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Mark Cagienard, LL.M. VAT

Attorney at Law, Certified Tax Expert

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

Mark Cagienard specialises in tax law, covering individual and corporate taxation both on a domestic and international level with a particular focus on corporate finance, M&A and VAT.

Mark Cagienard assists clients frequently in obtaining tax rulings and represents them in front of courts and tax authorities. 

Mark Cagienard graduated from the University of Zurich in 2006 (magna cum laude) and was admitted to the bar in 2008. In 2012 he qualified as a Swiss Certified Tax Expert. In 2015 he successfully completed his post-graduate studies as a VAT specialist (LL.M. VAT) and added a further specialization in Customs Law during 2017 (Certificate of Advanced Studies in Customs Law). Mark has been working for CMS since 2007 and was promoted to partner in 2017.

Mark Cagienard has been working as a tax specialist for over ten years and disposes of broad practical experience from dozens of corporate transactions and financings. In addition, he has developed a focus on VAT matters, in particular with regard to providing VAT advice in relation to real estate transactions for institutional investors, as well as in relation to criminal tax matters.

In addition to regular publications and appearances as speaker, Mark acts as lecturer for criminal tax law at EXPERTsuisse (official school for graduand Swiss certified tax experts).

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"Mark Cagienard is very smart, easy to work with and provides brilliant tax advice."

The Legal 500, Switzerland, Tax, 2022

"Mark Cagienard is a certified tax expert and attorney-at-law. This rare skillset allows for efficient and creative solutions. Mark and his team are pragmatic, helpful and knowledgeable."

The Legal 500, Switzerland, Tax, 2022

"…many thanks to you and the rest of the team, it has been a pleasure working with you. I have very much appreciated your support throughout the process…"

Client feedback, 2022

"Mark's combination of tax and legal knowledge allows for efficient transaction management. Moreover, he is very responsive and supportive."

Client feedback, 2022

Relevant experience

  • Advising financial institutions on the Swiss tax implications of syndicated financing arrangements.
  • Advising institutional investors on the Swiss VAT implications of real estate transactions.
  • Advising investors and fund managers on the Swiss tax implications of capital markets transactions, including several Token projects.
  • Tax structuring for private equity investments and corporate reorganizations.
  • Advising on Swiss lump-sum taxation and relocation matters.
  • Representing clients in criminal tax procedures.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • EXPERTsuisse (Swiss Expert Association for Audit, Tax and Fiduciary)
  • International Fiscal Association IFA
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Awards & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers | Tax Law, Switzerland, 2021
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Lectures list

