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Dr. Martin Lanz


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5277
F +41 44 215 5200

German, English, French

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5277
F +41 44 215 5200

Martin Lanz is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office. He focuses on banking and finance law, capital markets law, and stock exchange law.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Specializes in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organizational aspects, and outsourcing matters
  • Transactions such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles, bond issues, syndicated loans and the structuring of employee stock option plans
  • Counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in connection with the status of the Raiffeisen group as a domestic systemically important banking group (D-SIB), in particular with respect to group structure aspects and gone-concern capital issues
  • Counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issue by itself of 3% CHF 550 mio Additional Tier 1 Capital Bonds
  • Counsel to AXA Life Ltd in a public tender offer for all the shares in Zürcher Freilager AG, a Zurich based real estate company with a portfolio of CHF 870 mio.


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Summer Associate in an international law firm in New York
Lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation in Zurich and London

Education and Admission
Dr. iur., University of Basel
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Basel

Additional Professional Activities
  • Regular publications in the field of securities law, stock exchange law, banking law and corporate law
  • Authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange


  • Chambers Europe
  • Chambers Global
  • PLC Which Lawyer
  • Expert Guides
  • IFLR 1000
  • Legal 500
  • Who's Who Legal

„He is highly knowledgeable about regulatory issues, particularly those affecting financial intermediaries“

Who's Who Legal

Selected Publications

Disclaimer im Bankvertragsrecht
Martin Lanz, Susan Emmenegger
in: Bankvertragsrecht
Anleihensobligationen – eine Übersicht
in: Kapitalmarkttransaktionen IX, Thomas U. Reutter / Thomas Werlen (eds.), Zurich 2014
Switzerland Chapter in Securities World
Securities Chapter, European Lawyer Reference Books, third edition 2011
Regulatorische Rahmenbedingungen für hybride Instrumente im Banken- und Versicherungsbereich
in: Kapitalmarkttransaktionen VII, Thomas U. Reutter / Thomas Werlen (eds.), Zurich 2012