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Dr Marjolaine Jakob, ArbP

Partner
Head of Insolvency and Restructuring Zurich

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Räffelstrasse 26
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Switzerland
Languages English, French, German, Swedish

Marjolaine Jakob is the head of our insolvency and restructuring team of CMS Zurich.

Her practice focuses on national and international insolvency law and related litigation. She advises clients in connection with insolvency proceedings and represents their interests in related proceedings before the competent courts and authorities. Marjolaine Jakob has broad experience in advising companies in restructuring proceedings. Further, she is a proven specialist in international insolvency law and regularly advises foreign insolvency administrators in cross-border insolvency proceedings.

Further, Marjolaine Jakob represents national and international companies in litigation proceedings before state courts and arbitral tribunals.

Marjolaine Jakob joined our firm as an associate in 2017. Previously, she has worked as a research assistant, specialising in international insolvency law and arbitration at a chair for civil procedure law, private law, international private law and comparative law at the University of Zurich. From 2009 till 2014, Marjolaine has worked first as a trainee and later on as an associate in a business law firm. Marjolaine Jakob has been a partner since 2022.

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'Great depth of knowledge in the field of restructuring and insolvency, reliable, quick in response, smart, goal oriented, listens to the client.'

IFLR 1000, Restructuring & insolvency, Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

'In-depth knowledge in the field of insolvency and restructuring, swift and precise responses, goal and solution oriented, client in the center of attention, input and wishes of the client are taken into consideration, precise work, good public speaker.'

IFLR 1000, Restructuring & insolvency, Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

'Extremely knowledgeable; friendly; very dedicated. She did a terrific job managing the day-to-day interactions with the counterparty in a friendly way.'

IFLR 1000, Restructuring & insolvency, Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

'Very accurate work with focus on details, but nevertheless fast.'

IFLR 1000, Restructuring & insolvency, Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

'She is incredibly professional in handling the case! She is well aware of the legal situation. She immediately makes recommendations for the next steps!'

IFLR 1000, Restructuring & insolvency, Client feedback, Switzerland, 2021

‘Reto Hunsperger and Marjolaine Jakob handled the case we entrusted them with in a highly professional and competent manner. I especially appreciated their responsiveness and dedication.’

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

'Accurate and fast work.'

IFLR 1000, Restructuring & insolvency, Client feedback, Switzerland, 2021

‘Marjolaine Jakob is a great specialist in insolvency law and at the same time very good in court.’

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

Relevant experience

  • Advising a large retail company with regard to its restructuring
  • Advising and representing various SMEs with regard to the restructuring in the framework of judicial restructuring proceedings.
  • Advising and representing various foreign insolvency administrators with regard to the enforcement of assets (of the foreign insolvency estate) located in Switzerland
  • Representation of a German company in arbitration proceedings in a post-M&A dispute
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Memberships & Roles

  • Vereinigung für Schuldbetreibungs- und Konkursrecht (SchKG-Vereinigung)
  • INSOL International | INSOL Europe
  • Conference on European Restructuring an Insolvency Law (CERIL)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • ASA below 40
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
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Awards & Rankings

  • The Legal 500 EMEA | Rising Star 2022 - Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
  • IFLR 1000 | Rising Star 2021 EMEA - Restructuring & Insolvency
  • The Best Lawyers | Edition 2023 - Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Who's Who Legal | Switzerland - Restructuring & Insolvency 2022 - National Leader
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Publications

