New handbook in M&A co-edited by Schellenberg Wittmera, Walder Wyss & Bratschi’s partners

The first edition of “Mergers & Acquisitions” co-edited by Florian S. Jörg (partner at Bratschi, pictured left), Urs Gnos (partner at Walder Wyss, pictured center) and Schellenberg Wittmer corporate/m&a partner Lorenzo Olgiati (pictured right) has just been published by Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag.

This new handbook offers on 1300 pages a comprehensive practice-oriented coverage of the legal and practical issues that arise in today’s private and public M&A transactions (in particular, private acquisitions, mergers and public takeovers of public companies) under Swiss law. Over 40 leading M&A practitioners concisely demonstrate the key aspects to be considered when planning, negotiating and executing M&A transactions and the pitfalls to be avoided. The work addresses a multitude of legal issues including prevention and resolution of post- M&A disputes as well as tax aspects and is complemented by numerous checklists, sample clauses, practical examples and references to the relevant Swiss case law.

Schellenberg Wittmer partners Josef Caleff (real estate/m&a), Pascal Hubli (corporate/m&a), Marcel Jakob (corporate/m&a), Stefan Leimgruber (dispute resolution), Lorenzo Olgiati (corporate/m&a), Anita Schläpfer (banking/finance), Oliver Triebold (corporate/m&a) and Martin Weber (corporate/m&a) have authored numerous chapters and thereby significantly contributed to this practical guide for legal counsel (inhouse and outside) as well as M&A professionals.