Dr iur Alex Nikitine > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
SEEFELDSTRASSE 123
PO BOX 1236
8034 ZURICH
Switzerland

Work Department

Alex Nikitine is head of the Corporate/M&A team

Position

Partner

Career

Alex Nikitine is head of the Corporate/M&A team at Walder Wyss. His practice focuses on domestic and international M&A transactions, public tender offers, IPOs and other public (ECM/DCM) offerings, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate governance and general corporate, stock exchange and capital markets laws. His experience for the last 15 years includes numerous transactions in these areas of expertise, in particular with companies in the Life Sciences, Banking or E-Commerce industry.

Alex Nikitine represents clients in proceedings before the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Swiss Takeover Board (UEK) and the Swiss financial market supervisory authority FINMA. He is a member of the board of examiners for the Swiss certified tax expert exams and a SIX Swiss Exchange recognised representative under art. 58a Listing Rules. He regularly publishes and speaks at conferences in his areas of expertise.

Languages

Alex Nikitine speaks German and English

Memberships

Zurich, Swiss and International Bar Association, New York State Bar Association.

Education

Alex Nikitine studied law at the University of Basel (lic. iur., 2000) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2004) and he received a doctorate (PhD; on Swiss and US securities laws) from the University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 2007). In 2009, he worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York, USA.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Walder Wyss Ltd. is noted for its strong track record in M&A and capital markets transactions, public tender offers and restructurings. Here, prominent practitioners include Urs GnosAlexander NikitineMarkus PfenningerLuc Defferrard and Johannes Bürgi. The firm’s offering also includes support in employment, tax, competition and IP matters. Markus FrickPhilippe NordmannHans Rudolf Trüeb and Reto Jacobs are other names to note.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s sizeable group covers the full gamut of commercial and corporate matters; the team is active in public and private M&A transactions, drafts and negotiates agreements, and also assists with due diligence exercises and regulatory applications. The practitioners are regularly involved in local and cross-border mandates, acting for a range of corporations. Alexander Nikitine, who heads up the group, has a broad background spanning capital markets, private equity, venture capital and corporate law. Urs Gnos also handles corporate governance and restructurings. Stefan KnoblochPatrick Vogel in Geneva and Robert von Rosen are also prominent practitioners.

Switzerland > Capital markets

The practitioners at Walder Wyss Ltd. are noted for their proficiency in the full range of capital markets matters. The team has considerable knowledge of securitisation transactions, mortgage loan programmes, IPOs and regulatory topics and the group’s client portfolio includes Swiss and foreign companies and banks. Theodor Härtsch, who heads the practice, has extensive experience in rights issues and public M&A. Lukas Wyss adds banking and finance expertise to the team, and Urs Schenker covers public takeovers. Other key names are Johannes BürgiAlexander Nikitine and Ramona Wyss.