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Frank Gerhard

Zürich, Switzerland Europe Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Capital Markets , Corporate/M&A
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Europe
Capital Markets - Switzerland

Band 2

Frank Gerhard regularly assists with primary and secondary offerings of shares, in addition to convertible bonds placement. One clients praises his negotiation skills, saying: "He is absolutely focused on achieving the target," and further highlights that he "thinks out of the box and finds creative solutions."
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Corporate/M&A - Switzerland

Band 1

Frank Gerhard is a highly skilled and active corporate lawyer with experience in handling high-value domestic and cross-border transactions. He assists corporates and financial institutions with private and public M&A, including public tender offers.
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Practice Areas

M&A, public takeovers, private equity, corporate law and governance, equity offerings, IPOs. Recent assignments include assisting Dufry in its taking private of Hudson Ltd, in the PIPEs investments made by Advent and Alibaba, and the JV entered with Alibaba; Alcon Inc. in corporate, stock exchange and financing matters; Clariant in the sale of its worldwide Masterbatches business, and in the aborted merger of equals with Huntsman; Softbank in its investment in GetYourGuide; RBS in the sale of its international private banking business (Coutts Ltd) to UBP; the underwriters in the IPO of Medacta on the SIX.

Career

Homburger since 1998. Foreign Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York, 2003-04. Partner at Homburger since 2005. Authorised representative at SIX Swiss Exchange.

Professional Memberships

Admissions: all Swiss courts (1994); New York Bar (1998).

Publications

Publications include articles on (i) shareholder activism, (ii) banking M&A, (iii) takeover offers vs. mergers, (iv) spin-offs and demergers, (v) company valuations and appraisal rights, (vi) PIPEs and cornerstone investors, (vii) exit of private equity investments, and (viii) cross-border triangular mergers.

Personal

Columbia Law School (LLM, 1997) University of Neuchâtel (Dr iur, 2000); Member of the editorial board of the law journal "Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht (GesKR)". Languages: English, German, French.

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Corporate M&A 2021 in Switzerland

Authors: Frank Gerhard, Andreas Müller, Stefan Blunschi

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