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.
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 recommended her as a top foreign lawyer in London. Chambers Global (2018) ranked her as leader in the fields of Banking & Finance (Switzerland) and Banking & Finance (UK). She was also specifically recommended in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA for Transport Law matters and 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.
Dunja Koch holds a law degree from the University of Zurich and a LL.M. from Queen Mary, University of London. She qualified in Geneva in 1997 and in England and Wales in 1999. She speaks German, French, English and Italian.
She is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the International Bar Association (IBA), Association Suisse de Droit Aérien et Spatial and the Aviation Club of the UK.