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11 April 2017: Niederer Kraft & Frey advises Boston Scientific as Swiss Counsel on the acquisition of Symetis

Niederer Kraft & Frey (NKF) advised Boston Scientific Corporation, USA as Swiss counsel on the acquisition of Symetis SA for USD435 million. Headquartered in Ecublens, Switzerland, Symetis is a leading European developer of innovative, minimally invasive heart valve replacement devices. The transaction is subject to antitrust approval, and closing is anticipated for the second half of 2017.

The NKF team was led by András Gurovits (partner, technology/M&A) and Patrik R. Peyer (partner, corporate/M&A) and further consisted of Daniela Schmucki (partner, tax), Valerie Meyer Bahar (partner, employment), Evelyn Schilter (senior associate, corporate/M&A), Roman Sturzenegger (senior associate, corporate/M&A), Mirjam Vögeli (senior associate, corporate/M&A), Livia Keller (associate, employment), Teuta Imeraj (associate, tax), Daniel Juri (junior associate, corporate/M&A) and Rune Müller (junior associate, corporate/M&A).

Niederer Kraft & Frey acted alongside Latham & Watkins, who acted as international counsel to Boston Scientific Corporation.

30 March 2017: Niederer Kraft & Frey acted as transaction counsel in connection with the 3.5% CHF 218,490,000 MCS offering by HOCHDORF

Niederer Kraft & Frey (NKF) acted as transaction counsel in connection with the CHF 218,490,000 offering of mandatory convertible securities (MCS) due 2020 by HOCHDORF Holding AG (HOCHDORF). The securities are convertible into shares of HOCHDORF and a portion of the offering was reserved for the partial financial of the 51% stake in the Pharmalys Group, which HOCHDORF acquired in 2016. Neue Helvetische Bank AG acted as lead manager. The securities will be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

HOCHDORF is a leading Swiss food production company headquartered in Hochdorf near Lucerne. The group is one of the Swiss market leaders in developing, producing and marketing wholesome foodstuffs and ingredients from milk and cereals.

The NKF team consisted of Thomas Brönnimann (partner) and Christina Del Vecchio (senior associate).

3 March 2017: Niederer Kraft & Frey advises Tripema in connection with a financing round

Niederer Kraft & Frey (NKF) has advised Tripema AG with registered office in Feusisberg in connection with a financing round. The closing took place on 23 February 2017.

Tripema AG is an innovative and ambitious company, which is active in the building and construction industry and is specialized in the production and supply of wall elements made of brick.

The NKF team consisted of Patrik R. Peyer (partner, corporate / M&A) and René Fischer (senior associate, corporate / M&A).


17 May 2017: NKF Seminars: Data protection – why companies in Switzerland need to (re)act!

Every company in Switzerland processes personal data. As planned revision of the Swiss Data protection Act will increase duties of entities processing personal data and will implement a much stricter sanction regime for cases of violations of data protection law, companies must act now. There will be no exceptions for smaller companies or specific groups of entities. In parallel, EU data protection legislation is being revised in a similar way and Swiss companies may be affected by these new EU rules too.

It is expected that the new rules will come into force by mid 2018. Hence, every Swiss company will have to be
ready by then as a matter of compliance.

The NKF Technology team is delighted to invite you to a series of three events covering this topic. In Q&A sessions lasting 60 minutes, the new data protection legislation in Switzerland and the EU as well as measures to be taken in these circumstances will be addressed and discussed. In respect of EU law matters we may count on the support from guest speakers coming from EU jurisdictions.

We look forward to welcoming you to our seminars.

Please register via mail:



Breakfast Seminar (English)
8:00 – 9:00 (Admission from 7:45am)
Clara-Ann Gordon, András Gurovits (Partner, NKF, Zurich)


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Some impressions of our NKF data protection client seminar

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10 April 2017: NKF partner Catherine Grun speaks to NZZ about power of attorney and other legal instruments

Niederer Kraft & Frey partner and Head of Private Clients, Catherine Grun spoke to NZZ about the importance of fully understanding the reach of any legal instrument which gives authority to another to act on your behalf. Catherine also highlights how essential it is to have sound trust in any person to whom you grant a power of attorney.

The article was published in the finance section of the print edition as well as NZZ's online platform on 3 April 2017.

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30 March 2017: Niederer Kraft & Frey becomes partner of the Swiss Finance & Technology Association

Niederer Kraft & Frey (NKF) is proud to announce its partnership with the Swiss Finance & Technology Association. This partnership affirms NKF's strong engagement in the Swiss FinTech industry as well as its position as an innovative and leading law firm in this area. In the last few years, the specialised NKF4Tech Desk has been very active in the area of FinTech.

Patrik Peyer, partner at NKF states: "Our collaboration with innovative startups and young entrepreneurs is very exciting and we are proud that we are able to contribute to these success stories. The partnership with the Swiss Finance & Technology Association is a result of our continuous and longstanding activities in this area and represents a further step to support innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth in Switzerland."

John Hucker, president of the Swiss Finance & Technology Association adds: "With NKF, we have been able to gain an absolute top law firm as a partner. Legal questions are absolutely central in the FinTech industry. NKF's support, knowhow and network in this area are very important for our association and its members and we are pleased about our cooperation."

Luca Bianchi, senior associate at NKF underlines: "Thanks to this partnership, we are able to contribute our experience and wide-ranging insights in the area of FinTech as a partner, benefiting the industry association, strengthening our involvement in the development of Switzerland as a world-class FinTech hub, and advancing the entire FinTech industry."

As the largest Swiss FinTech association, Swiss Finance & Technology Association's mission is to create an ecosystem that enables Switzerland to leverage the potential it has to become a world-class FinTech hub.