Rankings and Awards

Legal 500 2019 Europe, Middle East & Africa

Froriep has been recommended as a leading firm for both French and German-speaking Switzerland. 

23 of our lawyers are specifically recommended for Switzerland:

Jean-Luc HerbezJérôme de Montmollin, Laetitia Meier-Droz and Dmitry Pentsov for the practice area Banking and finance Geneva, Dunja KochCatrina Luchsinger and Jérôme Pidoux for Banking and Finance Zurich, Mattias Johnson, Catrina LuchsingerJérôme de MontmollinDmitry Pentsov and Julie Wynne and Catrina Luchsinger for Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Isabelle RomyAlain GrosMarcel Steinegger and Lucien Valloni for Dispute resolution – Litigation, Daniel BlochSabina Schellenberg and Marcel Steinegger for Insolvency and corporate recovery, Nicola Benz for IP, Lucien Valloni and Jean Marguerat for Sports law, Oliver Arter, Dmitry Pentsov, Jean-Marie Vulliemin and Julie Wynne for Private Client, Nicola BenzCatrina Luchsinger and Ronald Kogens for TMT, Marcel JungDimitri Rotter and Julie Wynne for Tax and Dunja KochFelix Mathis and Dimitri Rotter for the practice area Transport. Read more about it.

Chambers & Partners Global and Europe for 2019

FRORIEP has been recommended in both practice area and individual categories by Chambers and Partners in their 2019 research.

Chambers Europe 2019

Banking & Finance
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Nicola Benz, for her work in the areas of intellectual property and TMT (technology, media & telecom industry )

Franz X. Stirnimann Fuentes and Jean Marguerat for their expertise in dispute resolution as arbitration counsel
Lucien W. Valloni for his expertise in sport law
Sabina Schellenberg for her work in restructuring/insolvency

Chambers Global 2019

Banking & Finance Switzerland
Banking & Finance Foreign Expertise based abroad in UK
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration 

Dunja Koch, for her expertise in Banking & Finance in Switzerland and the UK as well as her expertise in Investment Funds
Jean-Marie Vulliemin, for his work in Dispute Resolution in Switzerland and Spain
Franz X. Stirnimann Fuentes and Jean Marguerat, for their expertise in Dispute Resolution as Arbitration Counsel

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019

Julie Wynne has been recommended for her work in the area of Art and Cultural Property Law
Oliver Arter has been recommended for his work in the area of Private Wealth Law
Bruno Boesch has been recommended for his work in the area of Art and Cultural Property Law (Expertise based abroad in Switzerland)

IFLR1000 2019

Partner Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler has been especially mentioned as a "Highly Regarded" leading lawyer in the practice areas of Financial Services Regulatory as well as M&A. Regarded as a specialist in financial market law and corporate law, Catrina has received this special recognition for her advice to banks, asset managers and investment funds on regulatory issues and contractual aspects relating to the financial market industry.  

Partner Dunja Koch has been also mentioned as a "Highly Regarded" leading lawyer in the practice areas of Banking and Asset finance. Dunja has expertise in all aspects of corporate and finance law, advising mainly UK and US clients with regard to Switzerland. She regularly works in all types of banking & finance transactions, as well as regulatory matters, where she advises asset managers, funds, securities dealers and other financial institutions in relation to their cross-border activities in Switzerland.

IFLR 1000 Women Leaders

Partner Dunja Koch named one of IFLR1000’s Women Leaders- an elite cohort of the 300 leading female transactional experts in local markets globally. She is the only practitioner from Switzerland to be featured in the guide.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland 2018

After a rigorous and independent research process, WWL has determined that several Froriep lawyers qualify to be highlighted as experts in their respective practice areas. 

Jean Marguerat, Franz Stirnimann Fuentes and Jean–Marie Vulliemin have been ranked for the practice area "Arbitration", Isabelle Romy for "Environment" and "Construction & Real Estate", Oliver Arter and Eric Haymann for "Private Client". Lucien Valloni is ranked in "Sports and Entertainment", Nicola Benz for "Media, Technology & Telecommunications" and "Trademarks", and Felix Mathis for "Transport". 

Who's Who Legal International 2018

Jean Marguerat and Franz Stirnimann Fuentes are listed for Arbitration with other leading arbitration practitioners worldwide.

Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Switzerland 2019

Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review have nominated Franz Stirinmann Fuentes as a "Thought Leader - Arbitration 2019".  Nicola Benz has been nominated as "Thought Leader - Data 2019", Isabelle Romy as "Thought Leader - Envrionment 2019" and Lucien Valloni as "Thought Leader -Sports and Entertainement 2019".

Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2020

Six Froriep Lawyers have been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2020 edition.

Dr. Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler for Banking and Finance Law and Capital Markets Law
Dmitry A. Pentsov for Banking and Finance Law
Nicola Benz for Telecommunications Law, Technology Law and IP
Dr. Lucien W. Valloni for Arbitration and Mediation
Oliver Arter for Private Clients & Wealth Management
Bruno W. Boesch for Trusts & Personal Tax Law

Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

Benchmark Litigation Europe 2019

Dr. Franz Stirnimann Fuentes has been nominated as "Dispute Resolution Star" in Euromoney's first edition of Benchmark Litigation Europe for the practice areas Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration and White Collar Crime.

WTR 1000 Guide

FRORIEP has been ranked as a recommended firm in "The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2018". FRORIEP is praised for its trademark practice, more specifically for its work in the luxury goods and financial services sectors. Additionally, partner Nicola Benz has been named as a leading trademark lawyer, described as being a "superb prosecution strategist" and as a "leading transactional lawyer who knows all the intricacies and nuances involved in brand-heavy licensing agreements." 

IP Stars

FRORIEP Partner Nicola Benz has been named as an "IP Star" and one of the "Top 250 Women in IP 2017" in a global survey conducted by "Managing Intellectual Property", involving several months of independent research. This recognition is an acknowledgement of Nicola's capabilities in IP matters at an international level. Nicola is one of only two ranked women in Switzerland.