Lukas Wyss
lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

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Lukas Wyss is a partner in the Banking & Finance Team. He advises banks, insurers and other companies in connection with finance transactions, capital market transactions and more generally in regulatory, securities and corporate law matters. In finance, he focuses on corporate debt finance, leveraged finance, asset finance (including real estate finance), acquisition finance and structured finance and securitisation.

Born in 1975, Lukas Wyss was educated at Zurich University and Lausanne University (lic. iur. 2000) and Columbia University, New York, USA (LL.M. 2006, James Kent Scholar). He was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2002. He gained working experience as a District Court law clerk (Meilen, ZH) and as attorney at major law firms in Zurich and New York.

Lukas Wyss speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Lukas Wyss
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 01


Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Lukas Wyss
lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

Lukas Wyss is a partner in the Banking & Finance Team. He advises banks, insurers and other companies in connection with finance transactions, capital market transactions and more generally in regulatory, securities and corporate law matters. In finance, he focuses on corporate debt finance, leveraged finance, asset finance (including real estate finance), acquisition finance and structured finance and securitisation.

Born in 1975, Lukas Wyss was educated at Zurich University and Lausanne University (lic. iur. 2000) and Columbia University, New York, USA (LL.M. 2006, James Kent Scholar). He was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2002. He gained working experience as a District Court law clerk (Meilen, ZH) and as attorney at major law firms in Zurich and New York.

Lukas Wyss speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Lukas Wyss
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 01

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Practical Law: Structured finance and securitisation in Switzerland: overview

by Lukas Wyss, Johannes A. Bürgi and Maurus Winzap
in: "Practical Law, Multi-jurisdictional Guide, Structured finance and securitisation"
UK 2016 (www.practicallaw.com)















Buyback of equity and debt securities in Switzerland

co-authored by Markus Pfenninger and Lukas Wyss
in: "PLC Capital Markets 2011"
London 2011


Recent Developments of Swiss Disclosure Rules relating to Significant Shareholdings

co-authored by Urs P. Gnos and Lukas Wyss
in: "LexisNexis"
2010



Swiss Disclosure Rules on Significant Shareholdings

co-authored by Urs P. Gnos and Lukas Wyss
in: Center for International Legal Studies (Editor[s]), "The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business"
Volume 32, Salzburg 2010, pp. 351–386




Kommentar zu Art. 68, 69, 152–157, 159 Kollektivanlagegesetz (KAG)(Commentary to Art. 68, 69, 152–157, 159 of the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act)

by Lukas Wyss
in: "Basler Kommentare"
Basel/Geneva/Munich 2009







Deals and Cases

Cembra's CHF 200'000'000 Swiss Auto Lease ABS transaction 2016-1 listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange

On 23 June 2016, Cembra Money Bank AG (Cembra) closed its fourth auto lease securitization transaction involving the issue by Swiss Auto Lease 2016-1 GmbH (the Issuer) of CHF 200,000,000 0.22 per cent. Asset-Backed Class A Notes due 2026 and CHF 22,600,000 0.40 per cent. Asset-Backed Class B Notes due 2026 to the Swiss capital market. The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of auto lease assets originated by Cembra and transferred to the Issuer.
 
Walder Wyss advised Cembra also on this fourth transaction on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal tax and VAT aspects of the transaction. The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax), Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Julia Lehner (Associate, Finance) and David Henseler (Trainee, Finance).


Swisscard AECS GmbH

On 15 June 2016, Swisscard AECS GmbH (the Originator) closed its fifth credit card securitization transaction involving the issue by Swiss Credit Card Issuance 2016-1 AG (Issuer) of CHF 190,000,000 0.130 per cent Asset-Backed Class A Notes (due 2021), CHF 6,000,000 1.250 per cent Asset-Backed Class B Notes (due 2021) and CHF 4,000,000 2.500 per cent Asset-Backed Class C Notes (due 2021) to the Swiss capital market. All Notes are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of Swiss Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit card receivables originated by Swisscard – a joint venture between Credit Suisse and American Express. The transaction was again issued through Swisscard’s credit card receivables securitization platform.
 
