Chambers

“Praised by market commentators for "his creative and results-oriented approach"”

Chambers Global

“very fast, responsive and precise”

Who's Who Legal

“excellent”

Who's Who Legal

“enviable client list”

Who's Who Legal

“fabulous expertise”

Who's Who Legal

“Lorenzo has extensive experience assisting companies with corporate restructurings and a full range of other important governance issues.”

Who's Who Legal

“very competent, quick to respond and very organised”

Who's Who Legal

“is extremely deal-oriented and excels at managing the process and other parties involved”

Lorenzo Olgiati heads Schellenberg Wittmer’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group in Zurich. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, securities and stock exchange regulation, private equity transactions and other significant corporate and commercial matters, including advice on corporate governance matters and shareholder activism.

Experience

  • Counsel to Axpo Holding AG, Switzerland’s largest producer of renewable energy, on the sale of Avectris AG, a major Swiss IT service provider to Swiss IT-provider GIA Informatik AG
  • Counsel to German private equity firm EMERAM and the management shareholders in the sale of leading Swiss 3D people counting sensor and software solutions provider Xovis Holding AG to Swiss private equity firm Capvis
  • Swiss counsel to SIX-listed ams AG, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions , in connection with its EUR 4.3 billion all-cash takeover offer for DAX-listed OSRAM Licht AG
  • Counsel to SIX-listed Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG and its board of directors in connection with the CHF 4.6 billion public exchange offer by DSV A/S (listed at NASDAQ Copenhagen)
  • Counsel to SIX Group on the carve-out and sale of SIX Payment Services into a strategic partnership with Euronext-listed Worldline at a total consideration of CHF 2.75 billion

Career

Professional Experience
2003
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
1998
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
1997
Foreign Associate in a law firm in New York
Education and Admission
1997
LL.M., Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
1996
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1995
Dr. iur., University of Zurich
1989
lic. iur., University of Zurich
Additional Professional Activities
  • Co-editor of takeoverpractice.ch, Schellenberg Wittmer's innovative website on Swiss Takeover Law
  • Lecturer in the University of Zurich's LL.M. program on International Banking and Finance Law
  • Serves as an officer of the International Bar Association’s Corporate and M&A Law Committee
 

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