Mergers and Acquisitions

Niederer Kraft Frey is a leader among law firms involved in Swiss mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. The transactional experience of NKF’s lawyers, the breadth of our practice and our ability to seamlessly work with other leading firms in cross border transactions allowed us to maintain our leadership position, representing a broad array of public and private companies, private equity firms, investment banks, governmental entities, and other institutions and individuals in almost every type of M&A situation.

NKF is ranked in the top tier by Chambers Global 2018, Chambers Europe 2018, IFLR 1000 2018, Leaders League 2018 and Legal 500 2018. In 2018, we received the Transatlantic M&A Team of the Year (Large Deal) Award by the American Lawyer as well as the European Corporate Deal of the Year Award by the Lawyer.

We recognize that every transaction, regardless of size, is important to our clients. While we advise in many of the large Swiss high-profile transactions we also represent small and midsized M&A transactions. Our lawyers strive to bring the same practical approach, creativity and commitment to excellence to each matter in which we are engaged.

The types of M&A transactions Niederer Kraft Frey advises on covers the full range of negotiated and contested situations and includes:

  • Advance preparation for prospective targets
  • Asset sales and purchases
  • Corporate governance advice
  • General corporate counseling
  • Joint ventures
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Private equity
  • Proxy contests
  • Recapitalizations
  • Spin-offs/Split-offs
  • Stock sales and purchases
  • Strategic mergers
  • Tender offers.