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VISCHER

AESCHENVORSTADT 4, 4010 BASEL, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 211 33 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 211 33 10
Email:
Web:
www.vischer.com
Basel, ZURICH

Dr Robert Bernet

Tel:
Work +41 58 211 33 51
Email:
Web:
www.vischer.com/anwaelte/robert-bernet/
VISCHER

Work Department

M&A, Corporate Law, Securities and Capital Markets Regulation, Banking & Finance.

Position

Partner (since 2005).

Career

Research Assistant at the University of Basel for Civil and Commercial Law; Lecturer in Corporate Law and Securities' and Capital Markets' Regulation at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.

Languages

German, English, French.

Member

Zurich Bar Association; Basel Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association; German-Swiss Lawyers Association.

Education

University of Basel (lic. iur., 1992; Dr. iur., 1997); University of London, London School of Economics (LL.M., 1998).


Switzerland

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Derivatives, securities listings, IPOs, bond issues and fintech products constitute the core areas of advice at VISCHER. Markus Guggenbühl assists UK-based Elliott Advisors on Swiss securities laws, takeover and disclosure rules in connection with several matters, while Robert Bernet advised Openlimit Holding during its authorised investment capital increase; its shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Matthias Staehelin advised Crispr Therapeutics on a $130m public offering of shares on Nasdaq.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

VISCHER has 'a strong position in the Basel market' and 'can assist very well in corporate transactions', with a particular focus on mid-market M&A and private equity deals, as well as Chinese inbound and outbound transactions. Jürg Luginbühl and the 'very responsive' Robert Bernet 'align teams according to the size of the transaction' and provide 'pragmatic solutions while maintaining reasonable hourly rates'. Recent highlights include handling Dutch client Lundbeck's €905m acquisition of the entire share capital in Prexton Therapeutics, as well as advising GreatStar Hangzhou Industrial on the purchase of Lista. Life sciences and IT specialist Matthias Staehelin is the another key contact.

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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.
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