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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

M&A 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Urs Gnos is an expert in corporate transactions, with a strong track record in high-profile M&A deals, buy-outs and public tender offers.

Biography

Urs P Gnos is a partner in the corporate and commercial team at Walder Wyss. His practice focuses on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and capital market transactions, commercial and corporate law as well as public tender offers and buyouts. Urs P Gnos also advises companies with respect to corporate governance matters, stock exchange regulations, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, including relocations. Urs P Gnos is a member of various board of directors, the Glarner Kantonalbank (SIX: GLKBN) among others. He lectures and publishes regularly on his areas of practice.

Born in 1967, Urs P Gnos was educated at Zurich University (lic iur, 1993; Dr iur, 1997), at Columbia University/Leyden University and at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (LLM, 2000). He has working experience as a lawyer in Zurich law firms and as foreign associate in Chicago and New York law firms.

Urs P Gnos speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar registry and admitted to practise throughout 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.

National Leader

Switzerland - M&A

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Urs Gnos is commended by peers and clients as a “highly competent M&A lawyer with a great degree of experience”. They highlight his “creativity in seeking a suitable solution” and his ability to “remain calm and focused in all situations, no matter what”.

Biography

Urs P Gnos heads the corporate and commercial team at Walder Wyss. His practice focuses on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and capital market transactions, commercial and corporate law as well as public tender offers and buyouts. Urs P Gnos also advises companies with respect to corporate governance matters, stock exchange regulations, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, including relocations. Urs P Gnos is a member of various board of directors, the Glarner Kantonalbank (SIX: GLKBN) among others. He lectures and publishes regularly on his areas of practice.

Born in 1967, Urs P Gnos was educated at Zurich University (lic iur, 1993; Dr iur, 1997), at Columbia University/Leyden University and at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (LLM, 2000). He has working experience as a lawyer in Zurich law firms and as foreign associate in Chicago and New York law firms.

Urs P Gnos speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar registry and admitted to practise throughout Switzerland.

With around 220 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. They specialise in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Their 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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