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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

BRANDSCHENKESTRASSE 90, 8027 ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 261 50 00
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Fax +41 58 261 50 01
Email:
Web:
www.baerkarrer.ch
Geneva, Lugano, Zug, Zurich

Dr Thomas U Reutter

Tel:
Work +41 58 261 52 84
Email:
Web:
www.baerkarrer.ch/lawyers/partner/reutter-thomas.html
Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions | Capital Markets | Listed Companies | Corporate Governance | Corporate & Commercial | Life Sciences | Fintech

Position

Thomas U. Reutter specializes in capital market and M&A transactions mainly of listed companies. He is regularly retained by issuers and underwriters to advise on IPOs, rights issues, convertible bonds, hybrid capital issues and other capital market transactions. Furthermore, he frequently represents corporate clients in takeover offers and mergers of SIX-listed companies as well as in private M&A transactions. In addition, Thomas U. Reutter advises listed companies on corporate and regulatory matters.

He is Co-Editor of CapLaw (Swiss Capital Markets Law), author of numerous articles within his fields of specialization and a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences.

Who's Who Legal 2017 listed him as the most highly regarded practitioner for capital markets in Switzerland. Thomas Reutter won the ILO Client Choice Award Switzerland 2016 in the category Capital Markets. He is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners Europe and Global, IFLR and Legal500.

Career

  • Member of the Managing Board (since 2017)
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2005)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2001-2004)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (1997-2000)
  • Project Manager at a Swiss private equity firm (1996)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm (1994-1995)
  • Research Assistant at University of St. Gallen (1992)

Languages

German, English, French

Member

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Member of the Bankenrechtsgruppe of the Zurich Bar Association
  • Co-Editor of CapLaw (Swiss Capital Markets Law)

Education

  • University of St. Gallen: Dr. iur. (2002)
  • Georgetown University, Washington D.C.: LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation (2001)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1997)
  • University of St. Gallen: lic. iur. (1994)
  • University of St. Gallen: lic. oec. HSG (1991)
  • Bocconi University, Milan (1989-1990)


Switzerland

Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Thomas Reutter - Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Within: Capital markets

Bär & Karrer Ltd. handles IPOs, capital transactions, equity-related matters, bond and notes issuance, as well as private placements and recapitalisation programmes. Thomas Reutter acted for syndicate banks Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs on a combined offering worth CHF505m on the placement of shares and senior convertible bonds of Idorsia. Another highlight was its advice to the syndicate banks on Klingelnberg's CHF241m IPO. Swiss Re, Ceva Logistics and Novartis are among its other clients. M&A and finance lead Ralph Malacrida and transaction partner Rolf Watter are other core team members. Till Spillmann left for Niederer Kraft Frey AG at the beginning of 2018.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

With a long-standing track record in public and private M&A and private equity transactions, as well as a sizeable corporate and regulatory team advising in all parts of Switzerland, Bär & Karrer Ltd. is one of the best known local practices. Banking M&A specialist Ralph Malacrida led advice to BZ Bank on the acquisition of United Grinding Group, while Christoph Neeracher assisted Porterhouse with its purchase of clinic group Paracelsus. Mariel Hoch and Thomas Reutter assisted Clearstream International with buying all shares in Swisscanto Funds Centre. Rolf Watter is another name to note.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Bär & Karrer Ltd. in Zurich and Zug impresses with 'partner commitment, responsiveness, legal expertise in various areas and good communication'. The full-service firm is especially renowned in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, as well as competition, dispute resolution, white-collar criminal law, insurance, private client and sports law. Key lawyers include Eric StuppRalph Malacrida and Thomas ReutterChristoph NeeracherPeter HsuTina WüstemannSusanne Schreiber and Michele Bernasconi.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Bär & Karrer Ltd. handles real estate and development project transactions and sector-related capital market matters. Corrado Rampini and Thomas Reutter advised Andermatt Swiss Alps on the sale of a portfolio consisting of 25 properties to real estate joint venture Taurus Andermatt. Other clients include PSP Swiss Property and Porterhouse.

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