Chambers Europe

“He's very good indeed”

Chambers Global

“a very business-friendly lawyer who has the academic and legal know-how to do his work effectively”

Chambers Europe

“He is recommended for his "excellent subject matter expertise and understanding of the client's needs." ”

Who's Who Legal

“Clients commend the "top-quality advice" on structure finance transactions and fintech matters ”

Olivier Favre is a Partner in our Banking and Finance Group in Zurich. He focuses on capital markets, derivatives and structured finance transactions and advises clients on financial services, securities, commodities, fund and insurance regulation. Olivier also advises clients on fintech solutions and legal aspects of asset management activities.

Experience

  • Acted as legal counsel to a working group of industry association in charge of preparing a Swiss law governed master agreement for derivatives transactions and related documentation (e.g. agreement to exchange variation margin, PRDR agreement, resolution stay acknowledgment)
  • Advised on the implementation of the regulatory obligations arising under the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act
  • Advised market participants on implementation of indirect clearing arrangements for derivatives transactions
  • Advised on the issuance of tokens and on the setup of a crypto-assets brokerage activity
  • Advised foreign insurance companies on Swiss licensing requirements for cross-border activity into Switzerland
  • Prepared for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) the netting and collateral enforceability opinion for international financial organizations established in Switzerland

Career

Professional Experience
2016
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2009
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2007-2009
Legal Counsel at Goldman Sachs International in London
2004-2007
Associate at Allen & Overy LLP in London
Education and Admission
2005
Bar Admission in New York
2005
Admission as Solicitor in England
2004
LL.M., Harvard University
2003
Dr. iur., University of Zurich
2000
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Additional Professional Activities
  • Authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange
 

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