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Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

New York



Practice areas:

Capital markets

Philipp Haas is regularly involved in Switzerland’s largest corporate transactions and focuses on mergers & acquisitions, corporate defense, advice to boards and capital market transactions.

  • Swiss counsel to CRH plc on the EUR 1.64 billion sale of its European distribution business to private equity funds managed by Blackstone
  • Lead counsel to Actelion Ltd in its USD 30 billion takeover by Johnson & Johnson combined with the spin off of its research and clinical development business into Idorsia Ltd.
  • Advised Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. on the sale of its reinsurance subsidiaries Tokio Millennium Re AG and Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Limited to Renaissance Re for the total consideration of approximately USD 1.5 billion.
  • Advised Broadcom, Inc. in the acquisition of CA Technologies for USD 18.9 billion in cash.
  • Advised the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust in its support for board and management of Sika AG in its defense against the unsolicited takeover attempt by Saint-Gobain.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • M&A
  • Private equity

  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport

  • Switzerland
  • New York

  • Zurich Bar Association 
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, USA (1995)
  • lic. iur., University of Zurich (1991)