Rödl & Partner strengthens Transaction Services offering in Switzerland with the arrival of Michael Horwat


​​Zurich, 20.3.2024: Rödl & Partner expands its Transactions Services offering in Switzerland. Michael Horwat (44) joins Rödl & Partner and has assumed the lead for Transaction Services in Zurich.

Michael has advised clients on M&A transactions for over 18 years, predominantly focusing on financial due diligence. Having worked for several years in Vienna and London, he relocated and continued his career in Zürich just over eight years ago.

Michael has supported PE funds as well as corporations – ranging from mid-market “hidden champions” to multinational enterprises. His expertise encompasses, amongst others, support in so-called succession situations as well as carve-out perimeter transactions. In addition, he has extensive experience in advising public sector authorities.

Michael is a Certified Public Accountant (Austria) and has passed the EXPERT-suisse hosted Swiss law for foreign accountants exam. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Sebastian Repetz, Country Managing Partner, Rödl & Partner Switzerland: “I am happy to welcome Michael to our team. Michael’s arrival will enable us to significantly strengthen our capabilities to support our clients in M&A situations. The success and demand we encounter in the market is the result of our clear focus on the ‘Mittelstand’ with all its opportunities, on the national level as well as on the global stage.”

Peter Längle, Partner Corporate Finance, Rödl & Partner Munich adds: “The arrival of Michael in Zurich results in a significant expansion of our local operations at this crucial market for our clients. It is also a testimony of both the attractiveness and our unwavering commitment to the DACH countries. The region is and remains a core pillar in our global growth trajectory, where we provide our local expertise and interdisciplinary solutions, coupled with a global mindset and horizon.”

Michael Horwat: “I am excited to be part of the Rödl & Partner success story. Together, we will stand for an interdisciplinary mindset, client focus and tailormade solutions. Our clients will enjoy top notch advice and our team will find a great place to grow."

About Rödl & Partner in Switzerland
I​​​n 2007 Rödl & Partner established a wholly-owned office in Zurich that supports clients operating in all four linguistic regions of Switzerland. Multilingual Swiss and G​erman lawyers, tax consultants, auditors and finance and accounting experts liaise with each other in interdisciplinary teams to provide their clients with end-to-end advisory services.


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Sebastian Repetz

Certified Public Auditor (Switzerland), Country Manager Switzerland at Rödl & Partner


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