Sergio Bortolani, lic. iur., LL.M.
Sergio Bortolani, lic. iur., LL.M.

Sergio Bortolani, lic. iur., LL.M.

Partner, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 00 50


Sergio Bortolani is a member of the firm’s corporate department. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and general corporate matters. He advises privately held and listed companies in all types of transactions and corporate matters. He also advises clients in employment law with a focus on executive compensation and employment-related matters in the context of takeovers, business transfers and restructurings. Finally, he supports clients in implementing financial recovery and restructuring plans.

He holds a master of laws from Columbia University, New York, and is fluent in German, English and Italian.

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Rankings & Awards

Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2023
  • “Very responsive, accurate billing, pragmatic, problem-solving approach” – Legal 500 EMEA, Employment, 2023
  • “Smart. Efficient. Responsive” – IFLR 1000, 2021-22
  • “We were truly impressed with his professional services and commitment and his commitment and professional advice were invaluable and were key to getting this process across the finishing line” – Client feedback

Deals & Cases

  • Advised Polygon Schweiz AG, part of the Polygon group with the acquisition of the Odermatt group
  • Advised Zalando SE, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, in the acquisition of Zurich based start-up Fision AG
  • Represented Bellevue Group AG in connection with the acquisition of adbodmer AG
  • Advised a large international bank in the sale of its Swiss customer portfolio to another bank
  • Represented a leading multinational conglomerate in the sale of its gas turbines business to a competitor
  • Advised a leading banking software provider in the context of the acquisition of a minority stake by a private equity fund

Education & Admission

  • Columbia University, New York, LL.M. (2012)
  • Admitted to the Bar in Switzerland (2007)
  • University of Zurich, lic. iur. (2005)

Memberships and public offices

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)


  • German
  • English
  • Italian


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