Dr. Alexander Vogel, LL.M.
Dr. Alexander Vogel, LL.M.

Dr. Alexander Vogel, LL.M.

Partner, Zurich/Zug

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | PO Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | PO Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 00 40


Alexander Vogel heads the firm’s Corporate and M&A department. He has over 25 years’ experience across a wide range of industries, transaction types and countries, with a particular interest in complex cross-border transactions. His principal areas of work include cross-border M&A, private equity, acquisition finance and capital markets. His experience includes recommended and hostile public takeovers, all manner of private share and business acquisitions or disposals and related financings, spin-offs, initial and secondary equity offerings, private equity, group reorganisations, joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as corporate governance questions.

Alexander is ranked by Chambers and Partners in their Global and Europe editions, in the Banking and Finance section and in the M&A section. According to Chambers and Partners he has a “good relationship with clients, is open-minded and wants to solve problems”.

His clients include listed companies, financial institutions as well as other large and medium-sized companies, with a particular industry focus on financial services, technology, construction and consumer goods. He is a member of the board of directors of several listed and non-listed companies, including companies active in the areas of financial services, technology, building and real estate.

Alexander Vogel was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 1992 and to the New York Bar in 1994. He holds a degree from the University of St Gallen law school and a master’s degree from Northwestern University school of law.

Country Desks

Rankings & Awards

Chambers and Partners Europe Alexander Vogel 2023Chambers and Partners Global Alexander Vogel 2023Chambers and Partners FinTech Alexander Vogel 2023Leaders League Ranked Firm 2023Best Lawyers Recognized in 2023Chambers and Partners Global 2022 Alexander VogelChambers and Partners FinTech 2022 Alexander VogelChambers and Partners Europe 2022 Alexander VogelLegal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2022Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2022Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2022IFLR 1000 Highly Regarded Leading Lawyers 2022Chambers and Partners Global 2021 Alexander VogelChambers and Partners FinTech 2021 Alexander VogelChambers and Partners Europe 2021 Alexander VogelLegal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2021Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2021Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide 2021Who's Who Legal Switzerland 2021 Recognized inChambers and Partners Global 2020 Alexander VogelLegal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2020Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2020Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2019Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2018
  • “He has the ability to understand the DNA of the company” – Chambers and Partners Global, Corporate/M&A, 2023
  • “Alexander Vogel has strong business acumen” – Chambers and Partners Global, Banking & Finance, 2023
  • “He is very well experienced and active in blockchain project advice” – Chambers and Partners, Fintech, 2023
  • “He is not just providing his general knowledge from before but really is into the new questions and issues” – Chambers and Partners, Fintech, 2023
  • “Alexander Vogel attracts a lot of clients” – Chambers and Partners, Fintech, 2022
  • “Alexander Vogel is one of the most knowledgeable person in Switzerland about FINMA and digital/crypto assets” – Legal 500 EMEA, Fintech, 2022
  • “Alexander Vogel is an outstanding lawyer in the area of structured finance and derivatives. He has an in-depth understanding of trading and products, and he speaks the traders’ language, which makes communication very easy and efficient. Alexander is very intelligent and quick-witted and fast at spotting the key issues while still seeing the broader picture. His responsive and calm manner make it pleasant to work with him” – Legal 500 EMEA, Banking and Finance, 2022
  • “Know-how, approachability, flexibility, sense of humor and solution-oriented mind-set” – IFLR 1000, 2021-22
  • “Alexander Vogel earns widespread plaudits for his considerable experience of sophisticated cross-border transactions and financings” – Who’s Who Legal, National Leader Project Finance, 2022
  • “Extremely hard working, innovative, depth of knowledge, well connected” – IFLR 1000, 2021-22
  • “He brings a lot to the table, he’s productive 24/7. He has great knowledge in how to run a startup and avoid the first pitfalls” – Chambers and Partners, FinTech, 2021
  • “He did an outstanding job and had an extraordinary level of knowledge and know-how with regards to digital assets and the surrounding regulation in Switzerland” – Chambers and Partners, FinTech, 2021
  • “Many years of invaluable experience and a broad knowledge base make Alexander Vogel an outstanding individual in the Swiss legal market. Based on his large experience, he is able to render competent and reliable advice on a wide range of issues” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Deals & Cases

  • Advised MÜLLER-STEINAG Group, an owner-managed, independent family business active in the fields of concrete products, natural building materials, recycling, waste treatment and water technology, in its acquisition of BIRCO GmbH. As one of the leading manufacturers of channel systems in Europe, BIRCO develops and produces innovative, cutting-edge drainage solutions for all fields of application, including drainage systems fulfilling high environmental safety requirements as well as for heavy-duty and high-traffic areas, such as airports
  • Advised SIX listed Julius Baer Group Ltd on its Series C investment in digital assets banking platform SEBA Bank Ltd
  • Advised Labster, the world’s leading platform for virtual labs and interactive science, on the acquisition of UbiSim, the virtual reality training platform for nursing
  • Advised the Swiss-based Lakeward Group on the sale of a portfolio of real estate assets in Berlin to CBRE Investment Management
  • Advised the private sellers of ancosys GmbH, a globally leading provider of chemical analysis and metrology solutions for advanced semiconductor manufacturing, on the sale of the company to Nova Ltd, which is dual-listed at Nasdaq (NVMI) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NOVA)
  • Advised Müller-Steinag group on the acquisition of Creabeton Matériaux Ltd. Müller-Steinag is an owner-managed, independent family enterprise with around 1,150 staff members and activities in the areas of concrete products, natural construction materials, recycling, waste management and water technology. Creabeton Matériaux is a leading manufacturer of pre-fabricated concrete products in the French part of Switzerland and an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of 3D printing processes for the production of concrete objects and the seamless digitization of production processes
  • Advised ASX listed Bigtincan Holdings Limited on the acquisition of Vidinoti SA, a Swiss leader in the area of augmented reality
  • Advising Värdex Suisse in structuring and introducing its new cryptonow voucher cards available for purchase in retail stores enabling its purchasers to exchange Swiss Francs into crypto currencies

Education & Admission

  • Admitted to the New York Bar (1994)
  • Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M. (1994)
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (1992)
  • University of St. Gallen, Dr. iur., lic. iur. (1997/1989)

Memberships and public offices

  • Member of the board of the Swiss Association of Investment Companies (SRO SVIG)
  • Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC)
  • Zug Chamber of Commerce


  • German
  • English
  • French

“He is not just providing his general knowledge from before but really is into the new questions and issues”

Chambers and Partners, Fintech, 2023
More by Alexander Vogel


Technology M&A 2023 Switzerland – Trends and Developments

Chambers and Partners, Global Practice Guides, Technology M&A 2023, 18 January 2023
  • EN

Neues Aktienrecht – was ist zu tun?

GoingPublic Magazin 04/2022, Kapitalmarkt Schweiz, S. 96-97, 21. Dezember 2022
  • DE

Mergers & Acquisitions (§ 6 V.8.j-r: Legal Due Diligence in den Bereichen Bewilligungen, Compliance, Verträge, Immaterialgüterrechte, Datenschutz, Liegenschaften und Infrastruktur, Geschäftsversicherungen und Rechtsstreitigkeiten und § 6 VI: Due Diligence-Bericht)

Handbücher für die Anwaltspraxis (HAP), Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, S. 285-316 und S. 320-324, 1. Aufl., Dezember 2022
  • DE

Construction & Real Estate Review 2022

Who's Who Legal, Feature, p. 7-11, August 2022
  • EN