Practice areas

  • Arbitration
  • Financial Market Law
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Debt enforcement
  • Labour Law
  • Litigation



The AGB (general business conditions) according to the Swiss law of contract,
Publication of the German – Swiss Chamber of Commerce, 2nd ed., Zurich, 1995, (as Co-author)

Commentary on the Stockmarket Act,
Zurich 1998 (jointly with Manfred Küng and Felix Huber)

Commentary on the Stockmarket Act,
Zurich 1998 (jointly with Manfred Küng and Felix Huber). 1st Addendum Zurich 2002

Commentary on the Stockmarket Act,
Zurich 1998 (jointly with Manfred Küng and Felix Huber). 2nd Addendum Zurich 2004

Swiss Code of Obligations, Commentary,
Zurich 2022 (fourth ed.) (Art. 736 – 747 CO commented).

Law of Merger, Commentary,
Basel 2015 (2nd ed.), Ed. Rolf Watter, Nedim Peter Vogt, Rudolf Tschäni, Daniel Daeniker (Art. 99 – 101 commented)

Law Journals

The bank’s liability in the case of global custody contracts with pension funds,
AJP/PJA 1/96, pp 36

The sale of non-listed shares as an example for the working of the escrow agreement in the banking business,
SZW 2/1996, pp 68

Can attorneys find the right solution to legal problems by applying a military problem solving scheme?,
SJZ 92 (1996), pp 41

Proposals for an improved relationship between corporations and the Swiss Register of Commerce,
yearbook of the “Handelsregister” 1996, Zurich 1996, pp 57

The notion of public and professional offering in the law of the capital market,
SZW 1/1997, pp 10

The notion and importance of the term “beneficial ownership” pursuant to Art. 265 and 265a of the revised Federal Statute concerning Collection of Debts and Bankruptcy (SCHKG),
SJZ 93 (1997), pp 289

The remedy pursuant to Art. 32 para. 2 Swiss ordinance of the Register of Commerce,
yearbook of the “Handelsregister” 1997, Zurich 1997, pp 105

Aggravated duty of information for asset managers,
Der Schweizer Treuhänder 4/1998, pp 311

The interpretation “contra verba legis” exemplified by Art. 650 sect. 3 Swiss Code of Obligation,
AJP/PJA 4/98, pp 425

Revocation of the decision to dissolute the corporation (AG) by the general assembly,
AJP/PJA 5/98, pp 615

Information duty under the new Swiss Stockmarket Act,
International Business Lawyer, June 1998, p 276

The legal opinion in international commerce,
SZW 6/1998, pp 274

The revocation of the official dissolution of corporation (AG),
yearbook of the “Handelsregister” 1998, Zurich 1999, pp 211

Who is financial intermediary pursuant to the Money Laundering Statute?,
SZW 5/1999, pp 233

The registration of securities dealers in the register of commerce,
yearbook of the “Handelsregister” 1999, Zurich 2000, pp 86

The required behaviour in case of money laundering suspicion under the Money Laundering Statute (MLS),
AJP/PJA 7/2000, pp 794

How may money laundering be detected?,
Der Schweizer Treuhänder 4/2002, pp 337

The mandatory entry of the signature in the Register of Commerce,
yearbook of the “Handelsregister” 2001, Bern 2002, pp 16

Does a lawyer or notary as escrow agent fall under the Swiss money laundering act?,
AJP/PJA 8/2002, pp 906

Organisational measures to be undertaken by the financial intermediary for the fight against money laundering,
SZW 3/2003, pp 117

Misuse of the debt collection procedure,
AJP/PJA 9/2004, pp 1035

The place of attachment of credit balances on bank or post office accounts,
SZW 6/2004, pp 413

Liability for debts of association,
Sport und Recht (Spurt) 2/2005, p 85 .

The legal nature of decisions of self-regulating bodies and the Swiss Stock Exchange,
AJP/PJA 12/2005, pp 1502

The penalty interest rate between merchants according to Art. 104 sect. 3 Swiss Code of Obligation
AJP/PJA 3/2008, pp 275

Blocking the register of commerce according to the revised ordinance of the register of commerce, GesKR 4/2009, pp 554

The requirement of written form of the Asset Management Agreement, AJP/PJA 7/2010, pp 895

The jurisdiction of the Commercial Court in disputes between banks and their investment clients, in: Jusletter of 11 June 2012

Intensification of the fight against the bribery of private persons or the LEX Fifa, in: Jusletter of 26 August 2013

Legal consequences of the abolishment of the mininum exchange rate to the asset management business, in: Jusletter of 15 June 2015

Demarcation of the right to report according to Art. 305ter para. 2 of the Swiss Penal Code and the duty to report according to Art. 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, in: Jusletter of 26 June 2017

Seizure and attachment of digital token, in: Jusletter of 17 September 2018

When is churning fufilled? in: GesKR 3/2019, pp 466

The procedure before ombudsmen according to FILDEG – a comparison with the ZPO, in: Jusletter of 12 October 2020

The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements – An introdcution, in Jusletter of 24 October 2022


Is a tightening of liability in the securities market impending?,
Neue Zurcher Zeitung of June 13, 1996, p 25

Excess of power of attorney, and liability; when is a corporation liable for its agents?,
Neue Zurcher Zeitung of November 16/17, 1996, p 25

The first of July, 1997 – a special day for the Swiss corporation,
Finanz und Wirtschaft of November 16, 1996, p 33

The pitfalls of the written commercial confirmation,
Neue Zurcher Zeitung of April 2, 1997, p 28

The duty of disclosure of the securities dealer,
Finanz und Wirtschaft of September 10, 1997, p 34

The market risk has to be borne by the investor only,
Invest Magazine of Finanz und Wirtschaft of December 1997, pp 110

The information rights of fund investors,
Invest Magazine of Finanz und Wirtschaft of April 1998, p 76

No liability for the success of invest recommendations,
Invest Magazine of Finanz und Wirtschaft of April 1999, p 66

The reduction of the face value of shares,
Neue Zurcher Zeitung of March 13, 2001, p 27

New law for Leasing-Contracts,
Neue Zurcher Zeitung of December 14, 2002, p 28 (jointly with Regula Schwarz)

Dangerous loans of a company – The long shadow of Swiss laws,
Neue Zurcher Zeitung of October 10, 2004, p 29

The new legal risks for undertakings, Zurcher Wirtschaft of February 15, 2006, p 5

When needs an Investmentclub an authorisation?, Finanz und Wirtschaft of 12. Juli 2006, p 24
Name of the company, Neue Zurcher Zeitung of December 11, 2009

Wak-up call for undertakings, Finanz und Wirtschaft of May 28, 2011, p 22

The Swiss Banksecrecy is not dead, Neue Zurcher Zeitung of October 22, 2018, p 11


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CAS Financial Market Law

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