Profile submitted by Dieter Gericke
Head of Corporate|M&A practice team and of Homburger China group. Active in mergers & acquisitions, public takeovers and defence, equity capital markets, private equity, corporate law and governance. Recent assignments include the takeover of Syngenta by ChemChina, the acquisition of Haas Group by Bühler Group, the acquisition of Kunststoff Schwanden by Bregal, the acquisition of Activ International by Givaudan, the sale of Infront Sports & Media to Dalian Wanda, the acquisition of Ulysse Nardin by Kering, the IPO of Zur Rose Group and the USD 400 m financing of ADC Therapeutics. Particularly experienced in the life sciences, engineering, technology and insurance industries.
Zurich Bar Association, IBA (Corporate and M&A Law Committee, Vice-Chair Securities Law Committee).
Joined Homburger in 2000, Head of the M&A Practice Team since 2014, Partner since 2004. Foreign associate at Wilmer Hale, Boston, 1999. Associate at Zurich law firm 1996-98. Legal assistant at University of Zurich 1994-95. Law clerk at District Court of Meilen 1991-93.
Various publications and speaking assignments in M&A, equity capital markets, private equity and corporate law, including: Restrictions of Share Transfers (2017), Reform of Corporate Law (2017), Shareholder activism in Asia (2016), Proxy Advisors (2016).
Harvard 1999 (LLM); University of Zurich 1996 (Dr iur, summa cum laude); University of Zurich 1991 (lic iur, summa cum laude).