Loyens & Loeff > Zurich, Switzerland > Firm Profile

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

Switzerland > Tax Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff has broad coverage of tax matters, including cross-border tax structurings, investment management work, and transfer pricing issues. The firm acts for multinational enterprises, private equity funds, and high-net-worth individuals at both the national and international level. Beat Baumgartner, who has particular expertise in tax-efficient group and investment structures, co-leads the department alongside Fabian Sutter, whose focus is transfer pricing work. Counsel Rebecca Kühne covers corporate reorganisations and VAT matters.

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Testimonials

‘Flexible and structured. Overall, working with L&L is very inspiring as we achieve objectives and learn at the same time, bringing positive energy and fun!’

‘I personally deal a lot with Beat Baumgartner, who I value very highly!’

‘The team is extremely responsive and excellent at tackling complex international tax issues.’

‘Beat Baumgartner has become my go-to person for Swiss tax matters. He focuses his efforts on finding creative solutions that allow transactions to get done, rather than simply identifying problems and roadblocks. He is good at explaining complicated tax concepts in a way a non-tax person can easily understand.’

Key clients

Pargesa Holding SA’s majority shareholders

Egeria Group

Altria group

Work highlights

  • Assisting a North American private equity group on the public tender offer of all shares in a Swiss stock exchange listed group and the simplification of the European holding structure consisting of Swiss and Luxembourg holding companies.
  • Advised the Swiss, Dutch, Italian, Czech, Chinese, Canadian and US managers of a European chemicals group, which has been sold by a financial investor to another financial investor, on the tax efficient structuring of (i) the proceeds derived from management incentive plans as well as (ii) the reinvestment of proceeds in the new management incentive plan of the acquirer.
  • Assisting an American group active in the automotive industry with the establishment of a tax efficient European structure consisting of a Luxembourg holding and financing company, a Swiss principal company with global trading operations and Mexican production facilities as well as a Belgian production company.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff‘s team has expertise in M&A, private equity and venture capital, public takeovers, and corporate governance matters, with notable strength in cross-border transactions. The ‘very good’ Marco Toni, who leads the team, has a broad practice which includes M&A transactions, general corporate matters, and capital markets law. Senior associate Gilles Pitschen is noted. Since research concluded, Andreas Hinsen left the firm.

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Testimonials

‘Commercial lawyers with great business sense.’

‘Marco Toni is very good, up and coming. Great skill set and thoughtfully tough negotiator.’

‘Very active and competent M&A/Private Equity team. Work well also in other jurisdictions (Swiss/Lux connections). Quick and super responsive.’

‘Marco Toni is the head of the team. Very smart and quick, leads every deal smoothly. Gilles Pitschen is a very good lawyer.’

Key clients

Egeria Beteiligungen

MindMaze

Hamamatsu Photonics

Global Consumer Acquisition Corp

SITA

BTS Torres

Millefeuille

Kongsberg Automotive

Belden

ei3 International

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised SITA in its acquisition of Cargolux’s 49% stake in Champ Cargosystems from Cargolux Airlines International S.A.
  • Advised BTS Torres in its sale of BTS Torres N.M.C. GmbH, a Swiss subsidiary, to Andean Tower Partners.
  • Advised Global Consumer Acquisition Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company in its acquisition of Luminex Home Decor & Fragrance Holding Corporation.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich Tier 4

Loyens & Loeff has seen significant growth since the establishment of the department in 2018. The team covers both regulatory matters and financial transactions, in addition to financial restructurings, capital market deals and structured finance transactions. Judith Raijmakers leads the department, and has expertise in areas including acquisition financing, asset financing, and real estate financing mandates. Counsel Christine Hohl and associate Sandra Zysset are also key names to note.

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‘They are responsive, very hands-on and legally perfectly placed to advise on any kind of complex cross-border transaction in the banking and finance environment.’

‘Sandra Zysset is a very kind and legally highly skilled team member.’

‘Judith Raijmakers is a powerful partner with a broad range of expertise and highly committed to the transactions she advises. She has a practical approach and always considers the transaction parties’ best solutions to make the transactions happen.’

‘Loyens was phenomenal in connection with a fast-moving, highly complex cross-border acquisition financing. They provided very practical and timely advice, in particular for the client who was not familiar with the nuances re Swiss law.’

‘Judith Raijmakers was tremendous – providing sound guidance and also being available at all hours of the day – which, for a time sensitive matter, was essential.’

‘Extremely friendly and available, diverse team, knowledge of market practice.’

‘Many experts in different fields which helps to get a 360° view on the matters. This helps us to take the best decision for our company.’

