Dr iur Frank Gerhard > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Homburger
PRIME TOWER
HARDSTRASSE 201
8005 ZURICH
Switzerland

Work Department

Corporate / M&A, Capital Markets

Position

Partner. M&A, public takeovers, private equity, corporate law and governance, equity offerings, IPOs. Recent assignments include assisting Dufry in its taking private of Hudson Ltd, in the PIPEs investments made by Advent and Alibaba, and the JV entered with Alibaba; Alcon Inc. in corporate, stock exchange and financing matters; Clariant in the sale of its worldwide Pigments and Masterbatches businesses, and in the aborted merger of equals with Huntsman; Temasek in various investments in Switzerland; Softbank in its investment in GetYourGuide; the underwriters in the IPO of PolyPeptide Group on the SIX.

Career

Admissions: all Swiss courts (1994); New York Bar (1998). Homburger since 1998. Foreign Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, 2003-04. Partner at Homburger since 2005. Authorised representative at SIX Swiss Exchange

Languages

German, English, French.

Memberships

Member of the editorial board of the law journal “Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht (GesKR)”.

Education

Columbia Law School (LLM, 1997) University of Neuchâtel (Dr iur, 2000).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Frank GerhardHomburger

Homburger offers the ‘terrific combination of first-class expertise with a hands-on client-focused approach.‘ Led by the experienced Frank Gerhard and Benedikt Maurenbrecher, the group is well versed in the full gamut of capital market transactions, also covering regulatory and tax aspects. The practice scope includes equity transactions such as IPOs, capital increases, block trades, private placements and other corporate finance transactions. Convertible and exchangeable bonds as well as debt capital transactions and hybrid debt instruments are also handled. Dieter Gericke and Daniel Daeniker both counsel on IPOs and private placements. Benjamin Leisinger is noted for being ‘a fast thinker, highly efficient and very responsive‘. René Bösch is a DCM expert. Daniel Häusermann is a ‘sharp counsel gifted with a solid finance background.’

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Homburger ‘regularly brings far-ranging resources to bear to provide timely, thoughtful legal advice in a diversity of corporate areas.’ The team often showcases its expertise in regulated sectors such as banking and insurance, life sciences, nutrition, and telecommunication in complex transactions. It advises Swiss and foreign corporations on venture capital, private equity, public and private M&A deals, as well as on joint ventures, spin-offs, and auctions. The practice is led by Dieter Gericke, who has more than 25 years of experience. Frank Gerhard is well versed in the chemical and life sciences industries and David Oser specialises in private equity transactions. Daniel Hasler‘s ‘personality, transparency and in-depth knowledge of the deal gives him the capabilities to win over the power to shape the transaction.’ Other prominent practitioners are Daniel Daeniker, Claude Lambert and Andreas Müller.