Promotions at Walder Wyss
3 January 2018 – We are pleased to announce that our employees Alexandre Both, Michael Cartier, Michael Feit, Hubertus Hillerström and Olivier Sigg, who have been with us for many years, have been appointed as partners in our firm, effective from 1st of January, 2018.
Alexandre Both specialises in domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. His practice also covers a wide range of finance transactions, in particular acquisition finance, real estate finance and commodity trade finance. He also advises on general corporate and contractual matters.
Michael Cartier has more than twelve years of experience in representing clients in international arbitrations, before state courts, and in enforcement and legal assistance matters. He is listed as an expert for arbitration in Who's Who Legal. He also sits as arbitrator and is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC National Committee (Switzerland). The focus of his work is on construction and engineering disputes and international commercial law. He also advises clients in white-collar criminal law matters and corporate investigations. He is an officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).
Michael Feit specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration and cross-border disputes. He has extensive experience in representing parties in arbitration disputes under major arbitration rules (in particular ICC, LCIA and Swiss Rules) and in ad hoc proceedings, and also sits as an arbitrator (ICC, ICSID and Swiss Rules). He has been elected as a Future Leader in arbitration both for 2017 and 2018 in a survey conducted by Who’s Who Legal. His practice encompasses a broad range of fields, such as construction, distribution agreements and post-M&A disputes.
Hubertus Hillerström specialises in national and international financing and mergers and acquisitions, including structured finance, private equity and venture capital transactions. He has participated in numerous commodities and trade finance operations (oil and gas, metals and soft commodities), and closely follows the legislative changes in this field. Hubertus Hillerström also specialises in real estate transactions and lease matters.
Olivier Sigg has more than twelve years of experience in the Private Clients area. As a TEP expert, he specialises in trusts, foundations, and last wills and testaments. He provides advice to international high-net-worth individuals on estate planning, asset protection, relocation and philanthropy (in particular, advice to international charities). He also acts in complex, often multi-jurisdictional succession and trust disputes. Olivier Sigg also has a wealth of experience in employment law. He advises both employers and executives in contractual and contentious matters.
In addition, Daniel Dedeyan and Peter Hongler have been promoted to Counsel and Fabienne Limacher, Marco Galli, Samuel Lieberherr, Fabian Looser, Tervel Stoyanov and Benjamin Suter have been promoted to Managing Associates. All promotions are effective as of 1st of January, 2018.
Daniel Dedeyan advises national and international clients in matters of banking, financial markets, insurance and contract and trade law. He represents clients before supervisory authorities and the stock exchange and provides expert opinions. Daniel Dedeyan specialises in regulatory matters, among other fields. In particular, he has regularly assisted financial intermediaries, insurance companies, investment funds and fintech companies with the implementation of domestic and cross-border projects, in proceedings of international mutual assistance in administrative and criminal matters, and with conducting internal regulatory, criminal, and antitrust investigations.
Peter Hongler works in the fields of domestic and international corporate tax and individual tax. He focuses on national and international corporate reorganisations, restructurings, structured finance, financial and insurance products, and private clients. Alongside this, he is a lecturer in tax law at the University of Zurich and is the secretary of the Swiss Association of Tax Law Professors (SATLP).
Fabienne Limacher is working in the fields of domestic and international corporate tax as well as individual tax. She focuses particularly on national and international corporate reorganisations, restructurings, structured finance, financial and insurance products as well as private clients.
Marco Galli mainly focuses on corporate and commercial law, banking & finance as well as finance services. Moreover, he is active in the fields of employment law and data protection law. He assists individuals and corporate clients both on advisory and litigation matters.
Samuel Lieberherr preferred areas of practice include contract, corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions and reorganisations. Additionally, he advises corporate clients on all matters of business law related to their daily operations and supports them regarding corporate governance.
Fabian Looser preferred areas of practice include employment law (e.g. staff leasing), contract law (e.g. drafting of contracts) and sports law. He advises in contentious as well as non-contentious matters and represents parties before courts.
Tervel Stoyanov expertise includes financing transactions and commodities related matters (e.g. SCTF, International Trade, etc.). Further, he advises on regulatory and commercial law aspects related to financial services.
Benjamin Suter advises and represents clients in disputes in pre-litigation phases as well as before state courts, arbitral tribunals and public authorities. His practice as a litigator encompasses all areas of business law.