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Schellenberg Wittmer Bolsters Legal Expertise

Editorial Staff, 3 December 2019

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The Swiss firm has added to its expertise and resources for private wealth, competition, M&A and corporate finance.

Switzerland-based Schellenberg Wittmer has appointed Christoph Vonlanthen to join its corporate and merger and acquisition group as a partner. It has also added hires to its private wealth and competition and anti-trust groups. 

Vonlanthen spent the past 13 years at elite law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in London and New York, working on “strategically significant transactions”, securities assignments and complex investments. With this invaluable background, "Christoph, who is a very experienced and talented transactional lawyer, is a strong addition to our already top-tier corporate and M&A team. We are extremely happy that he has decided to bring his cutting edge practice to Schellenberg Wittmer," Philippe Bärtsch, managing partner of Schellenberg Wittmer, said. 

Vonlanthen, who splits his time between Geneva and Zurich, focuses on complex mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and capital markets. He graduated from the University of Fribourg and the University of Pennsylvania (LL M, Fulbright scholar). Vonlanthen is admitted as a lawyer in Switzerland and New York.

The firm has also appointed Caroline M Lopez Nagai, as new counsel in its private wealth group, and Dr Frank Bremer, counsel, in its competition and antitrust group.

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