Over 25 years practice in the evaluation, structuring, financing and documentation of technology investments and infrastructure projects world-wide. Experience in energy projects (wind, solar, biomass, gas, coal) of all sizes.

Familiarity with:

  • Venture capital and private equity transactions
  • Internal group structure issues
  • Infrastructure projects: project financed structures and project documentation, including power purchase and other off-take agreements, turnkey contracts, project finance agreements, insurance, fuel supply, procurement and construction, engineering and consulting services, operations and maintenance, development agreements

Education and Experience

  • Study of law, University of Zurich and Tokyo University, degrees lic. iur. and Dr. iur.
  • Three years with Sumitomo Trust & Banking Capital Markets Department, Tokyo
  • Two years with EFL, Swiss venture capital investor, Zurich
  • Five years with Black & Veatch, US-based engineering firm, dealing with EPC and project finance structure, Kansas City and Hong Kong
  • Five years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Project Finance Group, in London
  • Independent advisor since 2002, advising investors on project structures, risk management and general counsel functions


  • Qualified as Rechtsanwalt (attorney-at-law) and Öffentliche Urkundsperson (notary) in Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland
  • Qualified as solicitor in England and Wales (not practicing)
  • Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association

  • Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Japanese