Alexander Vogel is head of the corporate and finance practice team of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal. He joined the firm as a junior associate in 1990 and has been a partner since 2000. He graduated as lic iur HSG from the University of St Gallen in 1990, as Dr iur in 1997 and was admitted to practise in Switzerland in 1992 and in New York in 1994. Alexander Vogel also studied at the Northwestern/Kellogg University in Chicago, where he graduated as an LLM in 1994. He practised as a foreign associate with Mayer Brown & Platt in Chicago in 1994.
Based on his profound experience in banking and finance, financial regulatory, capital markets and M&A relating to financial market participants as well as in advising on and implementing investments, acquisitions and multi-tier financing structures, CDS, equity derivatives and other framework agreements, he often gives expert opinion statements on issues of particular sensitivity. Additionally, he is the initiator of various publications and public information events in the area of financial services covering topics such as the Financial Services Act (FinSA), the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA), transition from LIBOR to SARON (in cooperation with the Loan Market Association, LMA), payment services, intra-group financing as well as debt restructuring and work-out. He also participates on a regular basis on panel discussions regarding financial services relating to FinSA/FinIA and Fin-tech related subjects. Alexander recently published together with Christoph Heiz and Reto Luthiger a commentary about Financial Market Infrastructures, Disclosure and Public Takeover Rules as well as Book Entry Securities and regularly publishes in the area of corporate finance (latest publications: FINMA: temporary exemptions for banks due to COVID-19 crisis (ILO), Transaction related investment advice under FinSA (ILO), Treatment of retrocessions and other third-party payments under FinSA (ILO)).
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd (MLL) is one of Switzerland's leading business law firms with a legal staff of over 110 professionals. With offices in Zurich, Geneva, Zug and Lausanne, MLL advises domestic and international clients in all areas of business law. The corporate and finance practice team of MLL comprises 13 partners and 16 associates, specialising in corporate finance transactions, acquisitions, real estate, capital markets, banking law and financial services regulations.