Marco Häusermann is a specialist in banking, finance and debt capital market transactions as well as restructurings and insolvency matters.

Deals & Cases

ED&F Man restructuring plan approved by English Court
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Bain and Cinven acquire Lonza’s Specialty Ingredients business and operations
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Gategroup Restructuring Plan approved by English Court
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For more than 15 years Marco advises and specialises on international and domestic credit finance and debt capital market transactions as well as in securities lending, repo and derivatives matters. In addition, Marco regularly advise on financial regulatory and insolvency and restructuring aspects. Marco is recognised as a Leading Lawyer in the practice areas Banking & Finance and Capital Markets by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers. Recently, Marco has been appointed as an officer of the Banking Law Committee of the International Bar Association.

Highlights include:

  • Advising the arrangers on the financing for the CHF 10.2 bn acquisition of Nestlé Skin Health by EQT and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • Advising the European Investment Bank, European Investment Bank, Bpifrance, Euler Hermes, SACE as export credit agencies and various commercial banks in the 3.6 billion project financing for Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (a Swiss project company) for the TAP project which will transport natural gas through a 878 km long pipeline from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe
  • Advising the arrangers on various Swiss Re debt capital market transactions and its EMTN-programme
  • Advising Glencore in various debt capital market transactions and its EMTN-programme
  • Author of the Swiss industry opinion on the various international securities lending master agreements and on the master repurchase agreements for The International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) and the Capital Adequacy Directive Working Group
2003 Admitted to the New York State Bar (currently non-practising status)
2002 Joint program between Northwestern University Law School (LL.M.) and Kellogg School of Management (Certificate in Business Administration), USA
2001 Admitted as Attorney to the Swiss Bar
2000 Traineeship with law firm in Istanbul, Turkey
2000 University of St. Gallen, Master of Law
Best Lawyers 2018 – 2025
Chambers Global 2014 – 2024
Chambers Europe 2014 – 2024
The Legal500 EMEA 2024 – Leading Individual
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – 2023 – Recommended
IFLR1000 2017 – 2023 – Highly Regarded
Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders Global Elite 2020 – 2024
Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Switzerland 2021 – 2023
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2021 – 2024
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2017 – 2024
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
2011 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
2009 Secondment to a Magic Circle law firm in London
2006 Secondment to legal department of Swiss fund management company
2003 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
1997 Assistant for International Private Law and Private Law at the University of St.Gallen/staff member of a major Swiss law journal



Deals & Cases


Vontobel Holding successfully places USD 400m new AT1 bonds with funds managed by Apollo Global Manage…

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Capvis successfully completes the financing for the acquisition of SCHURTER Group

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Consortium of investors co-led by The Risk Management Group and Union Bancaire Privée acquires buildi…

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Market Perception

«He is very responsive, pays attention to the details and is directly involved in the technical work’. This enables an efficient and effective process. »
Chambers 2024
«Marco Häusermann is a very strong lawyer: responsive, commercial and possessing excellent communication skills. »
Chambers Global 2024
« Marco is incredibly responsive. In terms of understanding the deal process and what to deliver, he is fantastic. I enjoy working with him on that. »
Chambers Global 2023
«Marco is an excellent business partner and has the highest level of service and expertise. I couldn’t recommend him more. »
Chambers Global 2023
«Marco Häusermann – very thorough with an excellent understanding of the law and market. Professional, approachable and responsive. »
Legal 500 2021
«Marco Häusermann distinguishes himself in a highly competitive Swiss finance market, with strong experience advising on securities lending and debt capital market transactions. »
Who’s Who Legal 2021

Awards & Rankings


Nineteen NKF lawyers listed as “Thought Leaders Switzerland 2023” by Who’s Who Legal

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NKF ranked top-tier firm in six practice areas by IFLR1000 2023

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Twelve NKF lawyers listed as “Thought Leaders Switzerland 2022” by Who’s Who Legal

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Firm News


NKF partner Marco Häusermann appointed as officer of the IBA’s Banking Law Committee

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NKF delegation will attend the 2019 IBA Annual Conference in Seoul

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NKF partners will attend the 2018 IBA Annual Conference in Rome

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Insolvency 2022: Switzerland – Law & Practice

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Debt Capital Markets in Switzerland 2020

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Switzerland’s New Financial Market Architecture

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Newsletters & Alerts


Insolvency law aspects in times of COVID-19 (II)

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Insolvency law aspects in times of COVID-19

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NKF Banking, Finance & Regulatory Team – Update 7/2017: Publication of the revised FINMA-Circula…

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