Simon Kehl
M.A. HSG in Law, LL.M, Attorney at Law

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Simon Kehl is managing associate in Walder Wyss’ Corporate & Commercial team. He focuses his practice on domestic and international M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions as well as on corporate reorganizations and restructurings. Simon Kehl also supports corporate clients with respect to their corporate governance and his experience further includes capital market law and stock exchange regulations. Additionally, Simon Kehl advises corporate clients on all matters of corporate and commercial law related to their daily operations.

Born in 1981, Simon Kehl studied at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) (M.A. HSG in Law 2006) and at the University of California, Berkeley (LL.M. 2013). In addition to his practice, Simon Kehl is a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Before joining Walder Wyss, he worked as an attorney and as a trainee in a law firm in St. Gallen.

Simon Kehl’s professional languages are English and German. He also speaks French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Simon Kehl
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 06


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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Simon Kehl
M.A. HSG in Law, LL.M, Attorney at Law

Simon Kehl is managing associate in Walder Wyss’ Corporate & Commercial team. He focuses his practice on domestic and international M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions as well as on corporate reorganizations and restructurings. Simon Kehl also supports corporate clients with respect to their corporate governance and his experience further includes capital market law and stock exchange regulations. Additionally, Simon Kehl advises corporate clients on all matters of corporate and commercial law related to their daily operations.

Born in 1981, Simon Kehl studied at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) (M.A. HSG in Law 2006) and at the University of California, Berkeley (LL.M. 2013). In addition to his practice, Simon Kehl is a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Before joining Walder Wyss, he worked as an attorney and as a trainee in a law firm in St. Gallen.

Simon Kehl’s professional languages are English and German. He also speaks French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Simon Kehl
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 06

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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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).


Sale of SIAS, leading supplier of OME laboratory automation to TECN

On 30 November 2015 the sale of all of the shares of SAS AG, Hombrechtikon, to SIX Exchange listed Tecan Group AG (TECN) was successfully completed. SIAS AG is a leading OME supplier of a wide range of laboratory automation solutions.

Walder Wyss acted as legal advisor to the Majority Shareholders of SIAS AG. The team included Christoph Stäubli (Corporate/M&A, Partner), Martin Busenhart (Tax, Partner), Simon Kehl (Corporate/M&A, Managing Associate) and Valentin Wiesner (Corporate/M&A, Trainee).


GetYourGuide raises USD 50 Mio Series C Round

GetYourGuide, the leading online marketplace for travel activities, announced a USD 50 million financing round led by KKR. The company’s existing investors Spark Capital, Highland Capital Partners and Sunstone, as well as new investors such as Nokia Growth Partners, will join KKR in its investment.

GetYourGuide was founded 2009 in Switzerland and is now headquartered in Berlin. The company is managed by its co-founders, Johannes Reck and Tao Tao, and backed by industry veterans Kees Koolen (former CEO of booking.com) and Fritz Demopoulos (founder of Qunar.com) as well as leading venture capital firms Spark Capital and Highland Capital Partners.

Walder Wyss advised GetYourGuide on the transaction. The team was led by Florian Gunz Niedermann (Corporate/M&A, Partner) and further included Simon Kehl (Corporate/M&A, Managing Associate), Christian Lütolf (Corporate/M&A, Associate) and Maurus Winzap (Tax, Partner).


Arval completes Acquisition of GE Capital Fleet Services in Europe

Arval, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, completed the acquisition of GE Capital's European fleet services business. With this acquisition, Arval becomes number one in Europe in full service multi-brand vehicle leasing. The scope of the transaction included more than 160,000 vehicles in 12 European countries, with total vehicles assets amounting to around EUR 2.4 billion. The deal is part of a global transaction in which Element Financial, Arval's strategic partner in North America, acquired GE Capital Fleet Services’ businesses in the United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. As a result, the Element-Arval Global Alliance now becomes a global leader with a fleet of more than 3 million vehicles in 47 countries.

Walder Wyss advised Arval in this transaction as to all matters of Swiss law. The team was led by Simon Kehl (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and included Markus Pfenninger (Partner, Banking Finance), Jürg Schneider (Partner, IP/IT), Elisabeth Moskric (Counsel, Banking Finance), Simone Wetzstein (Associate, Employment), Christian Lütolf (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Valentin Wiesner (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


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).


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