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“He is highly knowledgeable about regulatory issues, particularly those affecting financial intermediaries”

Martin Lanz

Julia Grieder



Martin Lanz is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office. He focuses on banking and finance law, capital markets law, and stock exchange law.


  • Specializes in establishing financial intermediaries and advises on regulatory matters that affect them, such as capital adequacy issues, organizational aspects, and outsourcing matters
  • Transactions such as initial public offerings, rights offerings, convertibles, bond issues, syndicated loans and the structuring of employee stock option plans
  • Counsel to Spice Private Equity Ltd in its share repurchase program
  • Counsel to a Swiss private bank in the issue of Alternative Tier 1 (AT1) capital
  • Counsel to a Swiss portfolio manager in obtaining a license from FINMA
  • Counsel to a Swiss private bank in the implementation of a private equity carried interest plan
  • Counsel to a major industrial group in the launch of its employee stock option plan


Professional Experience
Member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Summer Associate in an international law firm in New York
Lawyer in the legal and documentation department of the capital markets division of Swiss Bank Corporation in Zurich and London
Education and Admission
Dr. iur., University of Basel
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Basel
Additional Professional Activities
  • Regular publications in the field of securities law, stock exchange law, banking law and corporate law
  • Authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange

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