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M&A 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Moritz Maurer comes highly recommended for his M&A expertise and is well versed in advising clients on the acquisition of privately held companies.


Moritz Maurer is a corporate/M&A partner at Niederer Kraft Frey. He has extensive experience in representing clients in a variety of corporate transactions, concentrating on private M&A (in particular as buyer's adviser of privately held companies in the retail industry).

Another focus of his activities is advising on complex multi-jurisdictional reorganisations, as well as venture capital and private equity transactions. He has broad experience in, and a deep understanding of, all phases of the private equity and venture capital investment life cycle.

In addition, Moritz Maurer has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and advising on cross-border trade and distribution law issues.

Besides his corporate practice, Moritz Maurer is a regular speaker at conferences. Moritz Maurer completed a law degree at the University of Zurich (2007) and obtained an LLM from Columbia University School of Law, New York (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) (2012). Admitted to the Zurich bar (2010), he worked at a major law firm in Zurich and as a foreign associate with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, New York. Moritz Maurer joined Niederer Kraft Frey in 2017 and has been a partner since 2020. He speaks German, English and French.

Moritz Maurer is a member of the following professional associations: the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV); the Swiss Bar Association (SAV); the International Bar Association (IBA); and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), where he is also chair of the corporate and M&A commission, and the chair of the organising committee of the 59th International Young Lawyers' Congress, to be held in Zurich in 2021.

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