Manuel Werder’s practice focuses on corporate law and M&A, including private equity and venture capital transactions, in particular with an Asian aspect. He has expertise in large, complex, cross-border acquisitions, mergers, divestitures and corporate restructurings. His M&A expertise crosses all industries, including financial, industrials and services.


Manuel Werder advises Swiss and international financial institutions and corporations active in different industries in M&A, corporate, commercial, contract, securities and stock exchange law. His expertise also includes investment and shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, commercial contracts and employment law.

Experience highlights:

  • Advising Citychamp Watch and Jewellery Group Ltd, Hong Kong, in various acquisitions, including a majority stake in Bendura Bank, all shares in HL Le Mirador International SA and all shares in the Corum-Group

  • Advising OC Oerlikon Corporation AG in the acquisition of Sulzer Metco, in the sale of its Solar Business to a Tokyo Electron Limited, and its Natural Fibers and Textile Components Business Units to the Chinese Jinsheng Group

  • Advising Knorr-Bremse AG the in the acquisition of Selectron Systems AG, Lyss

  • Advising Paragon Partners on the acquisitions of Condecta AG and KADI AG

  • Advising Invision Private Equity AG in an extensive number of transactions

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • NYSBA New York State Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association

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