Corporate/M&A Department

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Notable practitioners

Sources highlight Benedict Christ for his "flexibility, expertise and profound knowledge" and underline his skill as a "very good negotiator." His areas of focus include the insurance and travel industries, advising clients on acquisitions.

Highlighted as a "strong negotiator" by sources, Jürg Luginbühl advises on company formation and acquisitions. He acts for clients in the hospitality, healthcare and retail sectors and advised Cham Paper on the CHF146.5 million sale of its specialist paper business to Sappi.

Matthias Staehelin has a strong focus on transactions within the life sciences sector and advised Symetis on its USD435 million acquisition by Boston Scientific. He is noted by sources for "his ability to 'think business' and come up with practical solutions."

Robert Bernet represented Syngenta in the Swiss aspects of the carve-out and sale of its sugar beet seeds business. He has further experience in the energy and private equity sectors, assisting with cross-border transactions. He draws praise from interviewees for his "proactive and commercially-minded approach to tackling problems."