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We regularly advise national and international market and industry leaders. Set out below are representative recent Corporate / M&A transactions:

  • Legal advisors to GlaxoSmithKline plc on Swiss law matters in the GSK-Novartis asset swap (Vaccines, Oncology) and joint venture (Consumer Healthcare) transaction 
  • Legal advisors to Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. in the sale of its banking subsidiary BSI SA to Banco BTG Pactual S.A. 
  • Legal advisors to Dresser-Rand, Inc. (NYSE) in its negotiations with Sulzer, Inc. and ultimate sale to Siemens AG
  • Legal advisors to Capvis, the leading private equity firm in Switzerland, and Partners Group, the global private markets investment management firm, in a transaction to acquire Vat Holding AG
  • Legal advisors to Actelion Ltd in its successful proxy fight and takeover defense against Elliott Associates, Inc.
  • Cross-border reorganisation 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
  • Legal advisors to France Telecom in the sales auction regarding its Swiss mobile network operator Orange Communications SA and the sale to Apax Partners at an agreed enterprise value of CHF 2 billion
  • Legal advisors to the bidder in the public takeover proceedings concerning the tender offer to the public shareholders in a regulated financial service provider
  • Swiss counsel to KKR and Alliance Boots in the USD 16.2 billion strategic partnership of Alliance Boots with Walgreens
  • Legal advisors to OC Oerlikon Corporation AG in the sale of the Solar Segment to Tokyo Electron Limited (2012), in the sale of the Natural Fibres and Textile Components Business Units of OC Oerlikon to the Chinese Jinsheng Group (2013), and in the CHF 1 billion acquisition by OC Oerlikon of the Coating Business of SIX listed Sulzer (2014).
  • Legal advisors to bank zweiplus ag in connection with the establishment of a joint venture company with Ringier AG operating under the established 'cash' brand
  • Legal advisors to Newave Energy Holding SA in connection with the voluntary public takeover offer by ABB Switzerland Ltd
  • Legal advisors to CPH Chemie und Papier Holding AG on the sale of CU Chemie UETIKON GmbH to a company controlled by Equistone Partners Europe (Schweiz) AG
  • Legal advisors to Absolute Private Equity Ltd. in connection with the voluntary public takeover offer by HarbourVest Acquistion GmbH
  • Legal advisors to Bridgepoint in the acquisition of Infront Holding AG / Infront Sports & Media AG, Zug
  • Legal advisors to Landis+Gyr in its acquisition by Toshiba Corporation
  • Legal advisors to Numisma Group and McCafferty Asset Management on the sale of a large real estate portfolio from multiple seller companies to a Swiss based investor
  • Legal advisors to Jelmoli Holding in connection with the forming of two separate listed companies (Jelmoli and Athris) and the subsequent public tender offer launched by Swiss Prime Site AG
  • Legal advisors in the cross-border merger of IAWS Group plc with Hiestand Holding AG and the subsequent listing of ARYZTA AG on the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Legal advisors to BSI (Generali Group) in the acquisition of Banca del Gottardo and in the subsequent merging of the two companies
  • Introduction of a holding structure for a Swiss private bank by means of an asymmetric spin-off and subsequent IPO of the new bank holding company


Niederer Kraft & Frey is one of the rare law firms in Switzerland with both the know-how and the capacity required for the successful handling of complex and broad transactions of this nature.