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René Bösch is a partner in both the Banking and Finance and the Capital Markets teams. An expert in capital market transactions and financial markets regulation, he is particularly focused on debt capital market transactions and the structuring of equity-linked and regulatory capital instruments. He also specializes in advising clients on banking law and financial services regulation, including recovery and resolution planning.

René Bösch is a partner in both the Banking and Finance and the Capital Markets teams. An expert in capital market transactions and financial markets regulation, he is particularly focused on debt capital market transactions and the structuring of equity-linked and regulatory capital instruments. He also specializes in advising clients on banking law and financial services regulation, including recovery and resolution planning.

2005
Head of Financial Services practice team (until 2015)
1998
Partner at Homburger
1991
Foreign Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, New York
1991
University of Chicago (LL.M.)
1989
Associate at Homburger
1987
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)

René Bösch remains one of the leading figures in Swiss banking market, with sources praising his expertise in the area. Clients report him to be a ‹very hard-working› lawyer who is ‹really on top of developments.› He regularly advises high-profile domestic banks on debt capital markets matters.

2020

René Bösch is an experienced capital markets lawyer who regularly advises issuers on complex DCM transactions. One client describes Bösch as ‹very hard-working and on top of developments›.

2020

René Bösch is a star of the European banking and finance market. He is a top mind when it comes to capital market transactions and financial market regulations.

2020

René Bösch is a leading light in the Swiss banking and finance market, where he enjoys a stellar reputation for his work on debt and structured finance transactions.

2020

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Homburger advised Credit Suisse Group AG on the issuer substitution under seven different series of outstanding bail-in bonds

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Homburger advised Credit Suisse AG in connection with the issuance of CHF 265 m Bonds by Athene

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Homburger advised Zürcher Kantonalbank in the issuance of CHF 275 m 1.75% AT1 Write-Down Notes

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René Bösch

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René Bösch is a partner in both the Banking and Finance and the Capital Markets teams. An expert in capital market transactions and financial markets regulation, he is particularly focused on debt capital market transactions and the structuring of equity-linked and regulatory capital instruments. He also specializes in advising clients on banking law and financial services regulation, including recovery and resolution planning.

René Bösch regularly advises Swiss and international financial institutions with respect to financing transactions and regulatory matters. In addition, he is experienced in assisting clients with internal investigations and representing them before Swiss authorities.

Over the years, René Bösch has been and still is consistently ranked top tier by leading law directories with respect to his expertise. In 2018, he was awarded “Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal for the second time and was named “absolutely top in Swiss debt capital markets” (Chambers Europe 2018) and “the foremost banking practitioner in the EMEA region” (Who’s Who Legal 2018).

René Bösch regularly publishes and lectures on banking and financial market matters and is a member of the editorial board of CapLaw, an electronic newsletter on Swiss capital markets law. In 2018, he was appointed as a market expert to the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Panel of Experts. He was a member of the Council of the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association and is a former co-chair of the Securities Law Committee and the Capital Markets Forum. He is a lecturer in the LL.M. International Business Law Programme of the University of Zurich and a member of the Cross-Border Resolution Working Group of the Institute of International Finance.

René Bösch received his PhD from the University of Zurich in 1987 and holds a Master of Law degree (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago Law School. He is registered in the Bar Register of the Canton of Zurich and is an Authorized Issuers’ Representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Career

2005
Head of Financial Services practice team (until 2015)
1998
Partner at Homburger
1991
Foreign Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, New York
1991
University of Chicago (LL.M.)
1989
Associate at Homburger
1988
Junior Associate at Homburger
1987
University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
1984
Research assistant to Prof. Meier-Hayoz at the University of Zurich

Languages

English, German

Bar Registration

Admitted to the Swiss bar

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