Dr François Rayroux > Lenz & Staehelin > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin
1211 GENEVA 6

Work Department

Banks & Securities Dealers, Regulatory Issues, Investment Funds and other Collective Investment Schemes, Derivatives, Capital Markets, Asset Securitization, Securities Offerings, Corporate and M&A, Commercial and Contracts, Investigations


Partner, Head of Asset Management


Admission to Zurich Bar (1989), Joined Lenz & Staehelin (1992), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (1998)


English, French, German, Italian


International Bar Association (IBA)


University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1986), University of Chicago Law School (LL.M. 1990), University of Zurich (Dr. iur. 1993)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

François RayrouxLenz & Staehelin

The capital markets practice at Lenz & Staehelin is regularly sought after by Swiss and foreign issuers and banks, ETC and ETF promoters as well as international associations. The offering includes equity offerings such as IPOs, rights offerings, and share buybacks; offerings of bonds, loan participation notes and mortgage-backed transactions. Convertible bonds and exchange offers/tender offers for bonds and notes in Switzerland are also handled. The Geneva office is led by Jacques Iffland while the Zurich team is headed up by Hans-Jakob Diem and Patrick SchleifferFrançois Rayroux is another prominent practitioner with longstanding experience.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin offers a broad array of services out of its Geneva and Lausanne offices and is particularly known for its advice in banking and finance, corporate and M&A matters as well as practice areas related to new technologies. Banking and finance specialists Shelby Du Pasquier, François Rayroux and Olivier Stahler, dispute resolution expert Xavier Favre-Bulle, competition law specialist Benoît Merkt, transactions specialist Andreas Rötheli as well as key contacts for private clients Lucien Masmejan and Jean-Blaise Eckert are noted.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

The Geneva banking and finance team of Lenz & Staehelin, headed by Shelby du Pasquier, offers the full array of legal services to its domestic and international clients, ranging from traditional market participants such as established international banks to non-traditional players, such as alternative lenders. Recently the unit, which includes key lawyers François Rayroux, Olivier Stahler, David Ledermann, Fedor Poskriakov, Laurence Vogt Scholler and Valérie Menoud, has seen increased activity in leveraged finance, project finance, regulatory proceedings and regulatory advice. Clients appreciate that ‘partners and associates alike are deeply committed to providing the best to their clients‘.