Schellenberg Wittmer New Partners and Counsel


We are extremely pleased and proud to announce Katherine Bell as Partner in our Dispute Resolution and Construction practices, Marcel Jakob as Partner in our Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate & Commercial practices, Daniela Dardel as Counsel in our Private Wealth and Dispute Resolution practices, and Joane Etienne as Counsel in our Banking & Finance and Financial Services practices, as of 2022.

Katherine Bell specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration, focusing on the resolution of disputes arising out of complex construction, engineering and infrastructure projects across a variety of industries. She acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings, represents parties in litigation proceedings before Swiss courts, and assists clients in the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts.

Marcel Jakob specializes in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions including asset deals and restructuring transactions. He advises entrepreneurs and startups as well as venture capital and private equity investors. Marcel has a focus on transactions involving targets in highly regulated industries (in particular financial institutions and life science companies) or with technology driven business models.

Daniela Dardel advises private clients in domestic and international estate planning matters as well as in trust and estate litigation. Her field of expertise further includes foundation law as well as art law. Her extensive professional experience in the media sector enables her to also guide clients on aspects relating to communication and reputation.

Joane Etienne specializes in banking & finance and investment management, in particular in asset management and collective investment schemes, financial market regulations, anti-money laundering, sustainable finance and corporate law. She advises clients on structuring their business, implementing and complying with regulatory requirements, setting up investment structures, financing transactions, as well as automatic exchange of information and FATCA.

We wish Katherine, Marcel, Daniela and Joane every success in their new roles and we are confident that these promotions will strengthen the comprehensive approach of our services and advance the interests of our clients and the firm's values.


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