  • Marjolaine Jakob, commenting on Art. 4a SchKG, in: Daniel Staehelin/Thomas Bauer/Franco Lorandi (Hrsg.), Bundesgesetz über Schuldbetreibung und Konkurs, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2021
  • Jürg Guggisberg/Marjolaine Jakob, commenting on Art. 314-316 SchKG, in: Daniel Staehelin/Thomas Bauer/Franco Lorandi (Hrsg.), Bundesgesetz über Schuldbetreibung und Konkurs, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2021
  • Alexandra Schluck-Amend/Marjolaine Jakob, Sanierungsverfahren in der Schweiz und Deutschland – ein Vergleich, 21 June 2021
  • Daniel Jenny/Marjolaine Jakob, Distressed M&A: Swiss companies can use 'composition proceedings' to stay in operation during crisis and rescue profitable business parts, 17 February 2021
  • Daniel Jenny/Marjolaine Jakob, So lassen sich Betriebe retten, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 8 February 2021, p. 9
  • Marjolaine Jakob/Reto Hunsperger, COVID-19-Krise: Vorübergehende Anpassungen des Schweizer Insolvenzrechts, NZI 13/2020, p. 550 et seqq.
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Verfahrensbeschränkung auf Eintretensvoraussetzungen, Abgrenzung zu Aktiv- und Passivlegitimation sowie Vertretung im Prozess, in: Ulrich Haas/Reto Marghitola (Hrsg.), Fachhandbuch Zivilprozessrecht, Zurich 2020, p. 374 et seqq.
  • Rodrigo Rodriguez/Marjolaine Jakob, Switzerland's new (or updated…) international insolvency law, Eurofenix 2018/2019, p. 26 et seq.
  • Marjolaine Jakob/Reto Hunsperger, COVID-19-Krise: Vorübergehende Anpassungen des Schweizer Insolvenzrechts, NZI 13/2020, p. 550 seqq.
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Verfahrensbeschränkung auf Eintretensvoraussetzungen, Abgrenzung zu Aktiv- und Passivlegitimation sowie Vertretung im Prozess, in: Ulrich Haas/Reto Marghitola (Hrsg.), Fachhandbuch Zivilprozessrecht, Zurich 2020, p. 374 seqq.
  • Rodrigo Rodriguez/Marjolaine Jakob, Switzerland's new (or updated…) international insolvency law, Eurofenix 2018/2019, p. 26 et seq.
  • Niklaus Zaugg/Marjolaine Jakob, Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit als alternative Streitbeilegungsmethode, KMU Magazin No. 9, September 2018, p. 58 et seqq.
  • Marjolaine Jakob/Reto Hunsperger, Zur Liberalisierung des schweizerischen internationalen Insolvenzrechts, NZI 14/2018, p. 545 et seqq.
  • Tanja Domej/Marjolaine Jakob, Entwicklungen im schweizerischen internationalen Niederlassungskonkursrecht, in: Alexander Markus/Stephanie Hrubesch-Millauer/Rodrigo Rodriguez (ed.), Zivilprozess und Vollstreckung national und international – Schnittstellen und Vergleiche. Festschrift für Jolanta Kren Kostkiewicz, Bern 2018, p. 39 et seqq.
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Die Prozessführungsbefugnis ausländischer Insolvenzverwalter, Diss., Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2018
  • Céline Pascale Schmidt/Marjolaine Jakob, Schiedsvereinbarungen nach IPRG (Schweiz), in: Reinhold Geimer/Dietmar Czernich (ed.), Handbuch der Streitbeilegungsklauseln im internationalen Vertragsrecht. Rechtswahlvereinbarung, Gerichtsstandsvereinbarung, Schiedsvereinbarung und Mediation in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz, Munich/Vienna/Basel 2017, p. 467 et seqq.
  • Marjolaine Jakob/Reto Hunsperger, Internationales Konkursrecht der Schweiz – Quo Vadis, AJP 9/2017, p. 1050 et seqq.
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Bemerkungen zur Prozessführungsbefugnis ausländischer Insolvenzverwalter vor schweizerischen Gerichten nach dem Vorentwurf für eine Revision des 11. Kapitels des IPRG, Jusletter 11 April 2016
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Preliminary Draft for a Reform of Swiss International Insolvency Law, 23 February 2016, http://conflictoflaws.net/2016/preliminary-draft-for-a-reform-of-swiss-international-insolvency-law/
  • Tanja Domej/Ulrich Haas/Marjolaine Jakob, Vernehmlassung zum Vorentwurf zur Änderung des Bundesgesetzes über das Internationale Privatrecht (11. Kapitel, Konkurs und Nachlassvertrag), 5 February 2016, https://www.bj.admin.ch/dam/data/bj/aktuell/news/2015/2015-10-140/stgn-organisationen.pdf
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Recognition of Foreign Bankruptcy and the Requirement of Reciprocity (Swiss Federal Court), 1 June 2015, http://conflictoflaws.net/2015/recognition-of-foreign-bankruptcy-and-the-requirement-of-reciprocity-swiss-federal-court/
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings: Pre-Arbitral Interim Measures according to the Revised ICC-Rules. An Analysis of Selected Legal Inconsistencies, in: Daniele Favalli/Xavier Favre-Bulle/Andreas Furrer/Daniel Girsberger/Philipp Habegger/Laurent Killias/Christoph Müller/Paolo Michele Patocchi/Urs Weber-Stecher (ed.), Selected Papers on International Arbitration, Volume 3, Bern 2013, p. 85 et seqq.
  • Rolf Kuhn/Marjolaine Jakob, Der Vorsorgeauftrag nach dem neuen Erwachsenenschutzrecht: Ein Überblick und einige Gedanken, TREX 2/2013, p 106 et seqq.
  • Rolf Kuhn/Marjolaine Jakob, Die ausländische Insolvenzverwaltung in der Schweiz – eine Standortbestimmung, Jusletter 13. August 2012
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Lectures list

