Alex Nikitine is head of the Corporate/M&A team at Walder Wyss. His practice focuses on domestic and international M&A transactions, public tender offers, IPOs and other public (ECM/DCM) offerings, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate governance and general corporate, stock exchange and capital markets laws. His experience for the last 15 years includes numerous transactions in these areas of expertise, in particular with companies in the Life Sciences, Banking or E-Commerce industry.
Alex Nikitine has been recommended by several international directories such as Chambers, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500 as a leading lawyer (by Chambers Global/Europe in both Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets). He is considered "knowledgeable and quick" and "likeable" and is being praised by his "out-of-the-box thinking" and "high level of client orientation" (Chambers, The Legal 500).
Alex Nikitine represents clients in proceedings before the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Swiss Takeover Board (UEK) and the Swiss financial market supervisory authority FINMA. 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. 58a Listing Rules. He regularly publishes and speaks at conferences in his areas of expertise.
Alex 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 Swiss and US securities laws) from the University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 2007). In 2009, he worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, USA.
Alex Nikitine speaks German and English. 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.