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.


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

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

Market Perception

  • Patrik Peyer: great network and solution-oriented.

    Legal 500 2022 - Commercial, Corporate & M&A
  • Patrik Peyer is 'highly recommended' as 'a great choice for private M&A deals'.

    Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2022 - M&A
  • Patrik Peyer assists with acquisitions, sales and investments. His clients feature large international banks as well as private equity firms. One impressed source describes him as a highly trusted adviser with great knowledge of the Swiss market.

    Chambers 2022 - Corporate/M&A
  • Patrik Peyer is a long-standing fixture in the Swiss market, renowned for his leading work advising clients on the full gamut of transactional and investment matters.

    Who’s Who Legal Switzerland 2021
  • Patrik Peyer – always available, pragmatic, solution driven, very pleasant and friendly demeanour, even in contentious negotiation situations – keeps his focus on content, solutions and is client-focussed.

    Legal 500 2021
  • Patrik Peyer is described as "business-minded" and "calm negotiator."

    Chambers Global 2020
  • Patrik Peyer is extremely "switched on", reliable and competent. He always sticks to deadlines and is “very easy to work with.” You can reach him at any time (24/7).

    IFLR1000 2020

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