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Bratschi Ltd

BAHNHOFSTRASSE 70, PO BOX, 8021 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 258 10 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 258 10 99
Email:
Web:
www.bratschi.ch
Basel, Bern, Lausanne, St Gallen, Zug, Zurich

Switzerland

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Bratschi Ltd

Bratschi Ltd has ‘strong expertise paired with a hands-on approach in order to find commercial solutions in the best interest of the client’. The team handles mid-sized capital market transactions and the issuance of financial instruments. A recent highlight was the update of The Adecco Group’s €3bn medium-term note program and the team also represented several Syngenta minority shareholders during the latter’s public tender offer from ChemChina. The ‘competent and efficient’ Christian Stambach is recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Bratschi Ltd

Bratschi Ltd is adept at advising on transactional as well as contentious and non-contentious corporate issues, predominantly in the mid-market sector. The team advised Etihad Airways on the sale of Darwin Airline to the Swiss subsidiary of Adria Airways and assisted St. Galler Nationalbank with the sale of its Portuguese business division. New clients include Löwengarten Holding. The ‘solution-minded’ Christian Stambach, Thomas Peter and Martin Moser are the key contacts.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 4

Bratschi Ltd

Bratschi Ltd’s ‘proactive’ team is ‘very experienced and provides clear practical advice’, predominantly on claim enforcement pertaining to bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings, bankruptcy law and corporate reorganisation. Recent highlights include advising the insolvent multinational company American Apparel on its liquidation and representing Raiffeisen Bank International as creditor on the Erb group insolvency. The ‘friendly and reliable’ Mirco Ceregato ‘shows excellent professional skills which he deploys in a very practical way’ and jointly heads the practice with litigator Daniel Glasl.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland - ranked: tier 4

Bratschi Ltd

Bratschi Ltd frequently assists with private client, corporate and public law matters. The recommended Ingmar Snijders and Walter Boss are the names to note.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 3

Bratschi Ltd

Bratschi Ltdhas strong capabilities in the cross-border taxation area’ and is ‘organised to efficiently face the challenges of the international market’; expertise is further displayed in trust and foundation, estate planning and asset management matters. The ‘reliable and flexibleIngmar Snijders and the ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeableWalter Boss are recommended.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Bratschi Ltd

Bratschi Ltd assists public communities, enterprises and individual clients with administrative energy, procurement, healthcare, media, state liability and education matters. Clients include CARBURA, the Canton of Zug, Werke am Zürichsee and the Cantonal Social Welfare Office of Zurich. Isabelle Häner is the key contact.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Bratschi Ltd

Bratschi Ltdhas a deep understanding of the industry’, offers ‘entrepreneurial thinking and flexibility’ and complements its transactional, financing and contentious expertise with experience in public construction, environmental and zoning law. The team is assisting Vereinigung St.Gallische Gemeindepräsidentinnen und Gemeindepräsidenten with the creation of a new construction regulation template for all communities in Canton St.Gallen. Spital Thurgau, BS Bodensysteme Deutschland and Arbonia are also active clients. Thomas Schönenberger is recommended.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Bratschi Ltd

The ‘extremely professional, client-focused and efficientBratschi Ltdtreats its clients as partners’, provides ‘high-quality advice’ and is ‘easy to reach’. The group assists medium-sized and listed companies as well as banks with domestic and international tax planning and tax aspects of transactions, relocations, reorganisations and employee participation schemes. ‘Fantastic corporate tax expertMichael Barrotgives clear instructions’, is ‘very business-focused’ and has ‘international experience’. Walter Boss leads the team.

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Switzerland: Banking and finance

Zurich
Banking and finance: Zurich - ranked: tier 4

Bratschi Ltd

Bratschi Ltd’s ‘highly available and pragmatic’ banking and finance practice consists of regulatory, financing, litigation and asset management teams which offer ‘partner attention at reasonable rates’. Active clients include St Galler Kantonalbank, Raiffeisen, DZ Privatbank and Humboldt Re. Reto Arpagaus, Hannes Glaus and Barbara Jecklin are the main advisers.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Bratschi Ltd

Bratschi Ltd has a ‘very committed, understanding and available team’ that focuses on commercial and banking litigation. The practice defended a telecommunication company against a CHF8m breach of contract claim. The ‘brilliant and straight-to-the-point’ Sandra de Vito is a ‘team player and understands the balance between cost and the requested results’. Mirco Ceregato, Daniel Glasl, Lukas Wyss and Thierry Augsburger are other key practitioners.

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Switzerland

Offices in Bern, Zurich, St Gallen, Basel, Zug, and Lausanne

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