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Katja Bertsche

Associate

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

Katja Bertsche specialises in real estate law and advises national and international clients regarding real estate transactions.

Her professional activities include inter alia real estate purchases and sales, tenancy law, real estate financing as well as the development and realisation of real estate projects. Among other things, her tasks include the performance of legal due diligences regarding real properties and development/construction projects as well as the drafting and negotiation of agreements (in particular of purchase, construction and lease agreements as well as ground leases and easements).

In 2012, Katja Bertsche completed her bilingual legal studies at the Universities of Basel and Geneva. Afterwards, she accomplished a court internship (2012–2013) and worked for a law firm specialising in construction law (2013–2015).

After her admission to the bar, she joined our firm as a real estate associate.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Swiss Prime Anlagestiftung regarding the acquisition of a residential property with commercial base use with the "One Planet Living" Label founded by WWF
  • Advising investor regarding the acquisition of a commercial property in the Terre Bonne Park business park in the municipality of Eysins, located on the western shore of Lake Geneva
  • Advising Swiss Prime Anlagestiftung regarding the acquisition of the traditional Viktoria retirement center in Bern
  • Advising Swiss Prime Site AG regarding a portfolio transaction (asset swap) concerning three commercial buildings in 2 cantons
  • Advising an institutional investor regarding the sale of a residential building in Neuchatel
  • Advising an institutional investor regarding the acquisition of a commercial residence (land purchase agreement, construction agreement and lease agreement)
  • Advising Swiss and foreign institutional investors in connection with the acquisition of properties in Switzerland, including commercial, logistic and hotel properties as well as sale & rent back transactions
  • Advising UBS AG regarding the sale of a five star hotel in the historic center of Zurich (Hotel Widder) together with adjacent properties and the operating company
  • Advising Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG on substantial acquisition in Winterthur
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Memberships & Roles

  • Zurich Bar Association  (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
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Education

  • 2016 – Admitted to the bar, Zurich
  • 2012 – Bilingual studies of Law,MLaw, magna cum laude, Universities of Basel and Geneva
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Expertise

05/12/2017
CMS ad­vises Swiss Prime Site Im­mob­i­li­en AG on sub­stan­tial ac­quis­i­tion in...
Swiss Prime Site Im­mob­i­li­en AG has ac­quired Bel­levue-Bau AG from An­lages­tif­tung fenaco LANDI.Thereby, Swiss Prime Site Im­mob­i­li­en AG has taken over three fully ren­ted premises ideally loc­ated near the...
30/04/2018
CMS once again amongst the top law firms in Switzer­land
CMS amongst the Top Law Firms in Switzer­land 2018 We are pleased to be again one of the top law firms of Switzer­land ac­cord­ing to the rat­ing by lead­ing Swiss busi­ness magazine Bil­anz and news­pa­per Le...
08/10/2018
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2018
The European in­vest­ment mar­ket once again had a very strong year. At EUR 234 bn, total in­vest­ment volume was only 3% be­low the re­cord level seen in 2015. This fig­ure also rep­res­ents an in­crease of 7%...

