Prager Dreifuss



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Financial and corporate

Prager Dreifuss is known for its banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency work in Switzerland.

The firm’s banking and finance team has been active on a mix of lease financing, and credit facility and senior facility agreements, primarily advising borrowers. It also advised a Chinese bank in its capacity as an arranger, agent and security agent in financing the acquisition of an agribusiness, and acted for energy companies as investors in project finance work.

In M&A the firm has acted for a mix of sellers and buyers across technology, health and retail sectors. It has worked on due diligence, share purchase agreement and the transfer of business, acting as both local and lead transaction counsel.

The firm’s highlight restructuring work includes advising bondholders in claims against insolvent Petroplus, and representing claimants in a litigation proceeding against Lehman Brothers Finance in relation to the Swiss law.

Staffing changes include the departure of Counsel Christina Meyer and the recruitment of Counsel Jvo Grundler from Ernst and Young.

Publishable clients include Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas and Attestor Value Master Fund.

Client feedback

"Quick and independent assessment of legal issues, reliable in time fulfillment of tasks, and strong in tax advice on connected matters." – Banking, capital markets