Niederer Kraft Frey

Switzerland

Address:
Bahnhofstrasse 53
8001, Zurich
Switzerland

+41 58 800 8000

+41 58 800 8080


Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Philippe Weber
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Quick facts:

Number of partners: 35
Number of other fee earners: 70+
Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Czech, Dutch, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish


Full service law firm, Niederer Kraft Frey is the firm of choice for business in and through Switzerland. NKF works closely with an enviable client base, in Switzerland and internationally to implement strategic goals, strengthen businesses, navigate change and solve complex business challenges. NKF is relied on by the world's best law firms as an experienced, agile, sensible and effective partner. For almost a century, the focus of NKF has been mastery of the law applied to business. In 2017, NKF was awarded "European Law Firm of the Year" and "Swiss Law Firm of the Year" for the second consecutive year at The Lawyer European Awards.

Client feedback - IFLR1000 2018

“Strengths are availability, response time and technical knowledge.” – M&A

“Practical, easy to understand and timely work; understands commerciality.” – Banking and finance

“Patrik Peyer and Roman Sturzenegger are extremely "switched on", reliable and competent. They always stick to deadlines and are very easy to work with. They are well aware of new legal developments and are highly reliable. You can reach them at any time (24/7).” – M&A

  • Asset finance
  • Banking  
  • Capital markets: Debt 
  • Capital markets: Derivatives  
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield 
  • CLO/CDO 
  • Competition 
  • Covered bonds  
  • Financial restructuring  
  • Financial services regulatory  
  • Hedge funds  
  • Investment funds  
  • M&A  
  • PPP/PFI  
  • Private equity  
  • Private equity funds  
  • Project bonds  
  • Project development  
  • Project finance  
  • Real estate finance  
  • Real estate funds  
  • Restructuring and insolvency  
  • Securitisation  
  • Structured finance/securitisation  
  • Trade finance

Banking:
Key Contact: Sandro Abegglen
sandro.abegglen@nkf.ch

Key Contact: François Bianchi 
francois.m.bianchi@nkf.ch 

Key Contact: Daniel Bono 
daniel.bono@nkf.ch 

Key Contact: Philipp Haas 
philipp.haas@nkf.ch 

Key Contact: Marco Häusermann 
marco.haeusermann@nkf.ch 

Key Contact: Bertrand Schott 
bertrand.schott@nkf.ch 

Key Contact: Till Spillmann
till.spillmann@nkf.ch

Key Contact: Philippe Weber 
philippe.a.weber@nkf.ch 

Recent transactional highlights

  • Advising Thomson Reuters Corporation and Thomson Reuters Holdings AG in connection with its USD 2.64 billion credit agreement;
  • Acting as legal advisor for Microsoft in connection with cloud data outsourcing solutions for Swiss regulated financial institutions.

Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Key Contact: Andreas Casutt 
andreas.casutt@nkf.ch 

Key Contact: Philipp Haas 
philipp.haas@nkf.ch 

Key Contact: Patrik Peyer 
patrik.r.peyer@nkf.ch 

Key Contact: Till Spillmann
till.spillmann@nkf.ch

Key Contact: Philippe Weber 
philippe.a.weber@nkf.ch 

Recent transactional highlights: 

  • Advising Indorsia on its demerger from Actelion and listing on SIX Swiss Exchange;
  • Representing Actelion on its USD 30 billion transaction with Johnson & Johnson

Capital Markets

Key Contact: Daniel Bono 
daniel.bono@nkf.ch 

Key Contact: Philipp Haas 
philipp.haas@nkf.ch

Key Contact: Till Spillmann
till.spillmann@nkf.ch

Key Contact: Philippe Weber 
philippe.a.weber@nkf.ch 

Recent transactional highlights

  • Swiss counsel in the largest Swiss IPOs 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014; 
  • Swiss counsel to VAT Group in IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange;
  • Swiss counsel to Landis+Gyr Group in the CHF 2.3 billion IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange.  

Restructuring and insolvency

Key Contact: Marco Häusermann 
marco.haeusermann@nkf.ch 

Real Estate

Key Contact: Andreas Vögeli 
andreas.f.voegeli@nkf.ch 

Recent transactional highlights

  • Representing clients in real estate transactions with deal values between CHF 500 million to CHF 1 billion;
  • Representing AXA Leben AG in a dispute with a total contractor (Steiner AG).

  • Accounting 
  • 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 
  • Mining  
  • Natural resources  
  • Oil and gas  
  • Pharm and life sciences  
  • Real estate 
  • Tech and telecoms  
  • Tourism 
  • Transport
  • Utilities