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Private Equity

Switzerland

As a private equity fund, investor or management team, you face daily pressures of valuations, performance, exit strategies and regulation. The relative availability of debt together with significant levels of capital committed to the private equity industry, or held on corporate balance sheets, has strongly impacted the competition for assets and pricing levels. A cohesive private equity strategy will support you to ensure that you acquire the right assets and obtain maximum value from your portfolio. We are structured around your business sectors and that of your targets. This means we can advise you on all stages of a fund’s lifecycle, from formation and administration to the making of investments, portfolio monitoring and exiting.

Your deals are executed according to tight deadlines and complex regulatory constraints. Our multi-disciplinary specialist teams across 41 countries globally can mobilise quickly, whatever the size and complexity of your transaction. With anti-trust, tax, employment, banking, commercial and disputes expertise, we can also assist in the protection and growth of your funds and investments. Whether your deal is in the upper or mid private equity or venture market, our specialist lawyers can guide you towards the best business outcome in your home markets and across multiple jurisdictions.

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CMS Private Equity Bro­chure
CMS boasts an in­ter­na­tion­al group of like-minded private equity law­yers across Europe (and bey­ond) able to provide a ‘total private equity’ ser­vice of­fer­ing. Our spe­cial­ists as­sist cli­ents through all stages of a fund’s life – from fund form­a­tion and

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24 April 2020
CMS again achieves top po­s­i­tions in BIL­ANZ / Le Temps rank­ing 2020
The best law­yers in Switzer­land 2020 were se­lec­ted by the busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ.
22 January 2018
In­nov­ate or your deal could die
Any com­pany or law­yer that has ever been in­volved in any kind of mer­ger or ac­quis­i­tion trans­ac­tion will know one thing for sure – a deal typ­ic­ally in­volve hours of leg­al work, in­clud­ing of­ten mundane,...
15 April 2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
15 August 2019
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions
We fo­cus on cor­por­ate law as­pects of the re­vCO and ad­dress the re­lated crim­in­al sanc­tions in­tro­duced in the Swiss Crim­in­al Code.
30 July 2019
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions
Swiss Par­lia­ment bids farewell to bear­er shares
26/04/2019
CMS once again one of the lead­ing law firms in Switzer­land
For the third time, the Swiss busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ has pub­lished its rank­ing of the best law firms in Switzer­land.
16 April 2019
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The Leg­al 500
We are de­lighted to an­nounce that 12 prac­tice areas of CMS Switzer­land have been re­com­men­ded in this year's edi­tion of Leg­al500, pub­lished in April 2019.
21 August 2018
Your in­tro­duc­tion to CMS Switzer­land
CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet is the res­ult of the 2014 mer­ger of CMS von Er­lach Hen­rici and ZPG Avocats, which brought to­geth­er two prom­in­ent ..
20 June 2016
CMS An­nu­al Re­view 2015-2016
De­liv­er­ing leg­al ex­pert­ise to trans­form your busi­ness
06/11/2015
Farewell to the "So­ciété An­onyme": New Re­gis­tra­tion Ob­lig­a­tions for Share­hold­ers
As of Ju­ly 1, 2015, hold­ers of bear­er shares in Swiss com­pan­ies are re­quired to dis­close their iden­tity to and be re­gistered by the com­pany. The same dis­clos­ure and re­gis­tra­tion ob­lig­a­tions also ap­ply to the be­ne­fi­cial own­ers of shares who, alone or as a
01 June 2014
CMS Private Equity Bro­chure
CMS boasts an in­ter­na­tion­al group of like-minded private equity law­yers across Europe (and bey­ond) able to provide a ‘total private equity’ ser­vice of­fer­ing. Our spe­cial­ists as­sist cli­ents through all stages of a fund’s life –