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Notenstein Private Bank Ltd increased its stake in EFG Financial Products Holding Ltd

October 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

(a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative), increased its stake of 2.5% in EFG Financial Products Holding Ltd to 22.75 % (SIX: FPHN), the parent of former EFG Financial Products AG, a Swiss structured investment service provider, which operates under the new name Leonteq Securities AG. The transaction was closed in the first half of the year of 2013. Froriep was assisting Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative as lead transaction counsel. The Froriep team was lead by M&A partner Dr Beat M Barthold and Banking/Regulatory partner Dr Ansgar Schott.

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October 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

A new name. A fresh visual identity. A redesigned website.

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Capital Markets Briefing

October 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Update on the Swiss Rules on the Distribution of Foreign Collective Investment Schemes

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Dimitri Rotter - New Partner at Froriep Renggli

July 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Froriep Renggli is delighted to announce that Dimitri Rotter was elected to the partnership as of 1 July 2013.

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Froriep Renggli advises Notenstein Private Bank Ltd on its buying stake in EFG Financial

May 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Froriep Renggli advises Notenstein Private Bank Ltd on its buying stake in EFG Financial

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Prof. Isabelle Romy to become a partner at Froriep Renggli

May 2012. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Zurich, 21 May 2012, business law firm Froriep Renggli welcomes Prof. Isabelle Romy as a new partner. She will join the firm on 1 June 2012. Isabelle Romy specializes in international litigation, arbitration and international private law.

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Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative acquires Notenstein Privatbank AG, which had previously acquired

February 2012. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

the non-US-business of Wegelin & Co.

 Zurich, 27 January 2012 - Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative (Raiffeisen Schweiz Genossenschaft) announced the acquisition of the Swiss private bank Notenstein Privatbank AG, St. Gallen, which had previously acquired the non-US-business of the oldest Swiss private bank Wegelin & Co., St. Gallen from the partners of Wegelin & Co. Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative was advised by Froriep Renggli.

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Unternehmenssteuerreform III – Konzernfinanzierung in den Startlöchern

July 2010. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Die Unternehmenssteuerreform II ist noch nicht vollständig umgesetzt, da konkretisieren sich bereits Ziele und Inhalte einer weiteren Unternehmenssteuerreform, der Unternehmenssteuerreform III (UStRef III). Der folgende Beitrag stellt die wesentlichen Zielsetzungen und Elemente dieses jüngsten Reformvorhabens vor, soweit dies zum heutigen Zeitpunkt möglich ist. Insbesondere wird auf die möglicherweise bereits in diesem Jahr in Kraft tretende Neuregelung zur steuerlichen Entlastung von konzerninternen Finanzierungen eingegangen.

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Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland

June 2010. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that FRORIEP RENGGLI Partner Dr Lucien W Valloni and the FRORIEP RENGGLI Sports Law Team have triumphed in the Corporate International Magazine Global Awards 2010 by being chosen as "Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland" by Corporate International Magazine

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  • 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 ZĂĽrcher Kantonalbank acted as Joint Bookrunners.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises SIG Combibloc Group as Issuer and Onex as Selling Shareholder on the IPO of SI

    SIG Combibloc, a leading provider of aseptic carton packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry, successfully priced its IPO and listed its shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange, where trading commenced on 28 September 2018. With a market capitalization of CHF 3.6 billion and a generating total gross proceeds of CHF 1.5 billion, this is considered as the largest IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange in the last years. In connection with the IPO, SIG Combibloc Group Holdings S.A., the holding company of SIG Combibloc Group, migrated its legal seat and the place of management of the company from Luxembourg to the Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland by way of a cross-border relocation and thereby became a stock corporation governed by Swiss law prior to the first day of trading.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises the Joint Bookrunners in the Offering of an Aggregate of USD 8,000,000,000 Not

    Nestlé Holdings, Inc. completed an offering of USD 1,000,000,000 3.100% Notes due 2021, USD 1,500,000,000 3.350% Notes due 2023, USD 900,000,000 3.500% Notes due 2025, USD 1,250,000,000 3.625% Notes due 2028, USD 1,250,000,000 3.900% Notes due 2038 and USD 2,100,000,000 4.000% Notes due 2048. The notes were offered and sold by the Joint Bookrunners in the United States in reliance on Rule 144A and in transactions outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act. Each series of notes is guaranteed by Nestlé S.A.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Aduno Group on the Acquisition of Accarda

    Aduno Group has increased its participation in Swiss payment solutions specialist Accarda AG from 30% to 100% following an auction process for the acquisition of the 70% stake from Maus Frères SA.
  • 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.