authoritative and highly respected by clients and counter-parties. He is undoubtedly one of the leading Swiss banking experts.
Law Firm of the Year – Banking & Finance
Niederer Kraft Frey
A full service team who is highly regarded for their expertise in banking & financing. Their clients include the major players in the sector and the main investors.
Lawyer of the Year – Capital Markets
Philippe Weber – Niederer Kraft Frey
The professional is among the most appreciated in the market for his consulting and strategic skills which are essential in managing projects of great complexity.
Law Firm of the Year – Capital Markets
Lenz & Staehelin
The team manages situations of great complexity and delicacy and stands out for the professionalism shown in acting as a facilitator for the successful closing of deals.
Lawyer of the Year – Corporate and M&A
Philippe Weber – Niederer Kraft Frey
He is amongst the most accredited and respected in the field of corporate /M&A. He is highly appreciated for his excellent professional skills.
Law Firm of the Year – Corporate and M&A
Bär & Karrer
One of the most qualified and respected players in the Corporate and M&A field. Thanks to an enviable track record, it is reconfirmed as the most cited firm as reported by clients and counter- parties.
Lawyer of the Year – Energy
Stefan Rechsteiner – Vischer
Considered one of the leading professionals in energy law, in its most traditional and most innovative aspects. He is always up to speed with the market changes and with an excellent vision and understanding of it.
Law Firm of the Year – Energy
Staiger Attorneys at Law
The team always stand out for their high-quality consultancy thanks to their deep knowledge of the market issues and the strong technical skills of every member.
Lawyer of the Year – IP
Andrea Mondini -Times Attorneys
A professional recognized for his unparalleled experience and knowledge depth. He is capable of supporting the client with an equally acute and valuable vision.
Law Firm of the Year – IP
Their transversal expertise and high legislative knowledge, they have been involved in very significant operations of the year.
Lawyer of the Year – Life Sciences
Felix Kesselring – Bratschi
The professional is repeatedly reported by the market for his proven specialization in the sector and in-depth knowledge of the market.
Law Firm of the Year – Life Sciences
A complete team with high quality professionals. They stand out for their competence, presence, and capability to provide outstanding advice and service.
Lawyer of the Year – Real Estate & Infrastructure
Wolfgang Müller – MLL Legal
Known for great precision and competence. He knows how to interpret different aspects in various operations of the sector and also manage complex situations that involve several jurisdictions.
Law Firm of the Year – Real Estate & Infrastructure
The firm is synonymous with great experience and in-depth knowledge of the sector. A team capable of negotiating with multiple counter-parties, always finding a point of synthesis that meets the needs of all stakeholders in an operation.
Lawyer of the Year – Tax
Susanne Schreiber – Bär & Karrer
An experienced, respected and highly accredited professional in the market, who is able to offer highly specialized assistance to clients and peers.
Law Firm of the Year – Tax
A high-quality team with first-rate technical skills on both the legal and fiscal and accounting fronts: a mix that is highly appreciated by the market.
Lawyer of the Year – TMT
Clara-Ann Gordon – Niederer Kraft Frey
Undoubtedly a known name of this market. She provides excellence in his work, in particular with regard to the innovative areas of the TMT sector.
Law Firm of the Year – TMT
A leading firm in the TMT sector. They demonstrate tremendous capabilities in every area of this market, with the ability to manage complex negotiations while providing unique solutions.
Best Practice Healthcare
A team led by highly respected professionals in the market. It stands out for its comprehensive assistance and the great experience gained with high profile clients.
Best Practice Finance & Fintech
A team made up of experienced professionals able to tackle issues of any degree of complexity. They continue to reconfirm themselves as one of the most acclaimed firms, providing assistance to some of the main operators in the financial sector.
Lawyer of the Year – Dispute Resolution
Birgit Sambeth Glasner – Altenburger
Appreciated by the market for the experience and in-depth knowledge of arbitration matters. The professional is to all intents and purposes one of the icons in her field.
Law Firm of the Year – Sustainability
Bär & Karrer
A highly skilled team of experts with an impressive track record. They continue to play a leading role in the most sophisticated and innovative transactions on the market.
In-House Counsel of the Year
Alfred Münch – Clariant International
An esteemed professional who is recognized as one of the most experienced in the sector. His contribution in the most important transactions of the year is undeniable.
In-House Team of the Year
A team that stands out for the mix of skills, experiences and professional backgrounds. Thanks to its interdisciplinarity and flexibility, it is able to guarantee the widest possible coverage with respect to the various legal practices.
In-House Counsel of the Year – Banking & Finance
Barbara Levi – UBS
The professional is appreciated for her leadership and organisational skills. She has an interest in innovation and great problem-solving skills.
In-House Team of the Year – Banking & Finance Regulatory Affairs
The Regulatory affairs team has an important track record and demonstrates experience in complex operations. Professionals offer great customer focus, negotiating acumen, and the ability to ensure interdisciplinary coverage.
