Corporate and M&A

The expertise you need, when it matters most

Smart, fast, innovative thinking. Alongside deep insight and broad experience. Our team of 70 partners and associates make up Switzerland's leading corporate and M&A practice. Working together, we ensure our clients get the tailored support they need to beat the clock and achieve their goals.

We put our client’s priorities first, providing high-quality advice when and where it matters. Our people have been praised by Chambers for their "excellent track record acting on high-profile public takeovers and private equity transactions". This extends to both domestic and cross-border matters, with close involvement in many of Switzerland’s most important public and private corporate deals. We can take a lead role in your transaction, forming cross-practice groups to cover general corporate, governance, regulatory, antitrust, tax, finance and employment/pension issues when needed. And we manage the whole process end-to-end.

Alongside assisting large corporations and private equity firms, we also work for small and mid-size businesses at every stage of the corporate lifecycle. And we advise start-ups and university spin-offs from early stage activities right through to IPO or trade sale.

  • Expertise


    • Company law (including incorporation, capital increases)
    • Corporate housekeeping (including annual general meetings, board meetings)
    • Corporate and regulatory compliance (including internal investigations)
    • Corporate governance (including ESG matters)
    • Preparation and execution of shareholder meetings of listed companies
    • Reorganisations and restructurings


    • Mergers
    • Private acquisitions (including structuring and implementation of sales processes, management of W&I insurance process)
    • Private equity transactions (including buy-out and investment transactions, PIPEs, restructurings and recapitalisations, management participation plans (MIP), tax structuring)
    • Public tender offers (including hostile takeovers, takeover and activist defence, going private deals, proxy fights)
    • Joint ventures and partnerships
    • Carve-outs and spin-offs
    • Venture capital, including formation of companies, equity structures, financing rounds, IP rights and other issues

    Capital markets and securities laws (disclosure duties, ad hoc publicity, insider information, management transactions), as well as employee participation plans

    Corporate and M&A-related litigation and arbitration including closing accounts, warranty and W&I, as well as shareholder disputes

    Corporate succession, including estate planning and tax advice for entrepreneurs and managers


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