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.

In recent years, Jacques advised among others:

  • 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,
  • the underwriters in ADC Therapeutics's USD 267 million IPO and listing on the NYSE, as well as on the company's subsequent USD 204 million follow-on offering,
  • the Geneva clinical-stage pharma company ObsEva for its USD 97 million IPO and listing on the Nasdaq in 2017, followed by a listing on SIX Swiss Exchange in 2018 and various follow-up capital-raising transactions, including a USD 60 million PIPE in 2017, a USD 73.1 million underwritten public offering in 2018 and an "at-the-market-offering" (ATM program) in 2019, and a USD 20 million underwritten offering and concurrent USD 24 million private placement of common shares and purchase warrants in 2020,
  • the industrial holding company Aevis Victoria in various M&A transactions, including a CHF 230 million public takeover offer for LifeWatch AG in 2017 and a CHF 66 million contested public takeover offer for the luxury hotel group Victoria-Jungfrau Collection AG in 2013,
  • Swissquote Bank for the acquisition of the Luxembourg bank Internaxx in 2018 as well as the forex brokers MIG Bank in 2013 and ACM Advance Currency Markets in 2010,
  • the Safra group in the acquisition in 2012 of a majority interest in Bank Sarasin from Rabobank for CHF 1.04 billion, followed by a CHF 840 million public takeover offer to Bank Sarasin's minority shareholders in 2012 and a subsequent merger of Bank J. Safra (Switzerland) and Bank Sarasin in 2013.
Practice Area
Corporate and M&A, Public Takeovers, Capital Markets, Securities Regulation
French, English, German
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Very available for clients and very responsive
Chambers, 2020
Stand-out performer
Legal 500, 2019
Stellar corporate practice
Who's Who Legal, 2019
A very quick thinker, with very detailed subject knowledge
Chambers, 2018
One of the top names in the market
Who’s Who Legal, 2018
He offers advice that cuts through the complexities.
Chambers, 2019
Excellent equity capital markets work
Who’s Who Legal, 2018