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Alain Raemy, LL.M.

Partner

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Dreikönigstrasse 7
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 a seasoned counsel and 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 has engaged in competition law matters (compliance advice, cartel investigations as well as merger control) for more than 10 years.

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

"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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Alain Raemy is very easy to work with. Efficient, clear, and solutions oriented. He has a great talent for putting himself in the shoes of his client. There is never any issue.

The Legal 500, Switzerland, Commercial, Corporate / M&A, 2024

Alain Raemy provides excellent advice on clients’ needs in a very efficient manner. His way of work is excellent, as are his negotiations skills, which helps to get a transaction over the finish line.

The Legal 500, Switzerland, Commercial, Corporate / M&A, 2024

Profound technical know-how in the active areas, entrepreneurial mindset.

IFLR 1000, client feedback, 33rd edition (2023/2024)

Alain Raemy and his team were able to find very good solutions to our transactions. They have been part of our success in gaining deals.

The Legal 500, Switzerland, 2023

Alain Raemy knows our industry extremely well. He quickly grasps the legal and commercial aspects of the assignment. He is a brilliant analyst, has an excellent business acumen and a solution-oriented approach, always provides appropriate suggestions and presents them in a comprehensible way.

The Legal 500, Switzerland, 2023

Alain Raemy (together with his team) has a very entrepreneurial mindset, looking for unconventional solutions, something we rarely see with lawyers.

The Legal 500, Switzerland, 2023

Relevant experience

  • Advised SYNLAB in the sale of its Swiss laboratory business to Sonic Healthcare
  • Advised Renaissance Anlagestiftung in the acquisition of Heberlein
  • Advised the shareholders in the sale of Hunkeler Group to Müller Martini
  • Advised Saint-Gobain in the divestment of its Swiss Glassolutions business to AEQUITA
  • Advised Voigt Holding AG in its joint venture with PHOENIX Pharma in the pharmaceutical logistics and wholesale sector
  • Advised Renaissance Anlagestiftung on the acquisition of a majority stake in Baitella AG, a Swiss MedTech company.
  • Advised 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 shareholders on the sale of their 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 Sunrise on the CHF 500 million sale of Swiss Towers to a consortium led by the independent Spanish infrastructure operator Cellnex Telecom S.A.
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Memberships & Roles

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

  • IFLR 1000 | M&A, Switzerland, 2023 | Notable practitioner
  • Leaders League | Mergers & Acquisitions, Switzerland, 2024 | 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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12/05/2022
10 key aspects of the revised EU competition law in the field of distribution...
The new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and the new accompanying Vertical Guidelines (VGL) were published on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter into force on 1 June 2022 and apply for the next twelve years. The new VBER/VGL introduce sev

