Powerlist Members

Andrea Ferrari

Andrea Ferrari photo Associate General Counsel, Business Development and Commercial Law | Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

Andrea’s team is international in its focus, handling business matters across EUCAN and EM regions, requiring lawyers with diverse backgrounds and skills. Andrea was responsible for building this team from its inception, and cites the way that the role entails such ‘different matters’ and interacting with ‘various professionals’ means ‘you are never bored’. Andrea’s in-house …

Andreas Bohrer

Andreas Bohrer photo Group General Counsel and Company Secretary | Lonza

Andreas Bohrer has an excellent track record of corporate and commercial work. He demonstrated this, along with his high performing team at Novartis, with the multi-jurisdictional $50bn acquisition and merger of Alcon Inc into Novartis in 2010-2011. He also co-lead the successful integration of Novartis Animal Health (NAH) into Eli Lilly & Company in 2014-2015. …

Andreas Knecht

Andreas Knecht photo General Counsel and Member of the Executive Committee and Global Executive Board | Partners Group Holding AG

Andreas Knecht built the legal team at Partners Group Holding AG from a team of three to 25 over the last six years. Whilst doing so, he made several adjustments to the management structure, one of them being the introduction of regional reporting lines. The highlights of his career have revolved around financing and regulatory …

Andrew Mercer

Andrew Mercer photo Legal Counsel and Venue Director | UEFA

An experienced sports lawyer occupying a unique role looking at financial fair play matters in football, Andrew Mercer is at the forefront of one of the most interesting legal developments in the game. He does this from his position in the disciplinary & integrity unit of European football’s governing body. After working in private practice …

Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson photo Head of Corporate Finance Legal | UC RUSAL

During his time at UC Rusal, Charles Anderson has expanded the team’s role beyond strictly support for the group’s impressive financings (currently $10bn). Now he assists with international compliance, as well as regulatory and competition issues with significant emphasis on international sanctions. In regards to his focus on international compliance and competition issues, he says …

Christian Matton

Christian Matton photo Vice President & Corporate General Counsel | Nestlé Skin Health/ Galderma

Changes Christian has made to Nestlé Skin Health include introducing a ‘legal matrix’ organisation which entailed delegating each attorney a level of responsibility out of the following: territorial, business unit and legal expertise. The highlight of his career was a milestone victory in a bet-the-company US patent litigation, which caused him to save the company …

Christoph Hammer

Christoph Hammer photo Chief Legal Officer | Cofra Holding AG

Christoph Hammer leads a team of 50 lawyers at Cofra Holding as chief legal officer. His areas of expertise include corporate governance, corporate law and private equity. Christoph is also a member of the New York Bar.

Christoph Marclay

Christoph Marclay photo Head Legal Group Operations | Zurich Insurance Group Ltd

As part of Switzerland’s largest insurance group, Christophe heads a team that is focussed on shared services and technology services for the entire business. The role was created when he was hired in order to build up a team from scratch to pull off specialist deals on behalf of the organisation. Christophe defines his focus …

David Kalberer

David Kalberer photo Head of Legal | Renova Management AG

When David Kalberer started his role as general counsel ten years ago, he developed all the procedures for risk management around regulation, compliance and transactions, and managed the compliance regulation structure related to ethics and anti-bribery. David’s impressive list of achievements include the refinancing of part of the Renova group in 2008 during the financial …

Diane De Saint Victor

Diane De Saint Victor photo Group General Counsel and Company Secretary | ABB Ltd.

Award-winning Diane De Saint Victor has recently been recognised for her renowned legal work by the Directors Roundtable. Diane is highly respected for leading large-scale changes in the field of compliance and integrity. ‘What I am most proud of is to see my team of legal colleagues growing and serving our business with an incredible …

Emma Molvidson

Emma Molvidson photo General Counsel Investment Bank and General Counsel Switzerland | UBS AG

Emma has taken on the cross-divisional general counsel role for Switzerland within UBS, where her dedication to overcoming industry challenges and her skilled mastering of transparency has led to recognition for the work she has done. She has shown impeccable leadership skills in regards to restructuring and implementing programs to create a more efficient and …

Fabienne Crisovan

Fabienne Crisovan photo Senior Legal Counsel - M&A|Finance|Investments | Zurich Insurance Company

Fabienne Crisovan describes herself as, ‘the single point of entry and expert knowledge among the legal department thereby providing comprehensive legal advice with one voice’. Her areas of expertise include corporate law, contract law, commercial litigation and securities regulation. Her ambition is to promote the ‘one legal’ approach. When asked what she enjoys most about …

Felix Ehrat

Felix Ehrat photo Group General Counsel | Novartis International AG

Felix Ehrats’ excellent track record of litigation outcomes in the last three years has earned him a sterling reputation in the Swiss legal industry. Since 2011, in his role as group general counsel, he has made pivotal changes to the legal team at Novartis in terms of communication, government affairs and risk-related functions, and continues …

Flavio Santangelo

Flavio Santangelo photo Head of Legal and Compliance | IG Bank S.A.

Heading the legal and compliance affairs of this self-described ‘start-up’ Swiss Bank, Flavio started his activities in the role of head of legal and compliance at IG Bank SA less than six months ago. This included overseeing the takeover of a financial company and participating in the set up and launch of the Swiss bank …

Florian Harms

Florian Harms photo Senior Associate General Counsel - Europe | Emerson Corporate

Florian prides himself in having very quickly earned the trust of the managing directors and leaders of the 25 businesses he works for. His wide-ranging areas of expertise include competition law, IP and corporate law. He is open about his desire for ethical and sustainable advice, regardless of whether that view is unpopular. When asked …

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