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Loyens & Loeff
Alfred-Escher-Strasse 50-60
8002 Zürich
Switzerland

Switzerland > Tax Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff is noted for its expertise in matters relating to corporate and transaction tax, transfer pricing, VAT, customs and employment tax. Tax litigation is also handled. The team, led by dedicated specialist Beat Baumgartner, is regularly instructed by national and international companies, private equity funds, investment managers and other financial institutions as well as HNWIs and family businesses. Fabian Sutter knows the tax implications of corporate reorganizations and restructurings well, while counsel Rebecca Kühne covers group and investment structures.

Practice head(s):

Beat Baumgartner

Other key lawyers:

Fabian Sutter; Rebecca Kühne

Key clients

RRJ Capital

Egeria Group

Altria group

Work highlights

  • Advising RRJ Capital on the tax aspects of the restructuring of its investment in gategroup Holding, Switzerland.
  • Advised a London-based single family office on an investment in a Swiss commercial real estate portfolio consisting of eight different locations.
  • Advised a German retail group on the set-up of a new retail alliance company located in Switzerland.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Clients appreciate Loyens & Loeff‘s ‘dedication to the success of the transaction.‘ The practice offers know-how in the private equity, energy, transportation, and healthcare sectors, and often acts for strategic buyers. Matters such as M&As, joint ventures, restructurings, and corporate finance transactions are handled in close collaboration with the tax team. Marco Toni leads the practice and also covers corporate governance queries. He is supported by private equity specialist Andreas Hinsen.

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Testimonials

‘They have a fantastic team. Excellent technical skills, professional attitude and a high portion of humour, which is why I really like to work with them.’

‘Marco Toni stands out. Exceptionally good M&A lawyer with impressive skills. Marco focuses on solutions and is efficient.’

‘Loyens & Loeff has generally been extremely smart, efficient and fast and had very creative approaches in stuck situations. In addition, the project felt like a real priority from day one.’

‘Andreas Hinsen and Beat Baumgartner definitely stood out with their commitment, fast turn-around time and their ability to resolve stuck situations. Their contribution to the successful closure of this deal was definitely larger than what was expected and reflects an extremely high value for money. Andreas’ ability to dig down to the essentials in large amounts of materials and to ask the right questions is definitely outstanding while Beat’s understanding of the tax landscape was definitely not matched by other advisors on this transaction.’

‘Friendly and professional.’

‘Team dedicated to the success of the transaction. Delivered high-quality work.’

Key clients

Wabion AG

adidas

Geberit

Faurecia

Specialized

Revlon

Südvers GmbH

Egeria

Bacardi

Le Collectionist

SITA N.V.

EQT

Cellularline S.p.A.

Nektar Therapeutics

Vortex Companies

Folli Follie

Vespa Capital

Morgan Stanley, BofA Securities, and SVB Leerink

UGI Corporation

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Wabion on its sale to Accenture.
  • Advised UGI Corporation on the acquisition of the LPG business from SOCAR Energy.
  • Advised Le Collectionist and acted as Swiss legal advisor on its acquisition of Bramble Ski.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 4

The banking and finance team of Loyens & Loeff is led by Judith Raijmakers and offers advice on a wide array of issues, covering regulatory aspects, such as licensings, financial market regulation and investment management, as well as transactional finance matters, including acquisition finance, asset finance and financial restructurings, an area where the unit has recently seen a lot of activity. Counsel Christine Hohl, formerly at Niederer Kraft Frey AG, joined the firm in May 2022.

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Other key lawyers:

Diana Lafita; Sandra Zysset

Testimonials

‘The finance team we worked with is a fresh, young, powerful team of women who were very active and responsive during the transaction. Judith Raijmakers and Sandra Zysset work together very smoothly. Overall, a strong, experienced and powerful team which is up and coming in the Swiss finance market.’

‘Judith Raijmakers and Sandra Zysset are two very experienced advisors. Both have longstanding finance experience in one of the best law firms and know the Swiss and international finance marked very well. Their support is uncomplicated and practicable and they always search for the solution.’

‘A client can feel that they work as a team. If needed, experts will just be ‘zoomed’ in or invited to the meeting, but you still always know who is your main contact within the firm.’

