Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler

Froriep - Switzerland



+41 44 386 60 00

Highly regarded


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Practice areas:

Financial services regulatory

Catrina is a specialist in financial market law and corporate law. She has a wealth of experience advising financial market clients, including banks, asset managers and investment funds, as well as substantial operational knowledge. She also serves on the management boards of her clients’ businesses.

  • Structuring and setting up Nova Property Fund Management AG which services four collective investment schemes in the real estate field (investment companies, funds and investment foundations, three of which newly set up); presently member of the board of Nova Property Fund Management AG. I advised the company, total assets under management of these new investment vehicles after four months is CHF 700 million. Due to a very structured process we managed to obtain the authorisation five months after filing.
  • Advising VIEO BV as parent company to Lebara Mobile Group as issuer on technical default of an outstanding bond and in bondholder negotiations between April and December 2018. Bond value EUR 350 million. 
  • Elected to the board of directors of Jungfraubahn Holding AG, listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, as capital market specialist. The market cap of JBH is + CHF 500 million. It very successfully operates a very local business (train infrastructure to Jungfrau Joch and all associated restaurants and shops), but with a global reach in marketing.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Financial services regulatory
  • M&A
  • Real estate funds

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Investment management
  • Real estate
  • Tourism

  • Switzerland

  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

  • Law degree in 1991, University of Zurich
  • PhD in 2004, University of Zurich