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Experience & Expertise

Continual involvement in capital markets transactions and extensive participation in shaping the legal and regulatory environment in this business sector ensure that we have the ideal blend of practical and technical know-how to act on behalf of issuers and underwriters or as transaction counsels in all aspects of Swiss and cross-border capital markets. Our expertise encompasses:

  • Primary and secondary market equity offerings, including IPOs, convertibles, mandatory convertibles and hybrid instruments for banks;
  • Debt instruments, including OTC derivatives and issuance of structured products (including their listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange);
  • All issues related to the listing of such products on the SIX Swiss Exchange;
  • Advice on stock exchange regulation, disclosure of price-sensitive facts, market behavior rules and insider regulation as well as disclosure of substantial shareholdings.
Several members of our team are registered with the SIX Swiss Exchange as recognized representatives of issuers.

Deals and Cases

  • Counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative issuing 3% CHF 550 mio Additional Tier 1 Capital Bonds. Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative and UBS AG were Joint Lead Managers.
  • Counsel to Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative in the issue of the 1.0% bonds 2015 – 2045 of CHF 300 mio. by the Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland. Joint Lead Managers were Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative and Credit Suisse AG. Baloise Bank SoBa AG and Basler Kantonalbank were Co-Managers.
  • Transaction counsel to Geneva-based Perrot Duval Holding SA and Zurich-based Infranor Inter AG in the only merger of two Swiss public corporations in 2014.
  • Transaction counsel in the share capital increase by Zürcher Freilager AG through the issuance of 16,599 new registered shares and the sale of 1,671 own shares.