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Franziska Hammer

Counsel

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Switzerland
Languages French, English, German

Franziska Hammer advises companies, shareholders and investors in Switzerland and abroad in the field of corporate law, in particular in M&A, private equity and joint venture transactions as well as in group reorganisations. A further area of her expertise is the planning of company succession and the establishment of foundations.

Franziska Hammer graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Gallen in 1997. Having gained experience as trainee with the Department of Justice and Police of the Canton of St. Gallen and with a leading law firm in Zurich, she has been admitted to the bar in 1999. Since 1999 she is an attorney of our firm. She has been seconded to CMS Cameron McKenna in London in 2001 and to the biotech firm Amgen (Europe) AG in Lucerne in 2003. Franziska Hammer was appointed counsel of our firm in 2014.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising CCC Group in the acquisition of the majority stake in Karl Vögele AG, Uznach
  • Dover Switzerland on the sale of Tipper Tie Alpina GmbH to JBT Corporation 
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company on its EUR 6.9 billion multi-jurisdictional acquisiton of Nycomed headquartered in Zurich
  • Wärtsilä in a 2-stroke ship engine joint venture with a Chinese state company
  • Advice on the sale of Colibrys SA in a multi-seller transaction
  • Holtzbrinck on merger of majority of Macmillan Science and Education with Springer Science+Business Media
  • HUBER Packaging Group on the acquisition of four facilities in Switzerland, Finnland, UK and France
  • Nahrin on the acquisition of Goloy
  • Group restructuring including 14 mergers with a transaction value of CHF 2.6 billion
  • Various investments in start-up companies including advice on shareholder and finance structure
  • Various cross-border transfers of company's domicile (inbound and outbound)
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Education

  • 1997 Rechtsstudium, lic. iur., magna cum laude, Universität St. Gallen
  • 1999 Anwaltspatent
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Memberships

  • St. Gallen Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association 
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Publications

  • Selling Insurance across Europe
  • IMD Guide, 2005 and 2006 update
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Expertise

06/02/2015
2-stroke ship en­gine joint ven­ture of Wärt­silä with...
14/04/2015
CMS ber­ät die HUBER Pack­aging Group beim Er­werb von...

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23/05/2018
CMS ad­vises CCC Group on the ac­quis­i­tion of the ma­jor­ity...
06/02/2015
2-stroke ship en­gine joint ven­ture of Wärt­silä with...
15/01/2015
CMS ad­vises Holtzbrinck on mer­ger of ma­jor­ity of Mac­mil­lan...
24/07/2014
CMS ad­vises Wärt­silä in 2-stroke ship en­gine joint...
30/06/2014
CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet ad­vises Nahrin on the ac­quis­i­tion...
01/02/2013
CMS von Er­lach Hen­rici ad­vises on the sale of Colibrys...