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The work of our Banking & Finance team is broad and varied, as can be seen from a brief list of examples from our everyday work:

  • Advising BSI to reach, as first bank, a Non-Prosecution Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice under the U.S. Program for Swiss Banks
  • Advising the underwriters in Sunrise's CHF 2.3 billion IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange and IPO-related refinancing transactions - largest Swiss IPO since 2006
  • Advising Quantica Capital AG, Sherpa Asset Management AG and Progressive Capital Partners Ltd in connection with their successful FINMA authorization as CISA asset manager
  • Advising on the CHF 2.5 billion credit financing of the acquisition of The Nuance Group AG by Dufry
  • Advising Capvis and Partners Group on the financing in the successful completion of a transaction to acquire Vat Holding AG
  • Advising Thomson Reuters in USD 2.5bn financing
  • Advising credit agencies and a syndicate of lenders in USD 20 billion project financing of liquefied natural gas sponsored by Inpex Corporation and Total SA
  • Advising the banking consortium regarding the takeover of Sunrise by CVC – one of the largest private equity transactions in Europe of the past three years – through high-yield bonds and various credit facilities with a total volume of around CHF 2.3 billion
  • International lead counsel in the financing of an ailing international finance group by a Swiss bank under Swiss law, including instruction and coordination of the foreign lawyers involved by us
  • Legal advising of Lehman Brothers Finance AG in insolvency proceedings under the Swiss Bank Act
  • Cross-border restructuring and relocation to Switzerland of regulated foreign insurance and reinsurance companies listed on the NYSE, such as Ace Group Insurance / Reinsurance and Allied World Assurance Group
  • Advising a German banking group concerning the formation and licensing of a Swiss subsidiary for banking and securities trading
  • Advising an international bank concerning its entire banking client documentation, including cross-border and MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) aspects
  • Regulatory advising of a leading bank within the scope of a pilot process concerning the qualification of fund selling remuneration against the background of a Swiss Federal Supreme Court judgement on retrocessions
  • Performance of a complex internal investigation for a banking institution for submission to Swiss and foreign supervisory authorities
  • Advising regarding the formation of a Swiss fund management company, the issuing of the license, the preparation of regulations and the setting-up of Swiss securities and property investment funds
  • Advising and Swiss legal opinion regarding the OTC Cash Equity Trades - Default Protocol for submission to the Association for Financial Markets in Europe and regarding the set-off protocol of the International Securities Lending Association
  • Preparation of the Swiss legal opinions on the various Securities Lending Master Agreements and the Global Master Repurchase Agreement for submission to the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), the Securities Lending and Repo Committee (SLRC) and the Capital Adequacy Directive Working Group
  • Drawing up of the Swiss master agreement for "Securities Lending and Borrowing" within the scope of a working group of the Swiss Bankers Association
  • Advising of a NYSE listed group of companies regarding transfer of the entire banking business of its Swiss subsidiary bank by way of an asset and liability transfer