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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philippe Borens is a prominent figure in the capital markets space where he is distinguished by sources for his adept handling of debt and equity financings.

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.

Among other things, Philippe acted as Swiss counsel to Austrian issuer ams AG in two issues of senior unsecured bonds US$350 million in 2017, and €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 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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Switzerland - Banking 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philippe Borens is a banking specialist with a wealth of insight in corporate and investment law. 

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 lending, acquisition finance, 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.

Among other things, Philippe acted as Swiss counsel to Austrian issuer ams AG in the financing of their all cash EUR 4.3 billion takeover offer for all the shares in DAX-listed OSRAM Licht AG, which was secured through an acquisition bridge facility, refinanced through a combination of equity and debt instruments. 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.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philippe Borens is a well-respected lawyer, noted for his top-tier handling of transactions relating to the debt and equity markets. 

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 lending, acquisition finance, 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.

Among other things, Philippe acted as Swiss counsel to Austrian issuer ams AG in the financing of their all cash EUR 4.3 billion takeover offer for all the shares in DAX-listed OSRAM Licht AG, which was secured through an acquisition bridge facility, refinanced through a combination of equity and debt instruments. 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 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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