Dr. Marcel Giger

Baker & McKenzie Zurich


Marcel Giger co-chairs the Firm’s Banking & Finance Practice Group in Zurich. Prior to joining the Zurich office, he served as in-house counsel for a major Swiss bank, and later worked in Baker McKenzie’s Milan practice.

Practice Focus

Dr. Giger concentrates on the legal aspects of capital market transactions, securities, general banking and financing, as well as M&A transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised company listed at SIX Swiss Exchange regarding placement of a convertible bond.
  • Advised company listed at SIX Swiss Exchange regarding the sale of its Italian and French operations.
  • Advised various Swiss banks regarding issues related to the Lehman collapse.
  • Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Swiss Bar Association
    • Zurich Bar Association


    • Switzerland (1991)


    • New York University (M.C.J.) (1996)
    • University of St. Gallen (Dr. iur.) (1992)
    • University of St. Gallen (lic. iur.) (1987)


    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian

    Previous Offices

    • Milan


    Author, Commentary on articles 59-63 of the Swiss Merger Act, in: Stämpflis Handkommentar, Fusionsgesetz, 2nd Edition, 2015

    Author, OTC-Derivate und Strukturierte Produkte – Ausgewählte Rechtliche Aspekte (unter Berücksichtigung des Finanzmarktinfrastrukturgesetzes FinfraG und der Verordnungsentwürfe FinfraV und FinfraV-FINMA), 2015

    Co-author, "Additional Guidance on the New Federal Financial Services Act and New Financial Institutions Act," Baker & McKenzie, June 2015


    Speaker, “Securitisation Roundtable,” Baker McKenzie Banking & Finance Practice Group Meeting, January 2018

    Speaker, "Financial Services – Fit für 2018?," Baker McKenzie Financial Services Lunch Briefing, January 2018