Walder Wyss’ corporate & commercial / M&A team consists of roughly 50 professionals (12 partners, 3 counsels, 40 associates) and is one of the largest merger & acquisitions teams in Switzerland with a longstanding expertise in structuring and implementing mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, public and private takeovers or reverse takeovers, and other direct investment transactions often involving multiple jurisdictions. In these transactions, we are responsible for the deal structure, the legal due diligence, the negotiation phase including the drafting of the legal documentation, the securing of regulatory approvals (including antitrust and merger control), the closing and the whole documentation. We assume coaching and management functions for the transaction team if requested.
We advise on and assist in the incorporation and organisation of various business activities in Switzerland. The firm helps its clients to create suitable corporate governance structures, and provides efficient advice on legal and compliance matters, including, but not limited to, corporate, environmental and labour issues, business leases and property management, immigration and foreign employee recruitment, closing-down procedures and data protection law issues.