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Anita Schläpfer, LL.M.


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

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

German, English

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9373
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, finance transactions, asset/investment management, collective investment schemes, and financial services regulation.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Specialist 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, other finance transactions and corporate matters
  • Expertise in all questions arising in connection with asset/investment management and advice, on- and off-shore collective investment schemes and other financial products, including licensing and distribution-related issues
  • Experience in providing regulatory and transactional advice for technology driven solutions and providers in the financial services industry (Fintech)


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate in a large business law firm in Zurich

Education and Admission
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Banking and Securities Law, Columbia University
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of St. Gallen

Additional Professional Activities
  • Co-Chair of the Financial Products and Services Committee and Council member at the American Bar Association, Section of International Law until August 2017
  • President of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) from September 2013 through August 2014
  • Regular speaking engagements at seminars and conferences


  • Chambers Europe and Global: Banking, recognized Practitioner in Investment Funds
  • Legal 500: Recommended in Banking and Finance
  • Who's Who Legal: Recognized in Banking and Investment Managementwas
  • Expert Guides: Recognized in Banking and Women in Business Law

„top choice” for many clients, who value her particular expertise in collective investment schemes and both onshore and offshore investment funds “

Who's Who Legal Investment Management

Selected Publications

Revidiertes Kollektivanlagenrecht – Chancen und Risiken für den Finanz- und Fondsplatz Schweiz
Anita Schläpfer, Dr. Günther Dobrauz, Dr. Thomas Müller, Dr. Dominik Oberholzer
B2B – Schweizer Magazin für kollektive und strukturierte Investments, Nr. 43