The Legal 500

RUE CENTRALE 6, 1003 LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 21 321 08 80
Fax:
Fax +41 21 321 08 81
Email:
Web:
www.idest.pro

Switzerland

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’.

[back to top]

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.

[back to top]

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.

Leading individuals

Michel Jaccard - id est avocats sàrl

[back to top]


Further information on id est avocats sàrl

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about id est avocats sàrl in other jurisdictions.

Switzerland

Offices in Lausanne

Legal Developments in Switzerland

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • 10 August 2016: Rakuten acquires substantial minority stake in getAbstract

    Rakuten, Inc., an internet services company based in Tokyo and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has acquired a substantial minority stake in getAbstract AG, the global leader in compressed digital content.
  • Spadina House AG acquires SkyVision

    Spadina House AG acquires all shares in SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a global IP telecommunication service provider which offers solutions over satellite and fibre optic systems. The acquisition supplements Spadina's portfolio in satellite communication providers. The transaction was highly complex and involved multiple global jurisdictions and telecommunication licensing regimes.
  • 26 July 2016: Acino divests its patch business to Luye Pharma Group Ltd.

    Luye Pharma Group Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire the TDS business from Acino, through the purchase of the entire issued share capital of Acino AG and Acino Supply AG for EUR 245,000,000. The target group is a Europe based global leader in advanced transdermal drug delivery systems (TDS) and is one of the largest independent TDS manufacturers in Europe. Closing is expected to occur in the second half of 2016.
  • 23 June 2016: Castleton closes refinancing facility

    On 16 June 2016, Castleton Commodities International LLC (CCI), a global commodities merchant, closed the fifth amended and restated credit agreement between, among others, certain entities of CCI, as Borrowers and Guarantors, and BNP Paribas, as administrative agent and collateral agent.
  • 27 June 2016: Cembra Swiss Auto Lease ABS transaction 2016-1 listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange

    On 23 June 2016, Cembra Money Bank AG (Cembra) closed its fourth auto lease securitization transaction involving the issue by Swiss Auto Lease 2016-1 GmbH (the Issuer) of CHF 200,000,000 0.22 per cent. Asset-Backed Class A Notes due 2026 and CHF 22,600,000 0.40 per cent. Asset-Backed Class B Notes due 2026 to the Swiss capital market. The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of auto lease assets originated by Cembra and transferred to the Issuer.
  • 28 June 2016: Statkraft Ventures invests into Swiss Smart Grid Solution Company DEPsys

    Statkraft Ventures GmbH led a Series-A financing round with participation of VNT Management and One Creation. In this round the Swiss start-up DEPsys raised CHF 3 million in total.
  • 24 May 2016: Groupe SEB acquires WMF Group from KKR

    Listed Groupe SEB acquires WMF Group. The closing of the transaction is subject to merger control clearance. Groupe SEB will pay 1,020 million EUR in cash for the WMF Group and assume net debt in an amount of 565 million EUR. In addition, SEB takes over 125 million EUR of early retirement and pension liabilities.
  • May 2016: AMAG Leasing: Second Auto Lease CHF 515m ABS Transaction (Dual Tranche 2016-/2016-2)

    On 4 May 2016, AMAG Leasing AG closed its second auto lease securitization transaction. The transaction was structured as a dual trance transaction involving the issuance of notes with various terms, issued by two separate SPVs. Swiss Car ABS 2016-1 AG (the 2016-1 Issuer) issued CHF 200,000,000 0.15 percent Asset-Backed Class A Notes due 2026 (2y soft bullet) and CHF 15,000,000 1.125 percent Asset-Backed Class B Notes due 2026 (2y soft bullet) and Swiss Car ABS 2016-2 AG (the 2016-2 Issuer) issued CHF 300,000,000 0.30 percent Asset-Backed Class A Notes due 2026 (4y soft bullet). The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are each backed by a portfolio of auto lease assets originated by AMAG Leasing AG and transferred to the Issuers. The Class Notes are rated "AAAsf" by Fitch and "Aaa(sf)" by Moody’s and the Class B Notes are rated «AA+sf» by Fitch and «A1(sf)» by Moody’s. UBS Investment Bank acted as Lead Manager, Sole Bookrunner and Co-Arranger, Credit Suisse and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as Senior Co-Manager and StormHarbour acted as Co-Arrangers and Co-Manager (Class B Notes) on this transaction.
  • 27 April 2016: Greatbatch/INTEGER

    Following completion of the acquisition of the Lake Region Medical groupe by Greatbatch, Inc. and the renaming of Lake Region Medical into INTEGER, Greatbatch contributed in multiple capital increases own shares to Swiss-based P Medical Holding AG/INTEGER (Switzerland) GmbH, which were swapped against shares in the Irish-based Lake Region Medical Holdings Limited. The transaction was completed by a down-stream merger of P Medical Holding AG into its subsidiary INTEGER (Switzerland) GmbH.
  • April 2016: Mövenpick invests in imported wine wholesaler Cheers in China

    Hospitality and food service industry company Mövenpick invests in Chinese wine wholesaler Cheers by acquiring a strategic stake. Cheers has 30 branch offices in the greater Beijing area and currently generates annual revenues of roughly three million Swiss francs. Mövenpick is a Swiss group of companies with global presence. Its core competency lies in the hospitality business, with a focus on gastronomy, hotels, wine and premium branded products.