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Experience & Expertise

  • We act as lead counsel or special Swiss counsel in all types of mid-sized and large-scale transactions.
  • We advise public and private companies, private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, directors, managers as well as individual entrepreneurs and investors from around the world.
  • We are regularly engaged in domestic and cross-border auctions, complex acquisitions, public takeovers, mergers, corporate restructurings and joint ventures in all industry sectors.
  • We handle all aspects of investment and divestment transactions, including sophisticated tax structuring, acquisition finance, merger control, capital markets and fund structures.
  • We are seconded by leading experts in tax, real estate, intellectual property (IP), information and communications technology (ICT), data protection, life sciences, competition/merger control, employment law, banking and finance, trade and transport, insurance, trust law and insolvency and restructuring.

Deals and Cases

  • Swiss legal counsel to NYSE-listed Johnson Controls Inc. (together with lead counsel Wachtell Lipton) in its sale of the Johnson Controls’ Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS) business to CBRe Group, Inc. for USD 1.475 billion.
  • Legal counsel in the public merger between two SIX-listed companies, Perrot Duval Holding SA, a Swiss holding company focused on certain sectors of automation technology, and Infranor Inter AG, a highly reliable partner for demanding servo-drive, servo-motor and motion control solutions.
  • Legal counsel to global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of a 50% stake in Swiss based Varo Energy Group, a major energy company active in oil refining, pipeline, storage and wholesale distribution including the large Cressier refinery in Switzerland, from Vitol Group and Atlas Invest.
  • Legal, regulatory and tax counsel to SIX Swiss Exchange-listed Julius Baer Group, globally active leading Swiss private banking group, in its acquisition of WMPartners Vermögensverwaltungs AG, Zurich, a major independent asset manager, followed by a merger with another company of the Julius Baer Group to create one of the largest independent asset managers in Switzerland.
  • Legal and regulatory counsel to Canton of Graubünden and Axpo Group, a leading Swiss energy provider, in its acquisition of Alpiq Group’s 24.6% shareholdings in SIX Swiss Exchange-listed international electricity company Repower AG, headquartered in Poschiavo, including representation before the Swiss Takeover Board.