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Global Leader

Banking - Finance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Martin Lanz is highly sought after by clients thanks to his adept handling of bank financings and capital market transactions.

Biography

Martin Lanz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Zurich office and is a member of the banking and finance group and capital markets group. His practice focuses on banking and finance law, capital markets law, and stock exchange law. Martin advises clients in transactions such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles, bond issues, syndicated loans and the structuring of employee stock option plans.

Martin specialises in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organisational and governance aspects and outsourcing matters. He is an authorised representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Some recent examples of Martin’s expertise include: counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issuing of 0.125 per cent sustainability bonds; transaction counsel in the 1.5 per cent CHF 25 mio convertible bond issue 2019–2024 by Crealogix Holding AG; and advising a major bank with respect to the issue of mortgage-backed bonds in Switzerland.

Martin was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1983 and graduated as a Doctor of Law from the University of Basel in 1985. From 1984 to 1991, he gained practical experience as a lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS Investment Bank) in Zurich and in London. After working at an international law firm in New York in 1988, he joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1991 and has been a partner since 1995.

Banking - Regulatory 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Martin Lanz is a well-recognised figure in the Swiss banking market, where he stands out for his sweeping knowledge of banking regulation.

Biography

Martin Lanz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Zurich office and is a member of the banking and finance group and capital markets group. His practice focuses on banking and finance law, capital markets law, and stock exchange law. Martin advises clients in transactions such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles, bond issues, syndicated loans and the structuring of employee stock option plans.

Martin specialises in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organisational and governance aspects and outsourcing matters. He is an authorised representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Some recent examples of Martin’s expertise include: counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in connection with the status of the Raiffeisen group as a domestic systemically important banking group (D-SIB), in particular with respect to group structure aspects and gone-concern capital issues; counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issuing of
0.125 per cent sustainability bonds and advising a major bank with respect to the issue of mortgage-backed bonds in Switzerland.

Martin was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1983 and graduated as a Doctor of Law from the University of Basel in 1985. From 1984 to 1991, he gained practical experience as a lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS Investment Bank) in Zurich and in London. After working at an international law firm in New York in 1988, he joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1991 and has been a partner since 1995.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Martin Lanz draws widespread praise from market sources for his strong expertise in bond issuances and IPOs, as well as capital markets regulation.

Biography

Martin Lanz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and is a member of the banking and finance group and capital markets group. His practice focuses on banking and finance law, capital markets law, and stock exchange law. Martin advises clients in transactions such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles, bond issues, syndicated loans and the structuring of employee stock option plans.

Martin specialises in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organisational and governance aspects and outsourcing matters. He is an authorised representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Some recent examples of Martin's expertise includes: counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issuing of 3 per cent (550 million Swiss francs) of additional tier one capital bonds; counsel to AXA Life Ltd in a public tender offer for all the shares in Zürcher Freilager AG, a Zurich-based real estate company with a portfolio of 870 million Swiss francs; and advising a major foreign bank with respect to the issue of mortgage-backed bonds in Switzerland.

Martin was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1983 and graduated as a Doctor of Law from the University of Basel in 1985. From 1984 to 1991, he gained practical experience as a lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS Investment Bank) in Zurich and in London. After working at an international law firm in New York in 1988, he joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1991 and has been a partner since 1995.

Private Funds - Regulatory

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Martin Lanz wins acclaim from peers throughout the European market for his fund regulation expertise. He is an expert in capital adequacy, governance and outsourcing issues.

Biography

Martin Lanz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich offices where he is a member of the firm's banking and finance team. His focus is on banking and finance law, capital markets law and stock exchange law.

Martin specialises in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organisational aspects and outsourcing matters. His activities include equity and debt capital markets such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles and bond issues, both domestic and international, and financing transactions such as syndicated loans or real estate financing. Martin also specialises in structuring private investment pools and has extensive experience with non-regulated structures and with listed investment companies and their regulatory environment.  

As an issuer representative recognised by the SIX Swiss Exchange, he is regularly involved in the listing of debt and equity instruments.

Martin Lanz is additionally the author of various publications in the field of financial regulation, capital markets, securities law, stock exchange and corporate law.

