Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, one of the leading law firms in Switzerland, announced that Christoph Vonlanthen has joined the firm's corporate and M&A group as a partner.

Christoph Vonlanthen spent the past 13 years at elite law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in London and New York, working on strategically significant transactions, market-leading securities assignments and complex investments. With this invaluable background, Christoph Vonlanthen brings with him high-end and unprecedented expertise to the Swiss legal landscape.

"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," said Philippe Bärtsch, Managing Partner of Schellenberg Wittmer. "Christoph has built a distinguished career overseas, and his impressive expertise will continue to expand Schellenberg Wittmer's capabilities to advise on the most complex M&A and capital market transactions."

Christoph Vonlanthen, who splits his time between Geneva and Zurich, focuses on complex mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and capital markets.

"Schellenberg Wittmer has a leading corporate franchise with a deep bench of specialists, who are experts in their fields, and an intensely collaborative culture. I am enthusiastic to be part of the firm. We want to offer a distinctly client-centric style of legal services, underpinned by our dedication to bring value and a focus on achieving business goals, which strongly resonates with me," said Christoph Vonlanthen.

Christoph Vonlanthen graduated from the University of Fribourg (lic. iur., summa cum laude) and the University of Pennsylvania (LL.M., Fulbright scholar). He is admitted as lawyer in Switzerland and New York.


Christoph Vonlanthen: +41 22 707 8177 / +41 44 215 5252 / +41 79 226 00 82 /

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