Profile

Julia Tolstova specialises mainly in large and complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and capital markets. She also advises clients on all aspects of takeover and corporate law, and corporate governance.

Deals & Cases

05.07.2022
FEMSA and Valora join forces – Agreement on the acquisition of Valora Holding AG by FEMSA, a leading Latin American retailer by way of public tender cash offer
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01.07.2022
Global Blue completes USD 225m strategic growth equity investment from Certares and Knighthead
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27.05.2022
EPIC Suisse AG successfully launches IPO, becoming first new issuer to list on Main Market of SIX Swiss Exchange in 2022
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Experience

Julia Tolstova specialises mainly in large and complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and capital markets. She also advises clients on all aspects of takeover and corporate law, and corporate governance.

Her clients comprise public and private companies across a broad spectrum of commercial sectors as well as private equity firms.

Matters in which Julia Tolstova acted as counsel include:

  • Advising Idorsia Ltd (SIX listed) on the issuance and offering of CHF 600 million senior unsecured convertible bonds due 2028 convertible into shares of Idorsia by way of private placement
  • Advising Meyer Burger Technology AG (SIX listed) on the concurrent private placement of over 155 million newly issued registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.05 per share and EUR 145 million green senior unsecured guaranteed convertible bonds due 2027 by way of accelerated book building process
  • Advising Global Blue and Silverlake as Swiss counsel in its combination with Fair Point Acquisition Corporation, as a result of which Global Blue became a public traded company on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Advising CRH plc as Swiss counsel on the sale of its European distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone
  • Advising Électricité de France on the sale of its 25% participation in Alpiq Holding AG (SIX listed) to Primeo Energie (EBM) and EOS Holding
  • Advising Actelion in connection with the $30 billion public tender offer by Johnson & Johnson to the shareholders of Actelion and the simultaneous  demerger of Idorsia from Actelion
  • Advising BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ listed) in connection with its competing public tender offer to the shareholders of LifeWatch AG
2022 Admitted to the New York State Bar
2020 Columbia University School of Law, New York, LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
2015 Admitted to the Canton Basel-Stadt Bar (Rechtsanwältin)
2012 University of Basel, Master of Law
2011 University of Basel, Bachelor of Law (Thesis: The Procedural Guarantees of Article 6 ECHR in Arbitration)
  • Zürcher Anwaltsverband (ZAV)
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • IBA International Bar Association
2022 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2016 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2014 Legal trainee with a major law firm, Zurich
2014 Legal trainee in the Legal Council, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel
2013 Legal trainee with a major law firm, Basel
2013 Trainee in the Trade Policy Review Devision, Regional Trade Agreements Section, World Trade Organi-zation (WTO), Geneva

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Deals & Cases

09.12.2022

Unit8 joins forces with Sagard NewGen as new investor

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04.10.2022

GENFIT acquires Versantis AG

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05.07.2022

FEMSA and Valora join forces – Agreement on the acquisition of Valora Holding AG by FEMSA, a lea…

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Awards & Rankings

16.03.2018

NKF receives European Corporate Deal of the Year Award at The Lawyer European Awards ceremony

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Firm News

01.01.2022

NKF promotes three senior associates as of 1 January 2022

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