Jacques Iffland

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

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.

In recent years, Jacques advised among others:

  • Swissquote on the creation of "Yuh", a digital neobanking application developed as part of a joint venture with PostFinance,
  • 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,
  • 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,
Practice Area
Corporate and M&A, Public Takeovers, Capital Markets, Securities Regulation
Languages
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
Legal 500, 2019
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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