Corporate Reorganizations and Spinoffs

Niederer Kraft Frey has represented a broad range of clients in various types of reorganizations and spin-offs. A recurring feature of the corporate and M&A matters of today is the focus on internal corporate restructurings, including spin-offs and split-offs, and other techniques for refocusing value. We have significant experience in this area, bringing to bear the firm’s knowledge in tax, employee benefits, banking and finance, and other practice areas that are critical to such transactions.

We also have a substantial background in representing clients in connection with acquisitions of financially troubled companies or their operations or assets. These transactions may be pursued within or outside a bankruptcy proceeding. The blending of our M&A practice with skills in restructuring and bankruptcy reorganization is often critical in these transactions.

Highlights:

  • Lead counsel to SIX listed Actelion Ltd in the USD 30 billion takeover of Actelion by Johnson & Johnson and the concurrent demerger and spin-off to shareholders of Idorsia Ltd., Actelion’s drug discovery and early clinical development business
  • Scheme of Arrangement and reconstitution as Swiss company of the Bermuda based NYSE listed Allied World Holdings Ltd
  • Transfer of domicile and reconstitution of NYSE listed Ace Limited as Swiss company.