Dr Jacques Iffland > Lenz & Staehelin > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin
1211 GENEVA 6

Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Public Takeovers, Capital Markets, Securities Regulation


Partner, Head of Capital Markets


Admission to Lausanne Bar (1996), Legal adviser with the Swiss Takeover Board (1997), Joined Lenz & Staehelin (2001), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2007)


French, English, German


Geneva Bar Association (OdA), Swiss Bar Association (FSA), Société Genevoise de Droit et de Législation (SGDL), Member of the Independent Appeals Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange, Chairman of the Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA)


University of Lausanne (lic. iur. 1992), University of Lausanne (Dr. iur. 1994)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Lenz & Staehelin fields a ‘very efficient and very deal focused’ team, with a strong reputation in public takeovers, private transactions, private equity and venture capital as well as corporate governance. The department has broad sector coverage, with areas of expertise including financial services, chemical, life sciences, and TMT. The Zurich based Tino Gaberthüel co-leads the department with Andreas Rötheli, who heads the Geneva office. Matthias Wolf specialises in private equity transactions and the banking and financial sector, while Jacques Iffland is a key contact for capital markets. Also key are Hans-Jakob Diem, whose focus is public and cross-border M&A transactions, and Simone Ehrsam, who made partner in January 2022.

Switzerland > Capital markets

Lenz & Staehelin acts on all aspects of capital markets law at a national and international level, with a diverse client list which includes domestic and foreign banks and issuers, as well as ETC and ETF promoters. The department has significant expertise in equity offerings including IPOs, share buybacks, and rights offerings. Securities regulations expert Jacques Iffland leads the Geneva office, working alongside Zurich-based co-heads Patrick Schleiffer and Hans-Jakob Diem. Other core team members include the highly experienced François Rayroux, and financing expert Marcel Tranchet. Senior associate Patrick Schärli is also key practitioner.