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Alain Raemy, LL.M.

Partner

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Räffelstrasse 26
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Switzerland
Languages German, English, French

Alain Raemy focuses on M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, corporate law and general contract matters (e.g. joint ventures and shareholders' agreements). He is experienced in a broad range of national and international transactions and the assistance of clients in their ongoing corporate, corporate governance and commercial activities. He has particular expertise in network-based industries and technology matters.

Alain Raemy also advises in competition law. He represents companies in proceedings before competition authorities and courts and is also well versed in merger control issues.

Alain Raemy worked two years in a francophone law office and as an intern in a major U.S. law firm.

He joined CMS in 1995 and is a partner since 2001.

"Diligence and thoroughness are essential when it comes to providing legal advice. At the same time we strive to provide pragmatic and business-oriented advice to our clients. I enjoy the challenge of gathering all the essential facets of a complex situation and then swiftly identifying the relevant legal and commercial drivers so that I can present my client with an optimal solution or contribute to finding one."

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Renaissance Anlagestiftung on the acquisition of a majority stake in Baitella AG, a Swiss MedTech company.
  • Advising the shareholders and management of ASSEPRO, an independent insurance broker, on the sale of a majority stake to the PE investor EMZ and on the management's re-investment in the company.
  • Advised agta record on the sale of its majority stake in agta record to the Swedish group Assa Abloy (valuation of agta record's share capital to EUR 933 million) and on the merger control filing
  • Advised UBS AG on the sale of hotel Widder and the management company 
  • Advised Sunrise on the CHF 500 million sale of Swiss Towers to a consortium led by the independent Spanish infrastructure operator Cellnex Telecom S.A.
  • Advised Cognex on the acquisition of ViDi Systems SA, a manufacturer of image processing software
  • Advised a Dutch PE company Nimbus on the sale of Swiss office furniture manufacturer Sitag AG to Polish office furniture manufacturer Nowy Styl Group
  • Advised ExxonMobil on the sale of its Swiss subsidiary Esso Schweiz GmbH to the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR)
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Memberships & Roles

  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
  • Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA)
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Awards & Rankings

  • IFLR 1000 | M&A, Switzerland, 2021 | Notable practitioner
  • Leaders League | Mergers & Acquisitions, Switzerland, 2021 | Excellent
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Education

  • 1995 – Master of Laws, LL.M., College of Europe, Bruges (Belgium)
  • 1994 – Bar Admission
  • 1991 – Legal Studies, lic. iur., University Fribourg
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20/08/2020
CMS ad­vised the ma­jor­ity share­hold­ers on the com­ple­tion of the sale of...
Zurich – A team from CMS Switzer­land, CMS France and the CMS EU Law Of­fice in Brus­sels led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Alain Raemy (both CMS Switzer­land), Jean-Robert Bousquet (CMS France) and Björn...
13/02/2018
Our Swiss Com­pet­i­tion Team – Highly re­com­men­ded in the 18th edi­tion of...
We are proud to an­nounce that our com­pet­i­tion team un­der head Patrick Som­mer and part­ners Marquard Christen, Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Pas­cal Favre and Alain Raemy is highly re­com­men­ded by Glob­al Com­pet­i­tion...
20/03/2020
New rules due to Coronavir­us | Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies
New rules due to Coronavir­us | Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies Due to the on­go­ing spread of the coronavir­us in Switzer­land, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil is­sued an amended ver­sion of the COV­ID-19-Or­din­ance...

