Dr. Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler
Dr. Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler

Dr. Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler

Partner, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 03 80


Catrina Luchsinger is a specialist in financial market law and corporate law. She has a wealth of experience advising financial market clients, including banks, asset managers and investment vehicles, as well as substantial operational knowledge. She also serves on the management boards of various companies, some of which are in the financial services sector.

Catrina Luchsinger joined our firm as an associate in the year 2000. She became a partner in 2007.

Catrina Luchsinger advises financial services clients and investment companies on regulatory issues as well as on contractual aspects relating to the financial market industry. She furthermore has considerable experience in acquisition and financing transactions, in general corporate work, both for listed and privately held companies, in mergers and acquisitions – predominantly in the financial services sector – and regularly advises in equity capital market transactions both for SIX Swiss Exchange, where she is admitted as a listing agent, and for BX Berne eXchange.

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Rankings & Awards

Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2023Leaders League Ranked Firm 2023Best Lawyers Recognized in 2023Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2022IFLR 2022 Highly Regarded Leading LawyersBest Lawyers Recognized in 2022IFLR 2021-2022 Highly RegardedIFLR 2021 Highly RegardedLegal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2021Chambers Alternative Funds 2021Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2020Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2019
  • “Catrina Luchsinger is very commercial, pragmatic, focused and sensible. She did a great job” – Legal 500 EMEA, Banking & Finance, 2022
  • “Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler listens patiently, interjects with clarity and wisdom and educates with insight and experience. We consider ourselves lucky to have Catrina passionately support us in our corner” – Legal 500 EMEA, Banking & Finance, 2022
  • “Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler is a top-drawer investment management specialist, with a wealth of experience advising high-profile clients” – Who’s Who Legal, National Leader Investment Management, 2022
  • “Very pragmatic, fast and problem-solving oriented” – IFLR 1000, 2021
  • “Innovative solutions, very good collaboration, implementing feedback immediately and gives comprehensively excellent knowledge” – IFLR 1000, 2021
  • “Extremely smart and hands on approach. She understands her clients’ needs” – IFLR 1000, 2020
  • “Excellent skills in blockchain and strong senior leadership” – Legal 500 EMEA, Fintech, 2020
  • “Catrina Luchsinger always goes the extra mile” – Legal 500 EMEA, Banking & Finance, 2020

Deals & Cases

  • Advised Rhystadt AG in the successful completion of a mortgage-backed facility agreement under Swiss law
  • Advised SEBA Bank AG on the launching of an Exchange Traded Products Program at SIX Exchange
  • Advising Nova Property Fund Management AG on launch of new real estate investment products
  • Advising Rhystadt AG on the purchase of Klybeck Areal and related structuring of club deal for major Swiss investors
  • Advising Lusaria AG on the acquisition financing and purchase of Alpex Pharma AG
  • Supporting Binance (largest crypto/token-exchange) on offering their services into Switzerland

Education & Admission

  • University of Zurich, PhD
  • Admitted to the Bar (1995)
  • University of Zurich, lic.iur.

Memberships and public offices

  • Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), Co-Chair Banking, Finance and Securities Committee
  • Jungfraubahn Holding AG; Board Member and Head of Audit and Compliance Committee
  • Nova Property Fund Management AG; Chairman of the Board
  • Baader Helvea AG; Vicepresident of the Board
  • Sanitas Krankenversicherung; Member of the Foundation Board


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  • English
  • French


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“Extremely smart and hands on approach. She understands her clients’ needs”

IFLR 1000, 2020