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Andreas von Planta

Andreas von Planta

Lenz & StaehelinRoute de Chêne 30Geneva 6GenevaSwitzerlandCH-1211

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Corporate Governance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andreas von Planta ranks highly among peers for his excellent work advising corporate boards on regulation and governance issues.  

Biography

Dr Andreas von Planta is a leading expert in corporate law, stock exchange regulation and one of the most experienced M&A practitioners in Switzerland. He is regularly advising boards of public companies on governance matters and he is considered a leading authority in corporate law.

He is a regular speaker on corporate law issues in universities and professional educational organisations. Andreas von Planta is a former chairman of the Geneva Association of Business Law.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listings purposes, Andreas von Planta is chairman of the regulatory board of the SIX Swiss Exchange AG. He is also chairman of the board of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA and member of the boards of directors of several companies, including Novartis AG and Helvetia Holding AG. He serves on the audit committee of these two companies and is member of the nomination and compensation committee of Helvetia Holding AG and member of the risk committee and of the corporate governance, nomination and corporate responsibility committee of Novartis AG. Andreas von Planta is board member of various non-listed Swiss companies.

Andreas von Planta holds a law degree from the University of Basel (1978; doctorate in law 1981). He was admitted to the Basel Bar (1982) and obtained an LLM from Columbia University school of law, New York (1983). Andreas von Planta joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1983. He was appointed partner in 1988 and senior counsel in 2018. He speaks German, English and French.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

M&A 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andreas von Planta is a market-leading figure for high-value M&A transactions in the Swiss market. 

Biography

Dr Andreas von Planta is a leading expert in corporate law, stock exchange regulation and one of the most experienced M&A practitioners in Switzerland. He is regularly advising boards of public companies on governance matters and he is considered a leading authority in corporate law.

He is a regular speaker on corporate law issues in universities and professional educational organisations. Andreas von Planta is a former chairman of the Geneva Association of Business Law.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listings purposes, Andreas von Planta is chairman of the regulatory board of the SIX Swiss Exchange AG. He is also chairman of the board of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA and member of the boards of directors of several companies, including Novartis AG and Helvetia Holding AG. He serves on the audit committee of these two companies and is member of the nomination and compensation committee of Helvetia Holding AG and member of the risk committee and of the corporate governance, nomination and corporate responsibility committee of Novartis AG. Andreas von Planta is board member of various non-listed Swiss companies.

Andreas von Planta holds a law degree from the University of Basel (1978; doctorate in law 1981). He was admitted to the Basel Bar (1982) and obtained an LLM from Columbia University school of law, New York (1983). Andreas von Planta joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1983. He was appointed partner in 1988 and senior counsel in 2018. He speaks German, English and French.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andreas von Planta is a top-tier corporate law expert, distinguished among peers thanks to his leading work advising company boards on a range of governance and transaction-related issues.

Biography

Dr Andreas von Planta is a leading expert in corporate law, stock exchange regulation and one of the most experienced M&A practitioners in Switzerland. He is regularly advising boards of public companies on governance matters and he is considered a leading authority in corporate law.

He is a regular speaker on corporate law issues in universities and professional educational organisations. Andreas von Planta is a former chairman of the Geneva Association of Business Law.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listings purposes, Andreas von Planta is chairman of the regulatory board of the SIX Swiss Exchange AG. He is also chairman of the board of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA and member of the boards of directors of several companies, including Novartis AG and Helvetia Holding AG. He serves on the audit committee of these two companies and is member of the nomination and compensation committee of Helvetia Holding AG and member of the risk committee and of the corporate governance, nomination and corporate responsibility committee of Novartis AG. Andreas von Planta is board member of various non-listed Swiss companies.

Andreas von Planta holds a law degree from the University of Basel (1978; doctorate in law 1981). He was admitted to the Basel Bar (1982) and obtained an LLM from Columbia University school of law, New York (1983). Andreas von Planta joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1983. He was appointed partner in 1988 and senior counsel in 2018. He speaks German, English and French.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Switzerland - M&A 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andreas von Planta is “a big name in M&A”, singled out for his sweeping knowledge of major domestic and international transactions.

Biography

Dr Andreas von Planta is a leading expert in corporate law, stock exchange regulation and one of the most experienced M&A practitioners in Switzerland. He is regularly advising boards of public companies on governance matters and he is considered a leading authority in corporate law.

He is a regular speaker on corporate law issues in universities and professional educational organisations. Andreas von Planta is a former chairman of the Geneva Association of Business Law.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listings purposes, Andreas von Planta is chairman of the regulatory board of the SIX Swiss Exchange AG. He is also chairman of the board of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA and member of the boards of directors of several companies, including Novartis AG and Helvetia Holding AG. He serves on the audit committee of these two companies and is member of the nomination and compensation committee of Helvetia Holding AG and member of the risk committee and of the corporate governance, nomination and corporate responsibility committee of Novartis AG. Andreas von Planta is board member of various non-listed Swiss companies.

Andreas von Planta holds a law degree from the University of Basel (1978; doctorate in law 1981). He was admitted to the Basel Bar (1982) and obtained an LLM from Columbia University school of law, New York (1983). Andreas von Planta joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1983. He was appointed partner in 1988 and senior counsel in 2018. He speaks German, English and French.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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