Prager Dreifuss is a full-service independent firm that operates from Berne, Zurich and Zug in Switzerland. The firm is notable for its work in banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency.
In banking and finance the firm is experienced in cross border project and corporate financing. The firm primarily has recently primarily advised lenders on acquisition financings and refinancings.
The firm's corporate team advises Swiss corporations and foreign investment management companies on public takeovers, corporate acquisitions, divestments and restructurings under Swiss law. It is active across various sectors, but energy, pharmaceutical and retail were the most active during the research period.
In restructuring and insolvency the firm primarily acts for creditors on international insolvency proceedings. During the research period the firm has been working for creditors to Lehman Brothers and Swiss air.
Staffing changeS saw the firm hire counsel Michael Mosimann from Wenger & Vieli and banking and restructuring and insolvency partner Gion Jegher from Jegher Gil.
Recent Deal Data highlights
•Broermann acquisition of Fairmont Le Montreux Palace hotel
"We received excellent service and advice. There were no weak points that I can mention." – Banking
"The firm has a strong focus on finance transactions. They work swiftly and diligently." – Banking
"Very focussed and responsive to every questions." – Banking
"The service we received was excellent. The work was thorough and provided in very good time." – Capital markets: Equity
"Hands on professional approach, very responsive, straight to the point and very good value for money." – M&A
"We were very happy with the work put in by our lawyer in the contract negotiations and in the execution of the capital increase. He did his best to ensure quick process and good result." – M&A
"Top notch! We started to use PD while at Linklaters London back in 2007 or 2008, and we have been using them for M&A, Private Equity and Tax works ever since (and have recommended them to other clients) and they are what you would normally expect from a law firm similar to magic circle firm in the city." – M&A
"Professional, competent and swift answers." – Restructuring and insolvency
"Always reliable, excellent business acumen and technical skills, out-of-box thinking - all you need to run a very successful business relaying on savvy legal advice."
"We received a brilliant service that provided in-depth analysis and helpful solutions."
"Leading lawyer in the field of insolvency and restructuring."
"Very comprehensive approach to matters, hands-on and pragmatic problem-solver. He works reliably at an excellent quality and speed."
"Excellent and focussed on work and topic. Open minded and helpful for start-ups."
"Michael is providing a great service and always available to provide answers to the relevant questions. He is an absolute pleasure to work with."
"We value our collaboration very much. He knows us, he knows his trade and he's very pragmatic and efficient."