David Jenny

Dr. David Jenny


work Aeschenvorstadt 4 Postfach
4010 Basel


Attorney at Law


David Jenny has been advising and representing corporations since 1991 in transactions and corporate and commercial matters. In insolvency, he acts as liquidator and advises governing bodies of corporations and creditors. He assists various international professional services organisations which are structured as Swiss associations, and also acts as arbitrator. He is a member of various boards of directors and boards of foundations. David was president of the Basel Bar Association 2010/2013 and was for 2011/2012 co-chair of the Insolvency, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights section (SIRC) of the International Bar Association.

Since February 2013 he is a member of the Great Council (parliament) of the Canton of Basel-Stadt. He is deputy speaker of the Great Council for the year 2020/21. David Jenny regularly publishes on legal issues within his fields of specialisation and is highly recommended by authoritative directories. He is editor of the legal ethics section of ius.focus, a periodical focused on Swiss case law.


  • Additional studies at the University of Neuchâtel and Western Washington University/USA
  • University of Michigan Law School (LL.M., 1989)
  • University of Basel (lic. iur., 1984; Dr. iur., 1988)


  • Court clerk
  • Research and teaching assistant for constitutional and administrative law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Basel to Prof. Kurt Eichenberger

Mandates as board member

  • Member of the board of various Swiss companies and foundations
  • Trustee and Liquidator of Menag Energie AG in debt restructuring liquidation (to 2012)
  • Member of the Creditors‘ Committee of Weidenareal Metall AG

Memberships in Associations

  • Basel Bar Association (President 2010-2013, Treasurer 2007 - 2010)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Basel Association of Jurists
  • Swiss Association of Jurists
  • Swiss Association for Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law (Treasurer 1999 - 2012)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association
  • International Bar Association (former co-chair of the Insolvency, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights section (SIRC))
  • American Bar Association


  • German
  • English
  • French

Practice areas

  • Arbitration
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • China Desk
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financing
  • Insolvency Law
  • Law of Associations (Swiss Verein)
  • Legal Profession Law
  • Life Sciences
  • M&A
  • Pharma
  • Private Equity
  • Restructuring and Reorganisation
  • Venture Capital

Deals & Cases

Publications & Presentations


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