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Notenstein Private Bank Ltd increased its stake in EFG Financial Products Holding Ltd

October 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

(a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative), increased its stake of 2.5% in EFG Financial Products Holding Ltd to 22.75 % (SIX: FPHN), the parent of former EFG Financial Products AG, a Swiss structured investment service provider, which operates under the new name Leonteq Securities AG. The transaction was closed in the first half of the year of 2013. Froriep was assisting Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative as lead transaction counsel. The Froriep team was lead by M&A partner Dr Beat M Barthold and Banking/Regulatory partner Dr Ansgar Schott.

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October 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

A new name. A fresh visual identity. A redesigned website.

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Capital Markets Briefing

October 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Update on the Swiss Rules on the Distribution of Foreign Collective Investment Schemes

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Dimitri Rotter - New Partner at Froriep Renggli

July 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Froriep Renggli is delighted to announce that Dimitri Rotter was elected to the partnership as of 1 July 2013.

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Froriep Renggli advises Notenstein Private Bank Ltd on its buying stake in EFG Financial

May 2013. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Froriep Renggli advises Notenstein Private Bank Ltd on its buying stake in EFG Financial

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Prof. Isabelle Romy to become a partner at Froriep Renggli

May 2012. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Zurich, 21 May 2012, business law firm Froriep Renggli welcomes Prof. Isabelle Romy as a new partner. She will join the firm on 1 June 2012. Isabelle Romy specializes in international litigation, arbitration and international private law.

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Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative acquires Notenstein Privatbank AG, which had previously acquired

February 2012. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

the non-US-business of Wegelin & Co.

 Zurich, 27 January 2012 - Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative (Raiffeisen Schweiz Genossenschaft) announced the acquisition of the Swiss private bank Notenstein Privatbank AG, St. Gallen, which had previously acquired the non-US-business of the oldest Swiss private bank Wegelin & Co., St. Gallen from the partners of Wegelin & Co. Raiffeisen Switzerland Cooperative was advised by Froriep Renggli.

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Unternehmenssteuerreform III – Konzernfinanzierung in den Startlöchern

July 2010. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

Die Unternehmenssteuerreform II ist noch nicht vollständig umgesetzt, da konkretisieren sich bereits Ziele und Inhalte einer weiteren Unternehmenssteuerreform, der Unternehmenssteuerreform III (UStRef III). Der folgende Beitrag stellt die wesentlichen Zielsetzungen und Elemente dieses jüngsten Reformvorhabens vor, soweit dies zum heutigen Zeitpunkt möglich ist. Insbesondere wird auf die möglicherweise bereits in diesem Jahr in Kraft tretende Neuregelung zur steuerlichen Entlastung von konzerninternen Finanzierungen eingegangen.

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Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland

June 2010. Press Releases by Froriep Renggli (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that FRORIEP RENGGLI Partner Dr Lucien W Valloni and the FRORIEP RENGGLI Sports Law Team have triumphed in the Corporate International Magazine Global Awards 2010 by being chosen as "Sports Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland" by Corporate International Magazine

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  • Bär & Karrer Advises Ashcroft on the Acquisition of RĂĽeger Holding

    Ashcroft Inc., headquartered in Stratford, CT, USA, a subsidiary of Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Nagano Keiki Co., Ltd, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Swiss-based RĂĽeger Holding SA (RĂĽeger) and Dutch-based STIKO Meetapparentenfabriek B.V. (Stiko), both manufacturers of specialty temperature and pressure measurement products, from their previous owners, Bernard and Jean-Marc RĂĽeger.
  • Ordinance on Integrity and Transparency in the Therapeutic Products Sector has been adopted

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  • Bär & Karrer Advises B3i in its Current Equity Funding Round

    Industry-led InsurTech B3i Services AG successfully raised additional funds from current shareholders and new investors to further develop and grow its blockchain-based insurance transaction platform. B3i was founded in October 2016 as an insurance industry consortium which then formed B3i Services AG as an independent company. The shareholder group includes some of the world's largest insurers and reinsurers from across Europe, the Americas, and Asia. B3i intends to further expand its shareholder base over the next several months.
  • Bär & Karrer Continues to Grow Finance and Sports Practice with Two New Partners

    Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce that it further strengthens its Financing and Sports practices with new partners Lukas Roesler and Dr. Jan Kleiner, both of whom have worked with the firm previously.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis and Alcon on the Spin-off of Alcon

    Today, Novartis AG completed the spin-off of the Alcon eye care devices business, and Alcon Inc. debuted as independent publicly traded company. The Alcon shares were successfully listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd. and the New York Stock Exchange. They are also included in the Swiss Market Index (SMI), which comprises the 20 largest Swiss listed stocks.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Primeo Energie and CSA Energie-Infrastructure Schweiz in Aquisition from ElĂ©t

    Primeo Energie, EOS Holding SA (EOS) and Électricité de France (EDF) have entered into a share purchase agreement relating to the purchase by Primeo Energie and EOS of the 25% interest held by EDF in Alpiq Holding SA. The purchase by Primeo Eergie and EOS will be financed through mandatory exchangeable loan agreements made by CSA Energie-Infrastruktur Schweiz (CSA) as lender, the biggest investment pool for Swiss energy infrastructure with 135 Swiss pension funds acting as investors. At maturity the mandatory exchangeable loan agreements will be converted into shares in Alpiq. Primeo Energie and EOS thereby pave the way for a Swiss shareholder structure of Alpiq.
  • Bär & Karrer Awarded Most Innovative Swiss Law Firm of the Year at the IFLR Europe Awards

    Bär & Karrer was awarded „Most innovative law firm of the year - Switzerland", the national award for Switzerland given in the IFLR European Awards. The most innovative law firm of the year award recognizes Bär & Karrer as the Swiss law firm with the best track record in 2018 giving advice on the most innovative cross-border deals covering all award practice areas. It is already the third prize of this kind in period of six years awarded to Bär & Karrer.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises DSV on Public Exchange Offer for Panalpina

    On 1 April 2019, DSV A/S, Hedehusene, Denmark and Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Zurich, Switzerland, have entered into an agreement on the terms and conditions of a combination by way of a public exchange offer by DSV for all publicly held registered shares of Panalpina for approximately CHF 4.6 billion. The board of directors of Panalpina has resolved to support the public exchange offer by DSV and to recommend the acceptance of DSV's public exchange offer to its shareholders.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Lonza on the Entering into a Strategic Joint Venture with Chr. Hansen for Deve

    On 2 April 2019, Lonza, a leading pharma contract manufacturing company, and Chr. Hansen, a leading global bioscience company, announced that they have signed an agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture to pioneer the live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) industry and position themselves as the leading contract development and manufacturing partner (CDMO) for biotech and pharma customers. The joint venture brings together best-in-class, complementary capabilities and will be the first CDMO globally to provide a full supply chain that offers manufacturing of bacteria strains for therapeutic use. The joint venture will be a 50/50 controlled legal entity that will operate from its headquarters in Basel (CH) and have production facilities in Denmark and Switzerland. A phased investment of approximately EUR 90 million will be deployed over three years to build cGMP-compliant pharma production capabilities. The joint venture will upgrade existing facilities in Hørsholm (DK) and equip new facilities in Basel (CH) to serve pre-clinical to phase II projects. Further facilities for phase III and commercial manufacturing will be developed as the pipeline matures. The joint venture is expected to be largely self-funding after the production set-up has been established.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Computacenter in the Acquisition of PathWorks

    Computacenter Group, a leading European IT service provider listed on the London Stock Exchange, acquired PathWorks, a well-established hardware reseller in the Swiss market.