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Private equity
Restructuring and insolvency

Tanja Luginbühl is an expert in insolvency and restructuring, private clients and corporate/M&A. She has been involved in various national and cross-border insolvency and restructuring cases representing companies, banks and creditors. She leads the Insolvency and Restructuring group of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich. In addition, she advises Swiss and foreign private clients regarding succession matters, international trust and estate planning and charity law. She has experience in handling trust matters and providing family office services. Also, she has an extensive expertise in aircraft lease and finance transactions.

We consider it an intrinsic value of our firm to invest in and to promote our female staff ever since the firm was established. We have been consistently providing an equality of opportunities in recruitment and advancement to everyone who works at L&S. A true diversity is an essential ingredient to our firm's success.

The firm currently has over 40 per cent female fee earners. At associate level, they account for 49.5 per cent. We successfully attract young female talents from the universities in Switzerland and abroad. We compensate our associates based on their skills, not on their gender. Efforts to attract and develop a pipeline of successful women lawyers are made at all levels. In addition, women partners hold leadership positions as practice heads and as chairs or members of our compensation and partner screening committees. They serve as a role model for the firm's junior women.

  • Advised Agrokor d.d. (IFLR 2020 Restructuring Deal of the year) in all Swiss aspects of its pan-European restructuring
  • Advised Sempione Fashion as lead counsel in its pan-European restructuring efforts and subsequent bankruptcy sale of certain subsidiaries
  • Assisted financial institutions with regard to the restructuring of their claims against a company with worldwide activities in the packaging industry and the enforcement of a Swiss-law governed security interest
  • Assisted an aircraft industry investor in the Swiss insolvency proceedings of Privatair
  • Advised creditors in the insolvency proceedings of Petroplus Marketing AG and acts as member of the creditors' committee

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV) 
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Insolvency Association
  • Member of the Federal Commission for Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy

  • University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1994)
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M., 1999)