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Dr Daniel M Jenny, LL.M.


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

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 in various sectors, including Private Equity/Venture Capital, TMC and Life Science & Healthcare.

Besides his vast experience in a broad range of national and international M&A and private equity transactions, Daniel Jenny represents investors and startups in venture capital investments and financing rounds. He also has a broad experience in corporate restructurings, including distressed M&A (e.g. purchase of companies in insolvency proceedings). Further, he advises on corporate governance, in particular concerning questions on directors' liability. In his fields of expertise, Daniel Jenny often represents clients in corporate litigation such as post M&A, directors' liability or other corporate disputes (e.g. special audits or challenge of shareholders' resolutions).

After his traineeship with CMS and his clerkship with the District Court of Zurich, Daniel Jenny was admitted to the bar in 2007 and has since been working as a lawyer with CMS. He gained additional work experience as an international associate in a New York-based law firm and as legal counsel with an industrial multinational (Hilti AG). Daniel Jenny has authored various legal publications. His thesis "Means of Defence of Board Members in Directors' Liability Lawsuits", approved by the University of Zurich in 2012 (summa cum laude), was awarded with the Professor Walther Hug prize. Daniel Jenny has been constantly recommended in legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

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Hands-on, fast thinker, skilled negotiator. He did a great job helping us analyze the options.

IFLR 1000, M&A, Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Precise drafting of the legal work; quick in response; depth of knowledge; listens to clients; good negotiator.

IFLR 1000, M&A, Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

In-depth knowledge in the field of insolvency and restructuring; precise drafting of agreements; competent and efficient negotiator; calm; quick in response.

IFLR 1000, Restructuring & insolvency, Client feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Daniel Jenny is noted for being "very determined to ensure clients get the best out of its transactions."

Chambers and Partners, Corporate/M&A, Switzerland, Global, 2021

Daniel Jenny is an exceptionally smart and skilled lawyer. He is technically outstanding and at the same time commercial and pragmatic.

The Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Switzerland, 2020

Sources describe Daniel Jenny as "calm under pressure, business-oriented, pragmatic and efficient."

Chambers and Partners, Corporate/M&A - Switzerland, Global, 2020

"Strong communication, creative and open to involve other disciplines."

IFLR1000, Financial and corporate, Switzerland, 2019

Daniel Jenny is recommended by clients as "rising star" in the area "Commercial, Corporate and M&A".

The Legal 500, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Switzerland, 2018

Daniel Jenny is able to think through complex questions very quickly and give to the point, direct answers.

Chambers and Partners, Corporate/M&A, Switzerland, 2019

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Memberships & Roles

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • SECA
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Awards & Rankings

  • IFLR 1000 | Restructuring in Insolvency, Capital Marketings Equity, M&A, Switzerland, 2021 | Notable practitioner
  • Who's Who Legal | M&A, Switzerland, 2021 | National Leader
  • Leaders League | mergers & acquisitions, Switzerland, 2021 | Excellent
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Lectures list

