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

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 > Capital markets

The team at Walder Wyss Ltd. covers a wide range of capital market matters, such as initial public offerings, private investments in public enterprises (PIPEs), and high-yield or mezzanine financings. Convertible bond issues, derivative instruments and new hybrid security or debt restructurings are also handled. In close collaboration across practice groups, the members regularly act for national and international issuers, syndicate banks, and shareholders. Practice head Theodor Härtsch is further well versed in corporate and capital markets compliance matters, while Lukas Wyss also covers regulatory securities. Alexander Nikitine has know-how in DCM and ECM offerings.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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 Gnosis 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.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

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.