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  1. European firms in London: Switzerland
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Rising stars

Leading individuals

  1. 1
    • Dunja Koch - Froriep

Rising stars

  1. 1
    • Jérôme Pidoux - Froriep

Froriep's 'very responsive and contactable' London office advises on Swiss law only; its key strengths are complex, cross-border, leveraged and acquisition finance transactions; assisting asset managers of collective investment schemes with authorisation and licensing requirements; project, commodity and asset finance matters, including aircraft finance; regulatory issues surrounding cross-border activities as well as setting up regulated entities in Switzerland; and advising clients on charitable activities, either on the endowment of existing institutions or on the set up of their own charitable structures. Dunja Koch, of counsel Bruno Boesch, senior associate Jérôme Pidoux and associate Andrea Trost are the office's recommended advisers.

Practice head(s):Dunja Koch

Other key lawyers:Bruno Boesch; Jérôme Pidoux; Andrea Trost

Testimonials

'The Froriep team gives excellent and pragmatic Swiss law advice, and always tries to find a solution. It is also very flexible with fees - Swiss firms can be very expensive, but it is accommodating when it needs to be'.

'Both Dunja Koch and Jérôme Pidoux are very professional and have extensive knowledge and expertise; they provide advice that is practical, not just a restatement of the legal requirements but also how such requirements are applied to actual situations'.

Key Clients

City Financial Investment Company Limited

Standard Chartered Bank

Dogus Holding

Unicredit Bank

Fundo Soberano de Angola (Sovereign Fund of Angola)

Engine Lease Finance Corporation

GSM Grosvenor

European Investment Bank

BNP Paribas

Credit Suisse

Royal Bank of Scotland

Citibank

Work highlights

  • Advised Dogus Holding, one of the largest private sector conglomerates in Turkey, on a Swiss law facility granted by Credit Suisse to its Swiss subsidiary Dogus Health & Wellness, the owner of five- star hotel Park Weggis.
  • Assisted UniCredit Bank in connection with an English law facility made available, inter alia, to a Swiss company active in the metals trading sector.

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