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Legal 500 (EMEA 2019) - "Insurance"
"VISCHER specialises in resolving coverage issues regarding financial lines, D&O, crime, cyber and property policies for insurance companies, brokers and insured parties. Daniele Favalli is the key contact. The firm also provides ancillary services to the insurance sector, including handling Baloise's CHF288m acquisition of a majority share in Pax Anlage; Benedict Christ led the advice."
Legal 500 (EMEA 2019) - "Leading Firms: German-Speaking Switzerland"
"VISCHER has core strength in the healthcare, TMT and transport sectors and notable public law expertise, while also fielding strong capital markets, M&A, competition and litigation departments. Key partners include Stefan Kohler, Rolf Auf der Maur, Stefan Rechsteiner, Benedict Christ and Christian Oetiker. Michael Waldner and Christian Wyss are other names to note."
Legal 500 (EMEA 2019) - "Real Estate and Construction"
"VISCHER's practice group combines real estate, development and notarial services, with special expertise in foreign investment projects and urban housing developments. Recent highlights include handling Bâloise's majority shareholding acquisition of real estate company Pax Anlage and advising Biogen International on the acquisition of land and the construction of a biologic manufacturing facility. The team also assists Meininger Hotels with its expansion in Switzerland. Team lead Roland Müller, real estate specialist Andreas Albrecht , corporate partner Benedict Christ and counsel Beatrice Wagner Pfeifer make up the core team."
Chambers Europe/Global (2019) - "Corporate/M&A"
"Sources highlight Benedict Christ for his "flexibility, expertise and profound knowledge" and underline his skill as a "very good negotiator." His areas of focus include the insurance and travel industries, advising clients on acquisitions."
Best Lawyers Switzerland 2018 / 2019
Recommended for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Who's Who Legal (Switzerland 2018) - "Government Contracts"
"VISCHER's Benedict Christ is a widely respected figure in the real estate and construction space, where he is frequently engaged in handling contracts and transactional matters on behalf of clients."
Legal 500 (EMEA 2018) - "Banking and finance"
"Vischer has 'a very strong financing practice' that is 'pro-active, forward-looking and creative in generating solutions'. The team advised an international bank who acted as a lender in relation to a credit facility granted to an oil and gas company. Practice head Markus Guggenbühl is an 'outstanding strategic thinker', while insolvency expert Jana Essebier is also recommended. The 'service-oriented' Benedict Christ and Christian Oetiker are the key contacts for banking M&A and litigation."
Legal 500 (EMEA 2018) - "Commercial, corporate and M&A"
"Vischer is particularly ‘strong in private M&A and private equity transactions for young, fast-growing companies in the healthcare and digital media sectors’. The practice advised Symetis on its $435m all-cash acquisition by Boston Scientific and also assisted Anheuser-Busch InBev with the €7.3bn sale of SABMiller’s business in Eastern Europe to Asahi. Co-head Jürg Luginbühl and associate Gian-Andrea Caprez are recommended for ‘finding pragmatic and commercial solutions, working exceptionally hard and responding quickly’. Other names to note are M&A co-leads Matthias Staehelin and Benedict Christ."
Legal 500 (EMEA 2018) - "Capital Markets"
"Vischer is 'extremely well connected on an international level and has unique market expertise to deal with complex derivatives and financial instruments'. The practice advised Bâloise and Basler Leben on their CHF288m acquisition of majority shares in Pax Anlage, followed by a public takeover offer for the remaining shares; and also supported CRISPR Therapeutics during its $92m IPO on NASDAQ Global Market. The 'solution-oriented' Markus Guggenbühl and Jana Essebier are recommended, as is the 'responsive' Benedict Christ."
Chambers Europe (2018) - "Corporate/M&A"
"Clients praise Benedict Christ for his diligence and 'practical approach to resolving difficult issues with the other side.' His practice comprises M&A and general corporate advice, including transactions in the real estate sector. He assisted Bâloise Holding with its CHF 288 million acquisition of a majority stake in Pax Anlage and public tender offer."