Roger Bischof launches new Swiss-Chinese restructuring boutique

 Roger Bischof launches new Swiss-Chinese restructuring boutique

In the midst of the current Covid-19 pandemic, former Baker McKenzie and Deloitte practitioner Roger Bischof (罗杰) has co-founded BIRT.

BIRT is already a leading cross-border restructuring boutique focused on special situations and transactions in Switzerland, China and Singapore. This new venture helps major corporations, small and medium sized enterprises and business owners to navigate the complex and challenging situations in Asia and Europe. The firm provides comprehensive legal, financial and strategic management services through an unparalleled multidisciplinary approach. BIRT’s holistic client support is based on decades of experience and expertise as well as an extensive local and international network of trusted partners.  It acts with a deep understanding of Chinese and European negotiating cultures and business practices.

BIRT CEO Roger Bischof, who is dually-licensed as a lawyer and certified public accountant, is a founding member of theSwiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA) and a board member of the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SwissCham). He is also the chairman of both the Asia Transformation & Turnaround Association (ATTA) and the Swiss Turnaround Association (STA). According to Roger, restructuring is the main priority of many companies in China and Switzerland under the current circumstances.  

BIRT’s interdisciplinary team consists of a handful of highly qualified professionals, whose combined experience in the restructuring industry represents many decades of expertise during restructuring processes in Switzerland and China. The firm has a unique footprint and considers itself a bridge between Switzerland and China. In Roger’s view China is becoming an increasingly sophisticated market. Shanghai and Singapore are developing themselves into major Asian hubs for finance and restructuring. Moreover, following the tensions between the US and China, ties and connections between Europe and Asia will become far more important. Roger says that the SCLA plays a significant role in this regard by bringing together attorneys, judges and academics from both China and Switzerland and fostering exchange between their two cultures and legal systems.

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