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Private Equity Lawyers

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.

 
Pascal G. Favre
Dr Pascal G. Favre
Managing Partner
Switzerland, Geneva
Pascal Favre is the head of the Corporate/M&A and Competition Practice Groups of CMS Geneva. Pascal Favre regularly advises clients on all types of international and domestic M&A deals, transaction and...
Tina Balzli
Tina Balzli, LL.M. (NYU), LL.M. (NUS)
Partner
Head of Fintech & Blockchain, CMS Switzerland and Co-Head of the CMS Crypto, Digital Assets and FinTech International Focus Group
Switzerland, Zurich
Tina Balzli specializes in banking, insurance, financial and capital markets law, general corporate and commercial law as well as mergers & acquisitions, with a particular focus on fintech and blockchain. She...
Daniel Jenny
Dr Daniel Jenny, LL.M.
Partner
Switzerland, Zurich
Daniel Jenny specialises in M&A transactions, capital markets, corporate restructurings as well as general corporate and commercial matters (e.g. joint ventures, shareholders' agreements). He is active...
Jerome Levrat
Jérôme Levrat
Partner
Head of Private Equity & Commercial Geneva
Switzerland, Geneva
Jérôme Levrat specialises in corporate law, private equity, venture capital, M&A and commercial matters. He regularly advises funds and companies (including in the industrial, distribution, health care...
Vaïk Müller
Dr Vaïk Müller
Partner
Head of Banking & Finance Geneva
Switzerland, Geneva
Vaïk Müller's main areas of focus are banking, regulatory, financial services and products, including funds and derivatives, as well as compliance and regulatory matters, including in the field of FinTech...
Stephan Werlen
Dr Stephan Werlen, LL.M.
Partner
Switzerland, Zurich
Stephan Werlen focuses on M&A and corporate law, joint ventures, MBOs, acquisition finance and venture capital transactions. He has broad experience both in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions...
Andrea Relly
Andrea Relly
Counsel
Switzerland, Zurich
Andrea Relly has broad experience in domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions across various industries, including TMC and Life Science & Healthcare. One focus of her work is representing...
Audrey Durand
Audrey Durand, LL.M.
Senior Associate
Switzerland, Geneva
Audrey Durand is a Senior Associate with CMS Geneva, where she specialises in M&A transactions, venture capital, corporate restructurings, corporate law and general contract matters. She also has particular...
Florian Jung
Florian Jung, LL.M.
Senior Associate
Switzerland, Zurich
Florian Jung's practice focuses on corporate transactions (M&A), private equity, venture capital, corporate and contract law. He assists in particular listed and private companies as well as private individuals...
Thomas Zweifel
Thomas Zweifel, LL.M.
Senior Associate
Switzerland, Zurich
Thomas Zweifel focuses on advising and supporting national and international clients regarding real estate transactions. His professional activities comprise inter alia the performance of legal Due Diligences...