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If you are involved in private equity, venture capital or corporate financing, having an experienced legal team on your side can make all the difference.
We are a national leader in the private equity sector and assist investors and companies in risk capital transactions and at all stages of development, from seed capital to exit strategies.
Our core team of over 30 attorneys bring a practical, client-oriented approach and will structure innovative, tax-advantaged solutions. We work hard to understand your businesses and add value to your strategic plans, while anticipating and solving your legal challenges.
We work with a broad range of Swiss clients and investors, as well as foreign investors, VCs and consortia under Swiss law in Switzerland, and on cross border mandates with law firms around the world.
We will build a team to meet your objectives – bringing in antitrust, tax, and employment skills for example, or colleagues with experience of your sector – to provide the vital edge you need.
We can design the optimal corporate governance structure tailored to the needs of your company. Our expertise with listed companies helps us design structures for smaller companies that allow for future growth. For listed companies, we advise on disclosures and public reporting requirements. For management transactions, we advise on structure, timing, and compliance with reporting requirements.
Our tax team, using our corporate and labour expertise, has helped to find solutions for this key tool for many companies. We have drafted and implemented a large number of stock option and share plans, including the drawing up of tax structures and obtaining any necessary rulings from the various cantonal tax authorities.
We assist in structuring, forming, and administering funds established in Switzerland.
We have advised companies and investor syndicates in over 40 financing rounds.
Our M&A team can assist you in the preparation of M&A transactions. We work with buyers and sellers in due diligence, contract negotiation and closing; we also resolve IP, tax, regulatory, labour, environmental, real estate, and other ancillary issues.
We have assisted in several management buy-outs, implementing the tax driven structure on the buyer's side and the related finance documentation.
We help companies benefit from the flexibility created by the new Swiss merger law including spin-offs, split-offs, and divestitures. Our firm has published one of the leading commentaries on this law and has gained an excellent reputation in this field.
We advise Swiss-based VCs and private equity companies on investments made both in and outside Switzerland and, if required, coordinate foreign counsel.
We also advise foreign VCs and private equity companies on Swiss portfolio investments, including requirements set by German tax legislation for investments in Switzerland.
We assist companies in implementing an optimal tax structure. For start-ups, we obtain formal tax relief and analyse their VAT needs. Our dedicated team of seven qualified tax experts assists in all tax matters.
Our clients regularly require advice across a full range of issues affecting their business, including litigation and arbitration, employment contracts, insolvency law and competition law.
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