Dr.  Mark Montanari
Dr.  Mark Montanari

Dr. Mark Montanari

Partner, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 01 30


Mark Montanari’s practice focuses on the structuring of both corporate debt and equity financing transactions as well as M&A transactions. Within this field of expertise Mark Montanari also advises clients on a regular basis regarding any stock exchange related matters such as listing procedures, rights offerings, transparency obligations or corporate governance matters. He has profound knowledge and in-depth practical experience in corporate and capital market law as well as related financial market legislation and regularly advises Swiss and international public and private companies, investment vehicles, financial services providers as well as start-ups, investors and executives.

Mark Montanari joined our firm in 2010, became counsel in 2017 and partner in 2021. Prior to that, he worked at a District Court in the Canton of Berne and with a business law firm in Berne. He used to work as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Berne at the Institute of Business Law where he successfully completed his doctor thesis in 2011 in the field of financial markets.

Mark Montanari is the author of numerous legal publications and is chairman of a real estate investment foundation in Zurich.

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Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2024Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2023Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2022Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2021Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2020
  • “Especially Mark Montanari’s expertise and interpersonal skills are making the day-to-day work with the law firm a huge pleasure. He manages to make complex problems simple and understandable, he’s sensitive and caring just like a good friend” – Legal 500 EMEA, Commercial, Corporate & M&A, 2022
  • Mark Montanari is featured as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA, Capital Markets, 2022
  • “Bright and always on hands on approach. Knows how to put clients at ease” – IFLR 1000, 2020

Deals & Cases

  • Acted as legal advisor to VanEck in the listing of two new VanEck Vectors Exchange Traded Products (ETP) on SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Advised VanEck Group on the launching of an Exchange Traded Products Program at SIX
  • Advised SEBA Bank AG on the launching of an Exchange Traded Products Program at SIX Exchange
  • Advised Nature’s Way on the acquisition of Baze Labs AG and its group companies
  • Advised Invenda Group AG on its Series A financing round
  • Advised BFW Holding AG with respect to its public tender offer on SIX listed BFW Liegenschaften AG and the related acquisition financing transaction with UBS AG
  • Advised Le Bijou Hotel & Resort Management AG with the regulatory structuring of a franchising model for the franchising of the Le Bijou brand and technology and with respect to the issue of its CHF 12m subordinated bond
  • Advised Rhystadt AG on the purchase of Klybeck Areal from Novartis and related structuring of club deal for major Swiss investors

Education & Admission

  • University of Berne, PhD
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (2008)
  • University of Berne, MLaw

Memberships and public offices

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • 1291 The Swiss Investment Foundation; Chairman of the Foundation Board


  • German
  • Italian
  • English



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“Bright and always on hands on approach. Knows how to put clients at ease”

IFLR 1000, 2020