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Corporate Law/Transactions
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Another of our specialties is advice on all corporate legal issues and comprehensive legal counselling for companies in the implementation of M&A transactions involving third parties and government authorities in the following areas:
  • Planning, structuring and formation of companies
  • Corporate Governance, particularly compensation and independent shareholder representation
  • Compliance, particularly codes of conduct, data privacy, etc.
  • Financing and capital market transactions
  • M&A transactions
  • Stock exchange and capital market law
  • Defensive measures
  • Succession solutions for companies
  • Restructuring, reorganisation and dissolution of companies
  • Antitrust law
  • Tax law
Some Deals & Cases
Private placement for a global leader in kitchen construction.
Implementation of the Minder initiative for an industrial company with a change of company bylaws and other adjustments (organizational regulations, corporate governance report, compensation report, etc.)
Sale (asset deal) of subsidiary of a Swiss industrial company, a world leader in commercial kitchen construction (3 billion in revenue), to an American company.
Coordination of worldwide merger controls as part of the acquisition of a publicly listed company in the machine-building industry.
Successful defense against a hostile takeover of an OTC-traded media company, with effective acquisition of a white knight.
Hostile takeover offer for a machine-building company publicly listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, with a majority takeover.
Restructuring, consolidation, and relocation of several pension funds.
Drafting of model agreements for management, with consideration of the rules pursuant to the Minder initiative for industrial and trading companies.
Sale of the Swiss portion of a clothing store chain.
Defense manual for mid-cap company publicly listed on SIX Swiss Exchange.
Competition Commission proceedings involving interlocutory measures due to abuse of market power in the oil industry.
Coordination of worldwide merger controls as part of the acquisition of a publicly listed company in the machine-building industry.
Competition Commission proceedings involving interlocutory measures due to abuse of market power in the oil industry.
Tax-neutral split-up of a portfolio management company with shared back office company.
Restructuring of a real estate company for corporate succession.
Upstream merger across several companies and countries for an oil company as part of restructuring efforts.
Contribution of real property to real estate general partnership and planned conversion into stock corporation (AG) for succession process.
Formation of a real estate company and construction company with real property as contribution in kind.
Restructuring of construction chemical companies as part of a large international oil company and sale to buyers from the Middle East.
Acquisition of a 15% shareholding in an automotive supply company publicly listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, with contribution in kind.
Acquisition of a 20% shareholding in a machine-building company publicly listed on SIX Swiss Exchange.
Sale of a company for a client in the IT sector with partial integration through a merger.
Acquisition of a majority shareholding in a European wine magazine.
Advice and representation for one of the largest local newspapers in greater Zurich, with well-known brand names, on all issues of trademark law and other intellectual property law.
Establishment and formation of a compulsory stockpiling company for oil companies in Switzerland under the supervision of the Swiss Federal Office for National Economic Supply (BWL) and Carbura.
Acquisition of a 20% shareholding in an OTC-traded real estate company, with contribution in kind.
Sale of a company in the ICT sector.
Sale of a well-known watch and jewelry boutique with multiple locations in Switzerland.
Creation of a code of conduct for a global industrial and trading company.