  • The Boardroom Module 2: Board Governance, guest lecturer at the Boardroom (https://www.the-boardroom.ch/), several and ongoing engagements since November 2021
  • Corporate Governance; Verantwortlichkeit und Haftung des Verwaltungsrats: Ein multidisziplinäres Querschnittsthema, Guest Lecture at HSG, 29 April 2021
  • Share Purchase Agreements: Latest Developments and Trends, Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions 2019, Business Transformation – the new Normal, 27 August 2019
  • Role of Board Members in M&A Transactions, Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Shape your Business, 11 September 2018
  • Neue Finanzierungsformen: Crowdfunding und Initial Coin Offering (ICO), CMS M&A Breakfast, 15. Mai 2018
  • Unternehmenstransaktionen im rechtlichen und ökonomischen Kontext, Arten und Ablauf einer M&A Transaktion aus juristischer Sicht, Gastvorlesung an der HSG vom 25. April 2018
  • Abwehrmöglichkeiten von Verwaltungsratsmitgliedern gegen den Vorwurf der Pflichtverletzung, 9. EIZ-Tagung zur Verantwortlichkeit im Unternehmensrecht, 29. August 2017
  • Post-Closing M&A Disputes │ Rechtliche Aspekte, CMS M&A Breakfast, 10. Mai 2016
  • Überblick und Neues zur Business Judgment Rule, Aktuelle Entwicklungen in der aktienrechtlichen Verantwortlichkeit, CMS Lunch, 14. März 2013
  • Abwehrmöglichkeiten von Verwaltungsratsmitgliedern in Verantwortlichkeitsprozessen, Eine prozessuale Betrachtung, Institut für Rechtswissenschaft und Rechtspraxis, Universität St. Gallen, ZPO – Fallstricke und Chancen, 7. März 2013
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  • 2012 Doctorate, Dr. iur., summa cum laude, University of Zurich, Prof. Walther Hug Preis
  • 2010 Master of Laws, LL.M ,New York University School of Law, Half Tuition Dean's Graduate Award
  • 2007 Bar admission
  • 2004 Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law, Hamburg
  • 2003 Law studies, lic. iur., magna cum laude, University of Zurich
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CMS ad­vised share­hold­ers on their sale of One In­side to VASS
VASS, a port­fo­lio com­pany of private equity firm One Equity Part­ners, entered in­to a share pur­chase agree­ment, which con­tem­plates the ac­quis­i­tion of One In­side.Through the part­ner­ship with One In­side VASS strengthens its ex­pert­ise in Adobe tech­no­logy and enters in­to the Swiss mar­ket. One In­side in re­turn wins a strong European part­ner in or­der to of­fer di­git­al­iz­a­tion pro­jects from strategy to ex­e­cu­tion. To­geth­er the en­ter­prises of­fer their cus­tom­ers a com­pre­hens­ive port­fo­lio of IT solu­tions on an in­ter­na­tion­al basis.One In­side was foun­ded 1998 in Switzer­land and of­fers IT con­sult­ing. In par­tic­u­lar, One In­side cre­ates ex­traordin­ary cus­tom­er ex­per­i­ences for its cli­ents fo­cus­ing on Adobe solu­tions. One In­side em­ploys more than 70 ex­perts at 5 dif­fer­ent loc­a­tions in Switzer­land, Ger­many and North Mace­do­nia and of­fers ser­vices to a num­ber of renowned Swiss cus­tom­ers.VASS is a lead­ing European IT con­sult­ing en­ter­prise with its roots in Spain, now present in 21 coun­tries world­wide, fo­cus­ing on di­git­al­iz­a­tion. Part­ner­ing with One In­side is part of VASS' com­pre­hens­ive M&A strategy to form a European cham­pi­on in CX con­sult­ing. For 2022, the now ex­ten­ded VASS group ex­pects sales of more than EUR 260'000'000.A CMS team led by Dr Daniel Jenny ad­vised the share­hold­ers of One In­side on all leg­al and tax mat­ters in con­nec­tion with the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxDr Ferdin­and Blezinger, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ACMS North Mace­do­niaMar­ija Fili­povska, Part­ner­in, Cor­por­ate / M&AAleksandar Josimovski, At­tor­ney-at-law, Cor­por­ate / M&AAleksandar Kralevski, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AZlatko Kujun­djiski, As­so­ci­ate, Com­pet­i­tion­CMS Ger­manyDr Chris­toph Lächler, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AChristina Hauß­mann, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AAndreas Kaz­maier, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&A
CMS Switzer­land re­cog­nised by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2022 edi­tion
CMS ad­vised In­fopro Di­git­al on the ac­quis­i­tion of Bind­ex­is AG from NZZ
