Who's Who Legal Banking

“Anita gains recognition for her “can-do attitude, professionalism and high integrity”

Who's Who Legal Investment Management

“top choice” for many clients, who value her particular expertise in collective investment schemes and both onshore and offshore investment funds”

Legal 500

“a highly skilled and very experienced transaction lawyer in the finance area”

Chambers Europe/Global

“We were impressed by her pragmatism and constructive attitude”

Legal 500

“Anita Schläpfer is an elite lawyer with a very approachable attitude, this is a nice combination that is quite rare.”

Anita Schläpfer

Stefanie Weber



Anita Schläpfer is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Banking and Finance Group in Zurich. Her focus is on banking and finance law, finance transactions, asset/investment management, collective investment schemes, and financial services regulation.


  • Specialist in advising Swiss and international financial institutions and corporate clients on the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of domestic and cross-border acquisition finance and syndicated-lending transactions, securitizations, other finance transactions and corporate matters
  • Expertise in all questions arising in connection with asset/investment management and advice, on- and off-shore collective investment schemes and other financial products, including licensing and distribution-related issues
  • Experience in providing regulatory and transactional advice for technology driven solutions and providers in the financial services industry (Fintech)


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate in a Zurich business law firm
Education and Admission
LL.M. in Banking and Securities Law, Columbia University
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen
Additional Professional Activities
  • Co-Chair of the Financial Products and Services Committee and Council member at the American Bar Association, Section of International Law until August 2017
  • President of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) from September 2013 through August 2014
  • Regular speaking engagements at seminars and conferences

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