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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 2SwitzerlandGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Schellenberg Wittmer is a high-quality practice offering comprehensive banking expertise, with particular knowledge of derivatives. The law firm advises on regulatory mandates, including the establishment of new banking services in Switzerland, the local implementation of cross-border bank restructuring and the structuring of investment funds or investment management platforms. The team is noted for its expertise in banking litigation. The lawyers' additional expertise encompasses transactions involving trade finance platforms.

Notable practitioners

Anita Schläpfer is active on a range of financing mandates, advising clients on real estate finance and acquisition financing. One market commentator reports: "We were impressed by her pragmatism and constructive attitude."

Tarek Houdrouge enters the ranking on the back of positive feedback. He advises on large-scale financial restructurings as well as regulatory matters. A satisfied client enthuses: "Tarek Houdrouge knows the banking industry very well and his input is always valuable in terms of strategy and decision-making," and adds: "He is a very hard-working and pragmatic lawyer."

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Overview

Our Banking and Finance Group comprises more than 20 qualified Swiss lawyers with an in-depth understanding of the regulatory environment of all types of financial institutions and the domestic and international financial markets. Many of the practice lawyers have gained in-house experience while working for banks, asset managers, regulators and international law firms. Our experience and expertise, together with the size of our team, enable us to provide top quality and tailor-made advice concerning finance transactions and regulatory issues of every type.

We act regularly on behalf of Swiss and foreign banks and other financial institutions, such as investment firms, insurance companies, fund management companies and asset managers, across a broad range of regulatory matters, including:

  • Establishment and licensing of financial institutions in Switzerland
  • Structuring of capital transactions for banks
  • Mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions
  • Advice and implementation of regulatory change projects
  • Audit mandates granted by FINMA for investigations
  • Assistance in enforcement proceedings and internal investigations
  • Syndicated loan facilities and acquisition finance
  • Structured finance transactions
  • Acquisitions and disposals of banks and client portfolios, and reorganisations in the banking sector
  • Asset management and investment law,
  • Listing of securities on SIX Swiss Exchange, several members of our team are admitted as recognised representatives
  • Fintech matters




Members

Borens, Philippe (Head of Department)

Houdrouge, Tarek (Head of Department)

Wuest, Grégoire (Head of Department)

Ah Choon, Jean Jacques

Burrus, Louis

Clemetson, Caroline

Schläpfer, Anita

Tribolet, Grégoire

Vonlanthen, Christoph

Industries

Aviation

Banks 

Charities / Not for Profit

Education

Financial Services

Insurance 

Investment Management

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate Finance

Banking & Finance

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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Location

Löwenstrasse 19

PO Box 1876

Zurich

Zurich

Switzerland

CH-8021

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Switzerland

Banking & Finance


Anita Schläpfer
Band 4
Tarek Houdrouge
Up and Coming