Deals & Cases

Deals & Cases

August 2013

Lenz & Staehelin advises Schmolz + Bickenbach in Proxy Fight and Public Tender Offer

Lenz & Staehelin advised the Board of Directors of the Swiss-German steel producer Schmolz + Bickenbach AG in its search process for equity investors and in the ensuing proxy fight at the AGM 2013 with its former 40% shareholder group Schmolz + Bickenbach GmbH & Co. KG and with Renova Group. Further advice related to the public tender offer launched by Renova on Schmolz + Bickenbach AG. Lenz & Staehelin also handles the proceedings before the Takeover Board and FINMA as well as the ongoing litigation relating to the capital increase of Schmolz + Bickenbach AG resolved on the AGM 2013. Lenz & Staehelin is advising the Schmolz + Bickenbach Board jointly with Jörg Walther of Schärer Rechtsanwälte.

The Lenz & Staehelin team is headed by Rudolf Tschäni (Corporate / M&A) and includes partners Matthias Wolf (Corporate / M&A), Patrick Schleiffer (Corporate / Capital Markets), Harry Frey (Litigation) as well as associates Urs Reinwald (Corporate) and Dominique Müller (Litigation).

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