Patrick Schleiffer Partner, Co-Head of Capital Markets
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, M.C.J.

Patrick Schleiffer

Partner, Co-Head of Capital Markets
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, M.C.J.
+41 58 450 80 00
patrick.schleiffer@lenzstaehelin.com
Zurich
Brandschenkestrasse 24
CH-8027 Zurich
www.lenzstaehelin.com
  • Expertise

    Dr. Patrick Schleiffer is a partner and co-head of the Capital Markets group in Zurich, and a leading expert on financial market law. His specialisms include capital markets, stock exchange and securities law, investment fund law, financial services regulation, and corporate law and corporate governance. Patrick is authorised to represent issuers before the SIX Swiss Exchange. He also lectures on capital markets and securities law at the University of Zurich, is a regular speaker at conferences and co-editor of the Swiss internet-based newsletter CapLaw, and act as the current website officer of the Securities Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).

  • Practices

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2002Partner at Lenz & Staehelin
    1995Joined Lenz & Staehelin
    1989Research and teaching assistant at the University of Zurich
    1997Admission to New York Bar
    1996New York University School of Law (M.C.J.)
    1995Swiss Bar Admission
    1992University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
    1989University of Zurich (lic. iur.)
  • Specialist Areas

    Capital Markets, Equity Offering, Domestic and International Bond and Equity-linked Securities Offerings, Investment Funds, Financial Services Regulation, Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Corporate Governance, Commercial and Contracts
  • Languages

