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Lukas Glanzmann

Prof. Lukas Glanzmann joined Baker McKenzie in 1998 and became a partner in 2004. He is the co-head of the Baker McKenzie Zurich Banking & Finance Group as well as of the Restructuring & Insolvency Group. Prof. Glanzmann graduated from the University of St. Gallen law school and obtained a doctoral degree in the field of corporate law from the University of St. Gallen and a LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. In 2006, he finished his habilitation and in 2012 he became a titular professor of business law at the University of St. Gallen. He has published various articles and books in the fields of corporate, finance and accounting law, corporate restructuring and corporate governance. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Federal Commission of Experts for the Commercial Register.

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…