The proceeds of the transaction has mainly been used to refinance the Originator’s second securitization transaction that was redeemed in full on 15 June 2016. Also, the transactions has been structured to reflect the fact that the originator role has been transferred from Credit Suisse to Swisscard as a consequence of the business transfer from Credit Suisse to Swisscard which included the transfer of the credit card receivables portfolio from Credit Suisse to Swisscard as of June 30, 2015. Simultaneously, the Originators' credit card receivables securitization platform and the current third and fourth credit card securitization transaction involving the issue by Swiss Credit Card Issuance 2015-1 AG and Swiss Credit Card Issuance 2015-2 AG of Asset-Backed Class A Notes, Asset-Backed Class B Notes and Asset-Backed Class C Notes (due 2020/2022) have been partially amended and restated to reflect and address the business transfer.
 
Walder Wyss advised Swisscard and Credit Suisse (as leaving Originator) on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction. The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax), Thomas S. Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Julia Lehner (Associate, Finance), Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Associate, Finance), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax) and Sebastian Müller (Trainee, Finance).


AMAG Leasing: Second Auto Lease CHF 515m ABS Transaction (Dual Tranche 2016-/2016-2)

On 4 May 2016, AMAG Leasing AG closed its second auto lease securitization transaction. The transaction was structured as a dual trance transaction involving the issuance of notes with various terms, issued by two separate SPVs. Swiss Car ABS 2016-1 AG (the 2016-1 Issuer) issued CHF 200,000,000 0.15 percent Asset-Backed Class A Notes due 2026 (2y soft bullet) and CHF 15,000,000 1.125 percent Asset-Backed Class B Notes due 2026 (2y soft bullet) and Swiss Car ABS 2016-2 AG (the 2016-2 Issuer) issued CHF 300,000,000 0.30 percent Asset-Backed Class A Notes due 2026 (4y soft bullet). The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are each backed by a portfolio of auto lease assets originated by AMAG Leasing AG and transferred to the Issuers. The Class Notes are rated "AAAsf" by Fitch and "Aaa(sf)" by Moody’s and the Class B Notes are rated «AA+sf» by Fitch and «A1(sf)» by Moody’s. UBS Investment Bank acted as Lead Manager, Sole Bookrunner and Co-Arranger, Credit Suisse and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as Senior Co-Manager and StormHarbour acted as Co-Arrangers and Co-Manager (Class B Notes) on this transaction.

Walder Wyss advised AMAG Leasing AG on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction. The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Julia Lehner (Associate, Finance), David Borer (Associate, Finance), Fabienne Limacher (Associate, Tax) and Sebastian Müller (Trainee, Finance).


Succession Plan DT Swiss

Two members of the board of directors/shareholders of DT Swiss Group AG have acquired all outstanding shares in the course of a succession planning structured as a leveraged buyout (LBO). DT Swiss is a globally renowned manufacturer of bicycle components with branches in the USA, the EU and Asia. Around 500 employees develop, produce and market DT Swiss’ first-class products around the world.

Walder Wyss has comprehensively advised the board members/acquiring shareholders as to structuring as well as regarding all tax and legal aspects of this transaction. The team included Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Lukas Wyss (Partner, Banking/Finance), Simon Kehl (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax), Fabian Glässer (Associate, Banking/Finance) and Valentin Wiesner (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


AMAG Leasing: Inaugural Auto Lease ABS 2015-1

On 3 December 2015, AMAG Leasing AG closed its inaugural auto lease securitization transaction involving the issue by Swiss Car ABS 2015-1 AG (the Issuer) of CHF 310,400,000 0.20 percent Asset-Backed Class A Notes due 2025. The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of auto lease assets originated by AMAG Leasing AG and transferred to the Issuer. The Notes are rated "AAAsf" by Fitch and "Aaa(sf)" by Moody’s. UBS Investment Bank acted as Lead Manager, Sole Bookrunner and Co-Arranger, Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as Senior Co-Manager and StormHarbour acted as Co-Arrangers on this transaction.

Walder Wyss advised AMAG Leasing AG on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction. The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Thomas S. Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), David Borer (Associate, Finance), Martina Nüesch (Associate, Finance), Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Associate, Finance), Fabienne Limacher (Associate, Tax) and David Henseler (Trainee, Finance).


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