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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 43 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.

01/06/2014
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...

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06/10/2022
The Ven­ture Law Re­view | 2022
Switzer­land Chapter | 2022 Edi­tion
29/09/2022
Boom & Gloom? CMS European M&A Out­look 2023
We are pleased to share with you the 2023 edi­tion of the European M&A Out­look pub­lished by CMS in as­so­ci­ation with Mer­ger­mar­ket.
22/07/2022
CMS Switzer­land ad­vises in a tri-partite mer­ger in the gem­stone cut­ting...
SER­CAB SA, Proserto SA and VAL'HEURE SA – Swiss lead­ing com­pan­ies act­ive in the gem­stone cut­ting and set­ting in­dustry for over 30 years – merged by way of ab­sorp­tion giv­ing ori­gin to a new SER­CAB GROUP SA, based in Geneva, with more than 200 em­ploy­ees. This stra­tegic mer­ger aims at con­sol­id­at­ing the po­s­i­tion of the three com­pan­ies in the Swiss mar­ket of gem­stones cut­ting and set­ting for the in­dustry of lux­ury watches and jew­elry.CMS Part­ner, Jérôme Lev­rat, as­sisted the three com­pan­ies and their share­hold­ers in this com­plex tri-partite mer­ger, and handled all as­pects of the trans­ac­tion, in­clud­ing the share­hold­ers agree­ment and all satel­lite agree­ments.
28/04/2022
CMS once again named as one of the top law firms in Switzer­land
For the sixth time, the lead­ing Swiss busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ and the news­pa­pers Han­delszei­tung and Le Temps have pub­lished their rank­ings of the  top law firms in Switzer­land. CMS von Er­lach Part­ners (CMS Switzer­land) is ranked as one of the top 25 law firms in Switzer­land in a total of 28 out of 31 prac­tice areas, which is more than any oth­er law firm in Switzer­land. This fur­ther un­der­lines our po­s­i­tion as a lead­ing full-ser­vice law firm.
11/04/2022
CMS Switzer­land re­cog­nised by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2022 edi­tion
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
29/04/2021
CMS in 27 areas of law one of the "Top Law Firms" in Switzer­land
CMS once again one of the lead­ing law firms in Switzer­land For the fifth time, the lead­ing Swiss busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ and news­pa­per Le Temps have pub­lished their rank­ing of the best law firms...
24/04/2020
CMS again achieves top po­s­i­tions in BIL­ANZ / Le Temps rank­ing 2020
CMS once again one of the lead­ing law firms in Switzer­land For the fourth time, the Swiss busi­ness magazine BIL­ANZ and news­pa­per Le Temps have pub­lished their rank­ing of the best law firms in Switzer­land. We...
15/04/2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land CMS Switzer­land is be­ing re­com­men­ded in 16 cat­egor­ies in this year's edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April 2020. We are par­tic­u­larly pleased...
15/08/2019
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions – Part 2: Swiss par­lia­ment in­tro­duces crim­in­al fines for vi­ol­a­tions Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions On 21 June 2019, the Swiss par­lia­ment...
30/07/2019
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions
Switzer­land re­vises trans­par­ency ob­lig­a­tions – Part 1: Swiss Par­lia­ment bids farewell to bear­er shares Switzer­land says good-bye to bear­er shares On 21 June 2019, the Swiss par­lia­ment passed a law...
26/04/2019
CMS once again one of the lead­ing law firms in Switzer­land
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: In 31 prac­tise areas...