Legal 500 (EMEA 2020) - "Leading firms - German-speaking Switzerland"
"VISCHER is highly regarded for its healthcare, TMT and transport practices as well as its expertise in capital markets, M&A, public law, competition and litigation matters. Key at the firm include Stefan Kohler, Rolf Auf der Maur, Benedict Christ, Stefan Rechsteiner and Christian Oetiker. Michael Waldner, Klaus Neff and Christian Wyss are other names to note."
Legal 500 (EMEA 2020) - "Public Law"
"The public law department at VISCHER has core strengths in energy-related work, where it handles litigation, regulatory and strategic advice, and healthcare matters, acting in disputes against regulators as well as handling transactions. Team lead Stefan Rechsteiner advised Axpo Services AG on the reorganisation of its corporate structure, and acted as legal counsel to the Rheinkraftwerk Säckingen AG, Kraftwerk Ryburg-Schwörstadt AG and Kraftwerk Reckingen AG power plants, which are located at the Swiss-German border, following the rejection of their application to use a high-voltage grid for hydro-energy projects. Michael Waldner is acting for the University Hospital of Zurich and the Cantonal Hospitals of St Gall and Lucerne in disputes against healthcare insurers relating to treatment tariffs."
Best Lawyers Switzerland 2017 - 2019
Recommended for Energy Law.
Legal 500 (EMEA 2019) - "Leading Firms: German-Speaking Switzerland"
"VISCHER has core strength in the healthcare, TMT and transport sectors and notable public law expertise, while also fielding strong capital markets, M&A, competition and litigation departments. Key partners include Stefan Kohler, Rolf Auf der Maur, Stefan Rechsteiner, Benedict Christ and Christian Oetiker. Michael Waldner and Christian Wyss are other names to note."
Legal 500 (EMEA 2019) - "Public Law" - Tier 1
"VISCHER has a 'customer-oriented approach mixed with legal expertise'. Led by regulatory expert Stefan Rechsteiner, the team mainly advises on energy and public healthcare matters. In recent work, Michael Waldner is representing several hospitals in regulatory court proceedings concerning the hospital treatment tariffs chargeable to insurance companies."
Who's Who Legal (Switzerland 2019) - "Energy"
"Michael Waldner is a well-known expert in administrative law who is recommended for providing sophisticated regulatory advice to a range of major clients in the sector."
Chambers Europe (2019) - "Energy"
"Michael Waldner assists clients with regulatory issues, as well as supporting them in disputes concerning priority rights. One commentator states: "He is a really smart guy."
Who's Who Legal (Switzerland 2018) - "Energy"
"National firm VISCHER is the leading firm in this space and sees two lawyers selected for inclusion.
Stefan Rechsteiner is one of the country's foremost energy practitioners who draws praise from sources for his excellent work representing energy companies before the administrative courts.
Michael Waldner is highly recommended by market commentators as a leading authority on renewable energy matters as well as the regulation of energy markets."
Legal 500 (EMEA 2018) - "Public Law" - Tier 1
"Public sector clients consider Vischer’s ‘response times, industry knowledge and appropriateness of advice outstanding’. Andreas Albrecht and counsel Michael Waldner assisted multiple hospitals with regulatory and administrative court proceedings concerning tariff charges for hospital treatments to health insurance companies. The client roster also includes Repower and Swisslos. The ‘knowledgeable’ Stefan Rechsteiner ‘advises clients successfully over many years’."
Chambers Europe (2018) - "Corporate/M&A"
"Michael Waldner is involved in energy disputes with the regulator. He has particular experience in assisting clients with matters relating to renewable energy and nuclear power."