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Prager Dreifuss AG

MÜHLEBACHSTRASSE 6, 8008 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 44 254 55 55
Fax:
Fax +41 44 254 55 99
Email:
Web:
www.prager-dreifuss.com
Bern, Brussels, Zurich

Switzerland

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Prager Dreifuss AG

Prager Dreifuss AG is particularly noted for handling capital markets matters for distressed companies. The team recently advised Recharge on the conversion of debt into shares of Leclanché. Practice head Urs Bertschinger is recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Prager Dreifuss AG

Prager Dreifuss AG regularly handles transactions involving distressed companies and in regulated industries. It recently assisted Swissgas with the acquisition of a stake in FluxSwiss. Practice head Daniel Hayek is recommended.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

Prager Dreifuss AG

The ‘professional’ team at Prager Dreifuss AG recently advised Mobiliar on horizontal cooperation agreements in the insurance sector and continues to represent Tamedia and Starticket in proceedings concerning alleged abuse of dominance in the ticketing market. Philipp Zurkinden attracts praise for his ‘calm and intelligent approach’.

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German-speaking Switzerland: leading firms
German-speaking Switzerland: leading firms - ranked: tier 4

Prager Dreifuss AG

At Prager Dreifuss AG, Daniel Hayek is recommended for banking and finance, as well as corporate and M&A and insolvency matters. Urs Feller is recommended for litigation.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Prager Dreifuss AG

Prager Dreifuss AG regularly represents creditors in insolvency proceedings. The firm acts for Attestor Value Master Fund, an alternative investment fund focused on distressed claims, on issues arising from its investments, and is acting as lead adviser to the bondholders in claims against the insolvent Petroplus group. Daniel Hayek is recommended.

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Switzerland: Banking and finance

Zurich
Banking and finance: Zurich - ranked: tier 4

Prager Dreifuss AG

The team at Prager Dreifuss AG regularly advises lenders and borrowers on credit facilities, including syndicated loans and leveraged finance. Practice head Daniel Hayek is recommended.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Prager Dreifuss AG

Prager Dreifuss AG is known for its strength in insolvency-related disputes and also handles commercial and financial services disputes. Practice head Urs Feller is ‘smart, flexible, service-oriented and a pleasure to work with’.

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