NKF appoints new partners and counsel

Niederer Kraft Frey strengthens its legal team with the appointment of Deirdre Ní Annracháin (pictured center), Roman Sturzenegger (second from the left) and Anja Vogt (second from the right) as partners, effective 1 January 2023. At the same time, Mirjam Vögeli (pictured left) and Yannick Wettstein (pictured right) will be promoted to counsel.

Deirdre Ní Annracháin’s practice focuses on capital markets, m&a transactions and corporate governance. She has experience working with international and Swiss companies, investment banks and private equity firms in a range of transactions, including IPOs, rights offerings and public and private acquisitions. She has been recognised multiple times as a rising star, most recently at the IFLR Rising Stars Awards EMEA 2022 for Equity Capital Markets. In her new role, she will strengthen NKF’s client offering in the areas of capital markets and m&a. Prior to this she worked as associate at Kirkland & Ellis London.

Roman Sturzenegger advises domestic and international clients on insolvency and restructuring, corporate law and corporate governance, complex corporate reorganisation, domestic and cross-border m&a transactions, corporate financing and general commercial law. He represents clients in corporate and commercial disputes and has been recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Guide for Insolvency and Corporate Recovery. In his new role, he will reinforce NKF’s insolvency/restructuring and corporate/m&a practice areas.

Anja Vogt represents clients of various industry sectors in international and domestic arbitration under all major rules of arbitration as well as in complex court proceedings. She also regularly advises and represents clients in administrative, criminal and other proceedings. She has been honored a rising star several times, most recently at the IFLR Rising Stars Awards EMEA 2022 for Commercial Arbitration and in the Legal 500 EMEA 2022 guide for Litigation und Arbitration. In her new role, Vogt will continue to drive forward the dispute resolution practice. Prior to this she worked as foreign associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton in London.

Mirjam Vögeli advises and represents ultra-high and high net worth individuals, families and family offices in national and cross-border matters regarding inheritance law, private wealth and estate planning as well as implementing the division of estates. Her practice includes advising and representing national and international clients in the areas of m&a, corporate, commercial and contract law. She focusses on advising on and implementing corporate and business successions, family and corporate governance as well as reorganisations of family-owned companies. She has a profound expertise in foundation law and the law governing associations. In her new role, she will strengthen NKF’s private clients and corporate/m&a practice.

Yannick Wettstein specialises in the regulation of financial services and the structuring, issuance, distribution and listing of investment funds, structured products and other financial instruments. He advises Swiss and foreign banks, fund management companies, asset managers, investment advisors, and distributors on the Swiss regulatory and civil law requirements applicable to their services and products. He has been recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021 guide for Banking & Finance: Zurich.