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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Frank Gerhard has an established presence in the market thanks to his impressive experience handling IPO offerings and creating innovative structures. 

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 earns acclaim for his first-rate transactional and regulatory advice to domestic and international companies.  

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 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Frank Gerhard is a renowned practitioner who peers describe as “really, really excellent” for public and private M&A 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.

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