Capital Markets

NKF: CoinShares lists staked Polkadot ETP on SIX Swiss Exchange

Niederer Kraft Frey has advised CoinShares, a digital asset investment firm with over USD 3.5 billion in AUM, in connection with the listing of CoinShares’ physically-backed Polkadot exchange traded product (ETP) on SIX Swiss Exchange. The cross-listing of CoinShares physical staked Polkadot (Ticker: CDOT) demonstrates CoinShares commitment to providing European investors with access to digital […]


Nater Dallafior with Private client in successful claim against PostFinance

Nater Dallafior successfully represented an individual against PostFinance. In 2018, PostFinance closed the client’s payment account alleging that US trade sanctions imposed upon the client would make it overly burdensome for PostFinance to operate the account. Nater Dallafior lodged a claim with the Commercial Court of Berne claiming that by denying payment services, PostFinance violated […]

Deal & transactions

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries to acquire Alchemee from Galderma

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries, a multinational, science-based pharmaceutical company, and Swiss-based Galderma have signed a definitive agreement for Taro to acquire Alchemee, formerly The Proactiv Company, from Galderma. The agreement includes Alchemee’s business and assets around the world, including the Proactiv® brand. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and any necessary regulatory approvals. Financial […]


Altenburger expands its corporate M&A and Banking and Financing teams

Altenburger announces the expansion of its corporate M&A and Banking and Financing practice with the hiring of Ralph Imoberdorf, Naomi Carrel, Axel Schmidlin and Samantha Schmutz.   Ralph Imoberdorf is a senior associate in the corporate and m&a team as well as the employment team of Altenburger’s Zurich Office. He advises early-stage companies, SMEs and listed companies […]

Banking & Finance

Freespirited Drinks closes CHF 1 million seed financing round

Freespirited Drinks, a start-up producing non-alcoholic spirits under the brand “REBELS 0.0%”, has just closed its seed financing round in the amount of CHF 1 million. The funding will be used to accelerate the expansion into key European markets. Michael Baier (partner, venture capital / m&a) and Flavio Bolli (junior lawyer) from the Wenger Vieli […]


Nater Dallafior representation before Swiss Federal Supreme Court 

A team from Nater Dallafior consisting of partners Roberto Dallafior (pictured right) and Benjamin Schumacher (pictured left), represents a globally operating corporation – being the policyholder – against one of its insurers in SCAI arbitration proceedings. The dispute concerns a claim for coverage based on a business liability insurance policy. The value in dispute is USD 50 […]

Deal & transactions

Arsenal Capital Partners acquires ATP Group from Bregal. The advisors

Arsenal Capital Partners, a global private equity firm focusing on franchises in the healthcare and industrial sectors, has completes its acquisition of ATP Group from Bregal Unternehmerkapital. Swiss headquartered ATP Group is a manufacturer of water-based adhesives tapes with production sites in Europe and the United States.  Schellenberg Wittmer  acted as Swiss legal counsel to […]


MLL representation of a subcontractor before the Zurich Commercial Court 

MLL successfully represented an Icelandic subcontractor before the Commercial Court of the Canton of Zurich.  The dispute related to the construction of a Si-Metal construction plant in Iceland, for which the subcontractor had provided certain works. The contractor claimed back part of the remuneration already paid, alleging that the subcontractor had been overpaid as a […]