Theodor Härtsch

Walder Wyss - Switzerland



+41 58 658 5858

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets
Financial services regulatory

Industry sectors:

Financial services

Theodor Härtsch heads Walder Wyss’ Banking & Finance practice. He advises banks and corporate clients in financing matters (all types of debt and equity financings) and capital markets matters (initial public offerings, rights issues, public M&A transactions). Furthermore, Theodor Härtsch advises financial institutions on regulatory matters.

  • Advised Baloîse Holding Ltd in the issuance of its first hybrid bonds;
  • Advised foreign and domestic banks in the financing of the acquisition of various publicly listed companies in Switzerland (public M&A transaction);
  • Advises various banks and securities dealers in regulatory matters (including the first private equity owned securities dealer in Switzerland) and FINMA proceedings;
  • Advised Helvetica Property Investors in the licensing process as a fund management company and in the set up of its collective investment schemes;
  • Advised domestic and foreign banks and borrowers in financing transaction (syndicated loans, commodity trade finance transactions, margin loans).

  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • Structured finance/securitisation

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Investment management

  • Zurich Bar Registry, admitted to practice in all Switzerland

  • Zurich University: lic. iur. (2001), 
  • IE Business School, Madrid: Global Executive MBA (2016)