Wenger Plattner advises AUDI on selection of Sauber as partner for Formula 1

AUDI has selected Sauber as a strategic partner for its Formula One project and plans to acquire shares in the Sauber Group in the process. The traditional Swiss racing team will compete in Formula 1 as an AUDI works team from the 2026 season.

Wenger Plattner has advised AUDI on all legal aspects regarding this cooperation and the acquisition of shares. The project team was led by partner Oliver Künzler (head practice group corporate/m&a, pictured). The other core team members were Marc Nater (partner, corporate/m&a), Fritz Rothenbühler (partner, competition), Markus Mühlemann (partner, tax), Damian Schai (partner, IP/IT), Benjamin Dürig (counsel, corporate/m&a), Martina Braun (counsel, commercial/IP/IT), Cristina Solo de Zaldivar (counsel, employment), Suzanne Eckert (counsel, corporate/m&a) and Jean-François Mayoraz (associate, corporate/m&a).