Gaudenz Zindel specializes in corporate and commercial law, particularly the law on corporations and limited liability companies and construction law. He advises public and privately held companies as well as private clients. He focuses on shareholders meetings, board of directors and corporate governance issues. His experience includes mergers, joint ventures and reorganisations, including corporate successions, of private and listed entities. He is the former editor-in-chief of Swiss Lawyers Journal (SJZ/RSJ) and regularly publishes articles on corporate and commercial law. From 2004 to 2017 Gaudenz Zindel was head of the annual Conferences on Corporation Law at the Europe Institute at the University of Zurich.


The following is a selection of public and private cases in which Mr. Zindel acted as counsel:

  • M&A-Transaction regarding a joint venture company through which the parties develop retail store concepts and operate convenience stores

  • Advising family owned business-group in the health sector (residential care home/special care home) on restructuring and new positioning

  • AGMs of listed corporations, particularly advising on capital structure issues, amendments to the articles of association and corporate governance

  • M&A-Transaction regarding the purchase of an international manufacturing business; legal counsel to the international manufacturer

  • Advising a privately held corporation active in building construction and civil engineering on the investigation proceedings and required actions

  • Reorganisation of privately held companies and holding structures (Familiengesellschaften). Estate Planning and Structuring of Businesses of high network individuals

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Alumni-Organization of the Law School of the University of Zurich, Vice-Chairman
  • Europe Institute of the University of Zurich, Vice-Chairman
  • Expert commission for the Law of the Legal Profession of the Swiss Bar Association

Market Perception

  • Gaudenz Zindel is highly respected for his work advising shareholders and boards of directors both of listed and private companies on issues of corporate governance.

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