Samuel Ljubicic, LL.M.
Samuel Ljubicic, LL.M.

Samuel Ljubicic, LL.M.

Partner, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 06 90
samuel.ljubicic@mll-legal.com

Profile

Samuel Ljubicic practices M&A, banking and finance, capital markets and real estate law. He regularly advises clients on national and cross-border M&A and finance transactions, debt securities and equity investments as well as transfers of credit risks. Furthermore, he has significant experience in real estate transactions and property development.

Samuel Ljubicic regularly advises banks with regard to new business initiatives with exposures to new jurisdictions and new finance products. Recent cross-border transactions include issuance of credit linked notes, securitizations, total return swaps and numerous complex asset backed financing structures, secured by various asset classes, such as fund interests, unfunded commitments, private shares subject to American depository share programs and securities listed in Latin America and the Gulf region. Furthermore, he advises clients on Islamic finance transactions.

He serves as board member and corporate secretary of Swiss corporations. He is also a member of the “Young SECA”, a working group of SECA (Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association) which has, inter alia, the mission to organize networking events to build up a network for interesting start-ups, which are looking for financing.

Samuel Ljubicic joined MLL Legal in 2010 and has been a partner of the firm’s corporate and finance department since 2017. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Lucerne and an LL.M. in international financial law from King’s College London.





Rankings & Awards

Best Lawyers Recognized in 2023Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2022Best Lawyers Recognized in 2021Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2019
  • Samuel Ljubicic is featured as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA, Banking and Finance, 2022
  • Samuel Ljubicic is recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, 2022
  • “Samuel is an outstanding lawyer, very client focused he understands our business and always comes up with very commercial solutions to problems” – IFLR 1000, 2021-22
  • “Samuel provided very practical, creative and hands-on advice albeit a very difficult counterparty, demanding timelines and difficult legal questions” – IFLR 1000, 2021-22
  • “Terrific responsiveness, commercial approach, and client driven objectives” – IFLR1000, Banking, 2020
  • Samuel is praised for his “expertise in corporate aspects and financial transactions” and “is a pleasure to work with” – Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

Deals & Cases

  • Advised 3 private sellers in M&A transaction regarding the sale of Elpro Group to Bosch
  • Advised Gleason, a global leader in gear technology solutions, in acquiring the gear honing machine, workholding and tooling business operations of Daetwyler’s Faessler division for the high-precision hard finishing of gears by way of an asset deal
  • Advised a lender granting several facilities to a subsidiary of a Luxembourg fund (secured by unfunded commitments in the fund and its feeder fund), such financing to be utilized by the borrower, inter alia, to bridge finance acquisitions and/or for issuance of letters of credit/proof of financing
  • Drafting of a new sub-participation model documentation for a major Swiss bank in view of capital adequacy requirements (to improve the treatment of its risk weighted assets and its leverage ratio)
  • Advised DK Company A/S in acquiring part of the business of its former exclusive distributor and retail shop operator in Switzerland, which was subject to bankruptcy proceedings

Education & Admission

  • King’s College, London, LL.M. in International Financial Law (2013)
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (2010)
  • University of Lucerne, MLaw (2007)

Memberships and public offices

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA)

Languages

  • German
  • English

“Terrific responsiveness, commercial approach, and client driven objectives”

IFLR1000, Banking, 2020
More by Samuel Ljubicic

Publications

Islamic Finance & Markets 2023 – Switzerland

Lexology GTDT, Getting The Deal Through, Law Business Research, September 2022
  • EN

Islamic Finance & Markets 2022 – Switzerland

Lexology GTDT, Getting The Deal Through, Law Business Research, November 2021
  • EN

LIBOR transition challenges

International Law Office, 16 March 2021
  • EN

Islamic Finance & Markets 2021

Getting The Deal Through, Law Business Research, November 2020
  • EN