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Bar Admission: Switzerland 2000
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English

Contact

Anita Schläpfer, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 9373
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Anita Schläpfer, LL.M.

Partner

Contact

Anita Schläpfer, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 9373
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Anita Schläpfer is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Banking and Finance Group in Zurich. Her focus is on banking and finance law, collective investment schemes, structured and derivative financial products, and financial services regulation, including insurance regulation.

She specializes in advising Swiss and international financial institutions and corporate clients on the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of domestic and cross-border acquisition finance and syndicated-lending transactions, securitizations, and other finance transactions. She also assists clients on all questions arising in connection with on- and off-shore investment funds and companies, including licensing, distribution, and asset management-related issues.

After heading its Banking, Finance and Securities Law Commission and holding various other offices, Anita Schläpfer was President of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) from September 2013 through August 2014. She regularly speaks at seminars and conferences.

Anita Schläpfer holds law degrees from the University of St. Gallen (1997) and Columbia University (2002, LL.M. with a focus on banking and securities law). After being admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 2000, she worked for another large business law firm in Zurich before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2007. In 2009, she became a partner.

Selected deals and cases

  • Swiss counsel to Riverside regarding the syndicated financing of the acquisition of the Keymile group of companies from Hannover Finanz
  • Counsel to UBS AG, Credit Suisse AG and Zürcher Kantonalbank regarding the CHF 285 million syndicated financing to Autoneum Holding AG
     

Recognitions

  • Recommended by Legal 500 (Banking and Finance Zurich)
  • Recognized by Expert Guide Women in Business Law (Banking and Finance)
     

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