  • Lecture on the subject: „Bedeutung der Steuergestaltung bei Transaktionen", for Bachelor students Law and Economics at the University of St. Gallen, 2 May 2018.
  • Lecture on the subject: „Grenzüberschreitende Verwendung von Geschäftsfahrzeugen", Swiss Fleet Forum, 22 September 2017.
  • Lecture on the subject: „Grant, vest, exercise: Rechtliche und steuerrechtliche Fallstricke beim Einsatz von Mitarbeiterbeteiligungen", Technopark, Startup Campus, Legal Tuesday, 14 March 2017.
  • Mark Cagienard lectures on criminal tax and procedural law in the courses for Swiss Certified Tax Expert of EXPERTsuisse.
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  • 2017 - CAS FH in customs law
  • 2015 - MAS FH in LL.M. VAT
  • 2012 - Swiss Certified Tax Expert
  • 2008 - Bar Admission (Zurich)
  • 2006 - University of Zurich, lic. iur. (magna cum laude)
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CMS ad­vised GENUI on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in Magno­lia
In­vest­ment com­pany GENUI and Magno­lia, a lead­ing soft­ware vendor in the glob­al di­git­al ex­per­i­ence and con­tent man­age­ment mar­kets, an­nounced that GENUI ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Magno­lia and in­jects sig­ni­fic­ant growth cap­it­al in­to Magno­lia.Magno­lia is an emer­ging vendor pi­on­eer­ing the vis­ion of "com­pos­able" Di­git­al Ex­per­i­ence Plat­forms (DX­Ps). Magno­lia already serves cli­ents in more than 100 coun­tries through nine re­gion­al of­fices and counts many glob­al brands such as The New York Times, San­ofi, Sains­bury's, Ping An and Bechtle as its trus­ted cus­tom­ers. With the fund­ing, the com­pany will con­tin­ue the ex­pan­sion of its glob­al sales and mar­ket­ing foot­print in­clud­ing its tech­no­logy and chan­nel part­ner eco­sys­tems, ac­cel­er­ate product in­nov­a­tion and in­crease glob­al mar­ket aware­ness. GENUI is a com­pany foun­ded by renowned en­tre­pren­eurs and in­vest­ment pro­fes­sion­als who be­lieve in "Good En­tre­pren­eur­ship". GENUI ex­clus­ively makes long-term com­mit­ments to com­pan­ies with the goal of cre­at­ing sus­tain­able growth and so­cial value. Com­pan­ies are giv­en pro­fes­sion­al gov­ernance by get­ting ac­cess to en­tre­pren­eurs with in­dustry-rel­ev­ant ex­pert­ise and their cor­res­pond­ing net­works.A glob­al team led by Dr Daniel Jenny, CMS Switzer­land, provided com­pre­hens­ive leg­al ad­vice to GENUI in con­nec­tion with the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land Daniel Jenny, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&ADirk Spacek, Part­ner, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty­Mark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxKas­par Landolt, Part­ner, Bank­ing & Fin­anceAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AFerdin­and Blezinger, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AChristina Winter, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­ment­Patrick Ne­her, At­tor­ney Train­ee, Real Es­tateS­ab­rina Djord­jevic, Trade­mark Ad­min­is­trat­or, In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­tyCMS Singa­pore­Toby Grainger, Part­ner­Leslie Tay, As­so­ci­ateS­am Ng, Of-Coun­sel­CMS Spain Ig­an­cio Za­r­za­le­jos, Part­ner­Ana Vázquez Re­cio, As­so­ci­ateP­il­ar Be­cer­ril An­drada-Vander­wilde, Train­eeCMS Czech Re­pub­licHelen Rod­well, Part­ner­Monika Hospudkova, As­so­ci­ateCMS UK­Tom Jameson, Part­nerSarah Kensell, As­so­ci­ateZoe Loftus-Bell, Seni­or Paralegal­Fae­gre Drink­er US­A­Luc At­tlan, Part­ner­Ash­lee M. Ger­many, As­so­ci­ate­David Kay, Seni­or Coun­selVILAF Vi­et­namNgo Thanh Tung, PartnerEsko Cate, As­so­ci­ateN­guy­en Ph­oung Ngan, Coun­sel 
CMS ad­vised FRVR on the ac­quis­i­tion of com­puter game Krunker.io
