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Dr iur Till Spillmann

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Niederer Kraft Frey AG

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Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance


Till Spillmann specializes in large and complex international and domestic private and public M&A, capital markets and corporate finance transactions. In addition, he advises on corporate governance and other corporate and commercial law matters.


Trainee at a major Swiss law firm (2004). Associate at a major Swiss law firm (2006). Secondment to a Magic Circle law firm in London (2007). Partner at a major Swiss law firm (2013). Managing Partner at a major Swiss law firm (2014). Niederer Kraft Frey, Partner (2018-).


German, English


University of Zurich, lic. iur. (2002). University of Zurich, PhD / Dr. iur. (2004). Admitted to the Bar (2006).


Banking and finance: Zurich

Within: Banking and finance: Zurich

Niederer Kraft Frey AG is renowned for its expertise in regulatory, financing transactions, fintech and banking litigation. Marco Haeusermann handled a €2.9bn loans portfolio disposal for Hypothekenbank Frankfurt, while Bertrand Schott acted for US-based agency Fixed Income Clearing Corporation on the regulatory conditions concerning the offering of services in Switzerland. Team lead Sandro Abegglen assists a number of major banks with the upcoming introduction of the Finanzdienstleistungsgesetz. M&A finance specialist Till Spillmann joined with three associates from Bär & Karrer Ltd. in January 2018.

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Capital markets

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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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Niederer Kraft Frey AG is experienced in creating and implementing restructurings and recovery actions, especially in the financial services sector and at an international level. It also represents companies, banks, liquidators and creditors in insolvency proceedings. Bertrand Schott advises CLS Group and CLS Bank on recovery measures for the latter and the impact of a possible insolvency on the former, while Thomas Sprecher was instructed by Stiftung Wisli to pursue liability claims against former board members of a now bankrupt subsidiary. Marco Haeusermann is another name to note. Restructuring partner Till Spillmann joined from Bär & Karrer Ltd. in early 2018.

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