Dr Philippe Weber > Niederer Kraft Frey AG > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Niederer Kraft Frey AG
BAHNHOFSTRASSE 53
8001 ZÜRICH
Switzerland

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions.

Position

Philippe Weber often represents Swiss and international clients in some of the largest and most complex corporate/M&A, capital markets and banking transactions in Switzerland and regularly counsels public companies on how to successfully navigate critical governance and compliance matters. Legal 500, Chambers Global and other legal directories distinguish him as a top tier lawyer.

Career

Niederer Kraft Frey, Associate (1994), Partner (2002-).

Languages

German, English, French, Italian.

Memberships

Swiss and Zurich Bar Association. Europe Institute of Zurich. IBA.

Education

European University Institute, Italy, LL.M. (distinction) (1994). Zurich University, PhD (summa cum laude) (1995). Swiss Bar (1996). Wissenschaftspreis des Deutschen Bundestags (1996). Walther Hug-Preis (1997).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

Philippe WeberNiederer Kraft Frey AG

Niederer Kraft Frey AG has established itself as a strong player on debt, equity and hybrid capital market products. The group has a particular strong track record in IPOs, but also assists with Swiss domestic securitization transactions, issuance of covered bonds, equity capital markets transactions, as well as rights offerings, spin-offs and private equity placements. François Bianchi leads the practice, which also includes DCM and ECM transaction specialist Daniel Bono and Philipp Haas who also covers market conduct rules. Till Spillmann is considered to be ‘an amazing partner‘. Philippe Weber also advises on compliance with securities law and regulations. Andrea Giger was promoted to partner in January 2022. Christina Del Vecchio became a general counsel at PolyPeptide Group in mid-2021.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Niederer Kraft Frey AG fields a plethora of experts covering a comprehensive legal service offering. Among the core areas of expertise are corporate and M&A as well as banking and finance matters, which are ably covered by Philippe Weber and Philipp Haas. In dispute resolution, Tamir Livschitz and Daniel Eisele are the key figures. Clara-Ann Gordon and András Gurovits are the team’s experts in TMT and sports law matters. Other names to note are tax expert Thomas Graf, private client-focused Catherine Grun Meyer, real estate specialist Andreas Vögeli and competition law expert Nicolas Birkhäuser.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Niederer Kraft Frey AG‘s broad practice is a go-to address for national and international banks as well as other financial institutions. It has considerable experience representing borrowers and lenders in financing transactions; banking and financial services regulation; banking litigation and advising on banking insolvency regulation. The members also often get involved in new legislative proposals. Sandro Abegglen  is a key contact for several large institutions in regulatory questions. He leads the practice jointly with François Bianchi who is a specialist in proceedings before the FINMA. Marco HäusermannPhilippe Weber, and Till Spillmann are well versed in syndicated credit facilities agreements. Bertrand Schott impresses with his ‘extraordinary strategic thinking.’ Transaction specialist Adrian Koller made partner in early 2021. Philip Spoerlé was a new arrival in late 2021.