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Olivier Stahler

Olivier Stahler

Lenz & StaehelinRoute de Chêne 30Geneva 6SwitzerlandCH-1211
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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Banking - Regulatory 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Olivier Stahler performs strongly in this year’s research, with sources describing him as “a visionary when dealing with more strategic issues, who has extreme technical knowledge and strong business acumen”.

Biography

 Olivier Stahler specialises in banking and finance law. He acts for a broad range of Swiss and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and fund managers, as well as commodities traders and industrial groups. His work includes regulatory advice in the context of the granting of licences for banks, securities dealers and collective investment schemes by the Swiss financial market supervisory authority.

Olivier Stahler is also involved in the structuring of financial products, and in particular private equity funds and hedge funds. Further, Olivier Stahler acts for financial institutions and corporate borrowers both in domestic and international financing transactions. He is co-head of the investment management group of Lenz & Staehelin.

Olivier Stahler is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues, as well as investment funds. He is a regular contributor to the publications of the Centre for Banking and Financial Law of the University of Geneva, and the Swiss correspondent for the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. He was the Swiss member of the tax and legal committee of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) from 2006 to 2012.

Olivier Stahler completed a law degree at Lausanne University (1990) and obtained an LLM from the University of Edinburgh (1994). He has been admitted to the Geneva Bar (1992). Olivier Stahler joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1995 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks French and English.

Olivier Stahler is a member of the following professional associations: International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (FSA), Geneva Bar Association (OdA).

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.

Private Funds - Formation 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Olivier Stahler is a top name in Switzerland. He is commended as “an excellent lawyer” and is well known for his expansive knowledge of private equity and hedge funds.

Biography

Olivier Stahler specialises in banking and finance law. He acts for a broad range of Swiss and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and fund managers, as well as commodities traders and industrial groups. His work includes regulatory advice in the context of the granting of licences for banks, securities dealers and collective investment schemes by the Swiss financial market supervisory authority.

Olivier Stahler is also involved in the structuring of financial products, and in particular private equity funds and hedge funds. Further, Olivier Stahler acts for financial institutions and corporate borrowers both in domestic and international financing transactions. He is co-head of the investment management group of Lenz & Staehelin.

Olivier Stahler is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues, as well as investment funds. He is a regular contributor to the publications of the Centre for Banking and Financial Law of the University of Geneva, and the Swiss correspondent for the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. He was the Swiss member of the tax and legal committee of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) from 2006 to 2012.

Olivier Stahler completed a law degree at Lausanne University (1990) and obtained an LLM from the University of Edinburgh (1994). He has been admitted to the Geneva Bar (1992). Olivier Stahler joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1995 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks French and English.

Olivier Stahler is a member of the following professional associations: International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (FSA), Geneva Bar Association (OdA).

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.

Private Funds - Regulatory 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Olivier Stahler is “very engaged at the technical level” of complex regulatory matters. Clients say, “He listens to our needs and is exceptionally responsive to them. His guidance is always sound and technically accurate.”

Biography

Olivier Stahler specialises in banking and finance law. He acts for a broad range of Swiss and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and fund managers, as well as commodities traders and industrial groups. His work includes regulatory advice in the context of the granting of licences for banks, securities dealers and collective investment schemes by the Swiss financial market supervisory authority.

Olivier Stahler is also involved in the structuring of financial products, and in particular private equity funds and hedge funds. Further, Olivier Stahler acts for financial institutions and corporate borrowers both in domestic and international financing transactions. He is co-head of the investment management group of Lenz & Staehelin.

Olivier Stahler is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues, as well as investment funds. He is a regular contributor to the publications of the Centre for Banking and Financial Law of the University of Geneva, and the Swiss correspondent for the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. He was the Swiss member of the tax and legal committee of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) from 2006 to 2012.

Olivier Stahler completed a law degree at Lausanne University (1990) and obtained an LLM from the University of Edinburgh (1994). He has been admitted to the Geneva Bar (1992). Olivier Stahler joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1995 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks French and English.

Olivier Stahler is a member of the following professional associations: International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (FSA), Geneva Bar Association (OdA).

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

Switzerland - Banking 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Olivier Stahler elicits praise for his “pragmatic approach” as well as his “detailed knowledge of regulations and laws” affecting the banking sector.

Biography

Olivier Stahler specialises in banking and finance law. He acts for a broad range of Swiss and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and fund managers, as well as commodities traders and industrial groups. His work includes regulatory advice in the context of the granting of licences for banks, securities dealers and collective investment schemes by the Swiss financial market supervisory authority.

Olivier Stahler is also involved in the structuring of financial products, and in particular private equity funds and hedge funds. Further, Olivier Stahler acts for financial institutions and corporate borrowers both in domestic and international financing transactions. He is co-head of the investment management group of Lenz & Staehelin.

Olivier Stahler is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues, as well as investment funds. He is a regular contributor to the publications of the Centre for Banking and Financial Law of the University of Geneva, and the Swiss correspondent for the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. He was the Swiss member of the tax and legal committee of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) from 2006 to 2012.

Olivier Stahler completed a law degree at Lausanne University (1990) and obtained an LLM from the University of Edinburgh (1994). He has been admitted to the Geneva Bar (1992). Olivier Stahler joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1995 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks French and English.

Olivier Stahler is a member of the following professional associations: International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (FSA), Geneva Bar Association (OdA).

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.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Olivier Stahler is a leading figure in the investment management space. He is highly praised by peers for his ability to “consistently combine extremely high technical knowledge with strong business acumen”.

Biography

Olivier Stahler specialises in banking and finance law. He acts for a broad range of Swiss and foreign financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and fund managers, as well as commodities traders and industrial groups. His work includes regulatory advice in the context of the granting of licences for banks, securities dealers and collective investment schemes by the Swiss financial market supervisory authority.

Olivier Stahler is also involved in the structuring of financial products, and in particular private equity funds and hedge funds. Further, Olivier Stahler acts for financial institutions and corporate borrowers both in domestic and international financing transactions. He is co-head of the investment management group of Lenz & Staehelin.

Olivier Stahler is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues, as well as investment funds. He is a regular contributor to the publications of the Centre for Banking and Financial Law of the University of Geneva, and the Swiss correspondent for the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation. He was the Swiss member of the tax and legal committee of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) from 2006 to 2012.

Olivier Stahler completed a law degree at Lausanne University (1990) and obtained an LLM from the University of Edinburgh (1994). He has been admitted to the Geneva Bar (1992). Olivier Stahler joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1995 and has been a partner since 2002. He speaks French and English.

Olivier Stahler is a member of the following professional associations: International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (FSA), Geneva Bar Association (OdA).

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.

Awards won by Olivier Stahler

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