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Mergers & acquisitions in a global economy

Mergers and acquisitions are highly complex, time sensitive transactions. A legal team with the right experience, knowledge and flexibility can make a significant difference in helping you to successfully close your deal or defend your position.

Widely regarded as a pre-eminent Swiss firm for M&A, we advise leading Swiss, multinational and overseas companies on all aspects of buying and selling companies and businesses in both private and public transactions. We are used to working across many jurisdictions and multiple business sectors and are regularly ranked at the top of relevant M&A league tables.

Legal excellence meets commercial experience

Our M&A clients look to us for technical excellence in the law, innovative thought and a positive commercial approach. Together, these qualities give us an edge in negotiation, helping you to achieve your objectives and ensure the effective handling of transactions. 

We can provide the full range of legal services required for your M&A transaction. You will enjoy a high level of partner involvement and availability, backed by a skilled team that excels in working with lawyers in other jurisdictions to get each deal done.

Our mergers and acquisitions legal services include:


Private M&A transactions

Private M&A transactions: assisting clients in mergers, the sale and purchase of companies and participations, business transfers, spin-offs, outsourcing, management buyouts, shareholder agreements and joint ventures, share buybacks and auctioning procedures


Public M&A transactions

Public M&A transactions: assisting bidders, target companies and shareholders in friendly as well as hostile takeover bid processes of listed companies


Risk capital transactions

Risk capital transactions: assisting companies during their various stages of development, from seed financing and early stage financing, to growth financing and sale to additional capital investors, including management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, trade sales and IPOs


Foreign direct investments

Foreign direct investments: with acknowledged expertise in working with Far East investment, particularly with support from our dedicated China Desk.

“Our clients tell us that it is our negotiation skills that set us apart, exceeding targets wherever possible, whilst mitigating risk for our client at every opportunity.”

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