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Wenger Plattner

SEESTRASSE 39, GOLDBACH-CENTER, PO BOX, 8700 KĂśSNACHT-ZĂśRICH, SWITZERLAND
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Work +41 43 222 38 00
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Fax +41 43 222 38 01
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www.wenger-plattner.ch
Basel, Bern, Geneva, Zurich

Switzerland

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

Wenger Plattner

Wenger Plattner's 'efficient and diligent team works together seamlessly' and 'provides flawless legal work together with a commercial and transaction-driven approach'. Apart from a general focus on M&A transactions, the team also handles contract drafting and negotiations. The 'business-oriented, innovative and knowledgeable' Oliver Künzler and senior associate Eva Schott advised Eneco Group on the acquisition and subsequent post-merger implementation of Ampard. Another highlight was assisting Trom with the sale of Alvier PM-Technology to Höganäs.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 4

Wenger Plattner

Covering both competition and antitrust law, Wenger Plattner has expertise in price surveillance, merger control, compliance contracts and distribution agreements, and also has a track record representing clients in administrative and civil law court cases. Fritz Rothenbühler successfully obtained ComCo's clearance for the hospital merger between Universitätsspital Basel and Kantonsspital Baselland.

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

Wenger Plattner

The client base of Zurich- and Basel-based firm Wenger Plattner features companies, public-law entities and private persons who require legal assistance in corporate, commercial and insolvency-related disputes, as well as banking, transport, insurance, intellectual property and real estate litigation. Team lead Stephan Kesselbach is involved in contentious proceedings concerning the insolvencies of clients Banque Hottinger & Cie, Petroplus Marketing and SwissAir. The team also includes of counsel Werner Wenger and commercial litigator Roland Bachmann, who joined from Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG in November 2018.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 1

Wenger Plattner

Wenger Plattner's 'hugely experienced and hands-on restructuring team combines excellent expertise and high quality with a very high level of responsiveness and a good commercial mindset'. With a major focus on liquidation proceedings and restructuring matters, it is also recommended for its 'outstanding expertise in cross-border insolvency law'. The 'excellent, efficient and creative' Brigitte Umbach-Spahn and 'technically skilled, easy-to-work-with' Karl Wüthrich are acting as liquidators in the separate Bank Hottinger & Cie, Petroplus Marketing and Swissair proceedings, while Bern-based Fritz Rothenbühler took on a similar role in the winding-down procedure for Enzian Ship Management and Swiss Chem Tankers. Senior associate Stefan Bossart is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Brigitte Umbach-Spahn - Wenger Plattner

Karl WĂĽthrich - Wenger Plattner

Next generation lawyers

Stefan Bossart - Wenger Plattner

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

Wenger Plattner

Wenger Plattner's stellar record in insolvency and corporate recovery matters is complemented by its corporate and M&A, competition, litigation and real estate expertise. Key partners include Brigitte Umbach-Spahn, Karl Wüthrich, Oliver Künzler, Fritz Rothenbühler, Stephan Kesselbach, Thomas Wetzel and Placidus Plattner.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Wenger Plattner

Assisting real estate and construction management companies, investors, pension funds, building owners, public clients and individuals, the eight-partner team at Wenger Plattner handles private and public construction law, transactions, tenancy and facility management matters. Practice lead Thomas Wetzel, transactions and tenancy lawyer Placidus Plattner and public-law specialist Gaudenz Schwitter are among the key practitioners.

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Switzerland

Offices in Basel, Zurich, Bern, and Geneva

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    On 1 April 2019, DSV A/S, Hedehusene, Denmark and Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Zurich, Switzerland, have entered into an agreement on the terms and conditions of a combination by way of a public exchange offer by DSV for all publicly held registered shares of Panalpina for approximately CHF 4.6 billion. The board of directors of Panalpina has resolved to support the public exchange offer by DSV and to recommend the acceptance of DSV's public exchange offer to its shareholders.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Lonza on the Entering into a Strategic Joint Venture with Chr. Hansen for Deve

    On 2 April 2019, Lonza, a leading pharma contract manufacturing company, and Chr. Hansen, a leading global bioscience company, announced that they have signed an agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture to pioneer the live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) industry and position themselves as the leading contract development and manufacturing partner (CDMO) for biotech and pharma customers. The joint venture brings together best-in-class, complementary capabilities and will be the first CDMO globally to provide a full supply chain that offers manufacturing of bacteria strains for therapeutic use. The joint venture will be a 50/50 controlled legal entity that will operate from its headquarters in Basel (CH) and have production facilities in Denmark and Switzerland. A phased investment of approximately EUR 90 million will be deployed over three years to build cGMP-compliant pharma production capabilities. The joint venture will upgrade existing facilities in Hørsholm (DK) and equip new facilities in Basel (CH) to serve pre-clinical to phase II projects. Further facilities for phase III and commercial manufacturing will be developed as the pipeline matures. The joint venture is expected to be largely self-funding after the production set-up has been established.
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    Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce that partner Paolo Bottini has been recognized by Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO) as the Client Choice Winner 2019 in the Corporate Tax category in Switzerland.
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    On 11 October 2018, the board of directors of CEVA Logistics AG announced that the Danish transport and logistic company DSV submitted a non-binding letter of interest with an indicative offer price of CHF 27.75 per CEVA share and that the board of directors of CEVA came to the conclusion that the offer was not in the best interest of the company and its shareholders. This was in particular because at that point in time, CEVA was already in discussions regarding an intensified cooperation with its main shareholder CMA CGM S.A., which shall exploit the full potential of CEVA.