Moritz Maurer focuses on mergers & acquisitions, in particular as buyer’s advisor of privately held companies in various industries (especially retail). Other areas of work include joint ventures, venture capital and private equity transactions as well as corporate law.

Deals & Cases

Polygon Schweiz acquires Odermatt Gruppe
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HCL Technologies acquires Confinale
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Coop acquires Jumbo
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The following is a selection of recent public cases in which Moritz acted as a counsel to:

  • Counsel to Bain and Cinven on the acquisition of Lonza’s Specialty Ingredients business and operations
  • Counsel to Transgourmet on the acquisition of GM FOOD
  • Counsel to Coop on the acquisition of Jumbo from Maus Frères SA
  • Swiss counsel to VolkerWessels on its investment in Parquery AG
  • Counsel to Dating Group on the acquisition of Once Dating AG
  • Swiss counsel to, a leading digital enabler for companies and entrepreneurs, on the acquisition of Webnode AG
  • Swiss counsel to Morgan Stanley Capital Partners on the closing of the investment in US HealthConnect
  • Swiss counsel to the private equity investor Ardian on the acquisition of a majority stake in Swissbit Holding AG
  • Counsel to TTP AG on the acquisition of the former Pharmaplan company located in Switzerland from the Danish-based NNE A/S
  • Counsel to the private equity investor Nordic Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Swiss software company BOARD International
  • Counsel to Sportradar AG and the major selling share-holders in the EUR 2.1 billion landmark tech-sale of Sportradar AG to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Silicon Valley-based growth equity firm TCV
  • Counsel to Eisvogel Group AG in a cross-border transaction leading to the acquisition of a majority stake in Prisma Group s.r.l.
  • Counsel to Piavita AG; a Swiss medtech start-up, in connection with its successfully closed Series A financing round
  • Counsel to Finastra on the acquisition of Olfa Soft SA and its cutting edge FX e-trading platform for banks and financial institutions
2012 Columbia University School of Law, New York, LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
2010 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwalt
2007 University of Zurich (lic. iur.)
The Legal500 EMEA 2023 – Next Generation Partner
IFLR1000 2023 – Rising Star Partner
Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Switzerland 2023
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2020 – 2023
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2021 – 2023
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Next Generation Partner
IFLR1000 2022 – Rising Star Partner
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Next Generation Partner
The Legal500 EMEA 2019 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – Recommended
  • IBA International Bar Association; International Bar Association IBA; Swiss National Representative of the Young Lawyers’ Committee
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats); President
2020 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
2017 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2013 Associate with a major law firm in Zurich
2012 Foreign Associate with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, New York
2010 Associate with a major law firm in Zurich
2007 Junior Associate with a major law firm in Zurich




Deals & Cases


Smart Building & Industrial Services GmbH acquires Swibox Holding AG

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MANDI invests in Cultivated Biosciences

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Calibre Scientific acquires Ruwag

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Market Perception

«Moritz Maurer clearly stands out from the crowd. He is extremely knowledgeable, fast, dedicated and reliable. He provides fantastic resources in all M&A transactions and offers solutions to the problems detected. I would always recommend Moritz to others.»
Legal 500 2024
«In my view, he is one of the best M&A lawyers I have seen. He is super commercial and a deal maker. »
Chambers 2024
«Moritz Maurer is always available even under pressure. He actively develops leads which is not done by many competitors.»
Legal 500 2023
«Moritz Maurer is very experienced, reliable and always calm in the storm. »
Legal 500 2022
«Moritz Maurer is ‘fantastic at pushing complex transaction forward’. Clients herald his ‘pragmatism, knowledge and risk awareness’. »
Who’s Who Legal 2022
«Moritz Maurer – exceptional communication skills merged with specialized legal knowledge. His international background is essential to describe Swiss legal details to persons who are used to totally different legal mechanisms.»
Legal 500 2021



Das neue Aktienrecht in der Praxis – was ist (un)wichtig?

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AIJA’s 59th International Young Lawyers’ Congress

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Erste M&A DACH Konferenz in München

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Awards & Rankings


Nineteen NKF lawyers listed as “Thought Leaders Switzerland 2023” by Who’s Who Legal

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NKF ranked top-tier firm in six practice areas by IFLR1000 2023

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

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Firm News


NKF represented with three lawyers in the AIJA Committee

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NKF lawyers Moritz Maurer and Janine Reudt-Demont take up president roles at AIJA

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Moritz Maurer chairs organising committee of 59th International Young Lawyers’ Congress

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In the Media


The stock corporation law reform (finally) reaching its goal

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LexGTDT: Swiss M&A – Pricing 2023

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Speaking Engagements


M&A in the Retail and Consumer Products Industry – How to deal with high costs, low margins, mar…

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Cross-border Mergers and Reorganizations outside the EU

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Venture capital / private equity – investors vs founders: Who is the boss?

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Newsletters & Alerts


The new stock corporation law in practice

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M&A Transactions in Times of Corona: Legal Due Diligence during and after COVID-19

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M&A Transactions in Times of Corona: Is COVID-19 a Material Adverse Change (MAC)?

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