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Olivier Hari

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.


  • 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


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
Ph.D., University of Neuchâtel
Bar Admission in Switzerland
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)

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