Matthias specialises in complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional proceedings and investigations, including fraud and white-collar crime, asset recovery, insolvency, international mutual assistance, international sanctions and ESG-litigation.

Ranked in all leading legal directories, his practice focuses on banking and finance disputes. Drawing on first-hand experience in the sector, he handles complex matters requiring specialist knowledge in derivative instruments, hedge funds and financial products in general. He regularly acts in contentious corporate, commercial and governance disputes across various other sectors (healthcare, natural resources, sports and trusts).

Recognition

With over 20 years’ experience, Matthias Gstoehl is regarded as one of the top names for asset recovery, fraud, sanctions and investigations.
Who’s Who Legal Switzerland, Asset Recovery, 2024

Matthias is a diligent and highly intelligent Swiss litigator
Who’s Who Legal Switzerland, Asset Recovery, 2024

Matthias Gstoehl ranks as one of the go-to litigators in Zurich, thanks to his vast experience handling complex disputes pertaining to investigations, banking and ESG.
Who’s Who Thought Leaders, Commercial Litigation, 2023

Matthias is “a highly skilled litigator with profound knowledge of the banking sector”.
Legal 500 EMEA, Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations, 2023

Recent publications

Schnittstellen zwischen Strafrecht (StGB/StPO) und SchKG
MATTHIAS GSTOEHL, CHRISTIAN EXNER
In: Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Zivilprozess- und Zwangsvollstreckungsrecht (ZZZ) Nr. 65, 2024

Proposed amendments to Switzerland’s anti-money laundering and sanctions framework
MATTHIAS GSTOEHL, BENOIT A. MAURON
In: IBA Asset Recovery Committee Publications, 27 March 2024

ESG litigation in Switzerland – Risks and possible defence strategies
MATTHIAS GSTOEHL
Lexology online, LALIVE Blog, 6 March 2023

Recent conferences

ESG-Investigations, Challenges for companies today and in the future
MATTHIAS GSTOEHL, Speaker
April 2024

The role of business lawyers in promoting respect for human rights by businesses (BHRLA Launch Event Zurich)
MATTHIAS GSTOEHL, Speaker
Zurich, March 2024

Economic Crime Prevention Switzerland
MATTHIAS GSTOEHL, Moderator
Zurich, March 2024

Current memberships

  • Secretary of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the Expert Group for Digitalisation of the Swiss Bar Association
  • Member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Member of the Zurich Bar Association

Career history

  • Partner, LALIVE, Zurich 2017 – present
  • Partner, Nater Dallafior, 2012 – 2017
  • Derivatives structuring at two leading investment banks
  • Associate, Bär & Karrer, Zurich, 2001 – 2005

Academic qualifications

  • MSc in Finance, London Business School, 2006
  • Lic Iur, University of Geneva, 1998
  • University of Vienna, 1997 – 1998
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Practices

  • Commercial Litigation
  • ESG
  • Investigations, Regulatory & Compliance
  • White Collar Crime

Sectors

  • Banking & Finance
  • Energy
  • Pharma
  • Sports

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Nationality

  • Swiss

Admission

  • Switzerland, 2001
“Very client oriented and success driven approach” Legal 500, EMEA, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, 2022