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Bar Admission: Switzerland 2000, New York 2005, England 2005
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English, French, Italian

Contact

Dr. Olivier Favre, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 3426
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Dr. Olivier Favre, LL.M.

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Contact

Dr. Olivier Favre, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 3426
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Olivier Favre is a partner in our Banking and Finance Group in Zurich. Olivier focuses on derivatives and structured finance transactions and advising clients on financial services, securities, commodities and fund regulation. He also advises clients on financing and capital markets transactions and on insurance regulatory matters. He acts for a broad range of clients, including financial institutions, buy-side firms, issuers, insurance companies and industry associations. Olivier is an authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Chambers says that Olivier is «a very business-friendly lawyer who has the academic and legal know-how to do his work effectively» and reports that he «often advises clients from the financial sector on derivatives regulations.» Who's Who Legal says that his «skill in banking matters is highly valued by clients

Prior to joining our firm as an associate in 2009, Olivier practiced as an attorney in London, specializing in OTC derivatives and structured finance transactions, fund products and capital markets transactions. From 2004 to 2007, he was an associate at Allen & Overy LLP's London-based Derivatives Practice Group. From 2007 to 2009, Olivier was a legal counsel at Goldman Sachs International in London in the Derivatives and Structured Finance Group.

Olivier studied law at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1998, Dr. iur. 2003) and at Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2004). For his doctoral thesis, Olivier received the Issekutz Award for outstanding achievements in Business Law from the University of Zurich.

Selected deals and cases

  • Acted as legal counsel to a working group of industry association in charge of preparing a Swiss law governed master agreement for derivatives transactions used as industry standard.

Recognitions

  • Chambers Global: Capital Markets 2017
  • Chambers Europe: Capital Markets 2017; Banking & Finance Regulatory 2017
  • Legal 500: Recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer in 2017
  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2017; Insurance & Reinsurance 2017
  • Expert Guides: Rising Star (Banking and Finance; Insurance and Reinsurance) 2017

All Awards and Recognitions