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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Frank Gerhard is highlighted for his foremost expertise on securities regulation and his top-notch handling of private equity transactions.

Biography

Frank Gerhard focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity and capital markets (including IPOs and innovative structures). He also advises on corporate law, corporate governance matters and securities regulations.

Recent work includes assisting Alcon Inc in its post-spin-off corporate, corporate governance, securities 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; Dufry in its acquisitions of World Duty Free and the Nuance Group; and the underwriters in the IPO of Medacta and CEVA Logistics on the SIX Stock Exchange.

Frank Gerhard is an authorised issuers' representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange. He is also a member of the executive board of Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht (GesKR), a legal periodical on corporate and capital markets law.

Recent publications include articles on shareholder activism; banking M&A; takeover offers versus mergers; spin-offs and demergers; company valuations and appraisal rights; PIPEs and cornerstone investors; exit of private equity investments; and cross-border triangular mergers.

He won the ILO Client Choice Award for M&A Lawyer of the Year (Switzerland) in 2010, 2011 and 2020.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Frank Gerhard comes highly recommended by market sources for his first-class work advising on an array of corporate law matters from high-value transactions to governance.

Biography

Frank Gerhard focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity and capital markets (including IPOs and innovative structures). He also advises on corporate law, corporate governance matters and securities regulations.

Recent work includes assisting Alcon Inc in its post-spin-off corporate, corporate governance, securities 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; Dufry in its acquisitions of World Duty Free and the Nuance Group; and the underwriters in the IPO of Medacta and CEVA Logistics on the SIX Stock Exchange.

Frank Gerhard is an authorised issuers' representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange. He is also a member of the executive board of Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht (GesKR), a legal periodical on corporate and capital markets law.

Recent publications include articles on shareholder activism; banking M&A; takeover offers versus mergers; spin-offs and demergers; company valuations and appraisal rights; PIPEs and cornerstone investors; exit of private equity investments; and cross-border triangular mergers.

He won the ILO Client Choice Award for M&A Lawyer of the Year (Switzerland) in 2010, 2011 and 2020.

Switzerland - M&A 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Frank Gerhard is “passionate about meeting his client’s expectations, and his client focus is exceptional” remark sources who add, “His closing capacity is legendary.”

Biography

Frank Gerhard focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity and capital markets (including IPOs and innovative structures). He also advises on corporate law, corporate governance matters and securities regulations.

Recent work includes assisting Alcon Inc in its post-spin-off corporate, corporate governance, securities 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; Dufry in its acquisitions of World Duty Free and the Nuance Group; and the underwriters in the IPO of Medacta and CEVA Logistics on the SIX Stock Exchange.

Frank Gerhard is an authorised issuers' representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange. He is also a member of the executive board of Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht (GesKR), a legal periodical on corporate and capital markets law.

Recent publications include articles on shareholder activism; banking M&A; takeover offers versus mergers; spin-offs and demergers; company valuations and appraisal rights; PIPEs and cornerstone investors; exit of private equity investments; and cross-border triangular mergers.

He won the ILO Client Choice Award for M&A Lawyer of the Year (Switzerland) in 2010, 2011 and 2020.

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