Dr. Stephanie Walter


Stephanie Walter's practice focuses on banking, insurance and financial market laws as well as on the area of collective investment schemes. She assists Swiss and foreign banks, asset managers, managers of collective investment schemes, insurance companies and other financial institutions in regulatory matters and proceedings (including before U.S. authorities) as well as in contract, corporate and governance matters.

Furthermore, she advises clients on M&A transactions and large-scale internal investigations.

Drawing from her secondment at Goldman Sachs and her former professional activities for various companies, Stephanie has practical experience in the financial services industry and understands the client's needs also from a market and customer-oriented perspective. As a former law clerk at the Swiss Federal Administrative Court she has expertise in proceedings before administrative authorities and in dealing with regulators.

LanguagesGerman, English
  • LL.M. Candidate at Columbia Law School (since 2022)
  • Secondment at Goldman Sachs Bank AG (2021)
  • University of St. Gallen: Dr. iur. (2019)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2016)
  • Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Peter Hettich, Institute of Public Finance, Fiscal Law and Law & Economics (IFF-HSG) (2015-2016)
  • Admission to the Bar, St. Gallen (2015)
  • Swiss Federal Administrative Court, Division II, Public Economic Law (2013-2014)
  • Business law firm, Zurich (2012-2013)
  • University of St. Gallen: M.A. HSG in Law and Economics (2012)
  • Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina: Exchange term, participation in the MBA program (2012)
  • Credit Suisse, Zurich (2009)
  • University of St. Gallen: B.A. HSG in Business Administration (2009)
  • Lindt & Sprungli, Zurich (2008)
  • Singapore Management University: Exchange term (2007)
  • Dow Chemical, Zurich (2005)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
AdmissionAll Swiss Courts

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