    German, English, French
  • Memberships

    Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    • Schleiffer Patrick, Härtsch T., Leisinger B., ESG survey regarding disclosure regulations and capital market transactions - Switzerland, in: International Bar Association ESG survey 2022 (edited by Flechner/Akhund/Schleiffer), May 2023
    • Rayroux François, Schleiffer Patrick, Vogt Scholler Laurence, Schärli Patrick, Bechaalany Sarah, Financial Services Compliance 2022 - Switzerland, in: Getting the Deal Through, April 2022
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Kommentierung von Art. 44-46 FIDLEG, in: Sethe/Bösch/Favre/Kramer/Schott (eds.), Kommentar zum Finanzdienstleistungsgesetz FIDLEG, Zurich 2021
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Corporate Governance 2021 - Switzerland, in: International Comparative Legal Guides, August 2021, 162-168
    • Bechaalany Sarah, Schleiffer Patrick, Vogt Scholler Laurence, Meylan Delphine, 4. Kapitel: Asset Manager als Finanzinstitute - Bewilligung und Aufsicht, in: Asset Management im neuen regulatorischen Umfeld, Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, Basel 2021
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Social Trading, in: CapLaw, Swiss Capital Markets Law, 2/2021, 2-9
    • Stahler Olivier, Hünerwadel Patrick, Schleiffer Patrick, Equity Derivatives 2020 - Switzerland, in: Getting the Deal Through, August 2020, 73-83
    • Frey Harold, Schärli Patrick, Schleiffer Patrick, Securities Litigation 2020 - Switzerland, in: Getting the Deal Through, May 2020, 75-81
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Grenzüberschreitende Erbringung von Finanzdienstleistungen, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht), 1/2020, 24-35
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Kommentierung von Art. 61-65 FinfraG und Art. 68-73 FinfraG, in: Watter/Bahar (eds.) Basler Kommentar zum FINMAG und FinfraG, 3rd edition, Basel 2019
    • Iffland J., Schleiffer Patrick, Securities Finance 2019 - Switzerland, in: Getting the Deal Through, May 2019, 94-99
    • Schleiffer Patrick, von Riedmatten Ramona, Supervision of Portfolio Managers and Trustees - Update, in: CapLaw, Swiss Capital Markets Law, 5/2019, 57-64
    • Rayroux François, Schleiffer Patrick, Alternative Investment Funds 2018 - Switzerland, in: The International Comparative Legal Guide, July 2018, 237-244
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Supervision of Portfolio Managers and Trustees - Update, in: CapLaw, Swiss Capital Markets Law, 5/2018, 69-75
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Ausnahmen von der Prospektpflicht unter dem künftigen Finanzdienstleistungsgesetz, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht), 1/2018, 1-9
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, New Reporting Obligations for Securities Dealers and Participants of Swiss Trading Venue, in: CapLaw, Swiss Capital Markets Law, 2/2018, 2-5
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Multilaterale Handelssysteme (MTF) und organisierte Handelssysteme (OTF), in: Sester/Brändli/Bartholet/Schiltknecht (eds.), St. Galler Handbuch zum Schweizer Finanzmarktrecht / Finanzmarktaufsicht und Finanzmarktinfrastrukturen, Zurich/St. Gallen 2017, § 22B
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, New Rules for Organized Trading Facilities, in: CapLaw, Swiss Capital Markets Law, 2/2017, 14-20
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Supervision of Portfolio Managers and Trustees - Update, in: CapLaw, Swiss Capital Markets Law, 1/2017, 34-38
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Supervision of Portfolio Managers and Trustees, in: CapLaw, Swiss Capital Markets Law, 1/2016, 42-47
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Kommentierung von Art. 18-21 FusG, in: Watter/Vogt/Tschäni/Daeniker (eds.), Basler Kommentar zum Fusionsgesetz, 2nd edition, Basel 2015
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Revised Cross-Border Marketing Regime for non-Swiss Funds to Qualified Investors in Switzerland applies as from 1 March 2015, in: CapLaw, Swiss Capital Markets Law, 2/2015, 11-17
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Ein Überblick über das künftige Finanzdienstleistungsgesetz und Finanzinstitutsgesetz, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht) 4/2014, 334-347
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Schärli Patrick, Der Vertrieb von Private Equity-Fonds unter dem revidierten Kollektivanlagengesetz, in: Gericke (ed.), Private Equity III, Struktur und Regulierung von Private Equity-Fonds und -Fondsmanagern im Lichte des revidierten KAG und der AIFM-RL, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2013, 133-185
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Grenzüberschreitende Platzierungen in die Schweiz, in: Reutter/Werlen (eds.), Kapitalmarkttransaktionen VII, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2012, 165-239
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Fischer D., Kommentierung von Art. 21-23 BEG und Art. 7 HWpÜ, in: Watter/Bahar (eds.) Basler Kommentar zum FINMAG und FinfraG, 3rd edition, Basel 2012
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Obligations of a Public Company, in: Going Public on SIX Swiss Exchange, 2011, 114-117
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Prospektfreie Platzierungen, in: Reutter/Werlen (eds.), Kapitalmarkttransaktionen V, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2010, 121-193
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Wolf Matthias, Die Mitwirkung der Gesellschaft bei Sekundärplatzierungen, in: Oertle/Wolf/Breitenstein/Diem (eds.), M&A - Recht und Wirtschaft in der Praxis, Liber Amicorum for Rudolf Tschäni, Zurich 2010, 297-317
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Stahler Olivier, The revised listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange for bonds, in: The Euromoney International Debt Capital Markets Handbook 2010, 41-43
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Tranchet Marcel, Fischer D., Soft Sounding, in: CapLaw, Swiss Capital Markets Law, 2/2009, 2-6
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Lambert C., Auskunfts- und Einsichtsrecht, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht), special edition 2008, 98-103
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Kursstabilisierung - ausgewählte Aspekte, in: Reutter/Werlen (eds), Kapitalmarkttransaktionen III, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2008, 99-151
    • Stahler Olivier, Schleiffer Patrick, Distribution of Structured Products in Switzerland, in: The Euromoney International Debt Capital Markets Handbook 2008, 105-107
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Breitenstein Stefan, Money Laundering Law in Switzerland, in: Butterworths Money Laundering Law, Issue 21/2007, 2601-2612
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Gutzwiller P.M., Offenlegung von Beteiligungen im Falle eines Trusts (Trustees) als Aktionär, in: GesRK (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht) 2007, 61-67
    • Stahler Olivier, Schleiffer Patrick, Distribution of Fund-Linked Notes in Switzerland, in: The Euromoney International Debt Capital Markets Handbook 2007, 189-191
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Offenlegungs- und übernahmerechtliche Aspekte bei Kapitalmarkttransaktionen, in: Reutter/Watter/Werlen (eds.), Kapitalmarkttransaktionen I, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2006, 125-175
    • Schleiffer Patrick, No Material Adverse Change, in: Tschäni, R. (ed.), Mergers & Acquisitions VI, Zurich 2004, 53-107
    • Schleiffer Patrick, Kommentierung von Art. 18-21 FusG (Commentary on Certain Articles of the Merger Act), in: Watter/Vogt/Tschäni/Daeniker (eds.), Basler Kommentar zum Fusionsgesetz, Basel 2004
  • Other Activities

    • Admitted as recognized representative for the listing of securities on SIX Swiss Exchange.

    • Officer and treasurer (period 2020-2021) of the Securities Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).

  • Contact Details

  • Assistant

  • Other Activities

    • Admitted as recognized representative for the listing of securities on SIX Swiss Exchange.

    • Officer and treasurer (period 2020-2021) of the Securities Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).

  • References

    Very valuable and knowledgeable lawyer

    Chambers, 2020

    Highly recommended for his superb knowledge of corporate law and governance

    Who's Who Legal, 2020

    He is reliable and it is always an excellent cooperation with him.

    Legal 500, 2020

    Very experienced lawyer with a deep understanding of Swiss and international capital markets law

    Chambers, 2019

    Profound technical knowledge

    Who's Who Legal, 2019

    Very responsive and very efficient

    Chambers, 2018

Very valuable and knowledgeable lawyer

Chambers, 2020

Highly recommended for his superb knowledge of corporate law and governance

Who's Who Legal, 2020

He is reliable and it is always an excellent cooperation with him.

Legal 500, 2020

Very experienced lawyer with a deep understanding of Swiss and international capital markets law

Chambers, 2019

Profound technical knowledge

Who's Who Legal, 2019

Very responsive and very efficient

Chambers, 2018

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