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15/02/2022
CMS ad­vised Trilux on the ac­quis­i­tion of Mono-Licht GmbH
Trilux AG ac­quires Mono-Licht GmbH and thus fur­ther ex­pands its ca­pa­cit­ies in the field of ar­chi­tec­tur­al light­ing and spe­cial lu­min­aire pro­duc­tion. Foun­ded in 1997, Mono-Licht GmbH is a Swiss lu­min­aire man­u­fac­turer based in Win­ter­thur. The fam­ily-owned com­pany has more than 20 years of ex­per­i­ence in lu­min­aire man­u­fac­tur­ing and em­ploys around 25 people. Mono-Licht GmbH spe­cial­izes in high-qual­ity spe­cial lu­min­aires and pro­ject solu­tions, which are de­veloped at the Win­ter­thur site and pro­duced in the com­pany's own man­u­fact­ory.Trilux and Mono-Licht have already been work­ing to­geth­er suc­cess­fully for many years on vari­ous light­ing pro­jects. With the pur­chase of Mono-Licht GmbH, Trilux AG is fur­ther ex­pand­ing its ca­pa­cit­ies and com­pet­ences in the field of ar­chi­tec­tur­al light­ing and high-qual­ity spe­cial lu­min­aire pro­duc­tion in a tar­geted man­ner and is also con­sist­ently ex­ploit­ing the valu­able syn­er­gies in all areas, from product de­vel­op­ment to joint sales and mar­ket­ing. Mono-Licht GmbH will con­tin­ue to op­er­ate as an in­de­pend­ent en­ter­prise in the Swiss mar­ket.A team of CMS Switzer­land led by part­ner Stephan Wer­len provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al ad­vice to Trilux AG on the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Stephan Wer­len, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP / ITKatja Bertsche, As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tat­e­Chris­ti­an Gers­bach, Part­ner, Em­ploy­ment­Christina Winter, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Patrick Ne­her, At­tor­ney Train­ee, Com­mer­cial­Lu­cas Poschung, At­tor­ney Train­ee, Com­mer­cial
09/02/2022
CMS ad­vised Halder on the ac­quis­i­tion of Newemag AG
The Frank­furt-based fin­an­cial in­vestor Halder has ac­quired Newemag AG. All parties in­volved have agreed not to dis­close the de­tails of the trans­ac­tion.Foun­ded in 1975, Newemag AG ranks among the lead­ing sup­pli­ers of ma­chine tools in Switzer­land with more than 400 cus­tom­ers in di­verse mar­kets. In ad­di­tion to turn­ing and milling ma­chines, the product port­fo­lio of Newemag AG also in­cludes ma­chin­ing centres with the cap­ab­il­ity of 5-ax­is and sim­ul­tan­eous ma­chin­ing. The com­pany has ex­tens­ive tech­nic­al and im­ple­ment­a­tion knowhow and is well con­nec­ted in the Swiss man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dustry.By way of ac­quir­ing Newemag AG and to­geth­er with Suvema AG, ac­quired in Oc­to­ber 2019, Halder es­tab­lishes the lead­ing tech­no­logy pro­vider for tailored CNC ma­chine tools in Switzer­land. Com­bin­ing the com­pet­en­cies of Suvema AG and Newemag AG with­in one group en­ables the joint ex­ploit­a­tion of ad­di­tion­al growth po­ten­tial.Halder is an ex­per­i­enced private equity in­vestor act­ive in the Ger­man-speak­ing re­gion since 1991 sup­port­ing es­tab­lished busi­nesses mainly in the sec­tors In­dus­tri­al, Health­care and Food & Bever­age. Halder sup­ports its port­fo­lio com­pan­ies on their jour­ney to be­come mar­ket lead­er. Over the past 30 years, Halder has in­ves­ted in­to 44 com­pan­ies and solved 23 suc­ces­sions. Cur­rently the Halder team man­ages 7 port­fo­lio com­pan­ies.A team from CMS Switzer­land, led by Stephan Wer­len, ad­vised Halder on all leg­al mat­ters of the trans­ac­tion. The Zurich and Frank­furt private equity and M&A teams with the part­ners Stephan Wer­len and Oliv­er Wolf­gramm ad­vise Halder on a reg­u­lar basis.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Stephan Wer­len, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP / ITKatja Bertsche, As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tate­Patrick Ne­her, Train­ee, Com­mer­cial­CMS Ger­manyDr Oliv­er C. Wolf­gramm, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Dirk Bauk­holt, Coun­sel, Cor­por­ate / M&ADr Navid An­der­son, Coun­sel, Cor­por­ate/ M&A
03/09/2021
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
11/01/2021
CMS ad­vises on the ac­quis­i­tion of the drive and pro­cess tech­no­logy unit...
Zurich, 18 Decem­ber 2020 | Valeta AG, headquartered in Zug, a port­fo­lio com­pany of Frank­furt-based fin­an­cial in­vestor Halder, ac­quires through its sub­si­di­ary Uni­prod AG by way of an as­set deal the drive...
13/07/2020
CMS ad­vises on the sale of key­on AG
The share­hold­ers of key­on AG, ad­vised by CMS, have sold all shares in key­on AG to Swiss IT Se­cur­ity AG.key­on AG, foun­ded in 1999 and based in Rap­per­swil-Jona, is a full ser­vice pro­vider and lead­ing pro­vider...
08/07/2020
CMS ad­vises Avec­tris on the ac­quis­i­tion of Lo­gi­care AG
Avec­tris, a Baden-based full-ser­vice IT pro­vider for Swiss mid-mar­ket com­pan­ies, fur­ther ex­pands its port­fo­lio in the health­care sec­tor and ac­quires Lo­gi­care AG.Lo­gi­care, which was foun­ded by hos­pit­als...
06/04/2020
CMS ad­vised Har­ald Quandt In­dus­trieb­eteili­gun­gen GmbH
CMS ad­vised Har­ald Quandt In­dus­trieb­eteili­gun­gen GmbH on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in mu­seum soft­ware com­pany zetcom An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS Switzer­land, Ger­many, France and Spain as well...
31/03/2020
CMS ad­vises Halder on the ac­quis­i­tion of Sirag, Univer and Uni­prod
CMS ad­vises Halder on the ac­quis­i­tion of Sirag, Univer and Uni­prod Frank­furt-based fin­an­cial in­vestor Halder ac­quires a ma­jor­ity stake in Swiss-based Sirag AG, Univer AG and Uni­prod AG through its Valeta...
13/01/2020
CMS ad­vised IM­CD on the ac­quis­i­tion of DCS Pharma AG
CMS ad­vised IM­CD on the ac­quis­i­tion of DCS Pharma AG Basle | Rot­ter­dam  IM­CD N.V., a lead­ing dis­trib­ut­or of spe­cialty chem­ic­als and food in­gredi­ents, ac­quired Swiss phar­ma­ceut­ic­al dis­trib­ut­or DCS Pharma...
01/11/2019
In­ter­na­tion­al CMS team ad­vises Halder on ac­quis­i­tion of Swiss pro­vider...
Frank­furt/Main and Zurich – Frank­furt-based SME in­vestor Halder has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Suvema AG of Biber­ist, Switzer­land, as part of a man­age­ment buy-out. Mem­bers of the man­age­ment team also...
24/09/2019
CMS ad­vises Halder on ac­quis­i­tion of Dru­mag Flu­id­tech­nik and EPH Elektronik
Frank­furt/Main – Frank­furt-based SME in­vestor Halder has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Dru­mag Flu­id­tech­nik of Bad Säckin­gen and EPH Elektronik of Be­sigheim-Ottmarsheim as part of a suc­ces­sion plan...
22/03/2019
CMS ad­vises Fon­cia Group on the ac­quis­i­tion of GRIBI Group
CMS ad­vises Fon­cia Group on the ac­quis­i­tion of GRIBI Group DBS Im­mob­ilier SA, the Swiss sub­si­di­ary of the French real es­tate group Fon­cia, which is European's mar­ket lead­er in the man­age­ment of res­id­en­tial...