Dr iur Dieter Gericke > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Corporate | M&A.


Partner. Head of Corporate | M&A team and of Homburger’s China group. Active in mergers & acquisitions, public takeovers and defence, equity capital markets, private equity, corporate law and governance. Recent assignments include the takeover of Syngenta by ChemChina, the acquisition of Haas Group by Bühler Group, the acquisition of Kunststoff Schwanden by Bregal, the acquisition of Activ International by Givaudan, the sale of Infront Sports & Media to Dalian Wanda, the acquisition of Ulysse Nardin by Kering, the IPO of Zur Rose Group and the USD 400 m financing of ADC Therapeutics. Particularly experienced in the life sciences, engineering, technology and insurance industries.


Head of the M&A team since 2014, Head of the China Group since 2010, Partner since 2004, joined Homburger in 2000. Foreign associate at Wilmer Hale, Boston, 1999. Associate at Zurich law firm 1996-98. Legal assistant at University of Zurich 1994-95. Law clerk at District Court of Meilen 1991-93.


German, English, French.


Zurich Bar Association, IBA (Corporate and M&A Law Committee, Securities Law Committee).


Harvard 1999 (LLM); University of Zurich 1996 (Dr iur, summa cum laude); University of Zurich 1991 (lic iur, summa cum laude).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Dieter GerickeHomburger

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.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences

Homburger‘s life sciences practice fields specialists from the corporate, M&A, IP, competition and regulatory areas. It is often involved in significant transactions, proceedings and patent matters. The latter is a key area of expertise of Andri Hess, who is, together with Georg Rauber, the key contact in IP-related queries. Dieter Gericke is active in transactions, while Franz Hoffet and Marcel Dietrich cover competition, compliance and regulatory matters. Richard Stäuber and Luca Dal Molin made partner at the beginning of 2020.