Niels Schindler, one of the founding partners of DGE Attorneys at law, is a corporate lawyer with considerable expertise in private equity and venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, disposals, restructurings and other corporate transactions as well as corporate, employment and commercial litigation (among others shareholder disputes, distribution, franchising and licensing agreements and real estate litigation).
He acts for businesses of all sizes as well as for business owners, managers and investors in sectors such as the financial industry, real estate, hospitality & leisure, information technology and marketing & communications. He has a keen interest in all aspects of entrepreneurship and assists numerous young companies in their development. He further has a deep knowledge of not-for-profit organization, particularly charitable foundations and associations.
From 2019 to 2021, Niels was seconded part-time as corporate counsel with a large international organisation based in Geneva, thereby acquiring a deep knowledge of the objectives and challenges of an in-house legal department.
He is the co-author of the French version of a leading textbook on Swiss corporate law.
Niels graduated from Geneva University in 1999, was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2002 and obtained a Masters in law (LL.M.) from the London School of Economics in 2003 (banking & finance, with merits). He is furthermore a member of the Civil and Administrative Committee of the Geneva Bar Association. He is also Chairman of the disciplinary commission of Swiss Swimming, the Swiss federation of aquatic sports.
He is perfectly fluent in French, English, German and Spanish.