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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

id est avocats sàrl

Very good’ boutique id est avocats sàrl is particularly recommended for transactions in the technology sector. It recently assisted the sellers with the respective divestments of Composyt Light Labs to Intel and BugBuster to AppDynamics. Founding partner Michel Jaccard is ‘an experienced, pragmatic and charismatic negotiator’.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

id est avocats sàrl

id est avocats sàrl is a boutique with strong expertise in open source, creative commons, and innovative copyright licensing and branding models. Clients include the Wikimedia Foundation and Mike Horn. Michel Jaccard and newly promoted partner Juliette Ancelle are recommended.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

id est avocats sàrl

Very professional’ corporate and technology boutique id est avocats sàrl provides ‘very good value for money’ for start-ups and established companies alike. It recently advised Japan Tobacco International on IT contracts and data protection matters. Michel Jaccard is recommended.

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Michel Jaccard - id est avocats sàrl

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  • 11 November 2016: Mercury acquires CES

    Mercury Systems, a NASDAQ listed leading commercial provider of secure processing subsystems, acquires the Swiss mission computing company Creative Electronic Systems (CES).
  • 11 November 2016: FinanceFox successfully completes Series A financing round

    Swiss insurtech startup FinanceFox has successfully completed its Series A financing round with Target Global and Horizons Ventures as lead investors. The financing round also included the conversion of existing venture loan investments from, amongst others, Salesforce Ventures. Idinvest, Speedinvest and AngelList.
  • 1 November 2016: Ardian will acquire lighting Group SLV from Cinven

    The independent private investment company Ardian has won the bidding for the Germany based lighting maker SLV. Ardian entered into an agreement with Cinven to acquire SLV. The completion of the transaction is subject to approval of the applicable anti-trust authorities.
  • 18 October 2016: Dr. Michael Cartier elected officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

    Dr. Michael Cartier was elected as an officer of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) for the years 2016 to 2022. Dr. Michael Cartier has previously been Chair of the IPBA TMT Committee from 2013 to 2016. The IPBA is an international association of business and commercial lawyers with a strong interest in the Asia-Pacific Region. It was established in April 1991 and has over 1400 members from over 65 national jurisdictions throughout the world.
  • 8 November 2016: Next Generation takes over Lunchgate

    Simultaneously with a capital increase a group of investors led by Nikolaus Wein and Yves Latour has acquired a majority stake in Lunchgate AG from its founders. Lunchgate, Switzerland’s leading restaurant platform, was founded in 2009 as ICT startup and has developed a comprehensive product portfolio for restaurateurs and gastronomy groups.
  • 2 November 2016: Victory before the Supreme Court

    With decision dated 6 October 2016, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court fully rejected a motion to set aside an arbitral award. The decision resulted from a dispute in the amount of about USD 35 million concerning the aviation industry.
  • 3 October 2016: Full integration of e-fon AG by UPC Switzerland

    On 3 October 2016, UPC Switzerland (formerly upc cablecom) acquired the remaining 51% in e-fon AG. In October 2013, UPC already aquired 49% and entered into a joint venture with the sellers. e-fon is the leading provider in Switzerland for modern telephone solutions in the wholesale market.
  • 30 September 2016: Ascom to divest its Network Testing Division to InfoVista

    Ascom Holding AG (SIX: ASCN) and InfoVista have closed a sale agreement under which InfoVista acquired the Network Testing Division. The transaction is based on a cash-free / debt-free enterprise value of USD 45 million. Ascom received USD 30 million in cash at closing and the remainder of the consideration is in the form of a subordinated vendor loan with a nominal value of USD 15 million, a 7-year maturity and a stated interest rate of 4% p.a.
  • 11 October 2016: Sulzer Ltd – Exemption from the duty to submit a mandatory takover offer

    With decision dated 11 October 2016, the Takeover Board concluded that the refinancing and the potential enforcement of shares in Sulzer Ltd, which serve as a security for the financing banks, does not trigger a duty to launch a mandatory public tender offer for the shares in Sulzer AG for Natixis S.A., Credit Suisse AG, J.P. Morgan Securities Plc, ING Bank N.V., Deutsche Bank (Switzerland) Ltd., Sberbank of Russia as well as Tiwel Holding AG and Renova Holding Limited. Sberbank of Russia was granted an exemption from the obligation to submit a mandatory public tender offer in case that they hold more than 33 1/3% of the voting rights in Sulzer Ltd due to an appropriation of the respective shares in enforcement proceedings.
  • 27 September 2016: Swiss Life – EUR 600 mio. Hybrid Bond

    Swiss Life Ltd has successfully placed a EUR 600 million undated subordinated bond, first callable in May 2027. The coupon until the first call date has been fixed at 4.5%.