Dr iur Claude Lambert > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Corporate | M&A.


Partner. Specialized in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, private equity, public takeovers and defences and corporate law and governance. Recent assignments include assisting CVC Capital Partners in the sale of its shares in Sunrise Communications Group AG, Looser Holding AG in the combination with AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG by public tender offer, SPAR Group LTD (South Africa) in its acquisition of all shares in SPAR Holding AG (Switzerland), Netcentric in data protection issues and several listed companies with their shareholders’ meeting.


Joined Homburger 1994, Partner since 2002, hiring partner since 2004. 1997-98 foreign associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York. Lecturer for commercial and corporate law at the University of Zurich. Authorised representative at SIX Swiss exchange.


German, English.


Dr. iur. University of Zurich 1992. LLM Harvard Law School 1997.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Employment

Homburger is known predominantly for its large-scale transaction and litigation work. Gregor Bühler and Balz Gross lead a ‘client-oriented and responsive‘ team that stands out for its ‘broad and profound knowledge‘. Recent work includes advising ABB on all employment law-related aspects during its divestment of power grids to Hitachi; assisting Liberty Global with employee transfer issues and redundancies following the sale of UPC Switzerland to Sunrise; and acting for Therachon on personnel share-selling following a takeover by Pfizer. The practice also handles high-profile executive or management terminations and dismissals. Claude Lambert is also noted and Andreas Müller made partner in January 2020.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Homburger has a track record handling headline transactions, where it is active for various corporations. The team is particularly knowledgeable in working for clients from regulated sectors. Besides advising on a variety of transactions, the team is also experienced in corporate governance matters and regulatory aspects. Dieter Gericke heads up the group and is an expert in public and private M&A. Daniel Daeniker has been active in this field for a long time and is noted alongside Frank GerhardClaude Lambert and David OserDaniel Hasler is another key contact.