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Bar Admission: Switzerland 1997
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English, French

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Dr. Philippe Borens, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5249
F +41 44 215 5200

Dr. Philippe Borens, LL.M.

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Contact

Dr. Philippe Borens, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5249
F +41 44 215 5200

Philippe Borens is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Banking and Finance Group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are banking and finance law, including the regulation of financial intermediaries and financial services, equity and debt capital markets, investment law, and corporate law.

An authorized representative at SIX Swiss Exchange, he advises Swiss and international banks, brokers, fund and asset managers, investment advisors, insurance companies, and corporate clients in all types of finance transactions, including syndicated loans, acquisition finance, LBOs, rights issues, bonds and notes issues, securitizations, collective investment schemes, hedge funds, derivatives and structured products, cross-border offerings, and OTC-transactions, as well as on securities listings and regulatory issues.

After his graduation summa cum laude from the University of Basel, Philippe Borens completed a masters program in European economic law (LL.M.) at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and obtained a doctorate in law in 1999. He was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 1997 before joining Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd (Zurich) in 1999 and becoming a partner in 2004. In 2002, he was a foreign associate with an international law firm in London. From July 2013 to June 2016, he was the managing director of Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd, Singapore.

Philippe Borens has authored and co-authored various publications in the field of Swiss securities law and competition law. He is also a lecturer at the University of Zurich, as well as a member of the Zurich Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

Recognitions

  • Chambers Global: Banking & Finance
  • Expert Guides: Investment Funds

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