‘They go the extra mile! Besides being very competent, they are also very fun to work with! I strongly recommend Judith Raijmakers.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable about Swiss regulations and we have had excellent collaboration. Loyens offer practical advice and are great at communicating relevant updates to us.’

‘Diana Lafita has great technical knowledge, is very responsive and gives helpful, practical advice. She is a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Folli Follie

HPS

AlpInvest Partners B.V.

J.P. Morgan

Novartis

Trinseo Materials Operating S.C.A., Trinseo Materials Finance Inc.

Work highlights

  • Assisted HPS Investment Partners and Capital One, National Association with the financing of the acquisition of AMAG Pharmaceuticals by Covis Group SARL.
  • Assisted Alpinvest with its $9bn fund and the marketing and distribution into Switzerland.
  • Advised Folli Follie on all steps in its financial restructuring.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Loyens & Loeff focuses on international, cross-border litigation, utilising the firm’s network throughout the Benelux region. The group is active in commercial and corporate litigation, finance disputes, white-collar crime mandates and restructuring and insolvency proceedings and also fields a distinct tax litigation practice led by Beat Baumgartner. Robin Moser leads the wider litigation and risk management department and acts for a range of banks, funds, multinationals and high-net-worth individuals.

Testimonials

‘They are very efficient and diligent and are particularly strong in cross-border matters. Young but experienced team, they know what they do.’

‘Robin Moser has a sharp mind and is extremely quick in understanding things and coming up with a convincing strategy. He is very pragmatic and has a distinct no-nonsense approach. Also very client-oriented and proactive.’

‘Young, creative and dynamic team with quick turnaround times and clear and concise analyses.’

‘Robin Moser is one of the best and boldest attorneys I know. He is always available, quick, he never loses sight of the big picture and he is very convincing in court.’

The firm: As a leading firm, Loyens & Loeff is the logical choice for a legal and tax partner if you do business in, or from, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, the firm’s home markets. You can count on personal advice from any of its advisers based in one of the firm’s offices in the Benelux and Switzerland or in key financial centres around the world. Thanks to its full-service practice, specific sector experience and thorough understanding of the market, its advisers comprehend exactly what you need.

Independent and international: as a fully independent law firm, Loyens & Loeff is excellently positioned to co-ordinate international tax and legal matters. The firm has a network of offices in major financial centres, staffed with specialists in Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss law. Through these offices, clients have access to Loyens & Loeff’s full-service legal expertise in their own time zone. The firm’s office network is complemented by its numerous country desks, all of which are experienced in structuring investments all over the world. It’s this winning combination that enables the firm to assist international clients in the most efficient of ways. Moreover, the firm is on excellent terms with other leading independent law firms and tax consultants. That way, Loyens & Loeff guarantees you top-level advice in every part of the world.

Innovative and pragmatic: each problem requires a customised solution. The firm’s pragmatic approach and drive to devise innovative solutions allow it to effectively address the demands of its clients’ domestic and international businesses. Thanks to the broad range of the firm’s legal experience, know-how and the size of its practices, the firm can offer you top-level advice, locally and internationally. The firm is committed to meeting your needs at the highest quality level in the most efficient way.

Focused and engaged: we put people at the heart of our business, empower exceptional talent and nurture collective entrepreneurship and we provide each other with room to develop so we can all maximise our impact. Loyens & Loeff offers a challenging work environment and equal opportunities for all its employees. The firm is mindful of the environment and helps charities with the support and knowledge of its employees.

Areas of practice: The firm offers expertise in the fields of banking and finance, tax, corporate law, financial law and capital markets, cross-border financing, private equity, real estate, VAT, EU, regulatory issues, employment law and taxes, commercial law, IP, IT, public and administrative law, and litigation.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Tax Beat Baumgartnerbeat.baumgartner@loyensloeff.com+41 43 434 67 10
Banking and finance Judith Raijmakersjudith.raijmakers@loyensloeff.com+41 43 434 67 24
Corporate/M&A Marco Tonimarco.toni@loyensloeff.com+41 43 434 67 15
Number of lawyers, tax advisers and civil law notaries : 952
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