Dr Olivier Favre, LL.M. > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19
P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich

Work Department

Zurich / Banking and Finance / Capital Markets / Insurance


Olivier Favre is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Banking and Finance Group in Zurich. Olivier focuses on derivatives, structured finance and capital markets transactions and advising clients on financial services, securities, commodities, fund and insurance regulation. He also advises clients on fintech solutions and legal aspects of asset management activities. Olivier acts for a broad range of clients, including financial institutions, buy-side firms, issuers, insurance companies and industry associations. Olivier is an authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.


  • 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
  • Prepared for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) the netting and collateral enforceability opinion for international financial organizations established in Switzerland


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


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian


  • Authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange


2005 – Bar Admission in New York

2005 – Admission as Solicitor in England

2004 – LL.M., Harvard University

2003 – Dr. iur., University of Zurich

2000 – Bar Admission in Switzerland