‘Judith Raijmakers and Sandra Zysset have been our key contacts. They have deep knowledge of Swiss financial services laws and regulation. They are responsive and efficient, working with us to deliver practical regulatory advice to our clients.’

Key clients

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

BNP Paribas

Pierre et Vacances S.A.

HPS Investment Partners (UK) LLP

European Investment Bank

Folli Follie

Work highlights

  • Advised HPS Investment Partners LLP and other lenders on all relevant aspects in relation to the  acquisition of Adcubum AG., including tax and corporate aspects.
  • Advised the financiers on the €600m senior facility B and the €100m senior revolving facility pursuant to a senior facilities agreement for the financing of the acquisition of the AMEOS group.
  • Assisted the European Investment bank (EIB) with a quasi-equity financing agreement with Xeltis.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Loyens & Loeff‘s Swiss team works closely alongside the firm’s international network, and has particular strength in cross-border litigation based around the Benelux region. The group covers commercial and corporate litigation, in addition to handling white-collar crime and insolvency mandates. Robin Moser heads the litigation team. Beat Baumgartner is another key name.

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Testimonials

‘The law firm is very dedicated, extremely focused on the goal, and takes the necessary time and resources to fit for the target.’

‘Robin Moser is very to the point, he is experienced and understands the business and the case very quickly. He is very close to the client and explains all necessary steps to be taken.’

‘Robin Moser was always reachable and straightforward in his answers and advice.’

‘Very good pre-litigation advice. Loyens & Loeff Zurich office have been very effective in obtaining freezing orders. Very good client communication, efficient work, honest and straightforward advice about what can be achieved and what cant.’

‘The personality and proficiency of Robin Moser, a fearless litigator with a broad knowledge of the law.’

‘Excellent lawyers, strategically thinking, very responsive and practical. Reliable professionals who are highly committed and persistent. They have an excellent understanding of underlying legal issues and the ability to work in critical situations.’

‘Perfect understanding of how to deal with clients. Strong strategic skills and exceptional knowledge. Extremely thorough and organized and very responsive. Provides outstanding guidance and advice.’

Switzerland > Private client Tier 4

Loyens & Loeff's practice, which is headed up by Beat Baumgartner, acts for a broad range of clients including international enterprises, high-net-worth individuals, family offices and private equity companies. The firm has particular experience in cross-border tax structuring mandates, but also assists with relocations to Switzerland, inheritance and estate planning issues, and advice relating to personal investment funds.

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Beat Baumgartner

Testimonials

‘Solid team. Excellent international knowledge and collaboration. Loyens & Loeff is one of the few firms that are able to cope with complex cross-border cases in a practical and client friendly way without losing any quality. They collaborate internationally with top experts but remain a one-stop shop for the client.’

‘Beat Baumgartner: Excellent trustworthy professional with profound knowledge but at the same time very accessible and easy in his approach to clients.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted a Brazilian resident UHNWI with the establishment of a Swiss charitable foundation.
  • Assisted a Swiss resident and UHNWI on estate and tax planning matters involving assets located in jurisdictions such as Switzerland, Brazil, France, Germany, Belgium and Italy.

One firm: Law and Tax
We are proud of the unique service we offer multinational enterprises, financial institutions, investors and high-net-worth Individuals from our home markets of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. With offices in key financial centres and a global partner network, we reach out and support you wherever you need.

As a leading law firm in continental Europe, we have a particular focus on private equity and funds, real estate, life sciences and healthcare and energy and infrastructure. We integrate tax, civil law and notarial expertise to support you with smart and efficient solutions through advice, transactions and litigation.

As a trusted partner, the best advice is not just about expertise, but also about cultivating an in-depth understanding of your business and finding the best solution for you. This commitment is fundamental to our success.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Tax Beat Baumgartner beat.baumgartner@loyensloeff.com +41 43 434 67 10
Banking and finance Judith Raijmakers judith.raijmakers@loyensloeff.com +41 43 434 67 24
Corporate/M&A Marco Toni marco.toni@loyensloeff.com +41 43 434 67 15
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Number of lawyers, tax advisers and civil law notaries : 952
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Loyens & Loeff appoints four new partners

Leading Law & Tax Firm Loyens & Loeff has appointed four new partners effective 1 January 2024. Menno Baks, Noémi Gémesi, Tjebbe Gerverdinck en Pleuni Visser were appointed as new equity partners at the shareholder meeting on 15 December 2023.

Loyens & Loeff Belgium is delighted to announce the promotion of Julien Lecler as a Partner as of 1 July 2023

As a member of the Real Estate practice group active both in our Brussels and Luxembourg office, Julien Lecler has developed extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate law,