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Dr iur Dieter Gericke

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Corporate | M&A.


Partner. Head of Corporate | M&A team and of Homburger's China group. Active in mergers & acquisitions, public takeovers and defence, equity capital markets, private equity, corporate law and governance. Recent assignments include the takeover of Syngenta by ChemChina, the acquisition of Haas Group by Bühler Group, the acquisition of Kunststoff Schwanden by Bregal, the acquisition of Activ International by Givaudan, the sale of Infront Sports & Media to Dalian Wanda, the acquisition of Ulysse Nardin by Kering, the IPO of Zur Rose Group and the USD 400 m financing of ADC Therapeutics. Particularly experienced in the life sciences, engineering, technology and insurance industries.


Joined Homburger in 2000, Head of the M&A Practice Team since 2014, Partner since 2004. Foreign associate at Wilmer Hale, Boston, 1999. Associate at Zurich law firm 1996-98. Legal assistant at University of Zurich 1994-95. Law clerk at District Court of Meilen 1991-93.


German, English, French.


Zurich Bar Association, IBA (Corporate and M&A Law Committee, Securities Law Committee).


Harvard 1999 (LLM); University of Zurich 1996 (Dr iur, summa cum laude); University of Zurich 1991 (lic iur, summa cum laude).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Dieter Gericke - Homburger

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Homburger is renowned for providing 'very knowledgeable and accessible' specialist teams, ensuring that 'the right people work on the right tasks'. The practice includes M&A and capital market transactions, as well as restructuring matters, compliance issues and internal investigations, as well as dispute resolution. In a major highlight, Dieter Gericke handled ChemChina's $43bn acquisition of Syngenta. Daniel Daeniker assisted Fairfax Financial Holdings with its $4.9bn merger with Allied World Assurance. Daniel Hasler acted for MTH Retail Group during its purchase of OWiba Group. M&A partner Frank Gerhard is another name to note, while clients also recommended the 'well-connected' Daniel Oser and Claude Lambert.

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Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Homburger handles a range of matters for clients in the healthcare and life sciences industry, including intellectual property, M&A, regulatory advice and dispute resolution. IP partner Andri Hess is representing Novartis in the enforcement of several blockbuster drug patents in court and is also defending the client against nullity actions brought by competitors. Another recent highlight was Dieter Gericke's advice to ChemChina on its $43bn acquisition of Syngenta via a public tender offer. Marcel Dietrich and Franz Hoffet are the key contacts for regulatory and competition law matters.

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