Martin Lanz was admitted to the Bar in Switzerland in 1983 and graduated as a Doctor of Law from the University of Basel in 1985. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer, where he has been a partner since 1995, Martin gained practical experience for more than six years as a lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS Investment Bank) in both Zurich and London.

Schellenberg Wittmer's banking and finance team is recognised for its experience in handling all aspects of Swiss banking and financial markets issues, including advice in regulatory matters and the structuring of financial instruments. The clients of the banking and finance team include major domestic and foreign banks as well as issuers of securities and borrowers. The banking and finance team also advises private banks, investment companies, funds and other financial intermediaries as well as major Swiss and foreign corporate clients in capital markets and financing matters.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. With more than 150 lawyers in Zurich and Geneva, and an office in Singapore, Schellenberg Wittmer takes care of all the legal needs of domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law – transactions, advisory, disputes. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office provides with a gateway to the Asian market, enabling to assist clients with their inbound and outbound investments in Asia as well as in international arbitration.

National Leader

Switzerland - Banking 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The “fantastic” Martin Lanz is commended for his “pragmatic approach” and “considerable experience” handling regulatory and finance matters. 

Biography

Martin Lanz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Zurich office and is a member of the banking and finance group and capital markets group. His practice focuses on banking and finance law, capital markets law, and stock exchange law. Martin advises clients in transactions such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles, bond issues, syndicated loans and the structuring of employee stock option plans.

Martin specialises in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organisational and governance aspects and outsourcing matters. He is an authorised representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Some recent examples of Martin’s expertise include: counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issuing of 0.125 per cent sustainability bonds; transaction counsel in the 1.5 per cent CHF 25 mio convertible bond issue 2019–2024 by Crealogix Holding AG; and advising a major bank with respect to the issue of mortgage-backed bonds in Switzerland.

Martin was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1983 and graduated as a Doctor of Law from the University of Basel in 1985. From 1984 to 1991, he gained practical experience as a lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS Investment Bank) in Zurich and in London. After working at an international law firm in New York in 1988, he joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1991 and has been a partner since 1995.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Martin Lanz is nominated for the sheer breadth of his capital markets experience, spanning more than 30 years. 

Biography

Martin Lanz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and is a member of the banking and finance group and capital markets group. His practice focuses on banking and finance law, capital markets law, and stock exchange law. Martin advises clients in transactions such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles, bond issues, syndicated loans and the structuring of employee stock option plans.

Martin specialises in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organisational and governance aspects and outsourcing matters. He is an authorised representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Some recent examples of Martin's expertise includes: counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issuing of 3 per cent (550 million Swiss francs) of additional tier one capital bonds; counsel to AXA Life Ltd in a public tender offer for all the shares in Zürcher Freilager AG, a Zurich-based real estate company with a portfolio of 870 million Swiss francs; and advising a major foreign bank with respect to the issue of mortgage-backed bonds in Switzerland.

Martin was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1983 and graduated as a Doctor of Law from the University of Basel in 1985. From 1984 to 1991, he gained practical experience as a lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS Investment Bank) in Zurich and in London. After working at an international law firm in New York in 1988, he joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1991 and has been a partner since 1995.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Martin Lanz is a go-to for bond issues and financing matters, with more than three decades of experience in the field.

Biography

Martin Lanz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and is a member of the banking and finance group and capital markets group. His practice focuses on banking and finance law, capital markets law, and stock exchange law. Martin advises clients in transactions such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles, bond issues, syndicated loans and the structuring of employee stock option plans.

Martin specialises in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organisational and governance aspects and outsourcing matters. He is an authorised representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Some recent examples of Martin's expertise includes: counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issuing of 3 per cent (550 million Swiss francs) of additional tier one capital bonds; counsel to AXA Life Ltd in a public tender offer for all the shares in Zürcher Freilager AG, a Zurich-based real estate company with a portfolio of 870 million Swiss francs; and advising a major foreign bank with respect to the issue of mortgage-backed bonds in Switzerland.

Martin was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1983 and graduated as a Doctor of Law from the University of Basel in 1985. From 1984 to 1991, he gained practical experience as a lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS Investment Bank) in Zurich and in London. After working at an international law firm in New York in 1988, he joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1991 and has been a partner since 1995.

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