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

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Work Department

Corporate | M&A.


Partner. M&A, public takeovers, private equity, corporate law and governance, equity offerings, IPOs. Recent transactions include assisting Clariant in the merger of equals with Huntsman, gategroup in the public takeover by HNA, Royal Bank of Scotland in the sale of its international private banking business (Coutts Ltd) to Union Bancaire Privée; Dufry in its acquisitions of World Duty Free and The Nuance Group; Clariant in the divestiture of five global divisions; the underwriters in the IPO of Leonteq on the SIX Stock Exchange.


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


German, English, French.


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


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

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Frank GerhardHomburger

The capital markets team at Homburger is led by Frank Gerhard and Benedikt Maurenbrecher; it has a strong track record in ECM and DCM work, where it is equally active for issuers and underwriters. René Bösch is an expert in the structuring of equity-linked and regulatory capital instruments and debt capital market transactions. Daniel Daeniker is a key contact for issuers in IPOs and equity offerings. Other prominent practitioners are Stefan KramerBenjamin Leisinger and counsel Lee Saladino. Senior associate Daniel Häusermann and associate Lorenzo Togni are also noted.

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.