Roland Fischer Counsel
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LL.M.

Roland Fischer

Counsel
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LL.M.
+41 58 450 80 00
roland.fischer@lenzstaehelin.com
Zurich
Brandschenkestrasse 24
CH-8027 Zurich
www.lenzstaehelin.com
  • Expertise

    Dr. Roland Fischer is a Counsel at our Zurich office and specialises in domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency proceedings. He acts for creditors and debtors in both in-court and out-of-court transactions and advises board members on fiduciary duties in distress situations. His practice further includes derivatives where he advises on netting and collateral matters.

  • Practices

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2023Counsel, Lenz & Staehelin
    2022Research sabbatical
    2020Counsel, Lenz & Staehelin
    2015Partner, Lenz & Staehelin
    2005Associate, Lenz & Staehelin
    2009University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
    2007New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Corporate Law)
    2004Swiss Bar Admission
    2001University of Zurich (lic. iur.)
  • Specialist Areas

    Insolvency and Restructuring, Derivatives, Corporate and M&A
  • Languages

    German, English, French
  • Memberships

    Swiss Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Association, International Bar Association (IBA) - Insolvency, Restructuring and Creditor's Rights Section; In preparation: Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    • Fischer Roland, Teilkollektive Restrukturierungsverfahren in der Schweiz. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen in rechtsvergleichender Betrachtung mit Deutschland, England und Österreich, Schulthess, December 2023
    • Luginbühl Tanja, Fischer Roland, Restructuring & Insolvency 2021 - Switzerland, in: The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides, August 2021
    • Luginbühl Tanja, Fischer Roland, Restructuring & Insolvency 2021 - Switzerland, in: International Comparative Legal Guides, May 2021, 157-166
    • Fischer Roland, Patent- und Know-how Lizenzvertrag, Patent- und Know-how Kaufvertrag, in: Weinmann/Münch/Herren (eds.), Schweizer IP-Handbuch, 2nd edition, Basel 2021
    • Fischer Roland, Kieser Hannes, Die Privatverwertung von Pfandrechten an Aktien, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht) 3/2019, 1-17
    • Fischer Roland, Khan Rebecca, Bail-in heute und morgen, in: Jusletter, 24 June 2019
    • Fischer Roland, Schrankenlose Drittsicherheiten im Konzern: Es geht auch bei Upstream Konstellationen, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht) 2/2018, 173-183
    • Fischer Roland, Wirch N., Stille Nachlassstundung bei börsenkotierten Gesellschaften - kein Ding der Unmöglichkeit, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht) 1/2017, 68-74
    • Thouvenin F., Bircher M., Fischer Roland, Repetitorium Immaterialgüterrecht, 3rd edition, Zurich 2016
    • Fischer Roland, Delli Colli Flavio, Sanierungsbemühungen bei Überschuldung, in: GesKR 2014/2
    • Luginbühl Tanja, Fischer Roland, Kommentar zu Art. 52-56 VAG, in: Hsu/Stupp (eds.), Basler Kommentar zum Versicherungsaufsichtsgesetz, Basel 2013
    • Fischer Roland, Die kreditgebende Bank im Debt-Work-out Prozess ihres Schuldners - Handlungsalternativen und Risiken, in: Sprecher (ed.), Sanierung und Insolvenz von Unternehmen III, Zurich 2013
    • Hünerwadel Patrick, Fischer Roland, Vorbemerkungen zu Art. 24-26 BEG und Kommentar zu Art. 24 BEG und Art. 4-6 und 8 HWpÜ, in: Honsell/Vogt/Watter (eds.), Basler Kommentar zum Wertpapierrecht, Basel 2012
    • Tranchet Marcel, Fischer Roland, Survey on Claw-back of Security in Insolvency, Switzerland, in: IBA Banking Law Committee Project: Guide to Clawback of Security in Insolvency, published on the IBA website, London 2012
    • Fischer Roland, Technologietransfer durch Lizenzverträge - Risiken und vertragliche Absicherungsmechanismen, in: Thouvenin/Wildhaber (eds.), Technologietransfer: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen rechtlicher Gestaltung, St.Gallen 2012
    • Fischer Roland, Lizenzverträge im Konkurs - Gesetzliche Regelung und vertragliche Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten, Doctoral Thesis Zurich, Bern 2008
  • Contact Details

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  • References

    Roland Fischer is constructive, straight-forward and with pragmatic solutions, bringing progress to a transaction.

    Legal 500, 2022

    Roland Fischer is a highly skilled practitioner who is adept at handling complex cross-border insolvency matters.

    Who's Who Legal, 2022

    Very excellent lawyer with amazing communication skills

    Chambers & Partners, 2021

    Very service-oriented and technically very skilled

    Chambers & Partners, 2020

    Highly esteemed lawyer renowned for his superb work in the refinancing of distressed businesses

    Who's Who Legal, 2020

    Technically very strong and excellent to work with

    IFLR 1000, 2020

    Well known for insolvency and restructuring cases

    Legal 500, 2020

Roland Fischer is constructive, straight-forward and with pragmatic solutions, bringing progress to a transaction.

Legal 500, 2022

Roland Fischer is a highly skilled practitioner who is adept at handling complex cross-border insolvency matters.

Who's Who Legal, 2022

Very excellent lawyer with amazing communication skills

Chambers & Partners, 2021

Very service-oriented and technically very skilled

Chambers & Partners, 2020

Highly esteemed lawyer renowned for his superb work in the refinancing of distressed businesses

Who's Who Legal, 2020

Technically very strong and excellent to work with

IFLR 1000, 2020

Well known for insolvency and restructuring cases

Legal 500, 2020

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