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Wenger & Vieli

DUFOURSTRASSE 56, 8008 ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
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Work +41 58 958 58 58
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Web:
www.wengervieli.ch
Zug, Zurich

Switzerland

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Wenger & Vieli

The ‘very dynamic and professional’ team at Wenger & Vieli is recommended for ECM and DCM work. It has been assisting Züblin Immobilien Holding with its financial restructuring, including a repurchase of bonds and the issuance of new equity. Practice head Wolfgang Zürcher and the ‘solution-oriented’ Christoph Schmid are recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli’s ‘very professional’ team is noted for its core strength in private equity and venture capital deals. The firm also has a strong corporate client base; highlights included advising Daimler on a joint venture with Nissan in Mexico and assisting Statoil with the sale of its 20% stake in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. The ‘very experienced’ Beat Speck, Christoph Schmid and Wolfgang Zürcher are recommended.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli’s ‘very good’ team has been representing an air cargo company in appeal proceedings against a decision by the Competition Commission. Urs Weber-Stecher heads the practice, in which senior associate Michael Tschudin is recommended.

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German-speaking Switzerland: leading firms
German-speaking Switzerland: leading firms - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli fields ‘very professional’ teams handling capital markets work as well as commercial, corporate and M&A matters. Wolfgang Zürcher and Christoph Schmid are the key figures, while Martin Hess is the standout figure in its ‘excellent’ banking and finance team.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Wenger & Vieli

At Wenger & Vieli, practice head Frank Scherrer is noted for his regulatory matters expertise in the life sciences sector. Recent work includes representing several pharmaceutical companies in appeals against price decrease decisions and assisting a client with re-assessment proceedings concerning Swissmedic market authorisation conditions.

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

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli assisted with the restructuring of distressed packaging producer PetroplastVinora and is acting as liquidator of Helvetia Wealth. Georg Zondler heads the practice.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Wenger & Vieli

Bruno Bächli heads the practice at Wenger & Vieli, which regularly advises corporate clients on tax-efficient structures for acquisitions and investments.

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Switzerland: Banking and finance

Zurich
Banking and finance: Zurich - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli

The ‘excellent’ team at Wenger & Vieli is recommended for regulatory matters, and has been assisting several FinTech start-ups on licensing requirements and advises Cornèr Bank on anti-money-laundering legislation. The ‘highly qualified and responsive’Martin Hess and Andreas Hünerwadel are recommended.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli’s ‘excellent’ team is recommended for international commercial arbitration. Practice head Urs Weber-Stecher is ‘a very experienced practitioner’ and of counsel Daniel Girsberger is ‘a sought-after arbitrator’.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli’s practice (which attracts praise for its ‘high level of competency and accuracy’, as well as its efficiency) stands out for its expertise in financial services and insurance disputes. Marco Cereghetti and Peter Altorfer are recommended.

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Switzerland

Offices in Zurich and Zug

Legal Developments by:
Wenger & Vieli

  • Swiss Capital Contribution Principle

    As per 1 January 2011 a new regulation in the Swiss tax law concerning the tax treatment of the repayment of capital contributions enters into force. According to the new rules the repayment of capital contributions is exempt from Swiss income tax (if the shares are owned as private means) and Swiss withholding tax.
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  • 17 February 2017: Auris Medical's Public Equity Offering

    Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS) issued and priced its public offering of 10,000,000 common shares and 10,000,000 warrants, each warrant entitling its holder to purchase 0.70 of a common share.  The common shares and warrants are being sold in units comprised of one common share and one warrant at the public offering price of USD 1.00 per unit. The warrants will be immediately exercisable at a price of USD 1.20 per common share and are exercisable for five years. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common shares and/or 1,500,000 additional warrants at the public offering price less underwriting discounts. The offering is expected to close on or about February 21, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is acting as a financial advisor in the offering.
  • 16 February 2017: Credit Suisse successfully launched its new subsidiary Credit Suisse (Switzerland)

    Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. was incorporated with the purpose to be organized as a Swiss bank. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse AG. The transfer of assets and liabilities according to Swiss merger law became effective on 20 November 2016. The transfer was aimed to evolve the legal entity structure of the Credit Suisse Group to meet regulatory requirements for systematically important banks.
  • 14 February 2017: BASF acquires Rolic Group

    BASF acquires Rolic, a Swiss based group offering innovative and forward-thinking solutions, particularly in the display and security industries as well as the optical film business.
  • 15 February 2017: gategroup CHF 300 mio. bond issuance

    gategroup successfully raised CHF 300 million through the issuance of a fixed rate 5-year senior bond with a final maturity on February 28, 2022. The bond with a coupon of 3% p.a. has been issued by gategroup Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. and is guaranteed by its parent company gategroup Holding AG. gategroup will apply for the listing of the new bond on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
  • 17 February 2017: RWS acquires LUZ, Inc.

    RWS Holdings plc, a world leading provider of intellectual property support services (patent translations, international patent filing solutions and searches), commercial translations and linguistic validation, has completed the acquisition of 100% of LUZ, Inc., a market leading Life Sciences language services provider based in San Francisco, for a cash consideration of USD82.5m.
  • 17 February 2017: Cembra Money Bank acquires invoice financing provider SWISSBILLING SA

    Cembra Money Bank has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of SWISSBILLING. The transaction is expected to close within the first quarter of 2017. The transaction consideration was below CHF 10 million and is expected to have a negative impact of 0.1% on the Group’s CET1 ratio as at closing.
  • 7 February 2017: TPF closes private offering and bank financing

    Transports publics fribourgeois Trafic (TPF TRAFIC) SA closed the financing of its maintenance and exploitation centre in the canton of Fribourg. The financing was partly made through a CHF 40 mio. private placement, a CHF 32 mio. secured bank loan and a CHF 55 mio. unsecured bank loan.
  • 3 February 2017: Migros acquires Tipesca

    The Migros Group, through Mérat & Cie. SA, has acquired Tipesca SA, a company incorporated in the canton of Tessin. Tipesca offers a wide range of fish products.
  • 24 January 2017: Sharp Corporation and Skytec Group Limited enter into strategic business alliance

    Japan-based Sharp Corporation, part of Taiwan’s Foxconn Group, enters into a strategic business alliance with Skytec Group Limited (“Skytec”) regarding the manufacture and sale of Sharp branded products and services in Europe. For that purpose, Sharp acquires a majority stake of 56.7% in the newly incorporated joint venture Skytec UMC Ltd.
  • 25 January 2017: Zug Estates CHF 100 mio. Bond

    Zug Estates Holding AG (SIX: ZUGN) has successfully issued its first CHF 100 mio. fixed-interest bond with a 0.7% coupon and a 5-year maturity.