Marco Häusermann is a specialist in banking, finance and debt capital market transactions as well as restructurings and insolvency matters.


Marco advises on all types of domestic and international credit financing transactions across every commercial, financial, industry, and governmental sector. He also advises on debt capital markets transactions such as regulatory capital instruments, hybrid instruments, high yield bonds and EMTN programmes. His experience includes supporting financial market participants on domestic and cross-border regulatory aspects such as with respect to financial market infrastructures and derivatives regulations. He is in regular contact and has built strong relationships with representatives of FINMA, the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority. Marco is recognised as a Leading Lawyer by Chambers and Partners Europe and Global, IFLR and Legal500.

Highlights include:

  • Advising the arrangers in connection with a fully committed debt bridge facility of EUR 3.6 billion for Dufry for the financing of the acquisition of WDF and the refinancing of WDF’s debt

  • Advising the arrangers and initial purchasers in connection with a CHF 1.3 billion senior facilities agreement as well as the issuance of CHF 500 million senior secured notes for the Sunrise Communications Group, the second largest telecom operator in Switzerland, in connection with its initial public offering on the SIX Swiss exchange with a market capitalisation in excess of CHF 3.2 billion

  • Advising NJJ Capital SAS, Xavier Niel’s private holding company, on the financing of the acquisition of the mobile telecom operator SALT, formerly Orange Communications SA, the third largest Swiss telecom provider, for a total transaction value of CHF 2.8 billion consisting of a bridge and backstop financing as well as the refinancing of a revolving credit facility

  • Advising the arrangers on various Swiss Re debt capital market transactions and its EMTN-programme

  • Advising Glencore in various debt capital market transactions and its EMTN-programme

  • Author of the Swiss industry opinion on the various international securities lending master agreements and on the master repurchase agreements for The International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) and the Capital Adequacy Directive Working Group

  • IBA International Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association

Market Perception

  • Clients are happy that "he knows all the aspects of bank financing inside out."

    Chambers Global 2018
  • Marco Häusermann is "adaptable and thoughtful"

    Legal 500 2018
  • Marco Häusermann is described as 'committed, hard-working and pragmatic.

    Chambers Global / Europe 2017
  • Marco Häusermann is very active in the banking field, and frequently delivers effective and intuitive counsel to corporate entities and financial institutions.

    WWL Switzerland 2017
  • Sources describe Marco Häusermann as 'extremely diligent, with very fast turnaround times and very good technical abilities.

    Chambers Global 2016
  • He is an excellent lawyer; he is very responsive, fast, efficient and pragmatic.

    Chambers Global 2015

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