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 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
- “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, 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)
“Samuel provided very practical, creative and hands-on advice albeit a very difficult counterparty, demanding timelines and difficult legal questions”
International Law Office, 16 March 2021
Getting The Deal Through, Law Business Research, November 2020
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MLL advised 3 private sellers in M&A transaction regarding the sale of Elpro Group to Bosch
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Islamic Finance 2020 & Markets – LEXOLOGY | Getting the Deal Through
Samuel Ljubicic and Robert Bissig are the authors of the Switzerland chapter in LEXOLOGY | Getting the Deal Through – Islamic Finance & Markets 2020, published by Law Business Research Ltd, London, with John Dewar as contributing editor.More
ICOs: FINMA publishes guidelines on initial coin offerings
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) publishes guidelines for enquiries regarding the regulatory framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs). It sets out therein how it intends to apply financial market legislation in handling enquiries from ICO organisers. On the one hand the guidelines specify the minimum information required by FINMA to process enquiries from market participants. On the other hand the guidelines also set out the principles on which FINMA will respond to them. FINMA creates with this guidelines clarity for market participants.More
Upcoming deadline on 31 March 2016 to comply with revised disclosure rules for significant shareholdings
As of 1 January 2016, revised regulations for the disclosure of significant shareholdings in listed companies and amendments to takeover regulations took effect. Pursuant to the transitory provisions, facts that occurred before 1 January 2016, but trigger a reporting obligation under the new law, must be reported by 31 March 2016.More