Hans-Jakob Diem is a corporate Partner at Lenz & Staehelin. He heads the firm's Corporate and M&A practice group and is the co-head of the Capital Markets practice group in Zurich. He has extensive experience in representing clients in a variety of corporate transactions, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, bank financings and corporate governance matters. Hans-Jakob Diem is regarded as a leading corporate practitioner in Switzerland and is regularly involved in high-profile transactions in the Swiss market, both domestic and cross-border. He also serves as principal outside counsel for a number of clients on stock exchange and securities trading law and corporate governance matters. Besides his corporate practice, Hans-Jakob Diem lectures corporate and M&A law at the universities of Basel and Zurich and is a regular speaker at conferences, an author of various legal textbooks and a regular contributor in law journals.
Hans-Jakob Diem completed his graduate and post-graduate studies in Basel (lic iur, 1992) and London (LLM, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1998). He was admitted to the Basel Bar in 1995. Hans-Jakob Diem joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1998 and has been a Partner since 2007.