Reto Arpagaus

Dr. iur., LL.M.
Attorney at law Partner
Co-Head in Financial Services
Co-Head in Sports
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Arpagaus Reto

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Reto Arpagaus supports Swiss and international companies, entrepreneurs and private individuals in drafting and reviewing contracts as well as with corporate transactions (M&A, PE, VC), and he advises his clients in internal and regulatory investigations, corporate governance and compliance matters as well as intellectual property and competition law. Reto Arpagaus represents clients before state courts, courts of arbitration and administrative authorities. He has extensive experience and specialist knowledge in the areas of financial services, industry, telecommunications, IT and the sports sector. Reto Arpagaus is an active member of the board of different companies in these sectors. He publishes regularly and also lectures on these specialist areas.

Admitted to the Swiss Bar since 1993.
  • Co-Head of the Financial Services industry group (2009-2017; since 2020 until today)
  • Member of the Bratschi Management Team and Board of Directors (2007-2016)
  • Partner with Bratschi (since 2000)
  • Associate with Bratschi Emch & Partner (1995-1996 and 1997-1999)
  • Assistant to Prof. Dr. Dieter Zobl at the Chair of Commercial and Banking Law at the University of Zurich (1993-1995)
  • Homburger Attorneys-at-Law (1991-1992)
  • District Court of Meilen (1990-1991))
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., Master of Laws (1996-1997); with distinction
  • University of Zurich, Dr. iur. (1995); summa cum laude
  • University of Zurich, lic. iur. (1989); magna cum laude
  • Subject specialist at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Executive School of Management, Technology & Law (2014-2020)
  • Editor legal magazine ius.focus (www.iusfocus.ch) for trade and commercial law (since 2008)
  • Lecturer at the University of Zurich in commercial law (1994-1996 and 2002-2010)
  • Various board of directors mandates
  • recommended for «Banking and Finance» by Legal500 (2023)
  • highly recommended «Switzerland - Best Law Firms for M&A - 2023» by Leaders League
  • recommended «Switzerland - Best Law Firms for Banking & Finance - 2023» by Leaders League
  • listed as «notable practitioner» for «Corporate and M&A» by IFLR1000 (2022)
  • recommended for «Banking and Finance Law» by BestLawyers (2022)
  • recommended for «Banking and Finance» by Legal500 (2022)
  • highly recommended «Switzerland - Best Law Firms for M&A - 2022» by Leaders League
  • recommended «Switzerland - Best Law Firms for Banking & Finance - 2022» by Leaders League
  • listed as «notable practitioner» for «Corporate and M&A» by IFLR1000 (2021)
  • recommended for «Banking and Finance Law» by BestLawyers (2021)
  • recommended for «Banking and Finance» and «Sports law» by Legal500 (2019)
  • recommended for «Banking and Finance Law» by BestLawyers (2018)
  • recommended for «Banking and Finance» by Legal500 (2018)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • ASA, Swiss Arbitration Association
  • German-Swiss Lawyers’ Association
  • Ingres (Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz)
  • Consulegis (International Network of Law Firms)

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Switzerland - Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers

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Schnell, fair und kostenlos – Das Ad hoc Schiedgericht des Court of Arbitration for Sport während den Olympischen Spielen

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