  • Marjolaine Jakob, Handlungsbefugnisse ausländischer Konkursverwalter – und andere Aspekte aus dem internationalen Insolvenzrecht, St. Galler SchKG-Tagung 2021, Lucerne, 21 September 2021
  • Marjolaine Jakob/Christine Nowak/Liv Bahner, Insolvente Parteien im Schiedsverfahren – was nun?, Webinar of DIS40 Zurich, 18 March 2021
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Die Stellung deutscher Insolvenzverwalter in der Schweiz – Befugnisse, Hürden und Risiken, 44. Reutlinger Insolvenz-Forum, Reutlingen, 8 November 2019
  • Marjolaine Jakob/Nino Sievi/Giovanni Maria Fares, Your "Hot Topic": Toolkit for your first year as an arbitration practitioner, ELSA Summer law school on Arbitration, Geneva, 16 July 2019
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Switzerland's adherence to the principle of passive territoriality in cross-border insolvencies, INSOL Academics' Colloquium, Singapore, 2 April 2019
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Das revidierte internationale Konkursrecht – Revolution oder schweizerischer Kompromiss, 7. Zürcher Tagung zum SchKG, Zurich, 6 February 2019
  • Marjolaine Jakob/Niklaus Zaugg, Dos und Don'ts bei der Vertragsgestaltung aus Schweizer Sicht, Handelskammer Schweiz-Mitteleuropa, Anlass Polen Kompakt, Zurich, 21 November 2017
  • Marjolaine Jakob/Reto Hunsperger, Revisionsbestrebungen im internationalen Konkursrecht der Schweiz, Fachgruppe SchKG des Zürcherischen Anwaltsverbands, Zurich, 15 November 2017
  • Marjolaine Jakob, Jurisdictional Objections, ELSA Switzerland Summer Law School on Arbitration, Geneva, 29 August 2017
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Education

