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Walder Wyss Ltd

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lic iur Patrick W Vogel

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Walder Wyss

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Banking & Finance / M&A / Corporate


Partner. Domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and corporate matters. Regulatory matters for Swiss and foreign banks and financial institutions. Private equity and venture capital transactions.


1996 to 1997 Foreign associate with McDermott Will & Emery, New York. From 1999 to 2002 associate with Chadbourne & Parke LLP, New York and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, New York. From 2002 to 2007 associate at another Swiss law firm in Geneva and Zurich. From 2007 to 2015 partner at another Swiss law firm.


English and French


Geneva Bar 1996 (all Swiss courts). New York 1999. Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA). Geneva Association of Business Law (agda).


New York University School of Law (NYU), Master of Laws in Corporate Law (LL.M., 1999). University of Geneva, Faculty of Law (lic. iur. 1993) awarded two prizes for first average grades of promotion (Prix Huet du Pavillon and the Geneva Society of Law and Legislation Prize). University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne) (lic. oec., 1990).


Banking and finance: Geneva

Within: Banking and finance: Geneva

'Capable of solving complex issues', Walder Wyss' 'very efficient team' is best known for acting on financial services transactions and providing regulatory advice. In 2018, Patrick Vogel advised Bank J. Safra Sarasin on all regulatory, contractual and corporate aspects concerning its asset purchase of Bank Hapoalim's private banking divisions in Luxembourg and Switzerland. The 'calm and accessible' Hubertus Hillerström 'overcomes all obstacles during transactions'.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

With approximately 50 M&A professionals, sizeable firm Walder Wyss Ltd is renowned for its 'deep commercial understanding, excellent regulatory relationships, as well as its extremely practical and business-oriented advice'. Major highlights include Urs Schenker's assistance to the Burkard family with the CHF3.22bn sale of all shares in Schenker-Winkler Holding to Saint-Gobain, as well as Markus Pfenninger advice to 40 North Latitude Master Fund on its acquisition of a significant stake in Clariant . Practice head Urs Gnos, Alexander Nikitine  and banking M&A specialist Patrick W Vogel, who 'demonstrates outstanding commitment, sound judgement and a deep legal understanding', are other names to note.

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Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

The 'diverse team' at 'experienced and reliable firm' Walder Wyss 'practises at the top end of the legal spectrum' and provides a 'hands-on and personalised service to clients'. It is highly recommended for its private client and tax departments, while also handling banking, corporate and litigation matters. 'Highly regarded stand-out partner' Philippe Pulfer manages the Geneva office. Banking and corporate lawyer Patrick Vogel, litigator Rodolphe Gautier, 'rising star' Olivier Sigg, Hubertus Hillerström and recent arrival Fouad Sayegh, who is a tax expert, are other key names.

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Legal Developments by:
Walder Wyss

  • 17 February 2017: Auris Medical's Public Equity Offering

    Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS) issued and priced its public offering of 10,000,000 common shares and 10,000,000 warrants, each warrant entitling its holder to purchase 0.70 of a common share.  The common shares and warrants are being sold in units comprised of one common share and one warrant at the public offering price of USD 1.00 per unit. The warrants will be immediately exercisable at a price of USD 1.20 per common share and are exercisable for five years. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common shares and/or 1,500,000 additional warrants at the public offering price less underwriting discounts. The offering is expected to close on or about February 21, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is acting as a financial advisor in the offering.
    - Walder Wyss Ltd

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