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Switzerland

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Burckhardt Ltd.

Burckhardt Ltd. provides expertise in public sector and private employment law, including advice on bonus schemes, regulatory issues and compliance, litigation, data protection, restructurings and immigration matters. The team is defending a public body against an unfair treatment claim relating to salary increases brought by employees and advises a major Swiss insurance company on employment contracts. Regula Hinderling is recommended.

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

Burckhardt Ltd.

Burckhardt Ltd.’s strengths lie in private client matters, employment and tax law. Jacqueline Burckhardt Bertossa, Regula Hinderling and Rolf Wüthrich are recommended.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 4

Burckhardt Ltd.

High-quality law firmBurckhardt Ltd. fields ‘specialised lawyers in different fields’, who impress with ‘good networking skills’; the practice is also recommended for being ‘especially strong in inheritance and foundation matters, also on an international basis’ and further handles asset structuring, transfer, administration and distribution matters. In a recent highlight matter, the team handled the execution of a will made by a French citizen residing in Switzerland, concerning assets in France and North America. The ‘profoundly experienced and committed’ Jacqueline Burckhardt Bertossa in Basel ‘presents excellent solutions with a business-oriented approach’. Further recommended are international wealth planning partner Mark Eichner and tax attorney Noëmi Kunz-Schenk.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Burckhardt Ltd.

Burckhardt Ltd.’s ‘responsive’ team provides ‘advice of the highest quality’ on tax issues, especially in connection with cross-border restructurings and M&A transactions. Additional expertise exists in estate tax planning, social security and financing matters. The ‘practical’ Rolf Wüthrich has ‘great understanding of US tax issues, which he balances with Swiss law to achieve excellent results’.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Burckhardt Ltd.

From its offices in Basel and Zurich, Burckhardt Ltd. covers financial services, employment, trust and inheritance disputes. Recent highlights include the representation of an Egypian resident in a contractual dispute against a Swiss bank, as well as the defence of various state hospitals and private clinics in clinical negligence cases regarding childbirth, living organ donations and medically assisted reproduction. Piera Beretta, Regula Hinderling, Gudrun Österreicher and Ramon Mabillard are the main partners.

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    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.