Month: December 2020

In Pliny’s Shoes

The (crucial) role of professional associations

by Ricardo Cortés-Monroy - The end of the calendar year usually brings a number of very interesting events led by professional associations. This year was no exception, albeit most were by teleconferencing systems of course. We tend to take a bit for granted these associations and the important task they do.


FRORIEP and MLL announce merger to take place in 2021

The Swiss law firms FRORIEP and Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (MLL) plan to merge in 2021, creating a new top-tier commercial law firm in Switzerland. A total of 155 lawyers will provide Swiss and international law advice to clients from four Swiss locations in Zurich, Geneva, Zug and Lausanne, and from its international offices in London and Madrid.

Capital Markets

Walder Wyss has acted as Swiss counsel to CRISPR

The team is being led by Alex Nikitine (Partner, Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets - pictured) and further includes Rafael Zemp (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets), Christian Lütolf (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax) and Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax).

Deal & transactions

credentis acquired by vVardis: the advisor

VISCHER has been advising credentis since 2010 in all financing rounds and strategic partnerships and assisted credentis and its shareholders also in this sale concluding a decade long collaboration. The team was led by Matthias Staehelin (pictured) with Pauline Pfirter (both Corporate) and Nadia Tarolli (Tax).


Lenz & Staehelin advised in the sale of Solvay (Schweiz)

Euronext-listed Solvay, a Belgian global leader in materials, chemicals and solutions, sold its Swiss subsidiary Solvay (Schweiz) AG to Sodi Beteiligungen AG for an undisclosed consideration. Lenz & Staehelin advised Solvay SA and Solvay (Schweiz) AG. The team included Tino Gaberthüel (pictured) and Xavier Grivel (both Corporate and M&A), Beat Kühni and Fabiano Menghini (both Real […]

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