Deals & Cases

Deals & Cases

July 2017

Demerger of RobecoSAM AG in respect of its fund representation business and authorization of Robeco Switzerland AG, Zurich as representative of foreign collective investment schemes

Lenz & Staehelin acted as counsel to Robeco Group in connection with (i) the demerger of RobecoSAM AG in respect of its fund representation business in accordance with the Swiss Federal Act on Merger, Demerger, Conversion and Transfer of Assets and Liabilities and (ii) with the authorization of Robeco Switzerland AG by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to act as representative of foreign collective investment schemes.

Robeco Switzerland AG will focus its activity on the representation and distribution of Robeco funds both to qualified and non-qualified investors. Following the authorization by FINMA, Robeco Switzerland AG has been appointed by 30 June 2017 to act as representative of all Robeco funds approved by FINMA in view of their distribution to non-qualified investors.

The Lenz & Staehelin team included François Rayroux (Partner), Laurence Vogt Scholler (Counsel), Liburn Mehmetaj (associate) and, for the corporate aspects, Robin Hauser (associate).

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