In­fopro Di­git­al, a lead­ing European B2B group spe­cial­ised in in­form­a­tion and tech­no­logy, ac­quires Bind­ex­is AG from NZZ.Bind­ex­is AG fo­cuses on the mon­it­or­ing and lead gen­er­a­tion of con­struc­tion pro­jects. The com­pany is headquartered in Basel.The ac­quis­i­tion of Bind­ex­is AG is part of In­fopro Di­git­al's in­ter­na­tion­al­isa­tion strategy and strengthens its European lead­er­ship in mon­it­or­ing and lead gen­er­a­tion for con­struc­tion pro­jects. In­fopro Di­git­al already owns eight lead­ing plat­forms across eight ma­jor European mar­kets.In­fopro Di­git­al is present in 17 coun­tries and em­ploys more than 4,000 people. In­fopro Di­git­al's in­nov­at­ive solu­tions are aimed at pro­fes­sion­als in five key busi­ness sec­tors: con­struc­tion and pub­lic sec­tor, auto­mot­ive, in­dustry, in­sur­ance and fin­ance, as well as re­tail.A team from CMS Switzer­land, led by Daniel Jenny, ad­vised In­fopro Di­git­al on all leg­al mat­ters of the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/ M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/ M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/ M&ADr Dirk Spacek, Part­ner, IP / IT / Com­mer­cial­Chris­ti­an Gers­bach, Part­ner, Em­ploy­ment­Tho­mas Zweifel, As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tate­Patrick Ne­her, Train­ee, Com­mer­cial­CMS Ukraine­Tetyana Dovgan, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/ M&AM­ari­ana Saien­ko, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/ M&AMykola Heletiy, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Denys Hat­seni­uk, Law­yer, Cor­por­ate/ M&A
CMS Switzer­land re­com­men­ded in the Cham­bers Europe Guide 2022
Cham­bers and Part­ners has pub­lished its rank­ings of Europe's lead­ing law firms and law­yers in the Europe Guide 2022. Our firm and our law­yers are lis­ted in both rank­ings for Switzer­land.
CMS Switzer­land ranked in Cham­bers Glob­al Guide 2022
Cham­bers and Part­ners has pub­lished its rank­ings of the world's lead­ing law firms and law­yers in the Glob­al Guide 2022. Our firm is again lis­ted in both rank­ings for Switzer­land.
CMS ad­vises share­hold­ers on their sale of Swis­sQ Con­sult­ing AG to Xebia
Xebia, a port­fo­lio com­pany of the private equity firm Wa­ter­land, entered in­to a share pur­chase agree­ment con­cern­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of Swis­sQ.The part­ner­ship with Swis­sQ will ex­tend Xebi­a's geo­graph­ic­al reach in­to Switzer­land, while Swis­sQ will gain off­shore and nearshore cap­ab­il­it­ies. Over­all, the trans­ac­tion will res­ult in ac­cess to a com­bined 4'000 tech­nic­al ex­perts world­wide in the areas of data, AI, cloud, De­vOps, SRE as well as soft­ware de­vel­op­ment for of­fer­ing ser­vices to a joint cus­tom­er base.Foun­ded in 2006, Swis­sQ Con­sult­ing AG is an IT con­sult­ing and train­ing com­pany, which also or­gan­izes renowned tech­no­logy con­fer­ences in Switzer­land. Swis­sQ Con­sult­ing AG em­ploys more than 120 ex­perts at of­fices in Zurich and Bern and of­fers ser­vices to a num­ber of renowned cus­tom­ers.Xebia is a glob­ally lead­ing di­git­al full-ser­vice con­sult­ing en­ter­prise with its head of­fice in the Neth­er­lands. Xebia em­ploys more than 4'000 ex­perts glob­ally.A CMS team led by Dr Daniel Jenny ad­vised the share­hold­ers of Swis­sQ Con­sult­ing AG on all leg­al and tax mat­ters in con­nec­tion with the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax­Chris­ti­an Gers­bach, Part­ner, Em­ploy­ment­Dr Ferdin­and Blezinger, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AFlori­an Jung, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AJens Lehmann, As­so­ci­ate, Tax­Tarik Salkim, At­tor­ney Train­eeCMS Am­s­ter­damPi­eter van Duijven­voorde, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&A
CMS ad­vised Thomas Re­ister on the sale of his ma­jor­ity stake in the emo­drom...
Thomas Re­ister has sold his ma­jor­ity stake in the emo­drom Group to his co-share­hold­ers.The emo­drom Group is in­volved in the mar­ket­ing and stra­tegic de­vel­op­ment of the Hock­en­heim­ring ra­cing cir­cuit in Hock­en­heim, Baden-Württem­berg (Ger­many). The emo­drom Group sup­ports the loc­a­tion of com­pan­ies (in­clud­ing Porsche) on the ra­cing cir­cuit, es­tab­lishes its own mo­bil­ity-re­lated busi­nesses there and oth­er­wise mar­kets the ra­cing cir­cuit for events.Un­der the lead­er­ship of Thomas Re­ister, the emo­drom Group has suc­cess­fully eman­cip­ated the Hock­en­heim­ring from pure ra­cing (formerly For­mula 1) in the last 10 years, des­pite dif­fi­cult start­ing con­di­tions. In­stead of ex­clus­ively ra­cing, the Hock­en­heim­ring now of­fers a wide range of ser­vices and ex­per­i­ences re­lated to mo­bil­ity. A CMS team led by Dr Daniel Jenny provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al ad­vice to Thomas Re­ister in con­nec­tion with the trans­ac­tion. Team­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxDr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty­Dr Ferdin­and Blezinger, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AFlori­an Jung, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AT­arik Salkim, Train­ee
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Switzer­land
