Dunja Koch, LL.M.

Attorney at Law, Partner

17 Godliman Street
UK - London EC4V 5 BD
Tel +44 20 7236 6000
Fax +44 20 7248 0209


Dunja Koch has expertise in all aspects of corporate and finance law, advising mainly UK and US clients with regard to Switzerland. She is the managing partner of the London office.

She joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. She regularly works on corporate and M&A deals, as well as leveraged and acquisition finance transactions, but also project, commodity and asset finance matters, including aircraft finance. Here, she acts on behalf of aircraft manufacturers, banks and leasing companies in relation to the Swiss aspects of acquisition of aircraft and engines.

Her practice further covers regulatory matters, where she advises asset managers, funds, securities dealers and other financial institutions in relation to their cross-border activities in Switzerland.


Education & Admission

Admitted to the Bar in England and Wales (1999)
University of  Queen Mary London (LL.M.)
Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland (1997)
University of Zurich (lic.iur.)


Roll of attorneys in Zurich
International Bar Association (IBA)
Association Suisse de Droit Aérien et Spatial
Aviation Club of the UK





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