In-House Counsel of the Year – Energy
Federico Piccaluga – Duferco
Considered one of the best corporate lawyers in the energy sector. Together with his team, he has played a fundamental role in numerous successful projects.
In-House Team of the Year – Energy
The team contains a mix of specialist skills and processes aimed at maximum efficiency and speed. The team contributed to the realization of some of the most important operations carried out this year.
In-House Counsel of the Year – Fashion, Luxury & Design
Nicolas Burgener – Audermars Piguet
An experienced professional who masters the ability to concretely contribute to the implementation of the corporate strategy with their can-do attitude.
In-House Team of the Year – Fashion, Luxury & Design
A highly professional team committed to supporting the transformation, growth and development strategy of the company.
In-House Counsel of the Year – Food & Beverage
Martin Oesch – Barry Callebaut
An experienced and highly regarded professional, especially in the F&B sector. He leads a team with a strong business orientation, which over the years has become the company reference point for legal, governance, strategy and organization issues.
In-House Team of the Year – Food & Beverage
Lindt & Sprüngli
A team consisting of some of the most prominent legal professionals in the food sector. The team stands out for its professionalism, dynamism and constant innovation.
In-House Counsel of the Year – Industry, Infrastructure & Construction
Stefan Mösli – Sika
An acute professional, with vast knowledge and experience in his field. He coordinates a team that always manages to create value by concretely facilitating the business.
In-House Team of the Year – Industry, Infrastructure & Construction
A team that is perfectly integrated into the company’s operational and production processes, which combines legal skills with the economic and financial knowledge necessary to develop projects and solutions for the company.
In-House Counsel of the Year – Insurance
Fabienne-Anne Rehulka – SwissRe
The professional has solid experience in the insurance sector and is among the most respected on the market. She is a guarantee of quality and dedication.
In-House Team of the Year – Insurance
The market recognizes this team as leadership in the insurance sector. They are praised for their ability to perfectly understand and deal with all the most delicate issues and to relate to the customer quickly and directly, with always balanced solutions.
In-House Counsel of the Year – Life Sciences
Pascal Buergin – Bayer
A competent and determined professional who works in synergy with all business activities. Leading a solid and highly qualified team, he actively collaborated in the positive closure of high profile innovative operations for the sector.
In-House Team of the Year – Life Sciences
An expert team led by a highly appreciated general counsel in the pharmaceutical industry. Their skills and professionalism are at the service of a very competitive and dynamic business.
In-House Counsel of the Year – Real Estate & Infrastructure
Corinne Bühler – AXA Investment Managers
A young professional who has been able to distinguish herself over the years through her concrete commitment to her profession, earning her the acknowledgment and recognition of her peers.
In-House Team of the Year – Real Estate & Infrastructure
SBB CFF FFS
A team that stands out for the mix of skill, experience and professional backgrounds. Thanks to its interdisciplinarity and flexibility, it is able to guarantee the widest possible coverage with respect to the various legal practices.
In-House Counsel of the Year – TMT
Guido Wennemer – ACER Europe
One of the best-known professionals in the market. Known for his vast experience, excellent technical skills and resolving skills. An authority in the sector.
In-House Team of the Year – TMT
A solid, dynamic and motivated team with a strong business orientation. It operates with great competence in one of the most complex and regulated sectors.
In-House Counsel of the Year – Transport
Stephanie Bregy – SBB CFF FFS
A professional with great dedication and professionalism, she has managed to establish a perfect synergy within the company, making Legal an integral and essential part of the business process.
In-House Team of the Year – Transport
The team is known for their ability to finding solutions that go beyond established practices and traditional schemes. It is highly recognized as it stands out for its capability to adapting swiftly to change.
Jasprit Sahnsi – Selecta
An experienced professional who is able to bring modernity and innovation to team management. Her empathic and direct style is highly appreciated by all her team.
Elmar Büth – Ivoclar Vivadent
His deep knowledge of the sector and market practices, has given strong credibility to the team he manages, making it a point of reference for every decision, from the most operational to the most strategic.
Best Practice Healthcare
Kees Van Ophem – Fresenius Medical Care
With a significant track record, the counsel enjoys great esteem and respect from both the clients and counter-parties and is confirmed as an essential professional reference for the healthcare sector.
Best Practice Insurance
A leader in the sector of insurance, with a team made up of many established professionals, combining great technical competence and an exceptional level of commitment.
Best Practice Technology
Claudio Elia – STMicroelectroncis
A Professional who is highly appreciated by his peers, thanks to his knowledge of the market and perfect mastery of its dynamics.
Best Practice Pharma
Jean-Pierre Anzévui – Galderma
With a broad and in-depth knowledge of the market, the professional is a true leader of the sector. Reliability, competence and passion are the distinctive features of the team.