Andrea Giger’s practice focuses on large and complex international and domestic public and private M&A, capital markets and corporate finance transactions. In addition, Andrea advises on corporate reorganisations, general corporate and commercial law matters and corporate governance.

Deals & Cases

Credit Suisse Group AG announces proposed CHF 4bn share capital increase to further strengthen the Group’s capital base and support its new strategic direction
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Porsche successfully starts trading on Frankfurt Stock Exchange
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BRUSA HyPower completes strategic growth equity investment by Bosch Rexroth, M&G Investments and Temasek
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Andrea has expertise in advising private equity firms and corporates on (public and private) M&A transactions, including public to private transactions and subsequent corporate reorganization topics or block trades. In addition, Andrea regularly advises investment banks and issuers in a range of (equity and debt) capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, rights offerings, secondary share placements or straight bonds. Andrea’s practice includes advising lenders, borrowers and private equity sponsors on complex cross-border financing transactions, as well as mergers and other corporate reorganisations and general corporate law matters.

  • Advised Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG on the placement of a CHF 200 million bond (CHF 175 million plus CHF 25 million top up) with a term to maturity of 5 years
  • Advised Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, UBS and other members of the bank syndicate in connection with SoftwareONE Holding AG’s initial public offering on SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Advised Steinhoff Europe AG on the implementation of its corporate and financial restructuring
  • Advised Stadler Rail AG on its Initial Public Offering
  • Advised BoFA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and the other members of the offering syndicate in connection with SIG Combibloc’s initial public offering on SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Advised EQT and Kuoni Group on the Combination of Kuoni’s GTA Business with Hotelbeds Group Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley and the other Syndicate Members on the CHF 4 billion Share Capital Increase of Credit Suisse Group
  • Advised EQT on its Public Tender Offer for Kuoni Travel Holding
  • Advised Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics and its Shareholders on the Sale of Heptagon to ams
  • Advised African Bank Limited on its Successful Restructuring and Re-launch CSA Energy Infrastructure Switzerland on its Acquisition of a Stake in the Swiss Transitgas Pipeline
2015 Tulane University, New Orleans, LL.M.
2012 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwältin
2010 University of St. Gallen, M.A. HSG in Law
2008 University of St. Gallen, B.A. HSG in Law
Best Lawyers 2024
The Legal500 EMEA 2024 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2023 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Recommended
Expert Guides – Rising Stars 2021
Women in Business Law Europe Awards 2020 – Rising Star Corporate
Expert Guides – Rising Stars 2020
Euromoney LMG Europe Rising Stars Awards 2019 – M&A/Private Equity
Expert Guides – Rising Stars 2019
  • Zurich Bar Association
2022 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
2018 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2013 Associate with a major law firm in Zurich
2011 Law clerk with the district court of Baden
2010 Junior associate with a major law firm in Zurich



Deals & Cases


Clariant places dual tranche CHF 200m and CHF 150m senior bonds maturing 2027 and 2031

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PureGym successfully completes the offering of GBP 805m (equivalent) senior secured notes and its GBP …

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Clariant places CHF 150m bond maturing 2028

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Market Perception

«The team around Philip Spoerle and Andrea Giger stands out for its quick and efficient handling of transactional projects. They have a lot of experience in handling complex projects and have a profound legal and commercial knowledge. Combined with a 24/7 availability on partner level, this leads to a great client experience. »
Legal 500 2024 – Commercial, corporate and M&A
«Andrea Giger really does an excellent job. She is really reliable and really willing to go the extra mile to get the work done with us. »
Chambers 2024 – Capital Markets
«Both Philip Spoerle and Andrea Giger are standout lawyers – always available, impressively swift and possessing profound understanding of both commercial and legal intricacies. They approach projects with a pragmatic style, ensuring that complex issues are navigated with precision and efficiency.»
Legal 500 2024 – Commercial, corporate and M&A
«Andrea Giger has very strong knowledge and broad experience. She has a pragmatic work style. Her client service and her general level of service are very strong. She has very strong commercial awarness and vision and a very strong level of sophistication.»
Chambers 2023 – Capital Markets
«Andrea Giger really does an excellent job. She is really reliable and really willing to get the work done with us.»
Chambers 2023 – Capital Markets

Awards & Rankings


Five NKF lawyers recognised as Rising Stars by Expert Guides

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NKF – Multiple Awards Winner at the Women in Business Law Europe Awards 2020

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Five NKF lawyers recognised as Rising Stars by Expert Guides

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Firm News


NKF continues growth of its Capital Markets, Corporate / M&A and Financing practices with appointm…

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NKF cements the excellence of its transactions practice with the lateral hire of partner Till Spillman…

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In the Media


A sector opens up – women in law firm partnerships

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The International Capital Markets Review 12th Edition – Chapter 13: Switzerland

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The International Capital Markets Review – Chapter 18: Switzerland

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Non-public offerings in Switzerland – an endangered species?

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Speaking Engagements


Bond issuers will retain quick access to Swiss debt capital market under new regime

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