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Corporate / M&A Lawyers

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in over 41 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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Jodok Wicki
Dr Jodok Wicki
Man­aging Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Jodok Wicki concentrates on dispute resolution, litigation and international arbitration. He heads the firm's dispute resolution group and leads also the litigation practice group of CMS. Jodok maintains...
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Alain Raemy, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Alain Raemy focuses on M&A transactions, corporate restructurings, corporate law and general contract matters (e.g. joint ventures and shareholders' agreements). He is experienced in a broad range of...
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Dr Patrick Sommer, H.E.E.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Dr Patrick Sommer is Co-Head of the CMS Competition & EU Group. In this position, he jointly leads an international team of more than 170 competition lawyers.Patrick Sommer focuses on competition law,...
Dr Stephan Werlen
Dr Stephan Werlen, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Stephan Werlen focuses on M&A and corporate law, joint ventures, MBOs, acquisition finance, venture capital transactions, corporate restructuring and corporate relocation. He has broad experience both...
Levrat Jerome
Jérôme Levrat
Part­ner
Switzerland, Geneva
Jérôme Levrat specialises in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, contract matters and competition law.He regularly advises companies (including in the industrial, distribution,...
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Dr André E. Lebrecht, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Dr André E. Lebrecht’s main focus is on legal issues in commercial matters, in particular transactions, litigation, arbitration and regulatory work, mainly but not exclusively for banks, collective...
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Mark Cagienard, LL.M. VAT
Part­ner
Certified Tax Expert
Switzerland, Zurich
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...
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Dr Max Albers, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Max Albers is mainly active in the area of domestic and international inheritance law and estate planning. He advises private individuals and family owned companies in succession matters.He also acts...
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Damiano Brusa, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Damiano Brusa graduated from the University of Zurich in 1989 and was admitted to the bar in 1993. He completed his postgraduate studies (Master of Laws) at the London School of Economics and worked with...
Stefan Brunnschweiler
Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
Part­ner
Global Head of the CMS Corporate/M&A Group
Switzerland, Zurich
Stefan Brunnschweiler is the global head of the CMS Corporate/M&A Practice Area Group. In this position, he sets the strategy for the group and leads an international team of more than 350 partners and...