An in­ter­na­tion­al team led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) in co­oper­a­tion with CMS UK and Min­ter­El­lis­on in Aus­tralia has ad­vised FRVR on all mat­ters re­lat­ing to the ac­quis­i­tion by FRVR of the free-to-play first-per­son shoot­er Krunker.io. Star­ted by Swiss game de­veloper Sid­ney de Vries in 2018 and already played by over 200 mil­lion unique play­ers world­wide, Krunker is a massively pop­u­lar shoot­er that fea­tures full mod­ding sup­port that can be played any­where, without hav­ing to in­stall the com­puter game.FRVR is a games plat­form com­pany build­ing an eco­sys­tem to con­nect bil­lions of play­ers to cap­tiv­at­ing games. FRVR’s mis­sion is to demo­crat­ize com­puter game dis­tri­bu­tion by mak­ing sure to de­liv­er great games for every­one, every­where, work­ing along­side amaz­ing de­velopers and in­nov­at­ive part­ners. With FRVR, find­ing great com­puter games is nev­er more than three clicks away. FRVR was foun­ded by com­puter games in­dustry vet­er­ans Chris Ben­jamin­sen and Bri­an Meidell in 2017 and has grown from a small pas­sion pro­ject in­to over 100 em­ploy­ees across 6 of­fices world­wide.CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Man­aging Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&ADr Dirk Spacek, Part­ner, IT and IPT­ina Balzli, Part­ner, Fintech & Block­chain­Mark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxDr Si­mone Brauch­bar Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP­Al­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAndrea Relly, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AChristina Winter, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­mentCMS United King­do­m­Anthony Wall­er, Re­la­tion­ship Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A
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 ad­vised Bail­lie Gif­ford & Co on its in­vest­ment in Cli­me­works
In­vest­ment man­age­ment firm Bail­lie Gif­ford & Co in­vests in Cli­me­works, the pi­on­eer and mar­ket lead­er in re­mov­ing car­bon di­ox­ide from the air us­ing dir­ect air cap­ture tech­no­logy.Bail­lie Gif­ford & Co is one of UK's lead­ing in­de­pend­ently owned in­vest­ment man­age­ment firms. In ad­di­tion to Bail­lie Gif­ford & Co, Part­ners Group and GIC (as lead in­vestors) as well as Car­bon Re­mov­al Part­ners, Glob­al Founders Cap­it­al, John Doerr, M&G, Swiss Re and oth­er new and ex­ist­ing share­hold­ers, in­clud­ing long-time in­vestor and an­chor share­hold­er Big­Point, par­ti­cip­ated in the CHF 600 mil­lion in­vest­ment round. The fund­ing will launch the next phase of Cli­me­work­s' growth, in­creas­ing dir­ect air cap­ture ca­pa­city to sev­er­al mil­lion tonnes and build­ing large-scale dir­ect air cap­ture plants.A team from CMS Switzer­land, led by part­ner Stephan Wer­len, ad­vised Bail­lie Gif­ford & Co on all leg­al mat­ters of the trans­ac­tion.CMS Switzer­land­Dr Stephan Wer­len, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate / M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate / M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax
CMS Switzer­land re­cog­nised by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2022 edi­tion
Swiss Fed­er­al Court rules on tax neut­ral­ity of Real Es­tate As­set Swap in...
On 28 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Swiss Fed­er­al Court, which is the highest in­stance in Switzer­land, handed down a rul­ing (of­fi­cially pub­lished on 31 March 2022) on a lead­ing case con­cern­ing the re­or­gan­isa­tion...
CMS sup­por­ted on re­verse mer­ger and list­ing of Tal­ent­house AG on the SIX...
Tal­ent­house AG, a lead­ing tech­no­logy plat­form con­nect­ing brands and cre­at­ives glob­ally, has been lis­ted as an op­er­at­ing com­pany on the In­ter­na­tion­al Re­port­ing Stand­ard of the SIX Swiss Ex­change (SIX) since 29 March 2022. Over the past 15 months, Tal­ent­house AG has bundled four pre­vi­ously in­de­pend­ent com­pan­ies and brought them to the stock ex­change in Zurich through a re­verse mer­ger. This is the second list­ing on the SIX this year (after the first list­ing on the new SPARKS seg­ment of the SIX). Tal­ent­house AG is a tech­no­logy plat­form com­pany that works with the world's largest cre­at­ive com­munity with over 14 mil­lion mem­bers to pro­duce high-qual­ity di­git­al con­tent for nu­mer­ous ma­jor glob­al com­pan­ies such as Net­flix and Nike. Tal­ent­house AG, which op­er­ates the cre­at­ive plat­forms Tal­ent­house, Ey­e­Em, Ello, Zo­oppa and Jovoto, is pi­on­eer­ing the struc­tur­al re­align­ment of con­tent pro­duc­tion us­ing a plat­form-based busi­ness mod­el to de­liv­er con­tent that can keep pace with con­sumer de­mand in the di­git­al age in terms of scale and qual­ity. At the same time, the com­pany of­fers de­vel­op­ment op­por­tun­it­ies to cre­at­ive minds. The com­pany is dom­i­ciled in Switzer­land and, in ad­di­tion to its op­er­a­tion­al headquar­ters in Lon­don, has of­fices in Los Angeles, New York City, Ber­lin, Mil­an and Phil­adelphia.The trans­ac­tion was sup­por­ted by an in­ter­na­tion­al leg­al team un­der Re­la­tion­ship Part­ner Gregor Famira of CMS Vi­enna. The Swiss CMS team ad­vised the ma­jor­ity share­hold­er of Tal­ent­house AG (Tal­ent­house GmbH) as well as the chair­man of the board of Tal­ent­house AG.The Swiss team was led by Mat­thi­as Kuert (Cap­it­al Mar­kets) and fur­ther in­cluded Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&A), Fran­ziska Ham­mer, Flori­an Jung and Al­ex­an­dra Stock­er (all Cor­por­ate/M&A) as well as Si­mone Brauch­bar (IP/IT), Mark Ca­gi­enard (Part­ner; Tax) and Jodok Wicki (Part­ner; Com­mer­cial/Lit­ig­a­tion).
CMS ad­vised CID­AN Ma­chinery Group on the ac­quis­i­tion of Thal­mann Maschinen­bau...
Zurich | March 2022A team of CMS Switzer­land un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler provided com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice to Swedish CID­AN Ma­chinery Group on all leg­al as­pects re­gard­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of Swiss long folder pro­du­cer Thal­mann Maschinen­bau AG. CID­AN Ma­chinery Group is a world lead­ing, in­nov­at­ive sup­pli­er to the sheet met­al in­dustry. The group op­er­ates man­u­fac­tur­ing loc­a­tions in Sweden and Aus­tria and has of­fice loc­a­tions in sev­er­al European coun­tries, the United States and China. The headquar­ters of the com­pany, foun­ded in 1907, is based in Götene, Sweden.Thal­mann Maschinen­bau is a world lead­ing com­pany in long fold­ing tech­no­logy. The com­pany has a strong track re­cord of bring­ing in­nov­a­tions to the mar­ket that lead to sig­ni­fic­ant ef­fi­ciency im­prove­ments, cost re­duc­tions and high­er pre­ci­sion and flex­ib­il­ity of the fold­ing pro­cess. The com­pany was foun­ded in 1948 and op­er­ates from Frauen­feld, Switzer­land.With the ac­quis­i­tion of Thal­mann Maschinen­bau AG, CID­AN is adding yet an­oth­er strong brand to its already strong port­fo­lio that in­cludes CID­AN, For­st­ner and nu­IT. The Thal­mann loc­a­tion in Switzer­land will re­main the ma­jor hub for long folder in­nov­a­tion and pro­duc­tion. The 50 em­ploy­ees of Thal­mann will be join­ing the CID­AN Ma­chinery Group and re­main em­ployed at Frauen­feld. CID­AN is com­mit­ted to build on the strengths of the ex­ist­ing team with the aim to fur­ther grow the busi­ness of long folders with­in the group. CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, LL.M., Lead, Man­aging Part­ner, Co-Glob­al Head CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A GroupSamuel Fe­lix Gang, LL.M., As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAndrea Relly, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, LL.M., Part­ner, TaxDr Dav­id Schuler, LL.M., Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, TaxDr Dirk Spacek, LL.M., Part­ner, TMC and IPTho­mas Zweifel, LL.M., Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tateSarah Keller, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­mentAline Stef­fen, As­so­ci­ate, Com­mer­cial
CMS ad­vised Vista Au­gen­prax­en & Klinik­en on the ac­quis­i­tions of Au­gen­k­linik...
As of 1 Janu­ary 2022, Vista Klinik Hold­ing AG in Bin­nin­gen has ac­quired Klinik ZüriSeh and will con­tin­ue to op­er­ate it un­der the name Vista Au­gen­k­linik Wollishofen in the fu­ture. With this ac­quis­i­tion, Vista strengthens its pres­ence in Zurich and ex­pands to the right lakeside. On 450 square meters, the new Vista Au­gen­k­linik Wollishofen has three op­er­at­ing rooms and three con­sult­ing rooms. All em­ploy­ees of Klinik ZüriSeh un­der the man­age­ment of Timo Stern will be taken over.Fur­ther, Vista Klinik Hold­ing AG has taken over Au­gen­k­linik Buch­er on 16 Decem­ber 2021 and will thus also be present in Frauen­feld. In ad­di­tion to a day clin­ic, Au­gen­k­linik Buch­er in­cludes an eye prac­tice, a vis­ion school and a mod­ern op­er­at­ing room. A wide range of ser­vices re­lat­ing to oph­thal­mo­logy and oph­thal­mic