Partner, PwC Legal Switzerland
Lawyer, VC Investor, Disruption Disciple, Author and Exponential Technologies Enthusiast.
Considered one of the leading European Banking, Investment and Blockchain/Crypto Law specialists and often dubbed “Regulatory Rock Star” Guenther is also passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, rock music, custom bratstyle motorcycles, obstacle course racing and vinyl records.
A Partner at PwC Zurich and Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland as well as a member of PwC’s Global Legal Leadership Team directing the firm’s global legal practise with 4000+ lawyers in 90+ countries he and his team are building the law firm of the future. Every day. Prior to this he was a successful Venture Capitalist, served as in-house counsel at an international hedge fund and practised in court and with a leading business law firm. Guenther holds a PhD in law from Johannes Kepler University (Austria), an MBA from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) and has completed the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. He is the author of 10 books mostly on investment law and regulation but also of “Making Money out of Technology” (2003), “Uptake Revisited: How Innovative Products succeed in International Markets” (2007) and the forthcoming “New Suits. Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World” (2019).
Guenther is a permanent member of the Swiss Fund & Asset Management Association’s Specialists Committee “Legal & Compliance Asset Management”, of the ecomomiesuisse “Financial Market Regulation” working group, a Member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss LegalTech Association and the Swiss Innovation Valley and Co-Host of Legal Hackers Zurich. He is also the host of the “Appetite for Disruption” video series (www.appetitefordisruption.tv), the Founder of the global Disruption Disciples movement, privately invested and actively involved in numerous ventures and lectures at various universities.