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16/02/2024
CMS advises AEW on a participation in Partino Mobile Energie AG
AEW Energie AG has acquired a participation of 33% in Partino Mobile Energie AG and strengthens its powers in the area of e-mobility. The transaction announced in November 2023 has now been completed. Partino Mobile Energie AG, with registered office in Oberentfelden, is a renowned supplier of intelligent e-mobility solutions. Special focus is made on load management for charging points and the backend to operate charging points. In cooperation with Partino, AEW has fitted intelligent charging stations to several apartment buildings. AEW has built up comprehensive competences in the area of e-mobility and is a position to offer integrated solutions ranging from carsharing (Swiss E-Car) to mobility as a service. AEW Energie AG targets an active an leading role in the e-mobility sector and seeks to invest in integrated solutions and services. To that end, AEW has already been cooperating with Partino for some time. As a consequence of this successful collaboration, the parties have agreed to joining forces even closer. The participation in Partino rounds off AEW's portfolio in the area of e-mobility perfectly."The demand for innovative e-mobility solutions increase sharply. Thanks to the participation in partino, we can expand our competences and our offering in the area of e-mobility significantly. With Partino, we are in position to implement complex projects efficiently an to offer integrated dynamic load management systems, for example for apartment buildings", says Arian Rohs, Head Mobility Solutions at AEW.A team of CMS led by Alain Raemy and Florian Jung has advised AEW on all legal aspects of this transaction. CMS SwitzerlandAlain Raemy, Partner, CorporateFlorian Jung, Senior Associate, Cor­por­ateAl­ex­an­der Salamon, Attorney Trainee, CorporateMark Cagienard, Partner, TaxDavid Schuler, Senior Associate, TaxMiryam Meile, Senior Associate, EmploymentDirk Spacek, Partner, IP/IT
06/12/2023
CMS advises Hunkeler shareholders on the sale of Hunkeler Group to Müller...
Zurich, December 2023After thorough examination, the owner families of Hunkeler AG and Müller Martini AG have decided to merge the Hunkeler Group with the Müller Martini Group. Müller Martini Holding AG has acquired all shares of the Hunkeler Group in this transaction. As part of this deal, the Hunkeler family and Crédit Mutuel Equity have sold all their shares to Müller Mar­tini. Hunkel­er AG and Müller Martini AG are both global market leaders with innovative solutions for post-print paper processing. Both companies focus a significant portion of their innovation efforts on the economical production of personalized print products within an automated smart factory. Through this merger, both firms see significant opportunities to consolidate their innovation activities and better serve their global customer base in the future through joint sales and service activities.A team from CMS Switzerland and CMS London, led by Partner Alain Raemy, provided comprehensive legal advice to the Hunkeler family and Crédit Mutuel Equity. The CMS team consisted of the following experts: CMS SwitzerlandAlain Raemy, Lead Partner, Corporate / M&AMarquard Christen, Partner, RegulatoryAndrea Relly, Counsel, Corporate / M&AAlexander Salamon, Trainee,  Corporate / M&ACMS LondonRussel Hoare, Partner, RegulatoryEmma Waterhouse, Senior Associate, Regulatory
31/10/2023
CMS advises Renaissance on the acquisition of the business operations of...
On 31 October 2023, Renais­sance, to­geth­er with industry expert Daniel Lippuner and the management of Heberlein AG, acquired the entire business operations of Heberlein AG. The acquired business will continue to operate unchanged at its current location in Wattwil with the existing management and all employees under the name Heberlein Technology AG. Heberlein was founded in 1835 and has established itself as a leading provider of nozzles for synthetic continuous yarns worldwide, developing, manufacturing, and distributing key components for the chemical fiber industry, with approximately 80 employees. Renais­sance, based in Lausanne, was founded by pension funds for pension funds and has been investing in unlisted Swiss SMEs for over 20 years.A team from CMS, led by Alain Raemy, provided comprehensive legal and tax advice to Renaissance in this transaction. CMS SwitzerlandAlain Raemy, Partner, Corporate / M&AAndrea Relly, Counsel, Corporate / M&AMark Cagienard, Partner, TaxDominik Penkov, Associate, Tax Dr. Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser, Partner, IP / ITPhilipp Dickenmann, Partner, Dispute ResolutionReto Hunsperger, Partner, RestructuringDr. Marjolaine Jakob, Partner, Re­struc­turin­gOlivia Zingg, Associate, IP / ITHelena Loretan, Associate, Real EstateKatja Bertsche, Senior Associate, Real EstateDr. Miryam Meile, Senior Associate, Employment Anna Mast, Associate, Corporate / M&AAlexander Salamon, Lawyer Trainee, Corporate / M&A
