Philipp Fischer

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Philipp Fischer

LL.M., Partner at OBERSON ABELS SA

 

Bar Admission

Switzerland, June 2007

Education

Harvard Law School, June 2009

LL.M., Concentration in International Finance

Fulbright scholarship

University of Geneva, Faculty of Law, November 2004

M.Law

University of Zurich, Faculty of Law, October 2002 to April 2003

Exchange program between Swiss French and Swiss German universities

Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law, June 2003

Certificate

Other Positions Held

Vice-president of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe, May 2016 to date

President of the Geneva Chapter of the Harvard Club of Switzerland, June 2016 to date

Member of the Geneva Bar Exam Commission, April 2013 to date

Chairman of the Commission for Continuing Legal Education of the Geneva Bar Association, January 2015 to date

Member of the Board of a charitable foundation, December 2010 to date

Experience

 

OBERSON ABELS SA, Geneva, February 2016 to date

Founding partner; boutique law firm focusing on business and tax law

ABELS Avocats, Geneva, May 2014 to January 2016

Partner; boutique law firm focusing on business law

Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva / Zurich, November 2004 – June 2008 and September 2010 – April 2014

Senior Associate, Banking & Finance department; advised clients in the fields of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A transactions

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, November 2009 – August 2010

Associate, Visiting Lawyer Program; advised clients on M&A transactions

Languages

French / German (bilingual)

English

Publications

L’exécution fidèle: Le devoir d’informer le client, in: Alessandro Bizzozero/André Falletti/Samantha Meregalli Do Duc (Ed.), Le mandat de gestion de fortune, Genève/Zurich/Bâle 2017, pp. 274 – 295 (co-author)

Fintech: La Suisse allège sa réglementation financière, in: Expert Focus 11/2017, pp. 878 – 879 (co-author)

Une convention d’actionnaires est jugée excessive par le Tribunal fédéral, in: Commentaire Weblaw de jurisprudence numérique, octobre 2017 (co-author)

Commentaire romand du code pénal suisse (Commentary of the Swiss Criminal Code), Commentary of Articles 162 and 271 to 273 (commentary of the statutory provisions regarding the secrecy duty and the conduct of public authority acts on Swiss soil), Basel 2017, pp. 619 – 633 and pp. 1743 – 1785 (co-author)

Commentaire romand de la loi contre la concurrence déloyale (Commentary of the Swiss Unfair Competition Act), Commentary of Article 6 (commentary of the statutory provision regarding the secrecy duty), Basel 2017, pp. 327 – 337 (co-author)

Les nouvelles règles de transparence pour les sociétés non cotées, in: Not@lex, 4/2016, pp. 101 – 121 (co-author)

U.S. DOJ’s Program for Swiss banks: A unicorn or the new template for cross-border investigations?, in: European and International Journal of Tax Law, 1/2016, pp. 37 – 47 (co-author)

L’externalisation de services dans le domaine bancaire et financier. Un rapport contractuel sous surveillance, in: Revue suisse de droit des affaires et du marché financier (RSDA), 2/2016, pp. 137 – 150

La rémunération directe et indirecte de l’intermédiaire financier en droit suisse, in: Services financiers: Suisse et Union européenne, Genève 2016, pp. 237 – 260

Regulation of crowdfunding activities in Switzerland: Where do we stand?, in: Jusletter, 22 February 2016 (co-author)

Développements actuels en droit pénal, fiscal et réglementaire: impacts significatifs sur la profession d'avocat, in: Revue de l'avocat, 10/2015, pp. 418 – 425 (German version: pp. 426 – 433) (co-author)

LSFin/LEFin – Wind of Change ou Highway to Hell?, in: Revue de l'avocat, 1/2015, pp. 35 – 40 (co-author)

Transmission d’informations à l’étranger, Bâle 2014 (co-author)

Publicité évènementielle et réseaux sociaux – perspectives réglementaires suisses, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht), 4/2013, pp. 579 – 587 (co-author)

La Convention de Lugano revisée: un état des lieux 18 mois après son entrée en vigueur, in: Jusletter, 3 septembre 2012

Compte joint et clause d'exclusion des héritiers: de la difficulté de servir plusieurs maîtres, in: Successio, 2/12, pp. 258 – 273 (co-author)

Un nouveau chapitre de l'épopée des rétrocessions – ATF 137 III 393, in: Revue suisse du droit des affaires et du marché financier, 1/2012, pp. 72 – 78

Illiquidité et insolvabilité des véhicules de placements collectifs suisses – aspects juridiques choisis, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht), 4/2011, pp. 498 – 512 (co-author)

Die Streitverkündungsklage in der neuen schweizerischen Zivilprozessordnung und ihre Bedeutung für das deutsche Zivilprozessrecht, in: Zeitschrift für Zivilprozess International, Vol. 16 (2011), pp. 219 – 261 (co-author)

The Say-on-Pay Movement – Evidence From a Comparative Perspective, in: European Company and Financial Law Review, 2011, pp. 376 – 421 (co-author)

Cross-border financial services in and from Switzerland – Regulatory frameworks and practical considerations, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht), 4/2010, pp. 436 – 461 (co-author)

U.S. pretrial discovery on Swiss soil, Bibliothek zur Zeitschrift für Schweizerisches Recht, volume 49, Basel 2010 (co-author)

When can an arbitration clause be binding upon non-signatories under Swiss law?, in: Jusletter, 4 January 2010

La responsabilité civile de l'avocat dans une étude constituée en personne morale, in: Revue suisse du droit des affaires et du marché financier, 6/2008, pp. 548 – 562 (co-author)

Distribution sélective et ventes sur Internet, in: Pratique Juridique Actuelle, 3/2007, pp. 317 – 328 (co-author)

Gestion de fortune: le Tribunal fédéral précise la portée et le contenu de l’article 11 LBVM, in: Jusletter, 26 February 2007

Commentaire romand de la loi sur la poursuite pour dettes et la faillite (Commentary of the Swiss Debt Collection and Bankruptcy Act), Commentary of Articles 235 to 243 (commentary of the statutory provisions regarding the administration of the bankruptcy estate), Basel / Geneva / Munich 2006 (co-author)

 

 

November 2017