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Niederer Kraft & Frey

Since its establishment in 1936, Niederer Kraft & Frey has built a strong profile in Switzerland and internationally for its market leading legal advice. Located in the heart of the banking and financial district in Zurich, the firm is well known for its proven track record of advising clients in the sector.


Niederer Kraft & Frey has a pre-eminent reputation for advising on capital market transactions. Its lawyers work at the forefront of the sector assisting clients with developing novel products and structuring innovative instruments. Philippe Weber frequently represents clients for listings on the SIX and advises on all aspects of takeover and securities law. With vast experience in the sector, clients turn to him for advice on breaking issues. Philipp Haas is a “details-oriented lawyer” whose “specialist knowledge” of the capital markets sees him “in high demand”. He is also a “highly proficient” M&A lawyer. Christoph Balsiger represents clients on all aspects of securities law and is a “superb lawyer”.

The corporate/M&A practice at the firm is “very active” and lawyers at the firm have advised on many of the high profile transactions of recent years. Last year the firm advised GlaxoSmithKline on Swiss law matters in the GSK-Novartis asset swap and joint venture transaction, and advised Assicurazioni Generali in the sale of its banking subsidiary BSI to Banco BTG Pactual. Andreas Casutt assists on M&A transactions, including private equity, and is also a “trusted adviser” on corporate governance matters such as stock exchange law issues. Patrik Peyer is a “pragmatic” and “solutions-oriented” lawyer focusing on corporate law matters and M&A. In particular, he advises throughout the entire life cycle of venture capital and private equity investments. The “eminent” Peter Isler advises a range of clients on domestic and transnational M&A transactions and takeovers. He is a “strong negotiator” and “always puts clients at ease”. He is recognised across our banking, capital markets, M&A and corporate governance chapters.

The firm’s lawyers are further recognised in a range of areas, demonstrating the full scope of high-quality legal advice on offer at the firm. 

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