NKF appoints three new partners and two new counsel

Niederer Kraft Frey is very pleased to announce the appointment of Deirdre Ní Annracháin, Roman Sturzenegger and Anja Vogt as partners, effective 1 January 2023. At the same time, Mirjam Vögeli and Yannick Wettstein will be promoted to counsel.

Deirdre Ní Annracháin’s practice focuses on capital markets, M&A transactions and corporate governance. She has experience working with international and Swiss companies, investment banks and private equity firms in a range of transactions, including IPOs, rights offerings and public and private acquisitions. Deirdre has been recognised multiple times as a rising star,  most recently at the IFLR Rising Stars Awards EMEA 2022 for Equity Capital Markets, the IFLR Rising Stars Awards Europe 2021 for Corporate/M&A, and by Experts Guide Rising Stars 2021 for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity. She has further been recommended by Legal 500 EMEA for Capital Markets. In her new role, she will strengthen NKF’s client offering in the areas of Capital Markets and M&A.

Roman Sturzenegger advises domestic and international clients on insolvency and restructuring, corporate law and corporate governance, complex corporate reorganisation, domestic and cross-border M&A transactions (including distressed M&A transactions, private equity, and venture capital transactions), corporate financing and general commercial law. He represents clients in corporate and commercial disputes. Roman has been recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021 Guide for Insolvency and Corporate Recovery. In his new role, he will reinforce NKF’s Insolvency/Restructuring and Corporate/M&A practice areas.

Anja Vogt represents clients of various industry sectors in international and domestic arbitration under all major rules of arbitration as well as in complex court proceedings. She also regularly advises and represents clients in administrative, criminal and other proceedings. Anja has been honored a rising star several times, most recently at the IFLR Rising Stars Awards EMEA 2022 for Commercial Arbitration and in the Legal 500 EMEA 2022 guide for Litigation und Arbitration. She has also been recognised as future leader in the Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders 2022 Guide for Commercial Litigation. Also in her new role, Anja will continue to drive forward NKF’s Dispute Resolution practice.

Mirjam Vögeli advises and represents ultra-high and high net worth individuals, families and family offices in national and cross-border matters regarding inheritance law, private wealth and estate planning as well as implementing the division of estates. Her practice includes advising and representing national and international clients in the areas of M&A, corporate, commercial and contract law. She focusses on advising on and implementing corporate and business successions, family and corporate governance as well as reorganisations of family-owned companies. She has a broad and profound expertise in foundation law and the law governing associations. In her new role, she will strengthen NKF’s Private Clients and Corporate/M&A practice.

Yannick Wettstein specialises in the regulation of financial services and the structuring, issuance, distribution and listing of investment funds, structured products and other financial instruments. He advises Swiss and foreign banks, fund management companies, asset managers, investment advisors, and distributors on the Swiss regulatory and civil law requirements applicable to their services and products. Yannick has been recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2021 guide for Banking & Finance: Zurich.