Patrik Peyer is the managing partner of Niederer Kraft Frey. He is a corporate law specialist with a focus on complex M&A transactions, private equity, venture capital and corporate governance. He has broad experience in and a deep understanding of all phases of the private equity and venture capital investment life cycle. He provides innovative legal solutions to help companies of all sizes to achieve their commercial and growth objectives.

Deals & Cases

L Catterton leads CHF 70m Series B of Planted
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Sportradar Group AG successfully launches its IPO and starts trading on Nasdaq
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Calibre Scientific, Inc. acquires HUBERLAB.AG
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Patrik Peyer’s expertise focuses on M&A transactions in the tech (including fintech) and life science industries. He advises investors, entrepreneurs and both domestic Swiss and international companies with operations in Switzerland throughout the entire life cycle of venture capital and private equity investments. Patrik has broad experience advising boards of directors and executive management teams on Corporate Governance and remuneration matters.

  • Swiss counsel to Sportradar Group AG on the successful launch of its IPO and the start of trading on Nasdaq
  • Counsel to SERgroup Holding International GmbH on the acquisition of Interact Digital AG
  • Swiss counsel to the private equity investor Ardian on the acquisition of a majority stake in Swissbit Holding AG
  • Counsel to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, on the purchase of 156,658 shares (2.85%) in Barry Callebaut AG
  • Counsel to Lindsay Goldberg, a New York based private investment firm, on the acquisition of Bilcare Research Group
  • Counsel to Boston Scientific Corporation, USA in its acquisition of the Swiss company Symetis SA for USD 435 million
2011 University of St. Gallen, Executive MBA HSG
2006 Admitted to the Bar, Attorney-at-law
2005 University of Zurich, PhD (Dr. iur.)
2003 University of Cambridge, LL.M., British Counsel Chevening Scholar 2002 / 2003
1999 University of Zurich, Masters Degree
Best Lawyers 2023
Chambers Global 2020 – 2023
Chambers Europe 2020 – 2023
The Legal500 EMEA 2023 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Recommended
IFLR1000 2022 – Highly Regarded
Best Lawyers 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2016 – 2022
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Recommended
IFLR1000 2021 – Highly Regarded
Chambers FinTech 2020
The Legal500 EMEA 2020 – Recommended
IFLR1000 2020 – Notable Practicioner
The Legal500 EMEA 2019 – Next Generation Lawyer
IFLR1000 2019 – Notable Practicioner
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – Next Generation Lawyer
The Legal500 EMEA 2017 – Next Generation Lawyer
  • International Bar Association IBA
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
2015 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey (since 2021 Managing Partner)
2014 Secondee to the Frankfurt office of a Magic Circle firm
2009 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2006 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2003 Research Assistant for Corporate Law at University of Zurich
2001 Research Assistant for Contract and Tort Law at University of Zurich
2000 Clerk with the District Court of Zurich




Deals & Cases


L Catterton leads CHF 70m Series B of Planted

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HCL Technologies acquires Confinale

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Pitcher receives strategic growth investment from Crest Rock Partners

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Market Perception

«Patrik Peyer is ‘highly recommended’ as ‘a great choice for private M&A deals’.»
Who’s Who Legal 2022
«Patrik Peyer: great network and solution-oriented.»
Legal 500 2022
«One impressed source describes him as a ‘highly trusted adviser with great knowledge of the Swiss market.’»
Chambers Global 2022
«Patrik Peyer is always on top of the details and is a highly trusted advisor with great knowledge of the Swiss market. »
Chambers 2022

In the Media


NKF’s Geneva Gambit

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Private Equity (Transactions) in Switzerland 2021

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Private Equity (Transactions) in Switzerland 2020

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Private equity in Switzerland: market and regulatory overview

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Speaking Engagements


Competition of legal forms – “GmbH vs. AG”

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New Swiss Corporate Law – “Much ado about nothing”?

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Start-up financing from a legal perspective

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