Benedikt Maurenbrecher

Homburger - Switzerland



+41 43 222 1515

Market leader


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Practice areas:

Capital markets
Financial services regulatory

After law clerkship at the District Court of Affoltern (Zurich), he initially joined Homburger in 1994. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, after which he worked in corporate finance for UBS. Benedikt Maurenbrecher became partner in 2002. Since 2015, he heads the firm's Financial Services team and is the Co-head of the Capital Markets group.

  • Lead counsel to Aryzta AG in the structuring and execution of its CHF 0.9 bn offering of new shares to recapitalize the company;
  • Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS in the CHF 2.26 bn capital increase of Lonza Group AG financing its acquisition of Capsugel;
  • Advised UBS Switzerland AG in all aspects of setting up its Atrium mortgage intermediation platform;
  • Advised UBS in its issuer substitution under approximately USD 17.3 bn bail-inable (TLAC) notes;
  • Advised Morgan Stanley in a complex equity derivative transaction with a maximum deal value in excess of CHF 1 bn with the founders of Partners Group Holding AG;
  • Advised UBS Group AG in its issuance of USD 1.1 bn 7.125% Tier 1 capital notes.

  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: equity
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Investment management

  • At all Swiss courts

  • Swiss and Zurich Bar Association
  • IBA (officer of the Banking Law Committee and member of the Securities Law Committee)

  • lic. iur., University of Bern, 1989
  • Dr. iur., University of Bern, 1994
  • MBA, INSEAD Fontainebleau, 1999