Olivier Favre

Olivier Favre
Office:
Löwenstrasse 19
PO Box 2201
8021
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 44 215 3426
Fax:
+41 44 215 5200

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Banking

Olivier Favre is a partner in the firm’s banking and finance group in Zurich. Olivier focuses on derivatives, structured finance and capital markets transactions, and advises clients on financial services, securities, commodities, fund, insurance and reinsurance regulation. He advises clients on financing transactions and on fintech solutions and their legal implementation. His clients include financial institutions, buy-side firms, issuers, insurance companies and industry associations.

Olivier’s recent expertise includes: legal counsel to a working group of industry associations in charge of preparing a Swiss law governed master agreement for derivatives transactions and related documentation (eg, agreement to exchange variation margin, PRDR agreement, resolution stay acknowledgment); advising on the implementation of the regulatory obligations arising under the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act and advising on the issuance of tokens and on the setup of a crypto-assets brokerage activity.

Olivier obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich (iur, 2003) and a master’s in law from Harvard Law School (LLM, 2004). For his doctoral thesis, he received the Issekutz Award for outstanding achievements in business law.

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer as an associate in 2009, Olivier practised as an attorney in London, specialising in OTC derivatives and structured finance transactions, fund products and capital markets transactions. He also worked as an associate at Allen & Overy LLP (2004–2007) and as a legal counsel at Goldman Sachs (2007–2009).

WWL says: Olivier Favre is “a very reliable and knowledgeable lawyer” say sources, who commend the “top-quality advice” on structure finance transactions and fintech matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Banking: Finance

Olivier Favre is a partner in the firm's banking and finance group in Zurich. Olivier focuses on derivatives, structured finance and capital markets transactions, and advises clients on financial services, securities, commodities, fund, insurance and reinsurance regulation. He also advises clients in financing and capital markets transactions and in insurance regulatory matters on fintech solutions and their legal implementation. His clients include financial institutions, buy-side firms, issuers, insurance companies and industry associations.

Oliver’s recent workload includes: advice on regulatory requirements for cross-border insurance business from outside Switzerland to the Swiss market; preparation of group insurance products sold to the Swiss market; the set-up of Swiss direct insurance company and of Swiss branch of foreign direct insurance company and obtaining FINMA licences; registration of insurance broker with the Swiss FINMA; and advice on the regulation of the asset management activities of a reinsurance company, and on its regulatory and disclosure obligations with respect to trading activities in securities and financial instruments.

Olivier is recommended as leading lawyer by Chambers and PartnersThe Legal 500 and WWL.

Olivier obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich (iur, 2003) and a master’s in law from Harvard Law School (LLM, 2004). For his doctoral thesis, he received the Issekutz Award for outstanding achievements in business law.

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer as an associate in 2009, Olivier practised as an attorney in London, specialising in OTC derivatives and structured finance transactions, fund products and capital markets transactions. He also worked as an associate at Allen & Overy (2004–2007) and legal counsel at Goldman Sachs (2007–2009).

WWL says: Olivier Favre is described as "one to watch" and "excellent for fintech matters". He is well known for his handling of structured finance and capital market transactions as well as regulatory matters.  

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Banking which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Capital Markets

Olivier Favre is a partner in the firm’s banking and finance group in Zurich. Olivier focuses on derivatives, structured finance and capital markets transactions, and advises clients on financial services, securities, commodities, fund, insurance and reinsurance regulation. He advises clients on financing transactions and on fintech solutions and their legal implementation. His clients include financial institutions, buy-side firms, issuers, insurance companies and industry associations.

Olivier’s recent expertise includes: Swiss counsel in high-yield bond offerings with a Swiss nexus; advice on implementation of variation and initial margin requirements for uncleared derivatives; advice on the implementation of indirect clearing arrangement for exchange-traded derivatives; counsel in equity financing transactions, where investors are building stakes for strategic investment purposes in Swiss companies by using equity derivatives transactions; advice on the issuance of tokens and on the setup of a crypto-assets brokerage activity.

