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Prof. Dr. Olivier Hari

Of Counsel

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Languages:
English, French, German, Italian (basic knowledge)

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

„takes a friendly, precise and service-oriented approach and is practical and constructive“

Chambers Global

„very rigorous and always available“

Chambers Europe
 

Olivier Hari is of Counsel in our Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Restructuring & Insolvency groups. He specializes in general corporate law, transactional matters, finance transactions and private fundraising, companies restructuring, distressed refinancing, and complex national and cross-border insolvency and restructuring proceedings, and related litigation proceedings.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Advised creditors of Alevo International and Alevo Group (restructuring)
  • Advised LakeDiamond SA (ICO launch powered by Swissquote Bank)
  • FINMA appointed liquidator of Zenith Vie SA, Compagnie d'assurance sur la Vie
  • Advised a distressed watch making company (restructuring and sale)
  • Advised minority shareholders (litigation proceedings and shares sale)
  • Counsel and court-appointed trustee of several distressed businesses

Career

Professional Experience
since 2013
Professor, University of Neuchâtel (Corporate Law)
since 2011
Lecturer, University of Geneva (Insolvency law)
since 2005
Of Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer

Education and Admission
2010
Ph.D., University of Neuchâtel
2007
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2003
J.D., University of Neuchâtel

Additional Professional Activities
  • Autor, co-author and editor of many publications in the fields of corporate and commercial law, insolvency law and financial markets law
  • Chairman of the Geneva Bar forum for insolvency law
  • Member of several practitioners' association (Geneva Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, ISADE – Institut Suisse des Administrateurs, Swiss Board Institute, AIJA, SchKG-Vereinigung, and INSOL Europe)

„takes a friendly, precise and service-oriented approach and is practical and constructive“

Chambers Global

„very rigorous and always available“

Chambers Europe

Recognitions

  • Chambers Global/Europe: Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Legal 500: Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

Selected Publications

Le squeeze-out d'actionnaires lors d'une fusion et d'une offre publique d'acquisition
In: Aktuelle Herausforderungen des Gesellschafts- und Finanzmarktrechts: Festschrift für Hans Caspar von der Crone zum 60. Geburtstag / Hrsg. Rolf H. Weber,Walter A. Stoffel, Jean-Luc Chenaux, Rolf Sethe. - Schulthess, 2017. - P. 707-728