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Bar Admission: Switzerland 1983
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English, French

Contact

Dr. Martin Lanz
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5277
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Dr. Martin Lanz

Partner

Contact

Dr. Martin Lanz
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5277
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Martin Lanz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office, where he heads the Banking and Finance Group. He focuses on banking and finance law, capital markets law, and stock exchange law. His activities include transactions such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles, bond issues, syndicated loans and the structuring of employee stock option plans.

He specializes in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organizational aspects, and outsourcing matters. Martin Lanz is an authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

He is the author of publications in the field of securities law, stock exchange law, banking law and corporate law.

Martin Lanz was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 1983 and graduated as a Doctor of Law from the University of Basel in 1985. From 1984 until 1991, he gained practical experience as a lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS Investment Bank) in Zurich and in London. After working in an international law firm in New York in 1988, he joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1991 and became a partner in 1995.
 

Selected deals and cases

  • Counsel to Rapid Nutrition PLC in the listing at SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Counsel to AXA Life Ltd in a public tender offer for all the shares in Zürcher Freilager AG
  • Counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperativein connection with the status of the Raiffeisen group as a domestic systemically important banking group
  • Counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issue by itself of 3% CHF 550 mio Additional Tier 1 Capital Bonds

Recognitions

  • Recognized by Chambers Europe and Global, PLC Which Lawyer , Expert Guides, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Who's Who Legal

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