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Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch

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Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch

Group General Counsel / Chief Legal Officer & Head Corporate Center Ringier AG

Manuel Liatowitsch (*1972) joined Ringier in October 2020 and has been a member of the Group Executive Board since May 2021. As Group General Counsel / Chief Legal Officer and Head Corporate Center, he manages a broad spectrum of critical functions, including legal, compliance, risk management, corporate governance, ESG, data protection, human resources, corporate communications and events, procurement, internal audit and real estate management. He also serves as Corporate Secretary.

Prior to joining Ringier, Liatowitsch was for many years a partner and executive board member at a leading Swiss business law firm. He specialized in complex international litigation and arbitration, and also advised large family-held businesses on corporate governance, dispute avoidance and succession. Liatowitsch holds a law degree and doctorate from the University of Basel. He spent two years in the U.S., as a visiting fellow at Yale University and as a foreign associate at a top New York law firm. He is the author of various legal publications, including co-author of a successful textbook on private international law. Liatowitsch has also been a frequent lecturer at the University of Zurich (Lehrbeauftragter).