Rudolf Tschäni Senior Counsel
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LL.M.

Rudolf Tschäni

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

    Rudolf Tschäni advises on M&A transactions and questions of corporate governance, and is frequently sought after by boards of directors and management in takeover and stress situations. He has extensive experience as a board member and is often nominated as arbitrator in national and international arbitration procedures, particularly in disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions.

  • Practices

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    Partner and now Senior Counsel at Lenz & Staehelin
    Admission to New York Bar
    Harvard Law School (LL.M.)
    Swiss Bar Admission
    College of Europe, Brugge (H.E.E)
    University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
  • Specialist Areas

    Corporate and M&A, Public Tender Offers, Private Equity, Corporate Governance, Banking and Finance and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (particularly M&A Litigation)
  • Languages

    German, English, French
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    • Gaberthüel Tino, Tschäni Rudolf, Transaktionsrecht, FinfraG, FIDLEG, in: Nobel/Müller (eds.), Berner Kommentar - Das Aktienrecht - Kommentar der ersten Stunde, Berne 2023, 447 et seqq.
    • Tschäni Rudolf, Diem Hans-Jakob, Wolf Matthias, M&A-Transaktionen nach Schweizer Recht, 3rd edition, Zurich 2021
    • Tschäni Rudolf, Vinkulierung: Building Trust nach SIKA, in: Jung/Krauskopf/Cramer (eds.), Theorie und Praxis des Unternehmensrechts - Festschrift zu Ehren von Lukas Handschin, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2020, 721 et seqq.
    • Tschäni Rudolf, Diem Hans-Jakob, Gaberthüel Tino, Öffentliche Kaufangebote, 4th edition, Zurich 2020
    • Tschäni Rudolf, Gaberthüel Tino, Kommentierung von Art. 175-183 CO (Commentary on Certain Articles of the Code of Obligations), in: Widmer/Lüchinger/Oser (eds.), Basler Kommentar zum Obligationenrecht I, 7th edition, Basel 2019
    • Tschäni Rudolf, Mergers & Acquisitions XX, Zurich 2018
    • Tschäni Rudolf, Gaberthüel Tino, Offenlegungsrecht (Disclosure of Significant Participations), in: Sester/Brändli/Bartholet/Schildknecht (eds.), St. Galler Handbuch zum Finanzmarktrecht, Finanzmarktaufsicht und Finanzmarktinfrastrukturen, Zurich/St. Gallen 2018, § 23
    • Watter R., Vogt N., Tschäni Rudolf, Daeniker D., Fusionsgesetz, Basler Kommentar zum Fusionsgesetz, including comments of certain articles, 2nd edition, Basel 2015
    • Tschäni Rudolf, Frey Harold, Müller Dominique, Streitigkeiten aus M&A-Transaktionen, Zurich 2013
  • Other Activities

    • Co-Organizer of the M&A special course in the LL.M. program of the University of Zurich.

    • Member of the study commission of the Law Faculty LL.M. International Business Law of the Uni-versity of Zurich.

    • Extensive publication and lecturer activities.

  • Contact Details

  • Other Activities

    • Co-Organizer of the M&A special course in the LL.M. program of the University of Zurich.

    • Member of the study commission of the Law Faculty LL.M. International Business Law of the Uni-versity of Zurich.

    • Extensive publication and lecturer activities.

  • References

    He is highly sought after by corporate clients thanks to his excellence when it comes to matters of governance and policy.

    Who's Who Legal, 2022

    He enjoys a stellar reputation for his vast experience advising on M&A transactions and related disputes.

    Who's Who Legal, 2022

    Top-tier M&A lawyer who is singled out for his wealth of experience in disputes arising from mergers.

    Who's Who Legal, 2021

    Strategic mastermind

    Chambers, 2021

    Prominent figure in the market

    Chambers, 2020

    Excellent lawyer with outstanding legal and personal skills, very knowledgeable, trustworthy and high degree of business acumen

    IFLR 1000, 2020

    Considered as a top name for counsel on board management, stress takeovers and transaction-related disputes

    Who's Who Legal, 2020

    Ability to cut right to the chase and devise tailored solutions

    Chambers, 2019

He is highly sought after by corporate clients thanks to his excellence when it comes to matters of governance and policy.

Who's Who Legal, 2022

He enjoys a stellar reputation for his vast experience advising on M&A transactions and related disputes.

Who's Who Legal, 2022

Top-tier M&A lawyer who is singled out for his wealth of experience in disputes arising from mergers.

Who's Who Legal, 2021

Strategic mastermind

Chambers, 2021

Prominent figure in the market

Chambers, 2020

Excellent lawyer with outstanding legal and personal skills, very knowledgeable, trustworthy and high degree of business acumen

IFLR 1000, 2020

Considered as a top name for counsel on board management, stress takeovers and transaction-related disputes

Who's Who Legal, 2020

Ability to cut right to the chase and devise tailored solutions

Chambers, 2019

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