Dr iur Alex Nikitine > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Alex Nikitine is head of the Corporate/M&A team




Alex Nikitine is head of the Corporate/M&A team at Walder Wyss. His practice focuses on domestic and international M&A transactions, public tender offers, IPOs and other public (ECM/DCM) offerings, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate governance and general corporate, stock exchange and capital markets laws. His experience for the last 15 years includes numerous transactions in these areas of expertise, in particular with companies in the Life Sciences, Banking or E-Commerce industry.

Alex Nikitine represents clients in proceedings before the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Swiss Takeover Board (UEK) and the Swiss financial market supervisory authority FINMA. He is a member of the board of examiners for the Swiss certified tax expert exams and a SIX Swiss Exchange recognised representative under art. 58a Listing Rules. He regularly publishes and speaks at conferences in his areas of expertise.


Alex Nikitine speaks German and English


Alex Nikitine studied law at the University of Basel (lic. iur., 2000) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2004) and he received a doctorate (PhD; on Swiss and US securities laws) from the University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 2007). In 2009, he worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, USA.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘highly qualified and experienced’ Walder Wyss Ltd. team has expertise in both domestic and multi-jurisdictional private and public M&A transactions, supported by significant capital markets proficiency. Alex Nikitine, whose practice covers M&A transactions, public tender offers, IPOs and venture capital, co-leads the department with Stefan Knobloch, who has additional experience in public takeovers, debt financing, and corporate governance matters. Urs Gnos heads the transactions team, while Markus Vischer and Luc Defferrard focus on private equity and venture capital. Hans-Jakob Diem joined from Lenz & Staehelin in September 2023.

Switzerland > Capital markets

Walder Wyss Ltd. offers broad support on capital markets transactions, with areas of expertise including IPOs, high-yield and mezzanine financings, and straight bond and convertible bond issuances. Theodor Härtsch leads the team, and has a broad practice which includes IPOs, rights issuances, and regulatory matters. Lukas Wyss handles regulatory, securities, and corporate law matters, while Alex Nikitine contributes expertise in DCM and ECM offerings. Other key names include Urs Schenker, Markus Pfenninger and counsel Daniel Dedeyan. Hans-Jakob Diem joined from Lenz & Staehelin in September 2023.