Who`s Who Legal Switzerland 2020

«Felix Kesselring has excellent practical and scientific knowledge of healthcare. His hands-on industry experience makes him one of the few contacts in the healthcare and life sciences fields. The legal market in Switzerland remains stable. Due to the decentralized structure of the country, there are a number of important business centers throughout the country. In French-speaking Switzerland, Geneva stands out as an arbitration centre and is known for the presence of several governing bodies for both private banking and the sports sector. Companies from Zurich, Bern and Basel are best known for their strengths in the corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and capital markets, where they are engaged by domestic companies and investors and a growing number of foreign companies and investors. Zug is affectionately called the Silicon Valley of Europe, with considerable activity in the blockchain and Bitcoin space, while Lugano is ideally located for customers from Central and Southern Europe. The legal market is dominated in most areas of law by established full-service law firms, including Bär & Karrer AG, Lenz & Staehelin, Homburger, Niederer Kraft Frey AG and Schellenberg Wittmer AG. Other leading players include Pestalozzi and Walder Wyss AG as well as the international law firms Baker McKenzie and CMS. In the field of dispute resolution, there are a number of specialized players, including LALIVE, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler and Wartmann & Merker. On the front lines of privacy and privacy, there has been a shift away from GDPR-focused, regulation-based work to high-stakes litigation in this area.

However, compliance and regulatory issues are becoming increasingly important in the fintech sector, where clients need to be increasingly informed about the latest FINMA and LIBRA regulations. The number of ICOs and start-ups that need legal services to establish themselves in the Swiss market and abroad has also increased sharply. Yves Klein is the former Chair of the Asset Recovery Subcommittee of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), the leading international lawyers` organization with more than 80,000 members worldwide. He is also a member of the IBA Arbitration Committee, the Litigation Committee and the Insolvency Division. «The firm`s Health and Life Sciences practice group is highly experienced and knowledgeable in its areas of activity. They have in-depth knowledge of the law and market in the healthcare sector. They have extensive expertise in national health, health insurance and public procurement law regulations, including procedural aspects and relevant aspects of public law. They think very entrepreneurially and are precise and efficient at the same time.

«David Rosenthal is a pioneer in the field of data and is considered «Switzerland`s most experienced data protection lawyer». He is commended for his contribution to relevant legal jurisprudence and doctrine. December 4, 2020, FIRE Year in Review: A Year Like No Other, Thought Leader 4 | FIRE, Webinar. «Simon Holzer is a brilliant lawyer and it is an absolute pleasure to work with him. Very experienced practitioner in whom we have complete confidence. WWL identifies leading business lawyers and consultants based on comprehensive and independent research. 14. October 2020, Asset Recovery in Switzerland, Mondaq, Webinar: A practical approach to cross-border insolvency. Yves Klein has been recognized by Who`s Who Legal as one of the «most respected individuals» in the world for several years: Yves Klein is «fabulous in asset recovery», praising sources naming him as one of the heavyweights of the global practice of asset recovery; a «renowned strategist» who is «extremely adept at developing a methodology and approach to carry out global asset recovery efforts»; A «sensational lawyer» specializing in asset recovery litigation and fraud.

He deserves great praise for his «depth of experience» in this field; Yves Klein is «a thought leader in the field of asset recovery», an area in which «he demonstrates creativity and exemplary technical expertise». (The International Who`s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers, 2012-2020; Who`s Who Legal Special Report Switzerland 2013-2021). Who`s Who Legal has also included Yves Klein as a thought leader on asset recovery since 2017. He was named No. 1 Asset Recovery Thought Leader in EMEA by International Who`s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers in 2017 and 2018 and «Most Highly Considered Individual» in Asset Recovery in Switzerland by Who`s Who Legal Special Report on Switzerland in 2017 and 2018. In addition to the Who`s Who Legal Asset Recovery Lawyer of the Year Award 2019 and 2022, Yves Klein received the Asset Recovery Lawyer of the Year Award Switzerland in 2019 and 2020. Following the merger, MLL Legal`s Life Sciences & Healthcare business is now led by Simon Holzer and Nicola Benz. It «is characterized by a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to finding tailor-made solutions» and provides legal support to clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. The team is familiar with intellectual property, dispute resolution and contract issues.