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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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

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).


Glarner Kantonalbank issues CHF 100m Additional Tier 1 Bond

Die Glarner Kantonalbank (GLKB) hat erfolgreich eine Additional Tier 1 nachrangige ewige Anleihe im Umfang von 100 Millionen Franken platziert (Ausgabedatum 27. November 2015). Der Coupon für die ersten fünf Jahre wurde auf 2.625% festgelegt. Die Zürcher und die Glarner Kantonalbank handelten als Joint Lead Manager. Die Anleihe qualifiziert als Additional Tier 1 Capital unter der Eigenmittelverordnung.

Walder Wyss hat die GLKB als Rechtsberaterin bei der Emission und Platzierung der Anleihe beraten. Das Walder Wyss Team umfasste Lukas Wyss (Partner, Banking Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Ramona Wyss (Associate, Banking Finance), Matthias Lötscher (Associate, Banking Finance) und Fabienne Limacher (Associate, Tax).


Oriflame: Relocation with Cross-Border Merger Completed

Oriflame Holding AG (OHAG) acquired through a public share-for-share exchange offer from the shareholders of Oriflame Cosmetics SA, Luxemburg (OCSA) approx. 97.7% of all shares and Swedish depository receipts in OCSA (OCSA SDRs). In connection with the successful completion of the exchange offer, OCSA SDRs were delisted and the OHAG shares became listed on the main market of Nasdaq Stockholm. OHAG (as acquiring entity) and OCSA (as acquired entity) completed the transaction through a cross-border merger.

Walder Wyss acts as Swiss legal advisor to Oriflame Holding AG. The team is led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) together with Simon Kehl (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and further includes Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax), Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Ueli Sommer (Partner, Employment), Barbara A. Keiser (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax), Tervel Stoyanov (Associate, Finance), Dario N. Galli (Trainee, Corporate/M&A) and Nico Bernhard (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


Computershare aquires SIX SAG Ltd

On 9 July 2015, the shareholder in SIX SAG Ltd (SIX Securities Services Ltd) and Computershare Limited entered into a share purchase agreement under which Computershare Limited purchased all shares (100%) in SIX SAG Ltd. The consummation of the share purchase agreement is planned to occur in December 2015.

SIX SAG Ltd is the Swiss market leader in the field of share register and special share register management and the staging of general meetings for other companies. SIX SAG Ltd is part of SIX Securities Services. Computershare is the global market leader in the area of bank-independent issuer services.

Walder Wyss has advised Computershare Limited in this transaction. The team has been led by Alexander Niktine (Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Partner) and Alexandre Both (Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Managing Associate) and further included Lukas Wyss (Banking Finance, Partner), Sarah Schulthess (Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Associate), David M. Hill (Arbeitsrecht, Associate), Dirk Spacek (IP/IT, Associate), Kim N. Leuch (IP/IT, Associate), Dan Schmelzer (Banking Finance, Associate) and Janine Corti (Tax, Associate).


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