Alexander Nikitine studied law at the University of Basel (lic. iur., 2000) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2004) and he received a doctorate (PhD; on securities laws) from the University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 2007). In 2009, he worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, USA. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practice in Switzerland as well as in the state of New York, USA.
Alexander Nikitine's practice focuses on domestic and international M&A transactions, public tender offers, IPOs, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate governance and general corporate, stock exchange and capital markets laws. His experience includes numerous transactions in these areas of expertise, in particular with companies in the Life Sciences, Banking or E-Commerce industry. Alexander Nikitine represents clients in proceedings before the SIX Swiss Exchange and the Swiss Takeover Board (UEK). He is a member of the board of examiners for the Swiss certified tax expert exams and a SIX Swiss Exchange recognised representative under art. 43 Listing Rules. He regularly publishes and speaks at conferences in his areas of expertise.