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Audrey Durand, LL.M.

Associate

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2
P.O. Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Languages French, English, German

Audrey Durand is an associate at CMS Geneva, where she specialises in corporate law, M&A, banking law and contract matters.

In this capacity, she regularly advises clients for domestic and international M&A transactions as well as for transactions financing. Audrey Durand also practices on various issues in relation to banking and regulatory law.

She obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Geneva in 2011, and a bilingual Master of Laws from the Universities of Geneva and Basel in 2012. In addition, Audrey Durand obtained an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2017.

Audrey Durand was admitted to the Geneva Bar in October 2014, after completing her legal traineeship in a Geneva-based law firm, where she specialised in banking and commercial litigation. Afterwards, she worked for almost two years with the banking and corporate departments of a prominent Swiss business law firm in Geneva. Audrey Durand joined the firm in July 2017.

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Relevant experience

  • MICHELIN, the world's second largest tire producer, in the acquisition of a minority stake in German automotive services provider ATU Auto-Teile-Unger Handels GmbH & Co. KG, of Mobivia, the European leader in automotive repair and services market;
  • INEOS, one of the world's largest multinationals in the chemical industry, in its acquisition of FC Lausanne-Sport, a historic Swiss football club;
  • Meditest SA, a family group based in Vevey specialising in medical laboratories, when it was sold to Unilabs, Laboratoires d’analyses médicales SA;
  • Crowdpark SA in the legal, regulatory and corporate aspects related to the creation and launch of a real estate crowdfunding platform.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Geneva Bar Association (ODAGE)
  • Swiss Bar Association (FSA)
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Education

  • 2017 – LL.M., University of Chicago Law School (USA)
  • 2014 – Bar exam
  • 2012 – Master of Laws with specialisation in economic law, bilingual, Universities of Geneva and Basel (Switzerland)
  • 2011 – Bachelor of Laws, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
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19/09/2019
CMS Switzer­land ad­vises in a stra­tegic freight rail­cars part­ner­ship
CMS Switzer­land ad­vises in a stra­tegic freight rail­cars part­ner­ship Dr Pas­cal Favre and his Geneva-based M&A team ad­vised PRIO SA, a Swiss joint ven­ture com­pany in which SIG-i Cap­it­al AG, a private mar­kets...
09/04/2019
Ini­tial coin of­fer­ings et jetons d’in­ves­t­isse­ment
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08/04/2019
Ques­tions chois­ies et as­pects pratiques du crowdin­vest­ing
Le crowd­fund­ing (ou fin­ance­ment par­ti­cip­atif) est une man­ière pour les en­tre­prises de ré­col­ter des fonds en fais­ant ap­pel au pub­lic (d’où l’util­isa­tion du ter­me « crowd »). Ce mode de fin­ance­ment...

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31/08/2021
CMS ad­vises the "GIMS" on the cor­por­ate and con­trac­tu­al as­pects of the...
The Geneva In­ter­na­tion­al Mo­tor Show (GIMS) an­nounced its stra­tegic part­ner­ship with Qatar Tour­ism at a press con­fer­ence held on 25 Au­gust 2021 at the Doha Ex­hib­i­tion & Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. The parties have joined forces to de­vel­op and host a newly de­signed Qatar Geneva In­ter­na­tion­al Mo­tor Show, whose first edi­tion is ex­pec­ted for the fall of 2022 or 2023.
11/08/2021
CMS ad­vises ARM Swiss Rep­res­ent­at­ives SA, through­out its ac­quis­i­tion by...
Apex Group Ltd., a glob­al fin­an­cial ser­vices pro­vider, has an­nounced the ac­quis­i­tion of ARM Swiss Rep­res­ent­at­ives SA (“ASR”), a lead­ing in­de­pend­ent FINMA-reg­u­lated firm provid­ing Swiss Rep­res­ent­a­tion and Dis­tri­bu­tion ser­vices to for­eign fund man­agers.
19/09/2019
CMS Switzer­land ad­vises in a stra­tegic freight rail­cars part­ner­ship
CMS Switzer­land ad­vises in a stra­tegic freight rail­cars part­ner­ship Dr Pas­cal Favre and his Geneva-based M&A team ad­vised PRIO SA, a Swiss joint ven­ture com­pany in which SIG-i Cap­it­al AG, a private mar­kets...
12/06/2018
CMS in the spot­light of FinTech in­nov­a­tion in Switzer­land
CMS Switzer­land ad­vised Crowd­park SA in con­nec­tion with the set-up and launch of a crowd­fund­ing plat­form fo­cused on real es­tate in­vest­ments.Crowd­park SA is a Geneva-based com­pany pro­pos­ing real es­tate...
01/06/2018
CMS ad­vises Med­itest SA on its sale to Unilabs, Labor­atoires d'ana­lyses...
CMS Switzer­land ad­vised Med­itest SA, a fam­ily-owned group based in Vevey and spe­cial­ised in med­ic­al labor­at­or­ies, in its sale to Unilabs, Labor­atoires d’ana­lyses médicales SA, a Geneva-based com­pany...
19/02/2018
CMS ad­vises Mich­elin in the ac­quis­i­tion of a minor­ity stake in A.T.U (Auto-Teile-Un­ger)
Mich­elin, world lead­ing tire man­u­fac­turer, has entered in­to a part­ner­ship with Mo­bivia, the European lead­er in multi-brand vehicle ser­vi­cing and parts, which has led to the ac­quis­i­tion by Mich­elin of...
20/11/2017
CMS SWITZER­LAND AD­VISES IN­EOS
The ac­quis­i­tion of FC Lausanne-Sport CMS Switzer­land has ad­vised IN­EOS, one of the world's largest man­u­fac­tur­ers of chem­ic­als and oil products, on the ac­quis­i­tion of FC Lausanne-Sport, a Swiss his­tor­ic...