Project description

expert profile

Diego Benz

Lawyer | Notary | Partner

Languages: German, English

Diego Benz has many years of experience in management consulting, corporate and contract law as well as complex restructuring and notarization/notary public. He then has extensive experience in various digitization projects of legal services and blockchain projects, such as incorporation of companies using blockchain technology, digitization of assets and self-sovereign identity.

expertise

  • Notary and notarization law
  • Contract Law, Contract Design
  • Blockchain, Legaltech
  • Restructuring, mergers, takeovers & acquisitions
  • Management consultancies
  • Succession, inheritance contracts and executorship
  • Startups
  • Relocations

Leading Cases

  • Corporate law: Extensive restructuring of a group with various asset transfers, mergers, start-ups
  • Corporate law: Restructuring of a group with conversion, merger and relocation abroad
  • M&A: Participation in various investments in Swiss companies by foreign investors
  • Legaltech: Participation in the creation and revision of various circulars from the Swiss Blockchain Federation
  • Legaltech: Participation in the statement by DIDAS on the discussion paper "Target Image E-ID"

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2020: Partner at Kaiser Odermatt & Partner AG
  • 2015-2020: Partner at Zwicky Windlin & Partner AG
  • 2012: CAS finance and accounting for lawyers, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • 2005-2014: Lawyer at Zwicky Windlin & Partner AG
  • 2005: Admitted as a lawyer and notary
  • 2003-2004: Trainee lawyer at a law firm in Zug
  • 2003: Intern at the Directorate of the Interior (Canton Zug)
  • 2002: lic. iur., University of Zurich

Activities

  • SAV (Swiss Bar Association)
  • Lawyers' Association of the Canton of Zug
  • Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland
  • British Swiss Chamber of Commerce
  • Crypto Valley Association
  • Member of the board of directors and signatory mandates of various companies
  • Board of Directors of Drakkensberg AG (based on blockchain technology)
  • Disrupt Disciples
  • Swiss Blockchain Federation
  • Cooperation in the research project "Independent Evaluation Framework for Security Tokens", University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen (InnoSuisse)
  • Board member and founder of DIDAS

Publications

  • The public certification at electronic and virtual general meetings as well as circular resolutions
  • Participation in the creation and revision of various circulars of the Swiss Blockchain Federation
  • Contribution in kind in the revised company law
  • Participation in the statement by DIDAS on the discussion paper "Target Image E-ID"

Contact us: 041 729 15 00