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“He's very good indeed”

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“a very business-friendly lawyer who has the academic and legal know-how to do his work effectively”

Chambers Europe

“He is recommended for his "excellent subject matter expertise and understanding of the client's needs." ”

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“Clients commend the "top-quality advice" on structure finance transactions and fintech matters ”

Olivier Favre

Stefanie Weber


Olivier Favre is a Partner in our Banking and Finance Group in Zurich. He focuses on capital markets, derivatives and structured finance transactions and advises clients on financial services, securities, commodities, fund and insurance regulation. Olivier also advises clients on fintech solutions and legal aspects of asset management activities.


  • Acted as legal counsel to a working group of industry association in charge of preparing a Swiss law governed master agreement for derivatives transactions and related documentation (e.g. agreement to exchange variation margin, PRDR agreement, resolution stay acknowledgment, revised documentation for interest rate products)
  • Advised clients on programs for the issuance of structured products in the Swiss market and their approval by a Swiss prospectus office
  • Advised on initial margin documentation for OTC derivatives
  • Advised on regulatory requirements for providing brokerage and custody services regarding crypto-assets
  • Advised foreign insurance companies on Swiss licensing requirements for cross-border activity into Switzerland
  • Prepared for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) the netting and collateral enforceability opinion for international financial organizations established in Switzerland
  • Advised on the implementation of the Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA)


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Legal Counsel at Goldman Sachs International in London
Associate at Allen & Overy LLP in London
Education and Admission
Bar Admission in New York
Admission as Solicitor in England
LL.M., Harvard University
Dr. iur., University of Zurich
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Additional Professional Activities
  • Authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange

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