Xavier Schops’ practice focuses on corporate law, global M&As and strategic partnerships, complex commercial contracts and alliances as well as ethics, compliance and policies. Having worked in Switzerland, France, and Asia for global automotive, advertising and mining groups, he then supported US chemical and food companies. As transaction lawyer, he enabled a broad range of ventures, acquisitions and divestments with private equity firms, private investors, global groups, and state-owned enterprises with a particular exposure to emerging regions. He has very practical experience on innovation and product development, strategic sourcing, and high-stake commercial contracts. As compliance officer, Xavier manages export control, antitrust and compliance matters globally. Xavier joined his current company 3 years ago as General Counsel and is now focusing on enabling the strategic growth of the company. Sonova, headquartered in Zurich, is globally active in medical devices and consumer electronics and has a market capitalization of about 23 billion €.