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Corporate / M&A Lawyers

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in over 41 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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Jodok Wicki
Dr Jodok Wicki
Man­aging Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Jodok Wicki concentrates on dispute resolution, litigation and international arbitration. He heads the firm's dispute resolution group and leads also the litigation practice group of CMS. Jodok...
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Dr Patrick Sommer, H.E.E.
Part­ner
Co-Head of the CMS Competition & EU Group
Switzerland, Zurich
Dr Patrick Sommer is Co-Head of the CMS Competition & EU Group. In this position, he jointly leads an international team of more than 170 competition lawyers. Patrick Sommer focuses on competition...
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Dr Stefan Gerster, LL.M., MRICS
Part­ner
Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
Switzerland, Zurich
Stefan Gerster is a partner with CMS Zurich since 2001. His practice focuses mainly on real estate law. He is the head of our internal practice group Real Estate & Construction. Among the clients of...
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Dr Pascal G. Favre
Part­ner
Switzerland, Geneva
Pascal Favre is the head of the Corporate/M&A and Competition Practice Groups of CMS Geneva. Pascal regularly advises clients on all types of international and domestic M&A transactions, transaction...
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Mark Cagienard, LL.M. VAT
Part­ner
Certified Tax Expert
Switzerland, Zurich
Mark Cagienard specialises in tax law, covering individual and corporate taxation both on a domestic and international level with a particular focus on corporate finance, M&A and VAT. Mark Cagienard...
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Damiano Brusa, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
In 1995 he joined CMS and became a partner in 2001. 
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Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
Part­ner
Global Head of the CMS Corporate/M&A Group
Switzerland, Zurich
Stefan Brunnschweiler is the global head of the CMS Corporate/M&A Practice Area Group. In this position, he sets the strategy for the group and leads an international team of more than 350 partners...
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Dr Max Albers, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Max Albers is mainly active in the area of domestic and international inheritance law and estate planning. He advises private individuals and family owned companies in succession matters. He also...
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Dr Kaspar Landolt, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Kaspar Landolt focuses on banking & finance, capital markets and restructuring. He has more than twenty years of experience in acquisition finance, corporate lending, real estate finance, project...
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Dr Sibylle Schnyder, LL.M.
Part­ner
Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
Switzerland, Zurich
Sibylle Schnyder specialises in real estate law and mainly deals with real estate acquisitions and divestments, portfolio transactions, construction and development projects, landlord and tenant...