Jacques Iffland

Partner, Head of Capital Markets
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law

Dr. Jacques Iffland is a specialist in corporate law, securities regulation and M&A, with an emphasis on transactions involving public companies. He is authorized to represent issuers before the SIX Swiss Exchange. He chairs the Capital Markets and Technology Association, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the use of new technologies in the capital markets.

In recent years, Jacques advised among others:

• JBF Finance SA in its CHF 600 million public tender offer for all publicly held shares of SIX-listed Bobst Group SA, the parent company of Bobst, one of the world's leading suppliers of substrate processing, printing and converting equipment,

• Edizione, one of Europe's leading industrial holding companies and wholly owned by the Benetton family, on the integration between Autogrill and Dufry to create a global company in food & beverage and retail services for travelers,

• SCCF Structured Commodity & Corporate Finance, a Swiss-based trade finance company, in the first issuance of digitalized (tokenized) short term notes used to refinance commodity trading activities,

• ObsEva, a Nasdaq and SIX-listed biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing novel therapies for women’s health, in the company's equity and debt financing activities and in its debt restructuring operations,

• Immosynergies Holding Sàrl and its owner Mr. Olivier Plan in the sale and contribution of their real estate portfolio and development activities to Allreal Holding AG, the Swiss SIX-listed real estate investment company, for a net consideration of approximately CHF 400 million,

• Swissquote, the online bank, on the creation of "Yuh", a digital neobanking application developed as part of a joint venture with PostFinance, and the creation of the bank's crypto-exchange SQX,

• Cartier, part of Richemont, together with LVMH and the Prada Group on the creation of the Aura Blockchain Consortium, a Swiss association based in Geneva, which operates the first global blockchain solution dedicated to the luxury industry,

• Richemont on the issuance of tradable shareholder warrants, listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, distributed to the shareholders of the company as part of a loyalty scheme intended to allow shareholders to benefit from a potential upside of the price of Richemont's "A" shares once the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have been overcome,

• the Frère and Desmarais families in the CHF 3.3 billion public exchange offer and subsequent freeze-out merger of the Swiss industrial holding company Pargesa

Practice Area
Corporate and M&A, Public Takeovers, Capital Markets, Securities Regulation
French, English, German
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broad expertise and pragmatic approach
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the right energy
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Stand-out performer
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Stellar corporate practice
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A very quick thinker, with very detailed subject knowledge
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One of the top names in the market
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He offers advice that cuts through the complexities.
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