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Dr. Benedikt L. Rutscheidt

Baker McKenzie Switzerland AG


Dr. Benedikt Rutscheidt is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Zurich office and a member of the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Benedikt joined the Firm as a trainee lawyer in 2017 and rejoined as an associate in 2022. Prior to this return, he worked as a research assistant in the fields of corporate and accounting law at the University of St. Gallen. He graduated from the University of St. Gallen with a master's degree in law and economics and obtained a doctoral degree in Law.

Practice Focus

Benedikt advises domestic and international clients in all civil law aspects in the areas of corporate transactions and finance, with a special focus on corporate, commercial accounting/financial reporting and contract law. He is admitted to practice in Switzerland.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised US-based CTS Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators and electronic components, on the acquisition of Swiss-based maglab AG
  • Advised Dätwyler, a leading provider of high-quality, system-critical elastomer components, on the acquisition of the Swiss startup CTsystems AG

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • HSG Alumni - Member
  • Zurich Bar Association - Member
  • Swiss Bar Association - Member
  • Deutsch-Chinesische Juristenvereinigung e.V. - Member


  • Switzerland (2020)


  • University of St. Gallen (Dr. iur. / PhD HSG) (2023)
  • University of California at Santa Barbara (Student Exchange Program) (2017)
  • University of St. Gallen (M.A. HSG in Law & Economics) (2017)
  • University of St. Gallen (B.A. HSG in Law & Economics) (2015)


  • English
  • German