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Wenger & Vieli LTD

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

Dr iur Beat Speck

Tel:
Work +41 58 958 58 58
Email:
Wenger & Vieli LTD

Work Department

Energy Law; Information Technology Law; Pharmaceutical & Health Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Venture Capital & Private Equity.

Position

Beat Speck works mainly in the M&A, venture capital, private equity und blockchain/ICO fields. He heads the Transactions practice group.

In particular, Beat Speck deals with the entire life cycle of venture capital and private equity financing. He advises national and international investors on the structuring of funds, consults on the investment process in holding companies, is available to them during the holding period and helps all parties involved to a successful exit (IPO, trade sale, dual track).

In his capacity as a lawyer, civil law notary of the Canton of Zug and recognized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange, he is in a position to offer the individual processes efficiently from a single source.

Beat Speck publishes regularly in his fields of expertise. He is a board member of SECA (Swiss Private Equity and Corporate Finance Association) as well as of the Private Equity Chapter of Meritas.

Career

Since 2011, Partner at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 2003-2010, Lawyer at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 2001-2002, Lawyer at a business law firm in Zug; 2000-2001, Junior Lawyer at a business law firm in Zug.

Languages

German, English and French.

Member

International Bar Association (IBA); Swiss Bar Association (SAV); Zuger Advokatenverein; Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA).

Education

2006, University of Lucerne (Dr. iur.); 2005, Westminster University, London (LL.M., Corporate Finance); 2002, Admission to the Bar; 2002, Admission as Notary Public of the Canton of Zug; 2000, University of Bern and University of Lausanne (lic. iur.).


Switzerland

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Wenger & Vieli LTD's 'down-to-earth, fast-thinking and interdisciplinary' team 'gives clear and efficient advice' while applying 'an honest and transparent' approach to business. With strength in the energy and manufacturing industries, it focuses specifically on private equity and venture capital, as well as mid-market M&A transactions. Zug-based Beat Speck assisted an international consortium of investors with the CHF700m structured sale of a Swiss utility out of a hydro power-plants portfolio, and also advised the company behind the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project on a CHF400m EU fundraising. Pascal Honold is another key partner in the team.

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Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Wenger & Vieli LTD acts for clients including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, hospitals and telemedicine businesses, which it frequently advises on pricing and reimbursement, data protection, intellectual property, advertising, competition and product liability, transactions, and corporate and commercial matters. Frank Scherrer represented several pharmaceutical companies in appeal proceedings challenging price decrease decisions made by the Federal Office of Public Health. Corporate lawyer Beat Speck regularly acts for private equity funds on transactions in the life sciences space.

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    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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