Dr. Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler

Attorney at Law, Partner

Bellerivestrasse 201
CH-8034 Zurich
T +41 44 386 60 00
D +41 44 386 61 24
M +41 79 325 05 57
F +41 44 383 60 50


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.


Education & Admission

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


Swiss Bar Association
Zurich Bar Association
International Bar Association (IBA)
International Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), Vice Chair Banking & Finance Committee





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FRORIEP accompanied SEBA in the launch of a Dual Currency Certificate – Bitcoin (BTC) / US Dollar (USD)
Froriep to sponsor International Cannabis Business Conference | Virtual Global Symposium | 9 June 2020
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FRORIEP advised BFW Holding AG in a public offer for shares
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Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler and Benjamin Dürig – Speakers at the Academy & Finance conference “FinSA Obligations: how to comply with the new rules of conduct” | Zurich, 11 December 2019
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FRORIEP Lawyers Recognised in The Best Lawyers Switzerland 2019
Central Real Estate Basel AG acquires parts of “Klybeck” in the largest real estate transaction of the recent years
FRORIEP advised BFW Liegenschaften AG (SIX: BLIN) on Public Share Buy-Back
FRORIEP advised BFW Liegenschaften AG (SIX: BLIN) on Public Share Buy-Back
Froriep advised Hesira Group Limited
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Froriep advised Senioresidenz AG (Ticker: SENIO) on its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on BX Berne Exchange and a 50 Million share capital increase
Froriep advised stock exchange listed Novavest Real Estate AG (TICKER: NREN) on further share capital increase
Froriep assisted Palmarium Group in Acquiring the entire stake in Lebara Group
Froriep advised Hogg Robinson Group Plc and its Subsidiaries
Froriep advised BFW Liegenschaften AG (SIX: BLIN) on public share buy-back
Froriep advised the founders and shareholders of Knime.com AG with regard to a €20 million equity investment from invus
Froriep advised Adent Cliniques Dentaires Groupe SA and its subsidiaries on their refinancing by a syndicate of banks under the lead of UBS Switzerland AG


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