Dr Lorenzo Olgiati, LL.M. > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Zurich / Mergers & Acquisitions / Public Takeovers / Private Equity and Venture Capital / Corporate Governance / Corporate and Commercial / Energy

Position

Lorenzo Olgiati heads Schellenberg Wittmer’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group in Zurich. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, securities and stock exchange regulation, private equity transactions and other significant corporate and commercial matters, including advice on corporate governance matters and shareholder activism.

Experience:

  • Counsel to German private equity firm EMERAM and the management shareholders in the sale of leading Swiss 3D people counting sensor and software solutions provider Xovis Holding AG to Swiss private equity firm Capvis
  • Counsel to SIX Group on the carve-out and sale of SIX Payment Services into a strategic partnership with Euronext-listed Worldline at a total consideration of CHF 2.75 billion, partially paid in newly issued Worldline shares
  • Swiss counsel to SIX-listed ams AG in its acquisition of Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics Pte. Ltd., Singapore, for up to USD 855 m in cash and newly issued shares
  • Counsel to Canton of Graubünden and Axpo Holding AG, main shareholders in SIX-listed electric power company Repower AG in connection with Repower’s strategic repositioning, delisting and CHF 170 m capital increase subscribed by EKZ and UBS-CEIS

Career

2003 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

1998 – Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

1997 – Foreign Associate in a law firm in New York

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Memberships

  • Co-editor of takeoverpractice.ch, Schellenberg Wittmer’s innovative website on Swiss Takeover Law
  • Lecturer in the University of Zurich’s LL.M. program on International Banking and Finance Law
  • Serves as an officer of the International Bar Association’s Corporate and M&A Law Committee

Education

1997 – LL.M., Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

1996 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

1995 – Dr. iur., University of Zurich

1989 – lic. iur., University of Zurich

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Clients appreciate Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd for ‘producing fast and efficient solutions that are legally watertight.‘ The group handles the full spectrum of corporate law and transactions, from start-up financing rounds to private equity deals as well as private and public M&A cross-border matters. It is particularly noted for its strength in interdisciplinary matters, frequently collaborating with the competition, IP and tax teams. Lorenzo Olgiati has more than 25 years of experience in the field and leads the practice together with Jean Jacques Ah Choon who has considerable know-how in the venture capital space. Senior partner Martin Weber  is the key contact for banking clients. Other prominent practitioners are Oliver Triebold, Pascal Hubli and Tarek Houdrouge. Senior associate Marcel Jakob is ‘a very technically sound and strong lawyer.’

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd advises on all aspects of business law with particular experience in banking and finance, capital markets and corporate and M&A matters with further expertise in dispute resolution, where Peter Burckhardt, Christopher Boog and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny are active. Philippe Borens, Lorenzo Olgiati, Oliver Triebold, Lorenza Ferrari Hofer and David Mamane are the key names for IP and competition law matters. Other names to note include Pascal Hubli, Josef Caleff, Anya George, Anna Kozmenko, Olivier Favre and Andrea Dorjee-Good.