22/06/2023
CMS advises Synlab on the sale of its Swiss business to Sonic Healthcare
SYNLAB and Sonic have announced the sale of SYNLAB Suisse SA to Sonic Healthcare for a purchase price of CHF 150m, having received the required approval of the Swiss antitrust authority. Closing of the transaction expected for 3 July 2023.
12/04/2023
CMS Switzerland recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2023
Rankings of CMS Switzerland in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 Edition
11/04/2023
CMS advises Saint-Gobain on the divestment of the Swiss Glassolutions business
Saint-Gobain, a leader in light and sustainable construction, has signed a binding agreement for the sale of its glass processing business Glassolutions in Switzerland to the privately owned German group AEQUITA. CMS Switzerland acted as legal advisor and EY acted as M&A, tax and carve-out advisor to Saint-Gobain. The sale of this division, expected to close by the end of May 2023, is part of Saint-Gobain's ongoing strategic plan to optimize its business profile. The CMS team led by partner Alain Raemy provided comprehensive legal advice to Saint-Gobain on the spin-off of the Glassolutions division and on the sales transaction. CMS TeamAlain Raemy, Partner, Corporate/M&AMark Cagienard, Partner, TaxChristian Gersbach, Partner, EmploymentDr Sibylle Schnyder, Partner, Real EstateTanja Schaub, Counsel, TaxAndrea Relly, Senior Associate, Corporate/M&AThomas Zweifel, Senior Associate, Real EstateHelena Loretan, Associate, Real EstateAnna Mast, Associate, Corporate/M&ARafael Gruber, Attorney Trainee, Real EstateAlexander Salamon, Attorney Trainee, Corporate/M&ANatalie Németh, Corporate Administration
28/10/2022
CMS advises on joint venture between Voigt Holding AG and PHOENIX Pharma...
Zurich, 28 October 2022The Voigt Group and PHOENIX Pharma Switzerland have agreed to merge their subsidiaries, each active in pharmaceutical logistics and pharmaceutical wholesale sectors respectively, into a 50/50 joint venture. The two long-established and financially sound companies are an ideal fit with complementary offerings and competencies in the supply chain. Subject to approval by the Swiss Competition Commission, this joint venture will create a new, competent and sustainable player in the supply chain of the Swiss healthcare market.A CMS Switzerland team led by Dr Patrick Sommer provided comprehensive legal advice to Voigt Group on this joint venture. CMS Switzerland: Dr. Patrick Sommer, Partner, Lead, Corporate / M&A, Competition & EUAlain Raemy, Partner, Corporate / M&AMarquard Christen, Partner, Competition & EUDirk Spacek, Partner, Intellectual PropertyDr Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser, Counsel, Intellectual PropertyHadi Mirzai, Associate, Life Sciences, Competition & EUAlexandra Stocker, Associate, Corporate / M&AAnna Mast, Associate, Corporate / M&ADr. Matthias Kuert, Associate, Banking & FinanceThomas Zweifel, Associate, Real EstateChristina Winter, Associate, Employment
22/09/2022
CMS advised ACE SWISS Group on the sale of a majority stake in Casinò Locarno...
Zurich, 22 September 2022The ACE SWISS Group has sold a majority stake of 81% in Casinò Locarno SA to Stadtcasino Baden AG and will retain a 19% stake. Besides Caisnò Locarno, the ACE SWISS Group operates Casino ADMIRAL in Mendrisio. In addition, it also holds minority stakes in other leading Swiss casinos: Casino Bad Ragaz, Casino Interlaken, and Stadtcasino Baden. Under the changed ownership structure, Casino Locarno will submit its application for a B licence at the existing location as part of the reallocation of casino licences.A team led by Stefan Brunnschweiler and Alain Raemy provided comprehensive legal advice to ACE SWISS Group in connection with the transaction. CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnschweiler, Lead, Partner, Corporate / M&AAlain Raemy, Partner, Corporate / M&AMark Cagienard, Partner, TaxMarquard Christen, Partner, Competition & EUAnna Mast, Associate, Corporate / M&ANadine Keller, Train­ee, Corporate / M&A
26/08/2022
Public procurement regulation in Switzerland
October 2018 Executive Summary The Swiss Confederation and its 26 cantons each have their own public procurement regimes. Each regime distinguishes between public procurements that fall within the ambit...
11/04/2022
CMS Switzerland recognised by The Legal 500
Rankings of CMS Switzerland in The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 edition
18/02/2022
General meetings of Swiss companies during and after 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...
17/02/2022
Q&A | Corona-Pandemic and General Meetings
Corona-Pandemic (COVID-19) and General Meetings Questions and answers in relation to COVID-19 in Switzerland  My company plans its annual general meeting. Are general meetings affected by the Swiss...