Sign-up for our monthly newsletter!

Sign-up for the M&A Perspective Newsletter!

Sign-up for the Arbitration Case Alert Newsletter!

Prof. Dr. Olivier Hari

Of Counsel

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1

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

English, French, German, Italian (basic knowledge)

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

Olivier Hari is Of Counsel in our Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Restructuring & Insolvency groups. Olivier Hari is also a professor of law (Chair for Corporate and Business Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Neuchâtel; Insolvency Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, Bar School).

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • With extensive experience in corporate and transactional matters and related post-closing litigation proceedings, companies restructuring and complex insolvency proceedings, Olivier won strong endorsements, with sources highlighting his restructuring expertise
  • Zenith Vie SA, Compagnie d'assurance sur la Vie (appointed as liquidator)
  • Swiss Counsel of a distressed watch making company (sale)
  • Swiss Counsel of minority shareholders (litigation proceedings)
  • Trustee or counsel of several distressed businesses


Professional Experience
since 2013
Professor, University of Neuchâtel
since 2011
Lecturer, University of Geneva
since 2005
Of Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer

Education and Admission
Dr. iur., University of Neuchâtel
Bar Admission in Switzerland
J.D., University of Neuchâtel (Faculty of Law)

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


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

„very rigorous and always available“

Chambers Europe

Selected Publications

Code pénal II (CP II) – Commentaire romand
Commentaire des art. 163 à 171bis. – Ed. par Alain Macaluso, Laurent Moreillon, Nicolas Queloz. – Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2017
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
Intermédiaires financiers, Finanzmarktaufsicht / Surveillance des marchés financiers
Olivier Hari, Bovet Christian, Cassani Ursula, Héritier-Lachat Anna
Olivier Hari et al., Intermédiaires financiers, Finanzmarktaufsicht / Surveillance des marchés financiers, 1ère édition, vol. XV, Bâle, 2016, p. 53-285.