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Banking and Finance lawyers

The CMS Banking & Finance practice is one of Europe’s largest and provides local and pan-European expertise in the full spectrum of banking, finance, regulatory and capital markets law.

We ensure our services are ahead of market trends, anticipating the challenging environment of your business. Top level project management goes hand in hand with expertise. Rigor and determination go hand in hand with innovation.

Whether you are a bank or a corporation, a financial service provider or an entity confronted with regulation, an investment fund or public entity, our priority is resolving your challenges and putting your world first.

Our network consists of over 500 banking and finance lawyers who have proven their pan-European skills in working together for more than one decade. Whether you seek deep-rooted local advice or multi-jurisdictional expertise, our teams will advise you seamlessly. We select and tailor the teams that will best fit with the scope of your matter.

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Jodok Wicki
Dr Jodok Wicki
Man­aging Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Jodok Wicki concentrates on dispute resolution, litigation and international arbitration. He heads the firm's dispute resolution group and leads also the litigation practice group of CMS. Jodok...
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Dr Pascal G. Favre
Switzerland, Geneva
Pascal Favre is the head of the Corporate/M&A and Competition Practice Groups of CMS Geneva. Pascal regularly advises clients on all types of international and domestic M&A transactions, transaction...
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Dr Kaspar Landolt, LL.M.
Switzerland, Zurich
Kaspar Landolt focuses on banking & finance, capital markets and restructuring. He has more than twenty years of experience in acquisition finance, corporate lending, real estate finance, project...
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Damiano Brusa, LL.M.
Switzerland, Zurich
In 1995 he joined CMS and became a partner in 2001. 
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Dr Niklaus J. Zaugg, LL.M.
Switzerland, Zurich
Niklaus Zaugg specialises in contract law, litigation and arbitration. He advises clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including banking disputes, and represents their interests both...
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Dr André E. Lebrecht, LL.M.
Switzerland, Zurich
Dr André E. Lebrecht’s main focus is on legal issues in commercial matters, in particular transactions, litigation, arbitration and regulatory work, mainly but not exclusively for banks, collective in...
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Bernhard Lötscher
Head of White Collar Crime Team
Switzerland, Zurich
Bernhard Lötscher advises and represents corporate and private clients in economic crime matters, criminal and regulatory investigations as well as international mutual assistance in administrative, ...
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Daniel Kinzer
Switzerland, Geneva
The main areas of Daniel Kinzer’s practice lie in criminal law, white-collar crime, real estate law (administrative regulation and contracts), arbitration, labour law, IT law and data p...
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Dr Sibylle Schnyder, LL.M.
Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
Switzerland, Zurich
Sibylle Schnyder specialises in real estate law and mainly deals with real estate acquisitions and divestments, portfolio transactions, construction and development projects, landlord and tenant...
Dr Stephan Werlen
Dr Stephan Werlen, LL.M.
Switzerland, Zurich
Stephan Werlen focuses on M&A and corporate law, joint ventures, MBOs, acquisition finance, venture capital transactions, corporate restructuring and corporate relocation. He has broad experience...