Till Spillmann specialises in large and complex international and domestic private and public M&A, capital markets and corporate finance transactions. He also advises on corporate governance and other corporate and commercial law matters.


Over the last decade, Till has built remarkable expertise in advising private equity firms and corporate organisations on M&A transactions, including public to private transactions and subsequent corporate reorganisation topics. Till regularly advises underwriters and issuers on all aspects of capital market transactions, with a focus on equity capital market transactions such as IPOs and rights offerings. Till’s practice also includes advising lenders, borrowers and private equity sponsors on complex financing transactions, in particular acquisition, leveraged, syndicated and real estate financing transactions.

Till joined Niederer Kraft Frey in 2018. He spent most of his previous professional career with another major Swiss law firm, from 2013 onwards as a partner and from 2014 to 2017 also as a Managing Partner.

Experience highlights include advising:

  • Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, UBS and other members of the bank syndicate in connection with the initial public offering of SoftwareONE Holding AG

  • Steinhoff Europe AG on the implementation of its corporate and financial restructuring

  • Stadler Rail AG on its Initial Public Offering

  • BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and the other members of the offering syndicate in connection with SIG Combibloc’s initial public offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

  • EQT and Kuoni Group on the Combination of Kuoni’s GTA Business with Hotelbeds Group Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley and the other Syndicate Members on the CHF 4 billion Share Capital Increase of Credit Suisse Group

  • EQT on its Public Tender Offer for Kuoni Travel Holding

  • Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics and its Shareholders on the Sale of Heptagon to ams

  • UBS and Credit Suisse and the other Syndicate Members on the IPO of the VAT Group

  • African Bank Limited on its Successful Restructuring and Re-launch CSA Energy Infrastructure Switzerland on its Acquisition of a Stake in the Swiss Transitgas Pipeline

  • Swiss Bar Association

Market Perception

  • Till is a first-class M&A lawyer with significant public M&A experience; he anticipates future moves and is always prepared.

    Client Choice 2019
  • His advice is innovative; Till is able to deal with significant shareholders spread across the globe on a 24/7 basis.

    Client Choice 2019
  • Till is an excellent and pragmatic M&A transaction lawyer; he has a skill set only a very few lawyers in Switzerland have.

    Client Choice 2019
  • Till Spillmann is a true deal maker as well as a very technically sound and strong lawyer.

    Client Choice 2019
  • [Till Spillmann] is highlighted as outstanding: very experienced, reliable and hands-on.

    Chambers Global 2018
  • Till is a commercially minded sparring partner and negotiator; he is able to optimise deals from an overall perspective.

    Client Choice 2018
  • Till is an outstanding banking, finance and capital markets lawyer; he offers rapid response times, excellent quality work
    and a superb support team.

    Client Choice 2018
  • A bright lawyer with a bright future.

    Chambers Global 2017
  • Very commercial, extremely responsive and on the ball during the deal.

    Chambers Global 2017

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