Walder Wyss Ltd

Corporate/M&A Department

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Walder Wyss’ Corporate & M&A team consists of roughly 70 professionals (21 partners, 3 counsels, 46 associates) and is the largest Corporate & M&A team in Switzerland. While the teams has been advising numerous listed multinationals, privately held companies, private equity firms and other financing institutions, it is also used to servicing visionaries and young entrepreneurs. The team has a longstanding expertise in assisting in the incorporation, organisation and restructuring of various types of business activities in Switzerland and can help its clients create suitable corporate governance structure. Its M&A practice focuses on the structuring and implementation of mergers, acquisitions and disposals of private or public companies, joint ventures, reverse takeovers, proxy contests / takeover defense, direct investment transactions, and any sort of carve-out transactions, in each case often involving multiple jurisdictions. In these transactions, the team develops ideal deal structures, conducts legal due diligence, drafts all relevant documents, leads or assists in the negotiation phase, secures or coordinates the approvals from the necessary authorities (including antitrust / merger control) and handles closing and post-closing matters. The team we can draw from a firm-wide network of around [230] practitioners specialized across a broad range of disciplines for any ancillary services relating to Corporate and M&A projects.