Luc Defferrard, partner with Walder Wyss since 2001, advises clients mainly in domestic and cross-border transactions, including among others mergers & acquisitions, financings, capital market and real estate products. In mergers & acquisitions, Luc particularly focuses on private equity and venture capital helping various private equity funds, managers or target companies in the structuring and implementation of their projects. Further, his long business experience with the financing department of UBS helps him having a good understanding of economic matters and therefore providing appropriate advice from a legal perspective.
Born in 1965, Luc Defferrard was educated at the Geneva University (lic. iur. 1987) and was registered as attorney-at-law with the Geneva Bar Registry in 1990. He had working experience for 7 years with UBS in Geneva, Zurich and New York as client manager and project manager in corporate and structured finance. In this function, he has been in charge of developing acquisition finance, project finance and structured trade finance for UBS in the French part of Switzerland. After having worked for another Zurich law firm as associate in 1998 and 1999, Luc joined Walder Wyss at the end of 1999. He is lecturing regularly at universities in private equity and venture capital legal matters.
Luc Defferrard speaks French, German and English. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.
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