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Dr iur Andreas Casutt

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Niederer Kraft Frey AG

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Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment Law, Dispute Resolution, Commercial.


Andreas Casutt's practice focuses mainly on corporate law, contracts, mergers and acquisitions (in particular private equity), corporate governance as well as stock exchange law issues. His fields of expertise include employment law and litigation in particular shareholder litigation. Andreas Casutt is described as "tactically skilled and pragmatic" and as "a savvy lawyer with a flash of genius about him" by Chambers and other directories. He is a member of the board of directors of various companies.


Niederer Kraft Frey, Associate (1993), partner (2002-).


German, English, French.


Swiss Bar Association. Zurich Bar Association. IBA.


University of Zurich, Dr iur (summa cum laude) (1991). Bar admission (1993). University of Michigan, LLM (1995).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

With 'good communication and appropriate leadership', Niederer Kraft Frey AG provides 'excellent support' and 'focuses 100 per cent on the client's needs'. Best known for public takeovers, private equity and other M&A transactions, a major highlight of 2018 was Philipp Haas' advice to Broadcom on its $18.9bn acquisition of CA Technologies. The 'commercially minded and extremely responsive' Patrik Peyer and 'reliable' senior associate Moritz Maurer assisted Sportradar with its €2.1bn sale to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, while 'pragmatic' Manuel Werder acted for Paragon Partners on its acquisition of Asia Robotics. Other key practitioners include public M&A partner Philippe Weber, as well as Andreas Casutt and Ulysses von Salis. Transaction expert Till Spillmann joined from Bär & Karrer Ltd. at the beginning of 2018.

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Within: Employment

The 'very experienced and efficient practice' at Niederer Kraft Frey AG is renowned for 'straight-to-the-point advice and well thought-through solutions'. Focus areas include transactional and investigatory employment law assistance, litigation and the implementation of compensation plans, as well as employee transfers, mass dismissals and social security advice. 'First-class lawyer' Catherine Grun Meyer is handling ongoing employment and compliance advice to new client Microsoft, while also assisting Crypto International with the transfer of employees required for its acquisition of Swiss IT manufacturer Crypto. Andreas Casutt and Thomas Sprecher lead the team, while litigator Valerie Meyer Bahar is another name to note.

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