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Switzerland - Banking 2021

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Anita Schläpfer impresses market sources with her top-tier expertise in syndicated transactions and acquisition finance. 

Biography

Anita Schläpfer is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's banking and finance, and investment funds groups in Zurich.

Anita specialises in advising Swiss and international financial institutions and corporate clients on domestic and cross-border acquisition finance and syndicated lending transactions, securitisations and other finance transactions. She assists clients on asset and investment management, onshore and offshore investment vehicles and other financial products; and provides regulatory and transactional advice for technology-driven solutions and providers in the financial services industry.

Anita's expertise includes: advising Swiss financial institutions in the transition from LIBOR to risk free rates in lending transactions; advising Lennox International Inc., on Swiss aspects relating to US$600 million senior notes offering and revolving credit and term loan facilities of US$895 million; advising Bank Julius Baer on the structuring and documentation of secured notes private placements with the clients as issuer for the purpose of acquisition of assets; and advising creditors of Advanz Pharma Corp (formerly: Concordia International Corp) on its amendment of senior secured financing in connection with the acquisition of the Correvio Pharma Corp.

Anita held various offices at the International Association of Young Lawyers and was president from September 2013 to August 2014. She is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences.

Anita holds a law degree from the University of St Gallen (1997) and an LLM focusing on banking and securities law from Columbia University (2002). After being admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2000, she worked for another large business law firm before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2007 as a senior associate. Anita has been a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer since 2009.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Anita Schläpfer is widely endorsed for her outstanding expertise in onshore and offshore collective investment schemes.

Biography

Anita Schläpfer is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's banking and finance, and investment funds groups in Zurich.

Anita specialises in advising Swiss and international financial institutions and corporate clients on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of domestic and cross-border acquisition finance, and syndicated lending transactions, securitisations, other finance transactions and corporate matters. She assists clients with questions on asset and investment management, onshore and offshore collective investment schemes and other financial products; and provides regulatory and transactional advice for technology-driven solutions and providers in the financial services industry.

Anita's expertise includes; advising issuers, sponsors and distribution partners in relation to the offering of investment funds and other financial products under the new Swiss financial services regulation; Swiss financial institutions in the transition from LIBOR to risk free rates in lending transactions; and advising Lennox International Inc., on Swiss aspects relating to US$600 million senior notes offering and revolving credit and term loan facilities of US$895 million.

Currently Anita serves as chair, in the quality assurance and exam committee of the Fund Academy AG.

Anita held various offices at the International Association of Young Lawyers and was president from September 2013 to August 2014. She is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences.

Anita holds a law degree from the University of St Gallen (1997) and an LLM focusing on banking and securities law from Columbia University (2002). After being admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2000, she worked for another large business law firm before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2007. Anita has been a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer since 2009.

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