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Bar admissions:

Switzerland

Jurisdictions:

Switzerland

Practice areas:

Banking
Capital markets
Competition
M&A
Restructuring and insolvency

Industry sectors:

Banking
Financial services
Industrials and manufacturing
Insurance
Pharmaceuticals and life sciences


Rolf Watter has broad experience in all types of M&A transactions, including defence mandates. He also specializes in corporate governance questions and capital market transactions.

Rolf Watter is presently chairman of PostFinance AG and vice-chairman of  CEVA Logistics AG and a board member of Aryzta AG, AP Alternative Portfolio and of the privately held Faber Castell (Holding) AG. Rolf Watter used to be a board member in a number of Swiss listed companies, namely Zurich Insurance Group, Nobel Biocare, Syngenta, Centrepulse and Forbo. In addition, he is a member of the Regulatory Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange.

  • Advised Saint-Gobain in connection with the Takeover battle over Sika
  • Advised UBS on its Shared Services Transfer to UBS Business Solutions AG
  • Advised Lonza on its Acquisition of Capsugel
  • Advised EQT on its Public Tender Offer for Kuoni Travel Holding
  • Advised Syngenta on the All Cash Offer of ChemChina to Acquire Syngenta for over US$ 43 billion

  • Banking
  • Corporate Governance
  • M&A
  • Competition
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Pharma and life sciences

  • All Swiss Courts

  • SIX Swiss Exchange: Member of the Admission Board, Member of the Commission of Experts on Disclosure of Shareholdings, Recognised Representative for the Listing of Securities
  • Part-time Professor of Law at the University of Zurich

  • University of Zurich: Professor of Law (since 1996), Venia Legendi (1990)
  • Georgetown University, Washington D.C.: LL.M. (1988)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (1985)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1983)