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Walder Wyss Ltd. Offices
PO BOX 1236
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lic iur Luc Defferrard
Banking & Finance / M&A / Corporate
Luc Defferrard, partner with Walder Wyss since 2001, has been active in the finance and legal industry for many years. He mainly advises clients in domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, financing, restructuring as well as in real estate and capital market. Luc Defferrard particularly focuses on private equity and venture capital transactions.
Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Luc Defferrard was working for seven years with UBS in Geneva, Zurich and New York as client manager and project manager in corporate and structured finance. In this position he developed the bank’s structured finance offerings to clients in the French part of Switzerland.
Luc Defferrard speaks French, German and English.
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Walder Wyss Ltd. offers advice on all banking and finance matters, including regulatory, investigations, funds, finance, fintech as well as transactions in the financial industry. The ‘highly skilled’ and ‘very helpful’ team is headed by Theodor Härtsch and ‘highly respected finance partner’ Lukas Wyss and includes key contacts Luc Defferrard, Markus Pfenninger, Johannes Bürgi, Ramona Wyss and Roger Ammann. The practice is well known for its advice on large scale international lending transactions, including advising private equity investors on leveraged finance transactions, as well as finance transactions, such as synthetic transactions, covered bond transactions and other securitisations.
Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s large team is regularly involved in domestic and multi-jurisdictional private and public M&A transactions, with practice head Alex Nikitine‘s strong capital markets expertise adding value in matters involving listed companies. The members also cover deal structures, due diligence, transaction agreements and regulatory approvals. Markus Vischer and Luc Defferrard also cover PE and VC matters. Urs Gnos ‘is a very strong negotiator who always tries to get the best deal for his clients.‘ Ramona Wyss is well versed in regulated industries, including the energy sector.
Walder Wyss Ltd. has a strong reputation for advice on M&A and capital markets transactions as well as public tender offers and restructurings. Transactions are ably covered by Luc Defferrard, Markus Pfenninger, Alex Nikitine and Urs Gnos. Markus Frick, Philippe Nordmann, Hans Rudolf Trüeb, David Vasella, Reto Jacobs and Johannes Bürgi are other key practitioners. Michael Isler, Irène Suter-Sieber and Reto Vonzun are also noted.
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