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Provided by Rolf Watter

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Rolf Watter heads the M&A-Transaction practice at Bär & Karrer. He is based in Zurich and Partner since 1994. He has broad experience in all types of M&A transactions, including defence mandates. He also specializes in corporate governance questions and capital market transactions. Rolf Watter is presently chairman of PostFinance AG and a board member of Aryzta AG, AP Alternative Portfolio and of the privately held Faber Castell (Holding) AG. Rolf Watter used to be a board member in a number of Swiss listed companies, namely Ceva Logistics and Nobel Biocare (chairman in both), Zurich Insurance, Syngenta, Centrepulse and Forbo.

Career

University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (1985), Admitted at the Zurich Bar (1986), Georgetown University, Washington D.C.: LL.M. (1988), Professor at the University of Zurich since 1996.

Professional Memberships

Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association, Member of the Regulatory Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Publications

He is an editor of the GesKR and the Basler Kommentare on the Code of Obligations II, the Financial Infrastructure Act, the Banking and the Merger Act. He regularly publishes in this fields of work.

Personal

Rolf Watter speaks German, English and French

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Corporate/M&A - Switzerland
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Rolf Watter is a highly established practitioner handling transatlantic and pan-European spin-offs and acquisitions, as well as advising on restructuring mandates. Sources describe him as "a very famous figure in both public and private M&A."

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