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Frank Gerhard

Frank Gerhard

HomburgerPrime TowerHardstrasse 201ZurichSwitzerlandCH-8005

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Switzerland - Capital Markets

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Frank Gerhard is a well-recognised figure in the Swiss market, where he enjoys a strong reputation for his work on IPOs and capital market financings.

Biography

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

Recent transactions include assisting Clariant in the merger of equals with Huntsman, the defence against activist White Tale and the combination of its high performance materials business with Sabic; gategroup in the public takeover by HNA; Bank Hapoalim in the sale of a majority of its international private banking business to J Safra Sarasin; RBS in the sale of its international private banking business (Coutts Ltd) to Union Bancaire Privée; Dufry in its acquisitions of World Duty Free and The Nuance Group; the underwriters in the IPO of CEVA Logistics on the SIX Stock Exchange and in the IPO of Leonteq AG 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 legal judgment rule, 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 both 2010 and 2011.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Frank Gerhard is a favourite among clients, who praise “his excellent practice and deal instincts”. His practice is focused on a broad range of corporate governance matters and stock exchange regulations.

Biography

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

Recent transactions include assisting Clariant in the merger of equals with Huntsman, the defence against activist White Tale and the combination of its high performance materials business with Sabic; gategroup in the public takeover by HNA; Bank Hapoalim in the sale of a majority of its international private banking business to J Safra Sarasin; RBS in the sale of its international private banking business (Coutts Ltd) to Union Bancaire Privée; Dufry in its acquisitions of World Duty Free and The Nuance Group; the underwriters in the IPO of CEVA Logistics on the SIX Stock Exchange and in the IPO of Leonteq AG 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 legal judgment rule, 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 both 2010 and 2011.

Switzerland - M&A

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Frank Gerhard is a well-respected corporate lawyer who provides clients with top-tier advice in complex issues relating to capital markets, M&A and general corporate financings and transactions.

Biography

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

Recent transactions include assisting Clariant in the merger of equals with Huntsman, the defence against activist White Tale and the combination of its high performance materials business with Sabic; gategroup in the public takeover by HNA; Bank Hapoalim in the sale of a majority of its international private banking business to J Safra Sarasin; RBS in the sale of its international private banking business (Coutts Ltd) to Union Bancaire Privée; Dufry in its acquisitions of World Duty Free and The Nuance Group; the underwriters in the IPO of CEVA Logistics on the SIX Stock Exchange and in the IPO of Leonteq AG 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 legal judgment rule, 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 both 2010 and 2011.

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