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Dr. Olivier Favre, LL.M.

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 3426
F +41 44 215 5200

Languages:
German, English, French, Italian

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 3426
F +41 44 215 5200

„He's very good indeed“

Chambers Europe

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

Chambers Global
 

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.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and 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

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
Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard Law School
2003
Dr. iur., in Law, University of Zurich
2000
Bar Admission in Switzerland

Additional Professional Activities
  • Authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange

„He's very good indeed“

Chambers Europe

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

Chambers Global

Recognitions

  • Chambers Global: Capital Markets 2018
  • Chambers Europe: Capital Markets 2018; Banking and Finance Regulatory 2018
  • Legal 500: Capital Markets Next Generation Lawyer 2017 - 2018; Banking and Finance 2018
  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2017; Insurance & Reinsurance 2017
  • LMG Expert Guides: Rising Star (Banking and Finance; Insurance and Reinsurance) 2017/2018
  • Chambers FinTech Guide

Selected Publications

Regulierung von OTC Derivaten in der Schweiz
in: Handbuch EMIR – Europäische Regulierung der OTC-Derivate / Hrsg. Rüdiger Wilhelmi, Olaf Achtelik, Dennis Kunschke, Christian Sigmundt. / Berlin 2015
 
Kommentierung von Art. 1-2 BEG, Art. 108a-108d IPRG und Art. 1-24 HWpÜ
in: Kommentar zum Bucheffektengesetz (BEG) (sowie zum HWpÜ und den relevanten Bestimmungen im OR und IPRG) / Hrsg. Dieter Zobl, Martin Hess, Ansgar Schott / Schulthess 2013
 
Kommentierung von Art. 2 lit. b, c und e, 3, Vor Art. 4 (N 45-54), Art. 42-43, 46 FinfraG
in: Kommentar zum Finanzmarktinfrastrukturgesetz (FinfraG) / Hrsg. Rolf Sethe, Olivier Favre, Martin Hess, Stefan Kramer, Ansgar Schott / Schulthess 2017
 
Kommentierung von Vor Art. 93 (N 1-122), Art. 93-103, 107-111, 159, 162 FinfraG
in: Kommentar zum Finanzmarktinfrastrukturgesetz (FinfraG) / Hrsg. Rolf Sethe, Olivier Favre, Martin Hess, Stefan Kramer, Ansgar Schott / Schulthess 2017