“knowledgeable and approachable, available at all times and extremely supportive throughout the whole transaction”


“great skill combination of understanding law and thinking like an entrepreneur”


“very good lawyer in terms of expertise, negotiation and managing the process”

Marcel Jakob

Jovana Skocajic


Marcel Jakob is a Partner in our Mergers & Acquisitions Group in Zurich. He focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions including asset deals and restructuring transactions. He regularly advises entrepreneurs and startups as well as venture capital and private equity investors. Marcel has a focus on transactions involving highly regulated businesses (in particular financial institutions and life science companies) and technology driven business models.

Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Marcel gained experience in the tax department of an international audit firm, in a startup company as well as in the legal department of a securities dealer.


  • Swiss counsel to Arsenal Capital Partners in its acquisition of ATP Group.
  • Counsel to TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) in its acquisition of ERNI Group AG.
  • Counsel to prop-tech startup PriceHubble on a USD 34 million Serie B round.
  • Counsel to Open Mineral, which operates a global digital trade platform for commodities, in its USD 33 million equity financing round led by Mubadala Investment Company.
  • Counsel to Axpo Holding on the sale of Avectris AG, Baden, a Swiss IT service provider, to GIA Informatik AG.
  • Counsel to group of Swiss private investors on their acquisition of furniture and home appliance retailer Conforama Switzerland from its French parent company Conforama Holding.
  • Counsel to the shareholders of Xovis Holding AG (including investment company EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH) in its sale to a fund advised by the Swiss private equity firm Capvis AG.
  • Counsel to Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company Santhera Pharmaceuticals in licensing transactions.
  • Counsel to EFG International AG in its acquisition of the Swiss bank BSI SA from Banco BTG Pactual S.A. for a purchase price of approx. CHF 1.328 billion.


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Education and Admission
LL.M., University of Chicago
Bar Admission in Switzerland
M.A. HSG in Law, University of St. Gallen (HSG)
Additional Professional Activities
  • Member of various professional organizations, such as the Zurich Bar Association, the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and the Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA).

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