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Dr. Lorenzo Olgiati, LL.M.

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5268
F +41 44 215 5200

Languages:
German, English, French

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5268
F +41 44 215 5200

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

Chambers

„excellent“

Who's Who Legal

„very fast, responsive and precise“

Chambers Global

„enviable client list“

Who's Who Legal

„fabulous expertise“

Who's Who Legal
 

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.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Counsel to SIX Group AG and SIX Payment Services AG, Zurich, in the acquisition of Aduno SA, a Swiss company active in the acquiring and terminal business (card acceptance and processing)
  • Counsel to Canton of Graubünden and Axpo Holding AG, main shareholders in SIX-listed electric power company Repower AG in connection with Repower's strategic repositioning, delisting and CHF 170 m capital increase subscribed by EKZ and UBS-CEIS
  • Swiss counsel to SIX-listed ams AG in its acquisition of Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics Pte. Ltd., Singapore, for up to USD 855 m in cash and newly issued shares

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
Master of Laws (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

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

Chambers

„excellent“

Who's Who Legal

„very fast, responsive and precise“

Chambers Global

„enviable client list“

Who's Who Legal

„fabulous expertise“

Who's Who Legal

Recognitions

  • Chambers Europe and Global (Corporate/M&A)
  • IFLR 1000 (M&A)
  • Who’s Who Legal Switzerland (M&A; Corporate Governance; Capital Markets; Thought Leader)
  • Expert Guides (M&A; Private Equity; Corporate Governance)
  • Leaders League International Corporate Finance Guide