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Prager Dreifuss AG

MĂśHLEBACHSTRASSE 6, 8008 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
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Work +41 44 254 55 55
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Fax +41 44 254 55 99
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www.prager-dreifuss.com
Bern, Brussels, Zurich

Switzerland

Banking and finance: Zurich
Banking and finance: Zurich - ranked: tier 4

Prager Dreifuss AG

Prager Dreifuss AG is best known for advising investors and companies on project and transaction financing structures, as well as negotiating credit facilities. In a recent highlight, Andreas Moll advised a foreign insurance company on the accession of several group companies with Swiss branches to an existing facility agreement. Daniel Hayek, Urs Bertschinger and Matthias Bürge are other key names.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Prager Dreifuss AG

IPO planning, transactions, stock exchange regulation (including ad-hoc disclosure and public tender offers) and advice on financing structures are the key areas of expertise at Prager Dreifuss AG. The team consists of corporate and transactional partners Urs Bertschinger and Andreas Moll, as well as associate Christian Schönfeld.

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

Prager Dreifuss AG

Prager Dreifuss AG is recommended for providing 'commercially minded, professional advice' and for having 'shrewd business acumen'. M&A, public takeovers, corporate finance, private equity and restructurings form the key areas of expertise. Co-lead Andreas Moll's assistance is 'top-notch'. Fellow co-head Daniel Hayek, the transactions-focused Matthias Bürge and corporate lawyer Urs Bertschinger are also prominent team members.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

Prager Dreifuss AG

With experience in both Swiss and EU law, Prager Dreifuss AG's competition team is particularly experienced in multi-jurisdictional cartel and merger control proceedings, as well as public procurement and state aid cases. In a recent highlight, 'devoted, broadminded and resilient' Philipp Zurkinden successfully represented the Swiss Tennis Association in a ComCo proceeding concerning alleged abuse of dominance. Promarca, Starticket and SkyWork Airlines also feature in the client base.

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Dispute resolution: litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Prager Dreifuss AG

Prager Dreifuss AG impresses with its 'responsiveness and very good knowledge of fraud, asset recovery, enforcement and data protection matters'. The range of services includes commercial, insurance and bankruptcy litigation. Daniel Hayek is acting for Mare Finance Investment in the enforcement of an ICSID arbitration award against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela concerning an asset tracing matter. Practice head Urs Feller is 'a calm, detailed and unflappable thinker' and Marcel Frey is 'dedicated and enthusiastic'.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 2

Prager Dreifuss AG

Prager Dreifuss AG focuses on the representation of creditors in domestic or international insolvency and restructuring cases. Daniel Hayek and Gion Christian Casanova act as legal advisers to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as security agent and Wilmington Trust National Association as indenture trustee in their clams against Petroplus. Corporate partner Andreas Moll is also noted.

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

Prager Dreifuss AG

Prager Dreifuss AG is especially good for insolvency law and tax matters, and also handles banking, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition law and litigation. Andreas Moll, Daniel Hayek, Urs Bertschinger, Philipp Zurkinden, Roland Böhi and Christian Casanova are some of the notable individuals.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Prager Dreifuss AG

Prager Dreifuss AG counts private, corporate and real estate clients among its portfolio. Typical work includes tax planning for wealthy individuals and families, inheritance and gift tax matters and administrative procedures, as well as restructuring cases, tax litigation and assistance during transactions and financing deals. Roland Böhi and Danielle Wenger are the main contacts.

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