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25/08/2021
CMS ad­vises Renais­sance on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in bb trad­ing...
Zurich - The Renais­sance In­vest­ment Found­a­tion has be­come a long-term ma­jor­ity share­hold­er in the cap­it­al of bb trad­ing wer­beartikel ag, the lead­ing dis­trib­ut­or of pro­mo­tion­al items and cus­tom­er gifts in Switzer­land. To­geth­er with the ex­per­i­enced team and man­age­ment, Renais­sance will con­tin­ue the suc­cess story of the ser­vice and trad­ing com­pany and de­vel­op it fur­ther.A CMS team led by Alain Raemy provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al and tax ad­vice to Renais­sance An­lages­tif­tung on this trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­lan­dAlain Raemy, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax­An­drea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP / IT­Dr Miryam Meile, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Dr Dav­id Schuler, As­so­ci­ate, Tax
02/08/2021
CMS ad­vises Renais­sance on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in Baitella...
Zurich, 29 Ju­ly 2021 - Renais­sance An­lages­tif­tung has be­come a long-term ma­jor­ity share­hold­er in Baitella AG. To­geth­er with the man­age­ment, Renais­sance will con­tinu­ously de­vel­op the glob­ally suc­cess­ful qual­ity products for ap­plic­a­tions in medi­cine and in­dustry un­der the "Fisso" brand.Baitella AG was foun­ded in 1978 by Carlo Baitella and with its Fisso products, it is the world's lead­ing sup­pli­er of high-qual­ity ar­tic­u­lated stands. The com­pany sup­plies both the med­ic­al and in­dus­tri­al seg­ments with ar­tic­u­lated stands and ac­cessor­ies in stand­ard and cus­tom­ised ver­sions.A CMS team led by Alain Raemy provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al and tax ad­vice to Renais­sance An­lages­tif­tung on this trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­lan­dAlain Raemy, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax LawAndrea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty­Fa­bi­an Martens, Coun­sel, Reg­u­la­tion­Dr Miryam Meile, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Dr Dav­id Schuler, As­so­ci­ate, Tax­Domin­ik Bon­der­er, Train­ee, Cor­por­ate / M&A
25/05/2021
CMS ad­vised Nahrin on the ac­quis­i­tion of Swis­s­care SRL
Zurich – A team of CMS Switzer­land and CMS Italy led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler ad­vised Nahrin on all leg­al as­pects of the ac­quis­i­tion of the in Italy based Swis­s­care SRL from Alcedo IV and the two found­ing...
14/04/2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2021 edi­tion CMS Switzer­land is re­com­men­ded in 18 cat­egor­ies in this year's Europe, Middle East and Africa edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April...
15/01/2021
CMS ad­vises on the sale of In­ter­card Hold­ing AG
The Aus­tria and Ger­many based ex­ceet Card Group ac­quired 100% of In­ter­card Hold­ing AG from its pri­or share­hold­ers.In­ter­card, with head of­fice in Zurich, is a lead­ing pro­vider of smart card solu­tions in...
04/12/2020
CMS ad­vises the share­hold­ers of AS­SEPRO AG and its man­age­ment on the sale...
Zurich – The European Private-Equity com­pany EMZ Part­ners has entered in­to a bind­ing share pur­chase agree­ment to ac­quire the ma­jor­ity in AS­SEPRO, headquartered in Pfäf­fikon, Switzer­land. In ad­di­tion...
22/11/2020
CMS ad­vises on the sale of Quartal Fin­an­cial Solu­tions
The share­hold­ers of Quartal Fin­an­cial Solu­tions ("Quartal") sold the com­pany to Ca­na­dian Pure­Facts Fin­an­cial Solu­tions ("Pure­Facts")Quartal, with head of­fice in Zurich, is a mar­ket-lead­ing pro­vider of...
20/11/2020
Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies dur­ing COV­ID-19
In­tro­duc­tion The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on how gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies are be­ing held. In par­tic­u­lar, re­cur­ring bans on events have af­fected gen­er­al meet­ings re­quir­ing...
18/11/2020
Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies dur­ing COV­ID-19
In­tro­duc­tion The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on how gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies are be­ing held. In par­tic­u­lar, re­cur­ring bans on events have af­fected gen­er­al meet­ings re­quir­ing...
28/08/2020
Life Sci­ences & Health­care Prac­tice Group Switzer­land
Your spe­cial­ists in the field of Life Sci­ences & Health­care Our Life Sci­ences & Health­care team con­sists of spe­cial­ised at­tor­neys who will ad­vise and rep­res­ent you in all leg­al mat­ters com­pet­ently and...
20/08/2020
CMS ad­vised the ma­jor­ity share­hold­ers on the com­ple­tion of the sale of...
Zurich – A team from CMS Switzer­land, CMS France and the CMS EU Law Of­fice in Brus­sels led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Alain Raemy (both CMS Switzer­land), Jean-Robert Bousquet (CMS France) and Björn...
13/07/2020
An­ti­trust law and le­gis­la­tion in Switzer­land dur­ing Cov­id-19
1. In­tro­duc­tion The COV­ID-19 crisis af­fects the eco­nomy, chal­lenges tra­di­tion­al busi­ness pat­terns and al­ters the flow of goods, ser­vices and funds. This ex­cep­tion­al busi­ness en­vir­on­ment also raises cer­tain...
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