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Philip Spoerle

Dr. Philip Spoerlé is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Zurich office and a member of the Capital Markets, Banking & Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. He joined the Firm in 2010 as a law clerk and rejoined as an associate in 2015. Prior to his return, Dr. Spoerlé worked for a global investment bank in the area of fixed income securities trading and as a research and teaching assistant to Prof. Dr. Lukas Glanzmann. Dr. Spoerlé graduated from the University of St. Gallen (MA in Law & Economics, 2011) and obtained a PhD (Dr. iur.) from the University of St. Gallen in 2015 for his doctoral thesis on the bearer share and the corporate law provisions implemented by the FATF Implementation Act. Dr. Spoerlé was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2013.

In brief As readers of JIBFL will be well aware, it is expected that LIBOR will no longer be available after the end of 2021, with the exception of certain tenors for USD LIBOR that will be published until the end of June 2023 and, potentially, a synthetic LIBOR for…

In a nutshell: Issuance of bearer shares not permissible anymore after 1 January 2020. Automatic conversion of existing bearer shares into registered shares on 1 July 2022. New sanctions for violation of existing reporting obligations by bearer shareholders. Criminal sanctions for violations of beneficial ownership disclosure obligations. Criminal sanctions for…