Listed Companies

We advise listed companies on all legal aspects of stock exchange and corporate law.

One of our focuses is providing advice to buyers and target companies in public takeovers and control transactions, development of defense strategies, reporting and disclosure requirements, implementation of compliance programs, as well as representation in regulatory proceedings. Listings and delistings, and the implementation of repurchase programs are also among our core competencies. In addition, we work with shareholders of listed companies advising them on disclosure requirement compliance, exercise of their shareholders' rights and all relevant aspects of takeover bids.


Our specialists have extensive experience in advising listed companies and applying their in-depth knowledge of the regulatory system to best serve our client’s needs. They regularly publish articles on the current issues in the fields of securities and stock exchange law. Several of our partners are board members of listed companies or are registered with SIX Swiss Exchange as recognized representatives of issuers. In cross-border cases VISCHER can rely on a strong international network of law firms.


In advising public companies and their shareholders, our core competencies lie in the following areas in particular:

  • Initial public offerings and delisting
  • Organisation and implementation of general meetings
  • Compliance with regular reporting obligations as well as ad hoc publicity and disclosure of management transactions
  • reporting of significant shareholdings and advising on suspected breaches of the disclosure duty
  • public tender offers and repurchase programs
  • critical situations such as proxy fights and hostile takeover attempts and development of defense strategies
  • insider trading and other market offenses as well as the development of compliance programs
  • investigations by, and proceedings in front of, SIX Swiss Exchange, FINMA, FFD and other regulatory agencies
  • Shareholder activism and use of shareholder rights
  • Corporate governance issues



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Our specialists blog and websites on selected topics will keep you informed of the latest developments and discussions.

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Schützengasse 1, Postfach 5090, 8021 Zürich
Phone +41 58 211 34 00, Fax +41 58 211 34 10

Aeschenvorstadt 4, Postfach 526, 4010 Basel
Phone +41 58 211 33 00, Fax +41 58 211 33 10

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