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Luc Defferrard

Luc Defferrard

Walder Wyss LtdSeefeldstrasse 123PO BoxZurichSwitzerland8034
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National Leader

Switzerland - Banking 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Luc Defferrard is highly recommended by peers who commend his strong experience counselling both domestic and foreign clients on sophisticated bank financings and private equity matters.


Luc Defferrard has been partner with Walder Wyss since 2001 and serves on the managment board. He has been active in the finance and legal industry for many years. He mainly advises clients in domestic and cross-border financing, and merger and acquisition transactions, as well as in real estate and capital markets. Luc Defferrard particularly focuses on private equity (leveraged buy-out), advising a variety of private equity funds, managers and target companies in the structuring and implementation of their projects. Born in 1965, Luc Defferrard was educated at Geneva University (lic. iur. 1987) and was registered as attorney-at-law with the Geneva Bar Registry in 1990. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Luc Defferrard spent seven years with UBS in Geneva, Zurich and New York as client manager and project manager in corporate and structured finance. In this position he developed the bank's structured finance offerings to clients in the French part of Switzerland. After having worked for another Zurich law firm as associate in 1998 and 1999, Luc joined Walder Wyss at the end of 1999. He regularly lectures at universities in private equity and venture capital legal matters.

Luc Defferrard speaks French, German and English and is head of the Francophone group of Walder Wyss. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practise in all Switzerland.

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

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