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Swiss Re announces creation of new corporate hold-ing structure

February 2011

On 17 February 2011 Swiss Re, a leading global reinsurer, announced the crea-tion of a new corporate holding structure aligned to meet its strategic priorities. This structure will be achieved through a public exchange offer of the newly created holding company. The offer prospectus is expected to be published on 31 March 2011.

Bär & Karrer acted as external legal adviser to the planning of this transaction and will assist in its execution. The team was led by Rolf Watter (overall lead, structure and governance), Robert Waldburger (tax structuring), Thomas Reutter (capital market aspects), Dieter Dubs (exchange offer) as well as Peter Hsu and Stephanie Comtesse (regulatory and fund-related aspects) and further included Katja Roth Pellanda, Harald Zeiter and Sten Rasmussen.

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Bär & Karrer is a leading Swiss law firm with offices in all three language regions in Switzerland. It provides high-end legal advice to clients in complex transactions and litigation. Its clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals both in Switzerland and globally.
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