Mr Olivier Stahler > Lenz & Staehelin > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin
1211 GENEVA 6

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Investment Products, Financial Services, Private Equity, Corporate and M&A


Olivier Stahler specializes in banking and finance law. He acts for a broad range of Swiss and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and fund managers, as well as commodities traders and industrial groups. His work includes regulatory advice in the context of the granting of licences for banks, securities dealers and collective investment schemes by the Swiss Financial market supervisory authority. Olivier Stahler is also involved in the structuring of financial products, and in particular private equity funds and hedge funds. Further, Olivier Stahler acts for financial institutions and corporate borrowers both in domestic and international financing transactions. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues, as well as investment funds.


Admission to the Geneva Bar (1992), Associate at Lenz & Staehelin (1995), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2002)


French, English


International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (FSA), Geneva Bar Association (OdA)


University of Lausanne (lic. iur. 1990), University of Edinburgh (LL.M. 1994)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Insurance

Olivier Stahler and Lukas Morscher jointly head the ‘very responsive‘ and ‘diligent‘ team at Lenz & Staehelin, which counts AXA, Caterpillar Insurance Company, Liberty Mutual and Unilever Reinsurance AG among its clients. Highlights included advising Baloise on the insurance aspects of its acquisition of majority stakes in both and Bubble Box AG; assisting Vaudoise Assurances Holding SA with the acquisition of Pittet Associés; and acting as Swiss counsel on Unilever Reinsurance Group’s unification. Corporate, investment and outsourcing, insurer policies and risk transfers are other areas of expertise.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

(Leading individuals)

Olivier StahlerLenz & Staehelin

The banking and finance team at Lenz & Staehelin has an excellent reputation in the market. It handles the full gamut of transactional and regulatory matters and is routinely instructed by global banks and financial institutions. Practice head Shelby du Pasquier has longstanding experience in the field and is also a key contact for offshore private equity houses and investment funds. François Rayroux is an expert in fund management and derivative instruments, while Olivier Stahler focuses his practice entirely on regulatory matters. Fedor Poskriakov is noted for his expertise in fintech matters and David Ledermann is skilled in multiple kinds of debt financings. Counsel Laurence Vogt Scholler is able to advise on various aspects of regulatory, contractual and corporate law.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has an impressive full-service offering, with experienced lawyers based in Geneva as well as Lausanne. The firm has a particularly strong track record in banking and finance, dispute resolution, private and public M&A and sports matters. Names to note include Shelby Du PasquierFrançois RayrouxXavier Favre-BulleBenoît MerktOlivier Stahler and Jean-Blaise Eckert as well as Lucien Masmejan and Andreas Rötheli.