Olivier obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich (iur, 2003) and a master’s in law from Harvard Law School (LLM, 2004). For his doctoral thesis, he received the Issekutz Award for outstanding achievements in business law.

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer as an associate in 2009, Olivier practised as an attorney in London, specialising in OTC derivatives and structured finance transactions, fund products and capital markets transactions. He also worked as an associate at Allen & Overy LLP (2004–2007) and as a legal counsel at Goldman Sachs (2007–2009).

WWL says: Olivier Favre draws high praise from market sources, one of whom describes him as “very knowledgeable with respect to derivatives”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Insurance & Reinsurance: Lawyers

Olivier Favre is a partner in the firm's banking and finance group in Zurich. Olivier focuses on derivatives, structured finance and capital markets transactions, and advises clients on financial services, securities, commodities, fund, insurance and reinsurance regulation. He also advises clients in financing and capital markets transactions and in insurance regulatory matters on fintech solutions and their legal implementation. He acts for a broad range of clients, including financial institutions, buy-side firms, issuers, insurance companies and industry associations.

Olivier's recent expertise in insurance and reinsurance matters includes:

- Advice on regulatory requirements for cross-border insurance business from outside Switzerland to the Swiss market (eg, access to Switzerland of foreign life insurance companies, including regulatory requirements and design of life insurance and capitalisation product);

- Preparation of group insurance products sold to the Swiss market;

- Set-up of Swiss direct insurance company and of Swiss branch of foreign direct insurance company and obtaining FINMA licences;

- Registration of insurance broker with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA);

- Advice on the regulation of the asset management activities of a reinsurance company and on its regulatory and disclosure obligations with respect to trading activities in securities and financial instruments.

Olivier is highly recognised and ranked for his work by leading international directories such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal. They describe him as "internationally respected as a first-class insurance and reinsurance practitioner" and "a well-known lawyer identified for his significant regulatory expertise in insurance matters".

Olivier obtained a doctorate degree in law from the University of Zurich in 2003 (iur, 2003) and a master’s in law from Harvard Law School (LLM, 2004). For his doctorate thesis, he received the Issekutz Award for outstanding achievements in business law from the University of Zurich.

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer as an associate in 2009, Olivier practised as an attorney in London, specialising in OTC derivatives and structured finance transactions, fund products and capital markets transactions. From 2004 to 2007, he was an associate at Allen & Overy LLP's London-based derivatives practice group. From 2007 to 2009, Olivier was legal counsel with the derivatives and structured finance group at Goldman Sachs International in London.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. 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 covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Olivier Favre enjoys an exceptional reputation in the Swiss market and is highly regarded for his strong expertise in insurance regulation.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Insurance & Reinsurance

Olivier Favre is a partner in the firm’s banking and finance group in Zurich. Olivier focuses on derivatives, structured finance and capital markets transactions, and advises clients on financial services, securities, commodities, fund, insurance and reinsurance regulation. He advises clients on financing transactions and on fintech solutions and their legal implementation. His clients include financial institutions, buy-side firms, issuers, insurance companies and industry associations.

Olivier’s recent expertise includes: advice on regulatory requirements for inbound cross-border insurance business to the Swiss market; advice on group insurance products; set-up and licensing of Swiss direct insurance company and of Swiss branch of foreign direct insurance company; registration of insurance brokers with the Swiss regulator; advice on the regulation of the asset management activities of a reinsurance company and on its regulatory and disclosure obligations with respect to trading activities in securities and financial instruments.

Olivier obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Zurich (iur, 2003) and a master’s in law from Harvard Law School (LLM, 2004). For his doctoral thesis, he received the Issekutz Award for outstanding achievements in business law.

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer as an associate in 2009, Olivier practised as an attorney in London, specialising in OTC derivatives and structured finance transactions, fund products and capital markets transactions. He also worked as an associate at Allen & Overy LLP (2004–2007) and as a legal counsel at Goldman Sachs (2007–2009).

WWL says: Olivier Favre is an outstanding insurance and reinsurance practitioner who provides expert advice on licensing matters for foreign insurance companies. 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

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