The M&A Perspective

Legal changes, economic developments, and societal trends in Switzerland and beyond affect deal making and deal shaping in very particular ways. That is why M&A practitioners have a unique perspective on many of these issues. We are pleased to introduce a new concise publication which will provide you regularly with The M&A Perspective on such developments.

M & A Perspective

What is the interest rate after the discontinuation of LIBOR?

24.10.2018

At the end of 2015, we reported on the challenges faced by M&A practitioners due to the odd interest rate environment, in particular when choosing the "right" interest ...

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TSB's IT Meltdown – Time to Adjust Your Risk Assessment Matrix?

14.05.2018

In late April of this year, the British bank TSB moved millions of customer accounts from the systems of Lloyds Bank, which has hosted them since TSB was ...

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Why "Protecting the Digital Citizen" Matters for Swiss M&A

31.08.2017

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into effect as of 25 May 2018, and due to its broad scope, it will also apply to many Swiss ...

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Anti-Corruption Legislation – On the Road to Global Zero-Tolerance?

11.04.2017

Under Swiss law, bribery in a private context used to be an offense which was only prosecuted upon a complaint lodged by a victim. It was not perceived ...

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Data Protection Laws in Motion – Challenge for Compliance and Due Diligence

11.04.2017

Data protection is currently at the center of attention. This not only leads to stricter enforcement of current legislation, but also to the adaptation of existing statutes around ...

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Europe à la Carte – Avoiding/Leaving the Purview of the European Court of Justice?

11.04.2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May recently stated that Britain will not have truly left the European Union (EU), if it is not in control of its own laws. ...

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U.S. Department of Justice "Swiss Bank Program": A Path to Certainty for M&A Deals in 2016?

23.12.2015

In March 2015, the first Swiss bank reached an agreement under the program of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which provides a path for Swiss banks to ...

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European Safe Harbor Ruling: Does it Matter in Swiss M&A Deals?

23.12.2015

With judgment of 6 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidated the existing Safe Harbor regime for transfers of personal data from the EU to the ...

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Currency Risks and Interest Rates: Continuing Challenges for Contract Drafters

23.12.2015

The sudden weakness of the Argentinian peso is only the last of many currency turmoils in the recent past. We shed some light on currency challenges in the ...

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Implementation of Revised Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of 2012 - Some Points to Bear in Mind for Private M&A Deals

29.07.2015

After a lengthy and complex parliamentary process, a new act aimed at improving Swiss money laundering prevention in line with the above-mentioned FATF recommendations was approved on 12 ...

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M&A Insurance - An Alternative to Traditional Risk Allocation between Seller and Purchaser

29.07.2015

After a rather sluggish start in the past, M&A warranty insurance seems to now be rapidly gaining momentum and acceptance in the M&A practice in the US and ...

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Shareholder Loans and Dividends - A Possibly Fatal Financial Assistance Cocktail

29.07.2015

Financial assistance, broadly understood as the provision of inter-company loan(s) or security to affiliate companies, has always been problematic from a Swiss corporate and tax law perspective. Various ...

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