Corporate/M&A Department

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CMS Switzerland is one of the leading law firms in the country with a proven track record and a reputation for excellent client service stretching back more than half a century.

It offers unique local expertise and international reach as we form an integral part of the world’s 6th largest law firm by headcount, with more than 1,000 corporate lawyers operating from 73 offices in 41 countries. We work closely together with our colleagues in other jurisdictions within the greater CMS firm to deliver bespoke services, comprehensive advice and novel solutions to our national and international clients in complex, multijurisdictional matters. Our resources and structure allow us both to be cost-effective at the upper-mid-market level and to successfully handle top-end mandates.

We advise on all aspects of Corporate / M&A law and transactions:

  • M&A (private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, strategic alliances, cross-border mergers, public takeovers)
  • Private Equity (buyouts, minority investments, take-privates, co-investments, buy and build strategies, exits)
  • Equity Capital Markets (listings of securities, IPOs, secondary issues, corporate advisory and governance)

Our additional expertise include advice on Transaction Risk Insurance, directors’ liability (we advised independent board member of Sika in a directors’ liability action regarding the contemplated Saint-Gobain takeover) and start up initiatives where have support programmes for start-up companies.