Dir­ect­ors du­ties and re­spons­ib­il­it­ies 1. What form does the board of dir­ect­ors take? In Switzer­land, com­pan­ies have a single board of dir­ect­ors (“Ver­wal­tung­s­rat”). Many com­pan­ies how­ever use the...
CMS ad­vised NORRES, a port­fo­lio com­pany of Tri­ton, on its ac­quis­i­tion of...
NORRES, a port­fo­lio com­pany of Tri­ton Smal­ler Mid-Cap Fund I, ac­quired the Bag­ger­man Group. The parties have agreed not to dis­close the pur­chase price.The Bag­ger­man Group, headquartered in Ro­er­mond, Neth­er­lands, is a spe­cial­ist man­u­fac­turer of in­dus­tri­al hoses, coup­lings and re­lated parts. The com­pany has sub­si­di­ar­ies in Italy, Switzer­land, Hun­gary and Ro­mania.NORRES is one of the mar­ket-lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of in­dus­tri­al plastic hoses in Europe. It has pro­duc­tion fa­cil­it­ies in Ger­many, China, the US and Italy and dis­tri­bu­tion and ware­house loc­a­tions in the Czech Re­pub­lic, France, Po­land, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK. The com­pany, foun­ded in 1889, em­ploys ap­prox­im­ately 300 people world­wide.Since Novem­ber 2018, NORRES Sch­lauch­tech­nik has been part of the port­fo­lio of the Tri­ton Smal­ler Mid-Cap Fund I ad­vised by Tri­ton, an in­vest­ment firm that in­vests primar­ily in Ger­man-speak­ing coun­tries, the Nor­d­ic coun­tries, the Be­ne­lux re­gion, France, Italy, Spain and the United King­dom in the in­dustry & tech­no­logy, ser­vices, health­care and con­sumer goods sec­tors.A team of CMS Switzer­land and CMS Italy, led by Dr Daniel Jenny, ad­vised NORRES on all Swiss and Itali­an law as­pects of the trans­ac­tion. May­er Brown, Frank­furt, ac­ted as lead coun­sel to NORRES.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP­Dr Ferdin­and Blezinger, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AKatja Bertsche, As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tate­M­ar­zia Schil­leci, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­mentCMS Ita­lyDaniela Murer, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AElsa Mora, Coun­sel, Em­ploy­mentA­less­andra Cuni, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AN­icoletta Catan­zaro, Ju­ni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&A
CMS ad­vises WOW Tech Group on > EUR 1 bn busi­ness com­bin­a­tion with Love­honey...
Mu­nich – WOW Tech Group and Love­honey, two of the glob­al lead­ers for sexu­al well­ness products, join forces. To­geth­er with Swiss brand Amor­ana – ac­quired by Love­honey in 2020 – they now form the...
CMS ad­vises Spear­head on in­vest­ment by DEKRA
In the course of a fin­an­cing round of Spear­head AG, in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert or­gan­iz­a­tion DEKRA has in­ves­ted in the com­pany. Spear­head serves in­sur­ance com­pan­ies, vehicle fleets, and fleet op­er­at­ors with sys­tems for 100% di­git­al pro­cessing of vehicle dam­ages. Spear­head’s busi­ness mod­el fo­cuses on di­git­al pro­cesses for claims set­tle­ment, from the dam­age re­port to fi­nal claim reg­u­la­tion. A crit­ic­al com­pon­ent is a telemat­ics solu­tion, which 100% auto­mat­ic­ally cre­ates a first no­ti­fic­a­tion of loss by Spear­head after an ac­ci­dent and makes it avail­able to cus­tom­ers.DEKRA has been act­ive in the field of safety for al­most 100 years. Foun­ded in 1925 in Ber­lin as Deutscher Kraft­fahrzeug-Über­wachungs-Ver­ein e.V., it is today one of the world’s lead­ing ex­pert or­gan­iz­a­tions. DEKRA SE is a sub­si­di­ary of DEKRA e.V. and man­ages the Group’s op­er­at­ing busi­ness. In 2020, DEKRA gen­er­ated turnover totalling al­most EUR 3.2 bil­lion. The com­pany cur­rently em­ploys around 44,000 people in ap­prox­im­ately 60 coun­tries on all con­tin­ents. With qual­i­fied and in­de­pend­ent ex­pert ser­vices, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These ser­vices range from vehicle in­spec­tion and ex­pert ap­prais­als to claims ser­vices, in­dus­tri­al and build­ing in­spec­tions, safety con­sultancy, test­ing and cer­ti­fic­a­tion of products and sys­tems, as well as train­ing courses and tem­por­ary work. The vis­ion for the com­pany’s 100th birth­day in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the glob­al part­ner for a safe, se­cure, and sus­tain­able world. With a plat­in­um rat­ing from Eco­Vadis, DEKRA is now in the top one per­cent of sus­tain­able busi­nesses ranked.A team of CMS led by part­ner Dr Daniel Jenny and as­so­ci­ate Flori­an Jung ad­vised Spear­head on all leg­al mat­ters of the in­vest­ment round.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&AFlori­an Jung, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AAndrea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AChris­ti­an Gers­bach, Part­ner, Em­ploy­ment­Sarah Keller, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP­Mark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax
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...