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National Leader

Switzerland - Banking 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Luc Defferrard is a notable bankign lawyer with experience in Swiss and cross-border financial transactions. 


Luc Defferrard has been partner with Walder Wyss since 2001 and serves on the management 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 240 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

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