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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Switzerland - Banking 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philippe Borens leads the firm’s banking and finance group and is well respected across the market for his top-tier handling of sophisticated regulatory issues and asset-based and investment transactions.

Biography

Philippe Borens is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office where he heads the banking and finance group (which includes capital markets). His main practice areas are banking and finance, including the regulation of financial intermediaries and financial services, equity and debt capital markets, investment law, and corporate law.

As an authorised representative at SIX Swiss Exchange, Philippe advises Swiss and international banks, brokers, asset managers, investment advisers, insurance companies and corporate clients in finance transactions, including syndicated loans, acquisition finance, LBOs, rights issues, bonds and notes issues, securitisations, collective investment schemes, hedge funds, derivatives and structured products. He also has extensive experience in securities listings and regulatory issues.

Philippe recently acted as Swiss counsel to Austrian issuer ams AG in two issues of senior unsecured bonds (US$350 million in 2017, €600 million in 2018), convertible into ordinary no par value bearer shares listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. On a regular basis, Philippe also advises BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA acting a lead manager in Swiss debt capital market transactions.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Basel, Philippe completed an LLM at the College of Europe in Bruges and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1997. He joined Schellenberg Wittmer (Zurich) in 1999 and became a partner in 2004. In 2002, he was a foreign associate with an international law firm in London. In July 2013, he set up Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd in Singapore and acted as managing partner until June 2016, when he relocated to Switzerland.

Switzerland - Capital Markets

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philippe Borens is widely respected for his deep understanding of capital markets law and regulation, and is highlighted for his particular expertise on the debt and equity side.

Biography

Philippe Borens is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office where he heads the banking and finance group (which includes capital markets). His main practice areas are banking and finance, including the regulation of financial intermediaries and financial services, equity and debt capital markets, investment law, and corporate law.

As an authorised representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange, Philippe advises Swiss and international banks, brokers, asset managers, investment advisers, insurance companies and corporate clients in finance transactions, including syndicated loans, acquisition finance, LBOs, rights issues, bonds and notes issues, securitisations, collective investment schemes, hedge funds, derivatives and structured products. He also has extensive experience in securities listings and regulatory issues.

Philippe recently acted as Swiss counsel to Austrian issuer ams AG in two issues of senior unsecured bonds (in an aggregate nominal amount of US$350 million in 2017, and €600 million in 2018), all quoted on the open market segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and convertible into ordinary no par value bearer shares listed on SIX Swiss Exchange.

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Basel, Philippe completed an LLM at the College of Europe in Bruges and a doctorate in law in 1999. He was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1997. He joined Schellenberg Wittmer (Zurich) in 1999 and became a partner in 2004. In 2002, he was a foreign associate with an international law firm in London. In July 2013, he set up Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd in Singapore and acted as its managing partner until June 2016, when he relocated to Switzerland.

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