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Schellenberg Wittmer Welcomes Prof. Luc Thévenoz as Of Counsel

01.07.2020

Schellenberg Wittmer is very proud to announce the arrival of Professor Luc Thévenoz as Of Counsel to its Banking & Finance practice. With his renowned expertise in contract law and trust law, he will additionally collaborate with the firm's Corporate / M&A and Private Wealth practices.

Luc Thévenoz, esteemed professor at the University of Geneva, is a leading figure in the field of legal academia and across decision-making authority boards in Switzerland. He previously chaired the Swiss Takeover Board. He was a commissioner of the previous Swiss Federal Banking Commission (now the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA) and a member of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, an international arbitral tribunal specifically established for the restitution of unclaimed bank accounts. Luc Thévenoz has additionally contributed to legislative and regulatory projects in the field of intermediated securities, trusts, public takeover law and unclaimed assets.

In his role as Of Counsel, Luc Thévenoz will continue to dedicate a substantial proportion of his time to the University of Geneva and its Centre for Banking and Financial Law of which he is Director.

With his eminent background, Luc Thévenoz brings a high-end, academic and practical expertise to Schellenberg Wittmer's leading practices. Luc Thévenoz's Curriculum Vitae can be found here.

"Luc Thévenoz, an acclaimed and accomplished lawyer, is a strong addition to our already top-tier team. We are thrilled that he has decided to bring his adept expertise to our Banking & Finance practice", says Philippe Bärtsch, Managing Partner of Schellenberg Wittmer, who goes on to state: "Luc has built an eminent career, and his groundbreaking expertise, especially within the forefront of legal academia will only continue to expand Schellenberg Wittmer's capabilities to advise in the most complex of matters".

"I am very proud to join Schellenberg Wittmer, a very successful firm and a wonderful team dedicated to its clients. I share their values and spirit and I am delighted that my own practice will benefit from the breadth and depth of the firm’s expertise", says Luc Thévenoz.

 

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