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CLIENT: In-house Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Logistics Company
TESTIMONIAL:  Gentium has always delivered high-end services. They are as good as it gets, they offer simple solutions and are able to work around the clock on tight deadlines. A great legal team. Thibault Fresquet is a high quality professional with an in-depth knowledge of Swiss law and courts who delivers on each and every single occasion. I would absolutely recommend Gentium.


CLIENT: General Counsel 
COMPANY/FIRM: Trading Company
TESTIMONIAL: A firm based in Switzerland that is client orientated, with clear, commercial advice. No nonsense straight to the point advice and strategies. The firm is able to work across a wide range of legal systems with brilliant individuals. Each of the lawyers has an in-depth knowledge of their own legal system. Matthew Parish is an extremely competent lawyer and an astounding strategist. Vitaliy Kozachenko pays very close attention to detail and will get to the bottom of any complex and technical issue very quickly. Olga Kim has in-depth knowledge of Central Asia and is an impressive lawyer.


CLIENT: Managing Director
COMPANY: Ukrainian-Slovak Oil Trading House
TESTIMONIAL: I worked with Vitaliy Kozachenko of Gentium Law. Vitaliy is a very responsive and solution-oriented lawyer. He has both an outstanding technical expertise and the ability to see the broader picture of the business environment where his expertise is needed. His assistance was invaluable and I highly appreciate his work.


CLIENT: Private Individual 
COMPANY/FIRM: International Organisation 
TESTIMONIAL: Matthew Parish and Thibault Fresquet are an amazing team strongly committed to excellence. They are able to work just as well in French or in English, are extremely commercial and are always able to respond at short notice in order to achieve the tasks. I would happily recommend them. 


CLIENT: Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Trading Company
TESTIMONIAL: An excellent team at Gentium. They are experts in arbitration and can simultaneously work in many jurisdictions including Switzerland. The team is responsive and insightful. The firm has performed to our full satisfaction and we were able to save time and money due to their intervention. Matthew Parish, Thibault Fresquet and Vitaliy Kozachenko work really well as a multi-cultural team and are able to coordinate several proceedings relating to a single matter efficiently.


CLIENT: Senior Finance Officer
COMPANY/FIRM: International Organisation
TESTIMONIAL: Very impressive, no nonsense approach by Matthew Parish and Vitaliy Kozachenko of Gentium Law in Geneva combining professionalism, focus, attention to detail and clear client advice.  Much appreciated and highly recommended


CLIENT: Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Shipping Company
TESTIMONIAL: An excellent team at Gentium based in Geneva and competent both in Court work (Swiss and English) as well as Arbitrations. Olga Kim should be noted for her keen eye for detail and Matthew Parish is an extremely good strategist and will always provide accurate advice. Kateryna Bondar is also an essential part of the team being able to provide key technical analysis on very complex issues of law.


CLIENT: Managing Director
COMPANY: Croatian Construction Company
TESTIMONIAL: Gentium is a team of highly skilled and unusually experienced, multilingual and multi-qualified lawyers. I had a case involving an Italian law dispute in the English language, before Milano Chamber of Commerce and concerning events that took place in Azerbaijan and in France. And Gentium were perfect for the job. I am especially grateful to Vitaliy Kozachenko, who carefully guided me through all the stages of the maze which international arbitration seems to a first-time litigant.


CLIENT: Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Trading Company
TESTIMONIAL: Gentium Law in Geneva is a top end law firm with competent individuals from many regions. Kateryna Bondar, a consultant with Gentium, is an impressive technical lawyer and Matthew Parish is very keen to provide the best possible client service.


CLIENT: Head of Legal Department
COMPANY/FIRM: Commercial Bank
TESTIMONIAL: Gentium Law team manages complex arbitrations with professionalism and dedication. They demonstrate deep understanding of business and the political background of the case. We appreciate your cultural flexibility, work ethic and efficient management of the arbitration.

Legal Developments in Switzerland

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  • 17 February 2017: Auris Medical's Public Equity Offering

    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.