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VISCHER

SCHÜTZENGASSE 1, 8021 ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
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www.vischer.com
Basel, Zurich

Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Toshiba acquires Landis+Gyr

May 2011. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

The Japanese electronics manufacturer Toshiba Corporation has entered into a securities purchase agreement to buy the entire equity of the Swiss-based meter maker Landis+Gyr for USD 2.3 billion from a group of investors. The acquisition will substantially enhance the scope of Toshiba's smart grid and smart community businesses and position the company as a global competitor with world-class capabilities.

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New partners

February 2011. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

The partners of VISCHER Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners as of January 1, 2011:

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Christoph Niederer is appointed Zurich Head of Tax

August 2010. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

On September 1, 2010, Christoph Niederer, lawyer and certified tax expert will join VISCHER Ltd as partner and Head of the Zurich Tax Practice Group. In addition to advising national and international companies, Christoph also advises individuals and family offices on all aspects of inheritance planning and estate structuring. He represents clients before the tax authorities and in legal proceedings. VISCHER Ltd. offers a wide range of services in this sector, with its tax teams in Basel and Zurich cooperating closely.

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CTS EVENTIM group purchases Ticketcorner group

March 2010. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

On 5 March 2010, EVENTIM CH AG, a subsidiary of the German CTS EVENTIM AG has purchased Ticketcorner Holding AG from Capvis General Partners II Ltd. and other sellers (including a subsidiary of the Kudelski group).

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VISCHER advises Tyco International

January 2010. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

On January 18, 2010 Tyco International announced plans to purchase Broadview Security for $2 billion in a cash and stock deal.

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Urs Haegi President of the Zurich Lawyers' Association

December 2008. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

At its recent winter conference meeting, Urs Haegi, VISCHER's Managing Partner, was elected president of the Zurich Lawyers' Association for 2009 and 2010.

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This year`s Autumn Conference

November 2008. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

Bonus, Data Protection and Non-Compete Clauses

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Tax team highly recommended

November 2008. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

The VISCHER tax team has been highly recommended and ranked in the second highest tier of leading firms in the current issue of "World Tax 2009",

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VISCHER Announces Two New Partners

February 2008. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

VISCHER is pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners who joined the partnership as of 1 January 2008 in the Zurich office.

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Dr. Stefan Rechsteiner and Stefan Widmer to join partnership of VISCHER as of 1 January 2008

January 2008. Press Releases by VISCHER (view listing).

 VISCHER is pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners who have joined the partnership as of 1 January 2008 in the Zurich office.Dr. Stefan Rechsteiner has been practicing with VISCHER since 2003.

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Legal Developments by:
VISCHER

  • Capital Contribution Principle: Meaning and Proceedings

    On January 1, 2011, the Swiss tax law capital contribution principle (CCP) enters into force - with far reaching consequences for companies, their owners, board members and tax advisors. A few days ago the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) published a Circular Letter on this change of law.
    - VISCHER

Legal Developments in Switzerland

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  • Cowen Acquires Quarton Group

    Cowen Inc., a NASDAQ listed, diversified financial services firm, agreed to acquire the Quarton group, a global financial advisor serving the middle market. Closing is expected in early 2019.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises the Banking Syndicate in the Rights Offering of ARYZTA

    On 19 November 2018, ARYZTA, a global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery, completed a capital increase by way of a rights offering structured as a volume underwriting in the amount of approximately CHF 900 million. 97.4% of the shareholders of ARYZTA exercised their subscription rights in the rights offering. The new shares not subscribed were placed in the market.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers on the Sale of Briner Winterthur

    The owners of Briner AG Winterthur sold the company. Briner is a leading family-owned trading and service company operating in the fields of construction services, steel services, supply systems and building services as well as heating and energy systems.
  • Bär & Karrer Advised GfK on the Sale of Four Divisions

    GfK has sold four global divisions (Customer Experience, Experience Innovation, Health and Public Affairs) to Ipsos. The sale included GfK's respective businesses in 25 countries.
  • Derivatives Trading under FMIA: Reporting Obligations

    On 14 September 2018, the Federal Council extended the transition period for the reporting of derivative transactions by small non-financial counterparties (NFC-) until 1 January 2024 under the Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA). The amendment to the Financial Market...
  • Swiss Tax Reform Package Approved: Update and Outlook

    The Swiss National Council approves the proposed tax reform package! On 12 September 2018 the larger chamber of parliament adopted the proposal of the Economic Affairs and Taxation Committee of the Council of States on the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (formerly Tax Proposal 17), which is largely in line with the legislative bill adopted by the Council of States, the smaller chamber of parliament. Although slight differences regarding the capital contribution principle remain to be settled, the majority of member of the National Council sees the adopted text of the bill as a viable compromise.
  • Retrocessions: Criminal Consequences of Non Disclosure

    In a recent decision 6B_689/2016 of 14 August 2018, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court held that the failure to disclose adequately retrocessions may constitute an act of criminal mismanagement. After a short summary of the legal framework governing the disclosure of retrocessions, the present briefing analyses this decision and its practical impact in particular for Swiss financial institutions dealing with external asset managers.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Waterland on its Investment in Tineo

    Waterland Private Equity invested in Tineo AG after the carve-out from Quickline Holding AG. Tineo is an integrated enterprise solution provider of data centres, glass-fiber connections, high-speed internet and VoIP services with state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Bär & Karrer Elects Ruth Bloch-Riemer, Daniel Raun and Philippe Seiler to Partner

    Bär & Karrer has announced the election of Ruth Bloch-Riemer, Daniel Raun and Philippe Seiler to the firm's partnership. The appointment is effective as of 1 January 2019.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Swiss Prime Site on its Rights Offering

    On 28 September 2018, Swiss Prime Site, the largest publicly listed real estate investment company in Switzerland, completed a capital increase by way of a rights offering to its shareholders in the amount of approximately CHF 320 million. 97,7% of the shareholders of Swiss Prime Site exercised their subscription rights in the rights offering. The remaining new shares not subscribed were placed in the market. The offer price was set at CHF 74.00 per share. Credit Suisse and UBS Investment acted as Joint Global Coordinators, J.P. Morgan and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as Joint Bookrunners.