  • 2018 – PhD in Law (Dr.iur.), University of Zurich
  • 2012 – Arbitration Practitioner (ArbP), Swiss Arbitration Academy
  • 2012 – Bar Admission, High Court of the Canton of Zurich
  • 2008 – Master Degree in Law (lic.iur.), University of Basel
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11/04/2022
CMS Switzer­land re­cog­nised by The Leg­al 500
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08/04/2022
Re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law in Switzer­land
1. What is the primary le­gis­la­tion gov­ern­ing in­solv­ency and re­struc­tur­ing pro­ceed­ings in your jur­is­dic­tion? The Debt En­force­ment and Bank­ruptcy Act (Bundes­ge­setz über Schuld­be­treibung und Konkurs)...
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CMS ad­vised Bruker on the ac­quis­i­tion of Pro­lab In­stru­ments
Bruker, a NAS­DAQ-lis­ted tech­no­logy com­pany in the ana­lyt­ic­al in­stru­ment­a­tion sec­tor, ac­quires Pro­lab.Pro­lab, foun­ded in 1988 and headquartered in Re­in­ach, spe­cial­ises in high-pre­ci­sion low-flow li­quid chro­ma­to­graphy tech­no­logy. In this con­text, the com­pany fo­cuses primar­ily on mi­cro- and nano-UH­PLC pump tech­no­logy. The zir­coni­um pump de­veloped by Pro­lab is already a com­pon­ent of Bruker­'s high-per­form­ance mass spec­tro­metry sys­tems.The ac­quis­i­tion of Pro­lab provides Bruker with the op­por­tun­ity to ac­cel­er­ate product in­nov­a­tion. In ad­di­tion, Pro­lab's in­jec­tion tech­no­logy on the Zir­coni­um Qube Auto­sampler en­ables high-pre­ci­sion in­jec­tions with the smal­lest sample volumes and min­im­al sample losses, as well as faster cycle times. There­fore, the ac­quis­i­tion of Pro­lab ideally com­ple­ments Bruker­'s high-per­form­ance mass spec­tro­metry sys­tems.A team from CMS Switzer­land, led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, ad­vised Bruker on all leg­al mat­ters of the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP / ITAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ateDr Mar­jolaine Jakob, Part­ner, Com­mer­cial­CMS Ger­manyDr Hendrik Hirsch, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Ber­rit Roth-Min­gram, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Thomas Hirse, Part­ner, IP­Kai Neuhaus, Part­ner, Com­pet­i­tion
03/01/2022
Ap­point­ment as part­ner | Mar­jolaine Jakob
Zurich | 1 Janu­ary 2022We are de­lighted to an­nounce the elec­tion of Dr Mar­jolaine Jakob to the firm­'s part­ner­ship with ef­fect from 1 Janu­ary 2022.Mar­jolaine Jakob is the head of our in­solv­ency and re­struc­tur­ing team. Her prac­tice fo­cuses on na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al in­solv­ency law and re­lated lit­ig­a­tion. She ad­vises cli­ents in con­nec­tion with in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ings and rep­res­ents their in­terests in re­lated pro­ceed­ings be­fore the com­pet­ent courts and au­thor­it­ies. Mar­jolaine Jakob has broad ex­per­i­ence in ad­vising com­pan­ies in re­struc­tur­ing pro­ceed­ings. Fur­ther, she is a proven spe­cial­ist in in­ter­na­tion­al in­solv­ency law and reg­u­larly ad­vises for­eign in­solv­ency ad­min­is­trat­ors in cross-bor­der in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ings.
14/04/2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2021 edi­tion CMS Switzer­land is re­com­men­ded in 18 cat­egor­ies in this year's Europe, Middle East and Africa edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April...
17/02/2021
Dis­tressed M&A: Swiss com­pan­ies can use 'com­pos­i­tion pro­ceed­ing­s' to stay...
The COV­ID-19 crisis is caus­ing fin­an­cial dif­fi­culties for nu­mer­ous com­pan­ies. Of­ten, bank­ruptcy seems to be the only es­cape. Based on the char­ac­ter­ist­ics of US Chapter 11 pro­ceed­ings, Swiss re­struc­tur­ing...
15/11/2019
CMS ad­vised ABB on the ac­quis­i­tion of Cas­santec Ltd
CMS ad­vised ABB on the ac­quis­i­tion of Cas­santec Ltd An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS Switzer­land and Ger­many un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) has ad­vised ABB on the ac­quis­i­tion of...
21/11/2017
DOS AND DON’TS OF CON­TRACT DRAFT­ING AND DIS­PUTE RES­OL­U­TION FROM A SWISS...
The Cham­ber of Com­merce Switzer­land – Cent­ral Europe (SEC) is or­gan­ising an event called POLEN KOM­PAKT. As part of this event, Nik­laus Za­ugg and Mar­jolaine Jakob from CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet Ltd. will...