Dr. Mark Montanari

Attorney at Law, Partner

Bellerivestrasse 201
CH-8034 Zurich
T +41 44 386 60 00
D +41 44 386 61 09
M +41 79 391 80 67
F +41 44 383 60 50


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.


Education & Admission

University of Berne (PhD)
Admitted to the Bar (2008)
University of Berne (MLaw)


Swiss Bar Association
Zurich Bar Association
International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)





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