Andreas Casutt’s practice focuses mainly on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, in particular private equity, corporate governance and employment law with particular expertise in compensation issues. His expertise includes litigation with a particular focus on shareholder and employment litigation. Andreas Casutt is described as “tactically skilled and pragmatic” and as “a savvy lawyer with a flash of genius about him” by Chambers and other directories. He chairs the board of listed Siegfried Holding AG and is a member of the boards of directors of various other companies.

Experience

Andreas Casutt’s practice focuses mainly on corporate and employment law with a holistic view. He advises Swiss and international corporations on general corporate law issues, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and employment law, as well as on litigation, in particular employment and shareholder litigation. His various board memberships, in particular with listed Mikron Holding AG and as chairman of listed Siegfried Holding AG, help him to take a hands-on, commercially pragmatic and strictly client oriented approach. He has a thorough understanding of issues corporations are faced with during their entire life span.

His M&A experience includes both public and private transactions in various industries, including financial services and extends to complex domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, JVs and reorganisations of private, listed and regulated entities. Andreas Casutt has extensive experience in private equity. He advises investors, private equity funds and private investors, as well as target companies and/or their management. His work includes the drafting of investment and shareholder agreements and all other related agreements. His broad legal knowledge and expertise enable him to tackle intricate factual and legal issues involving also difficult personal situations where he can benefit from his employment law experience.

In his employment law practice, Andreas Casutt advises clients, with a focus on employers, on all issues of private labour law such as drafting of employment agreements and incentive plans, dismissals including collective dismissals as well as all other issues employers encounter. He advises listed companies on compensation issues related to the recent Swiss say-on-pay legislation.

Highlights:

  • The shareholders of responsAbility Investments AG, a leader in impact investing focusing on private debt and private equity across emerging markets, on the sale of a majority stake of responsAbility Investments AG to the M&G PLC

  • The shareholders of Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services AG, the Swiss market leader for prepaid cards, on the sale of 100 percent of Swiss Bankers’ share capital to the DDM

  • Swiss group companies of Thomson Reuters in a major complex cross-border restructuring

  • Invision in the acquisition of a participation in an eye clinic

  • Paragon Partners on the acquisition of Condecta AG, the industrial service division of Arbonia Group

  • Invision Private Equity AG in the acquisition of a majority stake in Parkresort Rheinfelden Holding AG

  • Citychamp Watch and Jewellery Group in the acquisition of a 70% majority stake in Bendura Bank AG

  • Citychamp Dartong Group in the acquisition of HL Le Mirador International SA

  • Assistance of various listed companies in amending their articles of association for compliance with the Ordinance against Excessive Compensation with respect to Listed Stock Corporations (the “Minder Ordinance”) and holding of their AGMs

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association

Market Perception

  • He acts for both Swiss and international clients. A source says that "he has great experience in advising companies in this field."

    Chambers Europe 2022 - Employment
  • He is a pleasure to work with, he is very pragmatic and responsive.

    Chambers Europe 2021
  • Andreas Casutt is an eminent litigator with notable experience in employment and shareholder disputes. Clients benefit from his extensive know-how in private equity investment and corporate law.

    Who's Who Legal 2020
  • Andreas Casutt attracts good feedback from clients and peers, with sources emphasising his “pragmatic and no-nonsense” approach and “good personality.

    Chambers Global 2018
  • The 'excellent' Andreas Casutt is an esteemed M&A expert with an impressive depth of experience in private equity transactions.

    Who's Who Legal 2018
  • Clients report they are ‘very satisfied’ with Andreas Casutt.

    Chambers Global 2015

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