Dr Martin Lanz > 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 / Corporate and Commercial


Martin Lanz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Zurich office. He focuses on banking and finance law, capital markets law, and stock exchange law. His activities include transactions such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles, bond issues, syndicated loans and the structuring of employee stock option plans. He specializes in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organizational aspects, and outsourcing matters. Martin Lanz is an authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.


2002-2007 – Member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer

1995 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

1991 – Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

1988 – Summer Associate in an international law firm in New York

1984-1991 – Lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation in Zurich and London


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange


1985 – Dr. iur., University of Basel

1983 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

1982 – lic. iur., University of Basel

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Martin LanzSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Clients highlight Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd for having ‘a holistic approach also covering business aspects.‘ The group is often sought after by a variety of clients, including industry associations, from the financial services, energy, engineering, industrials, IT, life sciences and real estate sectors. It covers the full gamut of capital market matters, including OTC and exchange-traded derivatives, and the issuance of structured products. Its regulatory expertise is further noted. Department head Philippe Borens is well versed in equity as well as in debt capital market transactions. Martin Lanz also advises on stock exchange law. Olivier Favre specialises in derivatives and structured finance. Tarek Houdrouge is the key contact in Geneva. Senior associate Fabio Elsener is ‘extremely efficient.’

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

(Leading individuals)

Martin LanzSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd