Corporate & M&A

We are your one-stop shop for national and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions as well as projects related to corporate and commercial law. In addition to listed companies, our clients include numerous small and medium-sized enterprises that are characteristic of the Swiss economy, private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, institutional investors and private investors. In addition to their work as lawyers, many of our partners sit on the boards of directors of companies. This means that not only are they able to answer your legal questions, but they also have the ability to assess a project from a business perspective thanks to their practical work. So in addition to high-quality legal and innovative advice, you will also receive pragmatic and practicable solutions. Our services are rounded off by our notary team who can provide you with efficient and flexible notary services.

Our team can offer you access to experts on the following topics in particular:

Companies experience different stages of development. Our lawyers have the legal answers to any challenges related to corporate law that may arise. We can advise you on all matters from founding, preparing all the necessary internal company regulations, reviewing and drafting commercial contracts and general terms and conditions, to capital increases and reductions, restructurings and liquidations.

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Our dynamic and motivated M&A and Private Equity Team has years of experience and the necessary size to structure and efficiently implement your national and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. In addition to listed and medium-sized companies, we advise private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, institutional and private investors and boards or directors and managers from Switzerland and abroad.

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Our notary team in Baar, Zug provides you with access to notarial services at favourable conditions and with the utmost flexibility in terms of time. Our notaries serve national and international clients not only in all notarizations related to corporate law, but also in the notarization and implementation of prenuptial agreements, wills and inheritance contracts as well as advance healthcare directives and living wills.

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Our public M&A team designs and implements acquisition and disposition strategies for public companies (including friendly and hostile tender offers) and represents strategic and financial buyers, sellers, and their respective financial advisors in all kinds of cross-border and domestic public M&A transactions. These range from complex pre-transaction carve-outs to public takeovers in the form of auctions processes, takeover defense strategies and manuals, squeeze-outs, mergers, demergers/spin-offs and other divestment procedures for public companies.

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“We found the team at MLL Legal to be highly responsive, able to accept meetings with little lead time and at early hours of the day. We appreciated their follow-up when we were distracted with other matters and felt they were defending our interests professionally and efficiently. I also considered that the lead lawyer was a very effective negotiator: finding a good compromise acceptable to both parties without damaging the working partnership required afterwards”

Legal 500 EMEA, Commercial, Corporate & M&A, 2022

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Publications

Swiss corporate law reform: new instruments for structuring M&A transactions

International Law Office, 26 October 2022
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Swiss Corporate Law Reform: Main Changes

MLL Newsportal, 30 August 2022
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Cryptocurrencies as contribution in kind for foundations and capital increases

Translation into English of Anwaltsrevue article "Kryptowährungen als Sacheinlage bei Gründungen und Kapitalerhöhungen", May 2022
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Vorbereitung und Durchführung der GV (inkl. neues Aktienrecht)

Referent am Seminar für Sekretäre des Verwaltungsrates - Optimale Aufgabenerfüllung und Best Practice, Hochschule Luzern, 15. Juni 2022
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