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Franziska Hammer

Counsel

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Switzerland
Languages German, English, French

Franziska Hammer's main practice areas are corporate law and M&A.

She advises companies, shareholders and investors in Switzerland and abroad on corporate law issues, in particular in connection with intra-group reorganisations as well as in M&A, private equity and joint venture transactions. Another area of her expertise is the planning of company succession and the establishment of foundations.

Franziska Hammer graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Gallen in 1997. Having gained experience as trainee with the Department of Justice and Police of the Canton of St. Gallen and with a leading law firm in Zurich, she was admitted to the bar in 1999. Since 1999 she is an attorney of our firm. She was seconded to CMS Cameron McKenna in London in 2001 and to the biotech firm Amgen (Europe) AG in Lucerne in 2003. Franziska Hammer was appointed counsel of our firm in 2014.

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Relevant experience

  • ABB: Advice on a major corporate restructuring involving 5 jurisdictions
  • CCC Group: Advice on the acquisition of the majority stake in Karl Vögele AG, Uznach
  • Dover Switzerland: Advice on the sale of Tipper Tie Alpina GmbH to JBT Corporation, advice on various group restructurings
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company: Advice on its EUR 6,9 billion multi-national acquisition of Nycomed headquartered in Zurich
  • Wärtsilä: Advice on a ship engine joint venture with a Chinese state company
  • Colibrys SA: Advice on the sale of Colibrys SA in a multi-seller transaction
  • Holtzbrinck: Advice on merger of Macmillan Science and Education with Springer Science+Business Media
  • HUBER Packaging Group: Advice on the acquisition of four facilities in Switzerland, Finnland, UK and France of Crown Vogel AG
  • Nahrin: Advice on the acquisition of Goloy
  • Advice on a group restructuring including 14 mergers with a transaction value of CHF 2.6 billion
  • Advice on various investments in start-up companies including advice on shareholder and finance structure
  • Advice on various cross-border transfers of company domicile (inbound and outbound)
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Education

  • 1997 Rechtsstudium, lic. iur., magna cum laude, Universität St. Gallen
  • 1999 Anwaltspatent
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Memberships

  • St. Gallen Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association 
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Publications

  • Daniel Jenny/Franziska Hammer, Handbuch Schweizer GmbH-Recht (Handbook on Swiss LLCs), § 28–39, § 41, Basel 2019 (handbook awarded with the yearly ZHAW Publication Award)
  • Selling Insurance across Europe
  • IMD Guide, 2005 and 2006 update
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Expertise

06/02/2015
2-stroke ship en­gine joint ven­ture of Wärt­silä with Chinese state com­pany...
Led by part­ner Oliv­er Blum, Head of M&A of CMS Switzer­land, CMS ad­vised the Finnish glob­al power solu­tions pro­vider Wärt­silä in the re­struc­tur­ing of its Swiss busi­ness so as to sep­ar­ate the de­vel­op­ment...
14/04/2015
CMS ber­ät die HUBER Pack­aging Group beim Er­werb von vi­er Werken in der...
Die HUBER Pack­aging Group GmbH mit Hauptsitz in Öhrin­gen er­wirbt vi­er Produk­tion­swerke der amerik­an­is­chen CROWN-Gruppe für chemisch-tech­nis­che Weißble­chakt­iv­itäten in der Sch­weiz (Aesch), Finnland...

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21 February 2020
CMS ad­vises Com­d­at Xero­print AG on the ac­quis­i­tion of Smartec Group
CMS ad­vises Com­d­at Xero­print AG on the ac­quis­i­tion of Smartec Group Com­d­at Xero­print AG in Schlier­en ac­quires all shares of the Smartec Group in Rotkreuz. Both en­ter­prises are part­ners of Xer­ox in the...
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing ini­ti­at­ive
Many com­pan­ies have already suc­cess­fully dealt with im­me­di­ate ques­tions such as sup­ply chain man­age­ment, scal­ing down busi­nesses, man­aging em­ploy­ees, cash flow man­age­ment and li­quid­ity re­serves. We are...
15 November 2019
CMS ad­vised ABB on the ac­quis­i­tion of Cas­santec Ltd
CMS ad­vised ABB on the ac­quis­i­tion of Cas­santec Ltd An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS Switzer­land and Ger­many un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) has ad­vised ABB on the ac­quis­i­tion of...
23/05/2018
CMS ad­vises CCC Group on the ac­quis­i­tion of the ma­jor­ity stake in Karl...
Zurich – The CCC Group has signed an agree­ment to ac­quire 70% of the shares in Karl Vögele AG, Uzn­ach. Sim­ul­tan­eously, Max Manuel Vögele, ex­ec­ut­ive Chair­man of the Board of Dir­ect­ors, in­creases his...
06/02/2015
2-stroke ship en­gine joint ven­ture of Wärt­silä with Chinese state com­pany...
Led by part­ner Oliv­er Blum, Head of M&A of CMS Switzer­land, CMS ad­vised the Finnish glob­al power solu­tions pro­vider Wärt­silä in the re­struc­tur­ing of its Swiss busi­ness so as to sep­ar­ate the de­vel­op­ment...
15/01/2015
CMS ad­vises Holtzbrinck on mer­ger of ma­jor­ity of Mac­mil­lan Sci­ence and...
On Janu­ary 15, 2015, Holtzbrinck Pub­lish­ing Group (Holtzbrinck) an­nounced that it and BC Part­ners (BCP) have reached an agree­ment to merge Spring­er Sci­ence+Busi­ness Me­dia (owned by funds ad­vised by BCP)...
24/07/2014
CMS ad­vises Wärt­silä in 2-stroke ship en­gine joint ven­ture with Chinese...
Fin­land-based glob­al power solu­tions pro­vider Wärt­silä re­struc­tures its Swiss busi­ness so as to sep­ar­ate the de­vel­op­ment, design and li­cens­ing of 2-stroke ship en­gines, in which China State Ship­build­ing...
30/06/2014
CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet ad­vises Nahrin on the ac­quis­i­tion of Go­loy
Zurich - Nahrin, one of the largest Swiss man­u­fac­tur­ers of vari­ous con­sumer products such as sauces, season­ings and con­di­ments, and its joint ven­ture part­ner ebi-hold­ing ag, have ac­quired the privately...
01/02/2013
CMS von Er­lach Hen­rici ad­vises on the sale of Colibrys SA in a multi-seller...
Zurich – Sagem (Safran), the European lead­er in nav­ig­a­tion sys­tems, has ac­quired the Swiss com­pany Colibrys SA, spe­cial­ized in high-per­form­ance mi­cro-sensors (ac­cel­er­a­tion and vi­bra­tion) based on sil­ic­on...