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.

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:

  • 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

  • HSG Alumni
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association

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
  • Reliable, can-do attitude, cooperative and extremely solution-oriented.

    Legal 500 2021

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