Profile

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

09.09.2022
Polygon Schweiz acquires Odermatt Gruppe
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01.06.2022
HCL Technologies acquires Confinale
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07.04.2021
Coop acquires Jumbo
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Experience

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 team.blue, 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.)
IFLR1000 2022 – Rising Star Partner
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Next Generation Partner
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2022
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Next Generation Partner
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2021
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2021
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2020
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

German

English

French

Deals & Cases

06.12.2022

Marché Restaurants Schweiz acquires Popeyes Restaurants

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23.11.2022

Galenica acquires Bahnhof Apotheke Langnau

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23.11.2022

Phoenix Systems receives strategic investment from SWITCH

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Market Perception

«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 is available 24/7 if needed and extremely responsive. Very client focussed. »
Legal 500 2021
«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

Events

26.10.2022

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

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24.08.2021

AIJA’s 59th International Young Lawyers’ Congress

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25.11.2019

Erste M&A DACH Konferenz in München

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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

02.09.2022

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

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25.05.2022

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

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02.09.2021

Moritz Maurer appointed as First Vice President of AIJA

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In the Media

25.01.2021

The stock corporation law reform (finally) reaching its goal

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Speaking Engagements

23.01.2018

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

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20.10.2017

Cross-border Mergers and Reorganizations outside the EU

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18.05.2017

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

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Newsletters & Alerts

22.12.2022

The new stock corporation law in practice

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22.04.2020

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

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25.03.2020

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

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