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Dr Matthias Kuert, LL.M.

Associate

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

Matthias Kuert advises clients in general contract, commercial and financial law matters (including capital markets law). In these fields, he also handles proceedings, be it in front of state courts, arbitral tribunals or regulatory authorities.

Matthias Kuert graduated from the University of St. Gallen in 2006. After his traineeships in the legal department of a global power and automation technology company and at CMS, he was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2010.

Thereupon, Matthias Kuert was engaged as a research assistant at the Institut für Rechtswissenschaft und Rechtspraxis of the University of St. Gallen (chair of Prof. Dr Vito Roberto), before joining CMS again in 2012. In 2014 he was seconded to another global industrial company and in the 2015/2016 term he obtained an LL.M. in International Business Law from King’s College, London. Matthias Kuert wrote his thesis on the treatment of the public law norms of conduct in Swiss liability law ("Öffentlich-rechtliche Verhaltensnormen im schweizerischen Haftungsrecht", St. Galler Schriften zum Finanzmarktrecht, Bd. 16, Zürich 2018). 

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Novelis Switzerland SA on the purchase of an aluminium rolling mill and a joint venture share from Constellium Valais SA for EUR 200 million
  • Advising the shareholder 7-Industries B.V. on increasing its stake as a new anchor shareholder of Sensirion Holding AG in connection with the Sensirion IPO
  • Advising LifeWatch on competing public takeovers of BioTelemetry and AEVIS Victoria
  • Regulatory consulting for various companies in the field of crypto currencies
  • Regulatory advice to various financial service providers on their cross-border activities in Switzerland
  • Representation of a large Swiss bank in various asset management disputes
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Education

  • 2018 – Thesis, Dr. iur., University of St. Gallen
  • 2016 – LL.M. (King’s College London)
  • 2010 – Bar Admission (Canton Zurich)
  • 2006 – M.A. HSG in Law (University of St. Gallen)
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Memberships

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SBA)
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Publications

  • Verhaltensregeln des FIDLEG und Privatrecht im Licht des Gesetzgebungsverfahrens, AJP 2018, S. 1352 ff.
  • Wirtschaftssanktionen: Was ist zu tun? Zürcher Wirtschaft Ratgeber 05/2018
  • Öffentlich-rechtliche Verhaltensnormen im schweizerischen Haftungsrecht – Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Finanzmarktrechts, Dissertation, Zürich 2018
  • Bewilligungspflicht als Emissionshaus, Urteilsbesprechung Bundesverwaltungsgericht, Entscheid B-2188/2016 vom 4. Dezember 2017, GesKR 2018, S. 379 ff. (zusammen mit Nino Sievi)
  • Urteilsbesprechung EuGH, Urteil vom 7. Juli 2016, Rs. C-222/15, Höszig Kft. gegen Alstom Power Thermal Services, AJP 2016, S. 1538 ff.
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Lectures list

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New rules due to Coronavir­us | Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies
New rules due to Coronavir­us | Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies Due to the on­go­ing spread of the coronavir­us in Switzer­land, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil is­sued an amended ver­sion of the COV­ID-19-Or­din­ance...

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18 November 2020
Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies dur­ing COV­ID-19
In­tro­duc­tion The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on how gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies are be­ing held. In par­tic­u­lar, re­cur­ring bans on events have af­fected gen­er­al meet­ings re­quir­ing...
17 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to coronavir­us re­lated loan morator­i­ums
As the COV­ID-19 out­break con­tin­ues to spread across the globe, gov­ern­ments and banks in many jur­is­dic­tions have in­tro­duced ex­traordin­ary meas­ures to al­le­vi­ate the fin­an­cial and eco­nom­ic im­pact of the...
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20 November 2020
Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies dur­ing COV­ID-19
In­tro­duc­tion The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on how gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies are be­ing held. In par­tic­u­lar, re­cur­ring bans on events have af­fected gen­er­al meet­ings re­quir­ing...
15 April 2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land CMS Switzer­land is be­ing re­com­men­ded in 16 cat­egor­ies in this year's edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April 2020. We are par­tic­u­larly pleased...
22 November 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to UCITS pass­port­ing
In­form­a­tion provided as of Novem­ber 2019.The UCITS Dir­ect­ive was es­tab­lished to har­mon­ise re­tail col­lect­ive in­vest­ment schemes in the EU through the in­tro­duc­tion of a com­mon in­vest­ment vehicle known as...
15 October 2020
The new Swiss block­chain/DLT laws have been fi­nal­ised and pre­sum­ably enter...
The new set of Swiss laws on block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­logy (DLT; Block­chain/DLT Laws) has been ap­proved by the Swiss Par­lia­ment on 25 Septem­ber 2020 and is thus now in fi­nal form. Sub­ject...
25 March 2020
Q&A | Corona-Pan­dem­ic and Gen­er­al Meet­ings
Corona-Pan­dem­ic (COV­ID-19) and Gen­er­al Meet­ings Ques­tions and an­swers in re­la­tion to COV­ID-19 in Switzer­land  My com­pany plans its an­nu­al gen­er­al meet­ing. Are gen­er­al meet­ings af­fected by the Swiss...
22 November 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to AIFM pass­port­ing
In­form­a­tion provided as of Novem­ber 2019.The EU Com­mis­sion pro­moted pass­port­ing rights as one of the key be­ne­fits for hedge, private equity, real es­tate and oth­er al­tern­at­ive in­vest­ment fund man­agers...
23 March 2020
Gen­er­al Meet­ings of Swiss Com­pan­ies – New rules due to Coronavir­us
Due to the on­go­ing spread of the coronavir­us in Switzer­land, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil is­sued an amended ver­sion of the COV­ID-19-Or­din­ance 2 (Or­din­ance) on 16 March 2020. By way of such amend­ment, the...
20 March 2020
New rules due to Coronavir­us | Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies
New rules due to Coronavir­us | Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies Due to the on­go­ing spread of the coronavir­us in Switzer­land, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil is­sued an amended ver­sion of the COV­ID-19-Or­din­ance...
22 November 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to private place­ment rules and law
When im­ple­ment­ing the Al­tern­at­ive In­vest­ment Fund Man­agers Dir­ect­ive (“AIFMD”), some EU States have tightened or severely re­stric­ted their private place­ment re­gimes, which is im­port­ant when non-EU...
20 December 2019
Switzer­land pro­poses key amend­ments to laws on block­chain and DLT tech­no­logy
The Swiss le­gis­la­tion ini­ti­at­ive to ac­com­mod­ate block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­logy (DLT) is well un­der­way. After the con­sulta­tion phase ini­ti­ated this spring (see our earli­er re­port), the Swiss...