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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

Wenger & Vieli’s ‘very good and impressively fast’ team is particularly recommended for ECM work, but also handles a significant amount of DCM mandates. Recent highlights include assisting Peach Property with its public bond issuance in Switzerland and bond repurchase in Germany. Practice head Wolfgang Zürcher is recommended along with the ‘knowledgeableChristoph Schmid and the ‘very professionalBeat Speck.

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

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli’s ‘very quick, professional and knowledgeable’ team is particularly known for private equity and venture capital transactions. It recently assisted Naspers with the sale of Ricardo Group, where Tamedia was the successful bidder, and advised the owners of Trüb on its divestment to Gemalto. The ‘exceptionally professionalBeat Speck, the ‘knowledgeableChristoph Schmid and the ‘client-focusedPascal Honold are recommended.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli recently advised Naspers on merger control issues concerning the sale of Ricardo Group. It is also known for its advice on distribution systems, particularly in the pharmaceuticals industry. Urs Weber-Stecher heads the practice.

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

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli provides ‘a high level of competency and accuracy’. Martin Hess is a ‘very talented and pragmatic’ banking and finance adviser. Wolfgang Zürcher and Christoph Schmid are experts in capital markets as well as corporate and M&A work.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli continues to represent several creditors of Lehman Brothers in the insolvency proceedings and is acting as liquidator in the composition proceedings of Helvetia Wealth. Georg Zondler and Martin Hess are the names to note.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli recently advised Geberit on tax issues regarding the acquisition of the Sanitec Group. Stephan Hürlimann heads the practice.

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Switzerland: Banking and finance

Zurich
Banking and finance: Zurich - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli provides ‘a high level of competency and accuracy’ in ‘a very efficient way’. Recent work includes the provision of a legal opinion for the European Central Bank regarding the Swiss Central Securities Depository joining T2S. The firm also has been advising various Swiss banks on the US disclosure programme. Martin Hess and Andreas Hünerwadel are ‘very talented and pragmatic’.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Arbitration
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli has experience in commercial cases before international arbitration tribunals. The ‘very experienced and professionalUrs Weber-Stecher is recommended along with ‘extremely well organised’ of counsel Daniel Girsberger.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 3

Wenger & Vieli

Wenger & Vieli’s ‘strong team’ is especially expert in litigation in the financial services and insurance sectors. Practice head Michael Huber is recommended along with Marco Cereghetti, who shows ‘excellent tactical and great analytical skills’.

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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.