Profile

Roman Sturzenegger advises domestic and international clients on corporate law and corporate governance, complex corporate reorganisation, insolvency and restructuring, domestic and cross-border M&A transactions (including private equity, venture capital and distressed M&A transactions), corporate financing and general commercial law. He represents clients in corporate and commercial disputes.

Deals & Cases

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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29.03.2021
Gategroup Restructuring Plan approved by English Court
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18.05.2020
Invision AG sells Vantage Education AG
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Experience

Roman Sturzenegger advises domestic and international clients on:

  • Corporate law and corporate governance
  • Complex corporate reorganisation, insolvency and restructuring
  • Domestic and cross-border M&A transactions (including private equity, venture capital and distressed M&A transactions)
  • Corporate financing
  • General commercial law

 

He represents clients in corporate and commercial disputes.

Examples of experience as part of the NKF team:

  • Advising EPIC Suisse AG on its CHF 196 million initial public offering on SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Advising gategroup as Swiss legal counsel in connection with the restructuring, the interim liquidity financing, and the refinancing covering corporate, finance and insolvency law aspects with the project leading to a land mark decision by an English Court on the legal qualification of a restructuring plan (qualified as insolvency matter) with the English Court accepting jurisdiction to allow the involved stakeholders to amend the terms of the Swiss law governed bonds
  • Advising Swiss Steel Holding in a contested CHF 247m capital increase
  • Advising Thomson Reuters in a major and complex cross-border restructuring resulting in Thomson Reuters selling its Financial & Risk business, nowadays known as Refinitiv, into a joint venture managed by Blackstone for a price of USD 17 billion
  • Advising Landis+Gyr Group and its shareholders Toshiba and INCJ in the dual track (Trade Sale/IPO) exit process resulting in the CHF 2.3 billion IPO of Landis+Gyr Group on SIX, the largest Swiss IPO of the past 10 years and second largest IPO in Europe in 2017
  • Advising OC Oerlikon Corporation AG, Pfäffikon, listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, in the CHF 1 billion acquisition of Sulzer Metco
2015 University of Manchester, LL.M. in Corporate Governance
2010 Admitted to the Bar
2007 University of Fribourg, MLaw
2006 University of Fribourg, BLaw
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Recommended
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • AIJA Association International des Jeunes Avocats
  • INSOL Europe
  • SchKG-Vereinigung, Vereinigung für Schuldbetreibungs- und Konkursrecht
2023 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
2017 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2012 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2010 Legal Counsel, Masai Marketing & Trading AG and MBT-Group, Winterthur
2008 Junior Associate with a law firm in Berne
2008 Trainee with the public prosecution department for white-collar and organised crime, Berne

German

English

Deals & Cases

27.05.2022

EPIC Suisse AG successfully launches IPO, becoming first new issuer to list on Main Market of SIX Swis…

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15.11.2021

Vantage Education AG acquires Swiss Marketing Academy

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29.03.2021

Gategroup Restructuring Plan approved by English Court

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Market Perception

«thanks to his knowledge and argumentation skills, he is capable to convince courts and offices to accept new ideas and solutions»
Legal 500 2021
«extremely ‘switched on’, reliable and competent. He always sticks ‘to deadlines and’ is ‘very easy to work with.’»
IFLR1000 2018
«He is ‘well aware of new legal developments and’ is ‘highly reliable.’ You can reach him ‘at any time (24/7).’»
IFLR1000 2018

Events

26.10.2022

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

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16.06.2022

Seminar Europa Institut – Sanierung und Insolvenz von Unternehmen

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Firm News

14.12.2022

NKF appoints three new partners and two new counsel

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Publications

15.12.2022

Insolvency 2022: Switzerland – Law & Practice

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01.03.2020

Private equity in Switzerland: market and regulatory overview

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01.02.2019

Private equity in Switzerland – market and regulatory overview

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Newsletters & Alerts

22.12.2022

The new stock corporation law in practice

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27.04.2020

Insolvency law aspects in times of COVID-19 (II)

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20.03.2020

Insolvency law aspects in times of COVID-19

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