Credit Suisse First Boston wins new group general counsel

Leading European investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) has appointed Urs Rohner as its new group general counsel.

Rohner, the chief operating officer of Swiss company ProSiebenSat 1 Media, is due to take up his new position on 1 June when he will also become CSFB’s head of group corporate centre and a member of the group executive board. David Frick will remain head of group legal and compliance.

The appointment coincides with the merger of CSFB’s private banking and corporate and retailing banking division under the leadership of Walter Berchtold, the head of the bank’s trading and sales division.
Rohner was previously a partner at Zurich-based firm Lenz & Staehelin.

CSFB did not return calls for comment.