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Dr Philippe Weber

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Work +41 58 800 8000
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www.nkf.ch
Niederer Kraft Frey AG

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Collective Investment Schemes/Capital Markets, Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions.

Position

Philippe Weber specializes in large and complex corporate finance, capital market and M&A transactions with a particular focus on listed entities, financial institutions and other large enterprises. He is a recognised representative for listings on SIX and regularly advises clients on all aspects of takeover and securities law. He is distinguished as a leading Banking, Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A lawyer by Chambers and other directories.

Career

Niederer Kraft Frey, Associate (1994), Partner (2002-).

Languages

German, English, French, Italian.

Member

Swiss and Zurich Bar Association. Europe Institute of Zurich. IBA.

Education

European University Institute, Italy, LL.M. (distinction) (1994). Zurich University, PhD (summa cum laude) (1995). Swiss Bar (1996). Wissenschaftspreis des Deutschen Bundestags (1996). Walther Hug-Preis (1997).


Switzerland

Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Philippe Weber - Niederer Kraft Frey AG

Within: Capital markets

Niederer Kraft Frey AG is 'a level above most local competitors' and stands out for its 'professionalism and high quality of work'. The capital markets practice is best known for advising on Swiss IPOs, securitisation, debt and hybrid transactions, as well as rights offerings and private equity placements. 'Go-to lawyer' Philippe Weber, who is 'a reassuring presence on transactions', and Marco Haeusermann assisted Swiss Re with its $500m offering of senior exchangeable notes, while Philipp Haas and Till Spillmann advised Idorsia on a share offering worth CHF500m. Team head François Bianchi and Daniel Bono are also key practitioners.

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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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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Niederer Kraft Frey AG handles big-ticket work, ranging from corporate and M&A, litigation, capital markets and tax matters, with additional strength in TMT, real estate and sports law. Notable practitioners include Philippe Weber, Philipp Haas, Daniel Eisele, Andreas Vögeli, András Gurovits, Thomas Graf, Tamir Livschitz, Clara-Ann Gordon and Catherine Grun Meyer.

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