Froriep

Switzerland

Address:
Bellerivestrasse 201
Zurich, 8034
Switzerland

+41 44 386 60 00

+41 44 383 6050


Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Nicola Benz
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Contact, Zurich: Isabelle Romy
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Contact, Geneva: Dr. Jean-Marie Vulliemin
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Contact, Zug: L. Mattias Johnson
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Contact, London: Dunja Koch
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Contact, Madrid: Dr. Jean-Marie Vulliemin
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Quick facts:

Partners: 24
Fee-earners: around 60
Languages: : Albanian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish


Froriep is one of the leading law firms in Switzerland, with offices in Zurich, Geneva and Zug, as well as foreign offices in London and Madrid, serving clients seeking Swiss law advice. We have grown a domestic and international client base ranging from large international corporations to private clients.

Our unique, truly integrated, international structure mirrors our strong cross-border focus. We value and promote continuity and strong client relationships. Our teams are tailor-made, assembled from every practice area and across our network of offices.

Froriep’s growing banking and finance team has the expertise and specialisation to cover every aspect of legal financial services work, in addition to offering extensive transactional knowledge. Our team members also have in-depth operational experience, invaluable for many of our clients in a period of rapid and complex regulatory change.

Our clients include banks and other financial services providers and institutions. We can service them in all legal questions relating to their business, from regulatory issues to banking contracts and complex financing transactions, through to structuring financial products and having them listed on the stock exchange.

Several of our partners serve on the boards of financial institutions, and our clients regularly look to us for guidance and support on the reorganisation required to keep pace with today’s rapid cycles of regulatory change.

After having won the European Banking and Finance Deal of the Year Award in 2016, FRORIEP is Swiss Law Firm of the year 2018 winning the title at The Lawyer European Awards on 15 March 2018 in London.

"They delivered excellent responsiveness, level of knowledge and client-focused approach." 

"[Froriep's lawyers] deliver very valuable legal advice, and always take your own specific situation into consideration."

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, M&A & Transactions, Disruptive Technologies
Catrina Luchsinger Gaehwiler
cluchsinger@froriep.ch 

Banking & Finance, M&A & Transactions, Aviation & Shipping
Dunja Koch
dkoch@froriep.ch 

Recent transactional highlights of the practices:

  • Lead counsel to the Swiss based buyer Palmarium Group, acting through their Dutch subsidiary VIEO B.V., on the acquisition of all shares in Lebara Group B.V., a Dutch Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) with operations in various European countries. The acquisition was partially financed by a 350 million EUR bond issued by VIEO B.V. in co-operation with Pareto Securities, Oslo, which has been listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Credit Suisse in phase 2 of an export credit agency (ECA) transaction under which the facility was granted first in 2014 by Credit Suisse as commercial co-ordinating facility arranger to the Ethiopian Railway Corporation to finance Ethiopia's major railway infrastructur
  • Last year's KNIME transaction was ranked among the top 10 venture capital investments in the current Swiss Venture Capital Report. Froriep advised the founders and shareholders of Knime.com AG with regard to a €20 Million Equity Investment from Invus. Congratulations to Mark Montanari, Evelien Zemp, Benjamin Dürig and Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler on their achievements.
  • Advising JSC VTB Bank in connection with the restructuring of an approx. USD 3 billion secured facility agreement entered into with the Eurasian Resources Group as to Swiss law including tax law, and in particular the taking of security interest over assets and shares of a group entities incorporated in Switzerland. We further advised JSC VTB Bank in connection with several amendments to the facility.
  • Advising the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as to Swiss law including tax law, on several closed and on-going financing transactions and the taking of security interest over various assets in connection with projects in Eastern Europe.

More deals and cases.

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Rue Charles-Bonnet 4
Geneva 1206
Switzerland
T: +41 22 839 63 00
F: +41 22 347 71 59
E: Geneva@froriep.ch

Grafenaustrasse 5
Zug, 6302
Switzerland
T: +41 41 710 60 00
F: +41 41 710 60 01

17 Godliman Street
London EC4V 5 BD
United Kingdom
Tel +44 20 7236 6000
Fax +44 20 7248 0209

Antonio Maura 10
28014 Madrid 
Spain
Tel +34 91 523 77 90
Fax +34 91 531 36 62