Of Counsel
Dr. iur. | Attorney at law

Peter Altorfer
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    Wenger Vieli Ltd.
    Dufourstrasse 56
    P.O. Box
    8034 Zurich

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After pursuing a career at a Swiss universal bank, Peter Altorfer decided to get a start in the legal profession at a smaller law office specialized in advising and litigating on behalf of banks. In recent years, the importance of private clients and the work of legal entities in supervisory bodies have increased. In addition to analyzing legal issues, Peter Altorfer is interested in how problems are embedded within private clients’ broader environments. He is also on the board of directors of various companies, as well as on the board of trustees of a number of non-profit organizations. He appreciates the variety in his work that comes from advising both companies and private individuals. 

“In my private life, I am interested in the meaning of philosophy, particularly drawing on Stoicism and its later developments. I believe that both one’s professional and one’s private life should be influenced by this.” 

Peter Altorfer speaks German, English and French.

Peter Altorfer
Since 2000 Partner / Of Counsel at Wenger Vieli Ltd.
1990-2000 Partner at Belser Altorfer & Partner
1988-1990 Lawyer at a law firm in Zurich
1987 IMD Lausanne (PED)
1986-1988 Vice President at a listed Swiss bank
1984 Internship at a law firm in New York
1983-1985 Collaborator in the Legal Department of a listed Swiss bank
1982 Admission to the Bar
1980 University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • IMD International (IMD)
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