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Dr. Matthias Courvoisier

Dr. Matthias Courvoisier is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Zurich office and the head of the Firm's Capital Markets Practice Group. He is also a member of the Firm's European Capital Markets Steering Committee. For more than 20 years, Matthias has worked on legal matters relating to capital markets law, mergers and acquisitions, as well as litigation in these fields. He is a co-editor of the commentary on the listing rules of SIX Swiss Exchange and he has written various articles on capital markets law-related topics. Matthias served as a member of the committee tasked with drafting the standards for auditing public takeover offers and the rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange on the listing of SPACs. He is a regular speaker at the Zurich capital markets' events and webinars and other seminars.

In June 2020, the modernized Swiss company law (grosse Aktienrechtsrevision) was adopted after years of parliamentary discussion. The revision includes updated rules with respect to management compensation for listed companies. Furthermore, the Swiss Confederation adopted new rules on the disclosure of non-financial matters as well as minerals and metals from conflict areas and child labor.