sur­gery are offered in the newly ren­ov­ated premises. The founder of Au­gen­k­linik Buch­er, Dr. med. Pi­us Buch­er, will con­tin­ue to be fully avail­able for his pa­tients. His team of 14 em­ploy­ees will re­main with the eye clin­ic.Fi­nally, Vista Klinik Hold­ing AG has ac­quired Aivla Group with its six loc­a­tions as of 1 Feb­ru­ary 2022, mak­ing Vista the lead­ing private pro­vider of oph­thal­mo­logy in the can­ton of Gris­ons. Aivla Group was foun­ded more than twenty years ago by Dr. med. Paolo Bernas­coni in St. Mor­itz and de­veloped in­to the lead­ing oph­thal­mo­logy pro­vider in the En­gad­ine. The catch­ment area of Aivla Group in­cludes the en­tire En­gad­ine with its side val­leys as well as the south­ern val­leys of the Gris­ons as far as Livigno and Chiavenna. Aivla Group main­tains long-stand­ing and well-foun­ded co­oper­a­tions with loc­al health care fa­cil­it­ies and is fully re­spons­ible for emer­gency ser­vices in the re­gion. Dr. med. Paolo Bernas­coni will con­tin­ue to care for his pa­tients as med­ic­al dir­ect­or of Aivla Group. The ex­ist­ing team will be taken over in full.The ac­quis­i­tions serve to ex­pand the geo­graph­ic­al loc­a­tions and the ex­pert net­work of Vista Au­gen­prax­en & Klinik­en. Foun­ded over 30 years ago, Vista Au­gen­prax­en & Klinik­en is now a lead­ing centre of ex­cel­lence for oph­thal­mo­logy in Switzer­land. With its nu­mer­ous loc­a­tions, Vista has a broad net­work of eye clin­ics and eye prac­tices. At all loc­a­tions, spe­cial­ised oph­thal­mo­lo­gists of­fer all treat­ments and in­ter­ven­tions re­lat­ing to the eye. In this way, Vista guar­an­tees com­pre­hens­ive and lifelong care for its pa­tients. For­ward-look­ing re­search activ­it­ies and the con­tinu­ous train­ing of all em­ploy­ees en­sure qual­ity and sus­tain­ab­il­ity at all loc­a­tions.A team of CMS Switzer­land, led by part­ner Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, ad­vised Vista Au­gen­prax­en & Klinik­en on all leg­al mat­ters of the trans­ac­tions. CMS Switer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/ M&AFran­ziska Ham­mer, Coun­sel, Cor­por­ate/ M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax­Samuel Fe­lix Gang, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/ M&A
CMS ad­vised Playtom­ic on the ac­quis­i­tion of Got­Courts
Zurich, Feb­ru­ary 2022 – A team of CMS Switzer­land led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler ac­ted as Swiss leg­al coun­sel for the Span­ish start-up Playtom­ic on all leg­al as­pects re­gard­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of all shares in Got­Courts AG, a swiss stock cor­por­a­tion based in Zurich, Switzer­land. CMS Switzer­land worked in col­lab­or­a­tion with team mem­bers from CMS Al­biñana & Suárez de Lezo (CMS Spain).Playtom­ic is Europe's largest sports book­ing app and SaaS for sport ven­ues. The com­pany op­er­ates in 25 coun­tries, with over 2500 part­ner clubs and over 1 mil­lion act­ive play­ers.Got­Courts is a so­cial net­work for rack­et sports play­ers and an on­line ser­vice for book­ing courts and coaches. It's the first plat­form to provide everything a play­er needs in a single net­work. Since the busi­ness was foun­ded in 2014, it has grown rap­idly in Switzer­land and are now scal­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally. Got­Courts already con­nects 250,000 rack­et sports en­thu­si­asts and sup­ports their pas­sion for the sport.CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Man­aging Part­ner, Glob­al Co-Head of the Cor­por­ate/M&A GroupAndrea Relly, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAl­ex­an­dra Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ASamuel Fe­lix Gang, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ADr Dirk Spacek, Part­ner, IP/IT­Dr Si­mone Brauch­bar-Birkhäuser, Coun­sel, IP/IT­Mark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxJens Lehmann, As­so­ci­ate, Tax­Domin­ik Pen­kov, As­so­ci­ate, Tax­CMS SpainCar­los Peña, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&AAlf­onso Codes, Part­ner, Pub­lic Law & Reg­u­lated Sec­tor­s­Jose Lu­is Rodríguez Ont­iver­os, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&A
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