Legal 500 2020 Europe, Middle East & Africa
Froriep has been recommended as a leading firm for both French and German-speaking Switzerland. The following practice areas and lawyers are recommended for Switzerland:

  • Banking and finance: Geneva (Dmitry Pentsov, Jean-Luc Herbez, Jérôme de Montmollin)
  • Banking and finance: Zurich (Catrina Luchsinger, Dunja Koch)
  • Commercial, corporate and M&A (Catrina Luchsinger, Huber Orso Gilliéron, Julie Wynne, Mark Montanari, L. Mattias Johnson)
  • Data privacy and data protection (Nicola Benz, Ronald Kogens, Cornelia Mattig)
  • Dispute resolution: Arbitration (Jean Marguerat, Franz Stirnimann, Jean-Marie Vulliemin)
  • Dispute resolution: Litigation (Alain Gros, Isabelle Romy, Jean Marguerat, Lucien Valloni, Marcel Steinegger, Sabina Schellenberg)
  • Fintech (Catrina Luchsinger, Ronald Kogens)
  • Insolvency and corporate recovery (Jérôme de Montmollin, Marcel Steinegger, Sabina Schellenberg)
  • Intellectual property (Nicola Benz, James Merz)
  • Private client (Julie Wynne, Dmitry Pentsov)
  • Real estate and construction (Isabelle Romy, Catrina Luchsinger)
  • Sports law (Lucien Valloni)
  • Tax (Marcel Jung, Dimitri Rotter, Julie Wynne)
  • TMT (Nicola Benz, Ronald Kogens, Catrina Luchsinger)
  • Transport (Dunja Koch, Felix Mathis, Dimitri Rotter)

Chambers Europe 2020
Banking & Finance
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Nicola Benz: TMT (technology, media & telecom industry ) and IP
Franz X. Stirnimann Fuentes: dispute resolution as arbitration counsel
Jean Marguerat: dispute resolution as arbitration counsel
Lucien W. Valloni: sport law
Jean Marguerat: sport law
Sabina Schellenberg: restructuring/insolvency

Chambers Global 2020
Banking & Finance Switzerland
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
Investment Funds

Dunja Koch: expertise in Banking & Finance in Switzerland and the UK and Investment Funds (Switzerland and UK)
Jean-Marie Vulliemin: foreign expert for Switzerland and expertise based abroad in Spain (Dispute Resolution)
Franz X. Stirnimann Fuentes: Dispute Resolution as Arbitration Counsel
Jean Marguerat: Dispute Resolution as Arbitration Counsel

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020
Julie Wynne: Art and Cultural Property Law, Private Wealth Law
Oliver Arter: Private Wealth Law
Bruno Boesch: Art and Cultural Property Law (Expertise based abroad in the UK)

IFLR1000 2020
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.

Partner Felix Mathis has been mentioned as a “Notable Practitioner ” in the practice Area M&A. Felix advises domestic and international clients in a broad range of industries, with a strong focus on M&A and commercial litigation. He is also active as an aviation lawyer and accompagnied successfully Swiss start-ups up to the unicorn level.

IFLR 1000 Women Leaders 2020
Dunja Koch has been named as one of the IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2020. She has received this ranking as a result of her outstanding work as a transactional expert. Dunja Koch regularly advises clients on corporate and M&A deals, various leveraged and acquisition finance transactions, as well as project, commodity, and asset finance matters.

Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Switzerland 2020
Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review have nominated Franz Stirinmann Fuentes as a “Thought Leader – Switzerland (Arbitration)”.  Nicola Benz has been nominated as “Thought Leader – Data 2020, as well as for Trademarks” and Isabelle Romy as “Thought Leader – Envrionment 2020”.

Who’s Who Legal National Leaders (Switzerland) 2020
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 Global Leaders 2020
Jean Marguerat and Franz Stirnimann Fuentes are listed for Arbitration with other leading arbitration practitioners worldwide. Nicola Benz is listed for Data Privacy & Protection, Data Security, Information & Technology, Telecoms & Media and Oliver Arter for Private Client.

Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2020
Four 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
Nicola Benz for Telecommunications Law, Technology Law, Media and Copyright Law and IP
Dr. Franz X. Stirnimann for international Arbitration
Oliver Arter for Wealth Management

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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.

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