Daniel Schoch, LL.M.
Daniel Schoch, LL.M.

Daniel Schoch, LL.M.

Partner, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 04 10
daniel.schoch@mll-legal.com

Profile

Daniel Schoch specializes in private M&A, private equity and capital market transactions. He also advises lenders and borrowers in virtually every type of financing transaction with a main focus on syndicated loans, asset-based finance and bilateral loan agreements for high net worth individuals. Daniel Schoch has the specialized project management know-how required to oversee complex and international transactions that involve the coordination of multi-jurisdictional teams.

His clients include start-ups as well as listed companies such as Meyer Burger Technology Ltd or Bellevue Group Ltd. He has been a partner and member of the firm’s Corporate & M&A and banking and finance department since 2011. He also serves on the boards of directors of Spital Männedorf Ltd, Smyths Toys Ltd and Cayago Ltd, which contributes to his sound knowledge of the healthcare and retail industries. He is fluent in German and English. Daniel Schoch is recommended by The Legal 500 and by Who’s Who Legal, in which he is described as “superb” as well as “client-oriented and results driven”.





Rankings & Awards

Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2024IFLR 1000 Highly Regarded 2023Best Lawyers Daniel Schoch 2024Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2023Leaders League Ranked Firm 2023Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2022IFLR 1000 Highly Regarded Leading Lawyers 2022IFLR 1000 Highly Regarded 31st editionLegal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2021Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2020Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2019Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2018
  • “Daniel Schoch is our trusted and highly valued advisor. His understanding of the business needs and the many stakeholders and interests at play, make him a pragmatic and efficient negotiator. We also appreciate his calm approach to the most complex questions and challenging situations” – Legal 500 EMEA, Banking and Finance: Zurich, 2024
  • “Daniel is always very responsive, pragmatic and highly professional” – IFLR 1000, 2023
  • “Daniel Schoch is a great attorney to work with. He is very knowledgeable, always accessible, and very business minded. He not only provides sound legal advice, but always keeps the business aspects in mind and has a pragmatic and solution-oriented approach to legal issues” – Legal 500 EMEA, Banking and Finance: Zurich, 2023
  • “Daniel Schoch: highly professional, very efficient, deep know how” – Legal 500 EMEA, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, 2022
  • Daniel Schoch is recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA, Banking and Finance, 2022
  • Daniel Schoch is featured as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA, Capital Markets, 2022
  • “Highly available and professional. Clearly highlighting potential issued and roadblocks, and proactively suggesting solutions, even beyond expected boundaries. Clearly exceeding expectations. Very customer oriented mindset” – IFLR 1000, 2021-22
  • “Great negotiations skills and good understanding of clients’ needs” – IFLR 1000, 2021-22
  • The Legal 500 EMEA has been recommending Daniel Schoch since 2014

Deals & Cases

  • MLL Legal advised SKP Investments SICAV, Teilfond MW Storage Fund with regard to its investment as an anchor investor into a 200 MWh battery storage power plant in Arzberg, Germany. A joint project of MW Storage Fund together with Reichmuth & Co Infrastructure, as majority shareholder, and Bayernwerk AG and Zukunftsenergie Nordostbayern GmbH.
    The battery storage power plant in Arzberg/Germany has a connection capacity of 100 MWh and a storage capacity of 200 MWh. This makes it one of the largest installations currently planned in Germany. With the construction of the plant in Arzberg, the project partners are financing an important infrastructure for the energy transition, as the realisation of the energy transition requires not only the expansion of renewable energies but also a significant expansion of storage capacities. The entire battery storage power plant is expected to be completed and operational by early 2025.
  • Advised Crest Rock Partners, a Denver-based private equity fund, on a transaction that led to a strategic growth investment in Pitcher AG
  • Advised the founding shareholders of Zebrabox in the sale of a stake of their shares to a new investor and the negotiation of finance agreements
  • Advised the sole shareholder on the sale of ABC Dental AG to ADMETOS GmbH
  • Advised Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., a member of the listed DIC Group, in the acquisition of all shares of Sensient Imaging Technologies SA, a supplier of high quality digital inks, and certain other international assets related to the production of inks held by several affiliates of the target’s shareholder, Sensient Technologies Corporation
  • Representing an international textile company in the negotiation of a pan-European factoring agreement (including coordination of eight local law firms in foreign jurisdictions)
  • Advised PEAT GmbH (well known for its agro-tech app Plantix) in the acquisition of Zurich based start-up Salesbee together with its subsidiary in India. Salesbee is a B2B platform for the digitalization of the agricultural market in India
  • Advising the board of directors of Toys R Us Ltd in connection with the global restructuring and the Chapter 11 proceedings in the USA
  • Represented Bellevue Group AG in connection with the acquisition of adbodmer AG
  • Support of Semtech (International) AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Semtech Corporation (listed on NASDAQ) and a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms in the acquisition of Trackio International AG and its subsidiaries Trackio GmbH and TrackNet Inc
  • Representation of Calida Holding AG in all matters relating to the negotiation and documentation of a syndicated loan agreement
  • Advised listed Meyer Burger Technology AG in connection with a three pillar recapitalization program including an offering of new terms to holders of a CHF 100 Mio. convertible bond, a renegotiation of a CHF 60 Mio. syndicated facilities agreement and a share capital increase of CHF 164.5 Mio
  • Represented a ship owning company in all matters relating to a complex and international re-financing transaction involving the re-negotiation of one syndicated loan agreement and seven bilateral loan agreements in parallel
  • Advising ayondo Holding AG in all aspects relating to an innovative reverse takeover transaction with Starland Holdings. Following the completion of the transaction ayondo Holding AG will be listed on the Singapore Exchange
  • Representing listed Bellevue Group AG in the acquisition of Star Capital AG, a German based asset management company
  • Representing GoPro Inc. in connection with the acquisition of ETH spin-off Skybotix AG
  • Represented 90 individual shareholders of Prionics AG in the sale of their shares to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leading provider for farm animal diagnostics

Education & Admission

  • University of Bristol, LL.M. (2006)
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (2003)
  • University of St. Gallen, lic. iur. (2001)

Memberships and public offices

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of the board of directors of Spital Männedorf Ltd, Smyths Toys Ltd and Cayago Ltd

Languages

  • German
  • English


Publications



Firm News

Daniel Schoch is featured as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA, Capital Markets, 2022