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


Zurich, Swiss and International Bar Association, New York State Bar Association.


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

Walder Wyss Ltd. has a strong corporate and M&A practice, which is active in public takeovers, divestitures, joint ventures, spin-offs, proxy contests and hedge fund activism. Its impressive client portfolio includes companies from the real estate, finance, food and life sciences industries. Team head Alex Nikitine is also well versed in capital markets mandates, as are Stefan Knobloch and Urs GnosMarkus Vischer is a key name for commercial, real estate and employment law. Luc Defferrard and Alex Gutmans in Basel are also noted.

Switzerland > Capital markets

The capital markets practice at Walder Wyss Ltd. has a particularly strong track record in securitisation transactions. The team is also regularly instructed in IPOs and advises on regulatory matters as well as prospectuses and applications. Theodor Härtsch has extensive experience in the financing of public takeovers, while Alex Nikitine knows IPOs, secondary offerings and convertible bonds well; they jointly lead the capital markets team. Johannes Bürgi is well versed in the debt as well as equity space. Markus Pfenninger is active in regulatory capital transactions. Urs Gnos is the head of the transactions team and is also noted alongside Lukas Wyss.