Stefan Sulzer is Head Legal, United States & Canada at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Prior to joining Alcon on international assignment from Novartis, he was Head Corporate Finance Legal at Novartis. In this function, Stefan Sulzer had Novartis Group-wide responsibility for matters relating to finance and securities laws, particularly to US and Swiss securities laws. He provided legal advice with respect to domestic and international credit market transactions, as well as financing of mergers and acquisitions, including the Alcon acquisition, from both a transactional and corporate governance perspective. Stefan Sulzer received a degree in economics from the University of Applied Sciences (Betriebsökonom HWV), Zurich (Switzerland). He obtained his law degree (lic.iur.) and doctoral degree in law (Dr.iur.) from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) as well as an LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA). He is admitted to the Swiss and New York bars.