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Arlette Pfister

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Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital, Employment & Migration

Position

Arlette Pfister worked as associate with THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte since 2001. Since July 2016 she has been a partner with THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte. She mainly practices in the field of corporate law, employment law, commercial law and contract law. Arlette focuses particularly on the advice of international groups regarding restructuring projects, the advice of companies and international groups with regard to complex and general corporate and corporate group legal issues as well as the advice and assistance with regard to daily corporate housekeeping. Arlette Pfister also advises companies and private individuals regarding the negotiation, structuring and drafting of commercial contracts and immigration issues and work permits. Furthermore, Arlette Pfister also has experience in the fields of alternative dispute resolutions, life science and health care law and data protection matters.

Career

Since  07/2016              Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2001 - 06/2016              Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

1999 - 2001                    Associate, Hayman & Baldi, Zurich

1997 - 1998                   Junior Associate, Meyer Lustenberger & Partner, Zurich

1996 - 1997                   Court clerk, District Court of Hinwil

Languages

German, English, French

Member

Swiss and Zurich Bar Association

Education

2005                            University of Westminster, London, Master of Laws in International &
                                     Commercial Dispute Resolution (LL.M.)

2003                            University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland,
                                     CAS Mediator in commercial, environmental and administrative matters

1999                            Admission to the Bar

1996                            University of Zurich, Master of Law (lic. iur.)


Switzerland

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte is the ‘perfect size for SME clients’, provides ‘a very high service level with feasible and practical advice’ on M&A, reorganisations, joint ventures, corporate governance and general corporate law and is ‘able to act quickly and without fuss’. Microsoft Corporation retains the group for general corporate matters. Markus Alderknows the challenges of small and medium-sized enterprises’, while Arlette Pfister, Thomas Loher and Michael Bösch are also recommended.

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  • 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.
  • 16 February 2017: Credit Suisse successfully launched its new subsidiary Credit Suisse (Switzerland)

    Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. was incorporated with the purpose to be organized as a Swiss bank. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse AG. The transfer of assets and liabilities according to Swiss merger law became effective on 20 November 2016. The transfer was aimed to evolve the legal entity structure of the Credit Suisse Group to meet regulatory requirements for systematically important banks.
  • 14 February 2017: BASF acquires Rolic Group

    BASF acquires Rolic, a Swiss based group offering innovative and forward-thinking solutions, particularly in the display and security industries as well as the optical film business.
  • 15 February 2017: gategroup CHF 300 mio. bond issuance

    gategroup successfully raised CHF 300 million through the issuance of a fixed rate 5-year senior bond with a final maturity on February 28, 2022. The bond with a coupon of 3% p.a. has been issued by gategroup Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. and is guaranteed by its parent company gategroup Holding AG. gategroup will apply for the listing of the new bond on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
  • 17 February 2017: RWS acquires LUZ, Inc.

    RWS Holdings plc, a world leading provider of intellectual property support services (patent translations, international patent filing solutions and searches), commercial translations and linguistic validation, has completed the acquisition of 100% of LUZ, Inc., a market leading Life Sciences language services provider based in San Francisco, for a cash consideration of USD82.5m.
  • 17 February 2017: Cembra Money Bank acquires invoice financing provider SWISSBILLING SA

    Cembra Money Bank has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of SWISSBILLING. The transaction is expected to close within the first quarter of 2017. The transaction consideration was below CHF 10 million and is expected to have a negative impact of 0.1% on the Group’s CET1 ratio as at closing.
  • 7 February 2017: TPF closes private offering and bank financing

    Transports publics fribourgeois Trafic (TPF TRAFIC) SA closed the financing of its maintenance and exploitation centre in the canton of Fribourg. The financing was partly made through a CHF 40 mio. private placement, a CHF 32 mio. secured bank loan and a CHF 55 mio. unsecured bank loan.
  • 3 February 2017: Migros acquires Tipesca

    The Migros Group, through Mérat & Cie. SA, has acquired Tipesca SA, a company incorporated in the canton of Tessin. Tipesca offers a wide range of fish products.
  • 24 January 2017: Sharp Corporation and Skytec Group Limited enter into strategic business alliance

    Japan-based Sharp Corporation, part of Taiwan’s Foxconn Group, enters into a strategic business alliance with Skytec Group Limited (“Skytec”) regarding the manufacture and sale of Sharp branded products and services in Europe. For that purpose, Sharp acquires a majority stake of 56.7% in the newly incorporated joint venture Skytec UMC Ltd.
  • 25 January 2017: Zug Estates CHF 100 mio. Bond

    Zug Estates Holding AG (SIX: ZUGN) has successfully issued its first CHF 100 mio. fixed-interest bond with a 0.7% coupon and a 5-year maturity.