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Markus Alder

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Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte

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M&A/Corporate Commercial and Migration

Position

Partner since 2012. MArkus specializes in corporate and commercial, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital as well as insolvency and restructurings. He advises his clients with regard to the incorporation of companies in Switzerland, the drafting and negotiating of agreements and concerning the complex questions that may arise in the context of the acquisition or sale of a company. Markus Alder has also considerable expertise in employment law matters and the relocation of companies to Switzerland (including the obtaining of work and residence permits).

Career

Since 2012 Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2009 - 2012 Partner, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Zurich
2008 - 2009 General Counsel, Tom Talent Holding AG, Zurich
2003 - 2008 Associate, Vischer, Zurich
1996 - 2002 Junior Associate and Associate, Niederer Kraft & Frey, Zurich

Languages

German and English

Member

Swiss and Zurich Bar Association

Education

2003  Boston University, Boston, Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Laws (LL.M.)
2000 Admitted to the Bar
1995 University of Bern, 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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