Profile

Philip is a corporate finance specialist with a focus on complex debt and equity-linked financing structures, capital markets transactions and international and domestic public and private M&A. He also advises on the issuance of financial instruments, private equity and venture capital investments and general corporate and commercial matters.

Deals & Cases

06.10.2022
Swiss Life AG raises CHF 500m syndicated revolving credit facility
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29.09.2022
Porsche successfully starts trading on Frankfurt Stock Exchange
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22.09.2022
Stadtcasino Baden acquires majority stake in Casinò Locarno
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Experience

Philip is a corporate finance specialist with a main focus on complex debt and equity-linked financing structures. Philip regularly represents lenders, borrowers and sponsors in high profile leveraged acquisition financings, art financings, real estate financings and lombard, export and project finance structures. Philip’s practice also includes advising underwriters and issuers on all aspects of ECM and DCM transactions, including public takeovers, equity investments, block trades, IPOs, rights offerings and convertible bonds issues. In addition, he regularly acts as advisor in securitisation and synthetic credit-linked transactions, the issuance of financial instruments, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital investments and general corporate and commercial matters.

Experience highlights include advising:

  • INEOS on the acquisition of a major concrete additives business from Sika (2023)
  • The shareholders of Unit8 on the commencement of a growth investment by Sagard NewGen (2022)
  • Cinven and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (“Ontario Teachers”) on their investment in the combination of group.ONE and the dogado group (2022)
  • EQT Future Fund on the acquisition of EQT VIII’s participation in SHL Medical (2022)
  • UBS Switzerland AG as agent, coordinator and mandated lead arranger as well as Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd., Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A., NATIXIS and Zürcher Kantonalbank as mandated lead arrangers and lenders on a new CHF 500 million syndicated revolving credit facility for Swiss Life AG (2022)
  • Porsche on its international initial public offering and listing on Frankfurt stock exchange (2022)
  • Stadtcasino Baden on its acquisition of a majority stake in Casinò Locarno (2022)
  • Ambienta SGR SpA on the sale of its portfolio company SF-Filter AG to funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe (2022)
  • Global Blue and Silver Lake in Global Blue’s USD 225m strategic growth equity investment from Certares and Knighthead (2022)
  • Credit Suisse and UBS as arrangers on the financing of Swisspearl Group’s acquisition of Cembrit Group A/S (2022)
  • 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 (2022)
  • Deutsche Bank AG, acting as coordinator, HSBC acting as agent and further banks on the Revolving Committed Facility of DKSH Holding Ltd. (2022)
  • UBS and Zürcher Kantonalbank on the CHF 202m rights offering of Feintool International Holding AG (2022)
  • Mobimo Holding AG on completing rights offering and listing of shares on SIX Swiss Exchange arranged by UBS and ZKB (2022)
  • Bell Food Group on the placement of a CHF 300 million bond with a term to maturity of 7 years (2022)
  • UBS Switzerland AG and an international bank syndicate in a CHF 2.8 billion financing for Stadler Rail (2022)
  • Axpo group on the issuance of a SIX Swiss Exchange listed CHF 500 million sustainability-linked bond (2022)
  • Veraison Capital and VT5 Acquisition Company on the structuring of the first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) under Swiss law and VT5’s initial public offering at SIX Swiss Exchange (2021)*
  • UBS and Credit Suisse in a CHF 1.5 billion Government-backed financing for Swiss International Air Lines and Edelweiss Air (2020)*
  • RRJ Capital und Temasek on a several hundred million US dollars investment in leading airline caterer gategroup (2019)*
  • SIX Swiss Exchange listed Arbonia in its CHF 415 million public takeover of Looser Group (2016)*
  • *Transactions handled before joining Niederer Kraft Frey
2015 PhD in Law (Dr. iur.), University of St. Gallen
2013 Admitted to the Bar (Attorney-at-law)
2011 M.A. HSG in Law & Economics, University of St. Gallen
2009 York University (Osgoode Hall), Toronto
2008 B.A. HSG in Law & Economics, University of St. Gallen
Chambers Global 2023
Chambers Europe 2023
The Legal500 EMEA 2023 – Next Generation Partner
Chambers Global 2022
Chambers Europe 2022
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Recommended
  • HSG Alumni
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
2022 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
2021 Designated Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
2018 Senior Associate with an international law firm in Switzerland
2015 Associate with an international law firm in Switzerland
2012 Legal Structurer Global Structured Securities Trading, UBS Investment Bank
2012 Research and Teaching Assistant for Corporate Law at the University of St. Gallen
2010 Junior Associate with an international law firm in Switzerland
2008 Trainee Legal Traded Products FICC, UBS Investment Bank

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Deals & Cases

07.06.2023

Gasverbund Mittelland AG raises EUR 250m credit facility

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06.06.2023

DKSH links existing CHF 315m term loan facility to sustainability targets

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04.05.2023

Stadtcasino Baden AG acquires the remaining 19% minority stake in Casinò Locarno SA and becomes sole …

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Market Perception

«He is known for being a very hard-working lawyer and he is very versatile,’ and further notes his ‘broad skill set and legal knowledge.»
Chambers Global 2022
«Philip has excellent cooperation skills and response times and is also accurate and has a very good track record. He is experienced in capital markets transactions, offers excellent webinars and is very committed. He is also pleasant to work with and profound. I’d say he is a rising star. »
Chambers 2022
«He is very technical. As a banking lawyer, he really knows international practices very well. He is able to give customised Swiss law advice and takes into consideration what is going on globally, which is very important and helpful for us. »
Chambers 2022
«Reliable, can-do attitude, cooperative and extremely solution-oriented.»
Legal 500 2021

Publications

22.11.2022

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

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