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Olivier Hari
Geneva

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.

Experience

  • Advised a secured creditor (enforcement of a pledge with cross-border aspects)
  • Swiss counsel in the framework of a financial reorganization of a group of companies
  • Advised creditors of Alevo (restructuring and distressed M&A)
  • Advised a distressed watch making company (restructuring and sale)
  • Advised creditors in bankruptcy proceedings (Ethical Coffee Company, Privatair etc.)
  • Advised minority shareholders (post-closing litigation)
  • FINMA appointed liquidator of Zenith Vie SA, Compagnie d'assurance sur la Vie
  • Court-appointed trustee of several distressed businesses

Career

Professional Experience
2013
Of Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer
2013
Professor, University of Neuchâtel (Corporate Law)
2011
Lecturer, University of Geneva (Insolvency law)
2008
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2005
Trainee Lawyer at Schellenberg Wittmer
Education and Admission
2010
Ph.D., University of Neuchâtel
2007
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2003
lic. iur., 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)
 

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