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Banking - Finance 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Martin Lanz is as first-class banking and finance specialist with impressive experience handling banking 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.

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 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Martin Lanz has amassed an encyclopaedic understanding of investment fund regulations thanks to his 35-plus years 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.

National Leader

Switzerland - Banking 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Martin Lanz enjoys a strong reputation in the Swiss market thanks to his sweeping knowledge of financial and 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.

Examples of Martin’s expertise include: counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issuing of 0.1825% Bail-in Bonds 2020 – 2025 of CHF 150,000,000 and of 0.500% Bail-in Bonds 2020 – 2028 of CHF 175,000,000 as well as in the issuing of 2.00% Additional Tier 1 Capital Bonds of CHF 525,000,000; and counsel to Rapid Nutrition PLC in the listing at SIX Swiss Exchange of new shares created through the conversion of debt instruments.

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 seasoned specialist on rights offerings, initial public offerings and assisting clients with bond issuances.

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.

Examples of Martin's expertise include: counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issuing of 0.1825% Bail-in Bonds 2020 – 2025 of CHF 150,000,000 and of 0.500% Bail-in Bonds 2020 – 2028 of CHF 175,000,000 as well as in the issuing of 2.00% Additional Tier 1 Capital Bonds of CHF 525,000,000; and counsel to Rapid Nutrition PLC in the listing at SIX Swiss Exchange of new shares created through the conversion of debt instruments.

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 banking and finance specialist who is recognised as highly experienced in investment fund and securities 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.

Examples of Martin's recent expertise include: counsel to a Swiss private equity manager in the application of a Swiss portfolio manager license, the establishment of a Swiss representative office of its foreign subsidiary, the offering of foreign funds in Switzerland and the implementation of the new Swiss conduct regime.

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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