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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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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Relocation of Oriflame

Oriflame Cosmetics SA, Luxembourg (OCSA), envisages to relocate the Oriflame group from Luxembourg to Switzerland. The proposed change of domicile is done through a share-for-share offer with the OCSA shareholders invited to exchange their current holdings of shares and Swedish depository receipts in OCSA (OCSA SDRs) for shares in a newly established Swiss company named Oriflame Holding AG (OHAG). The acceptance period of the exchange offer commenced on 26 May 2015 and expires on 15 June 2015. Provided that the exchange offer is successfully completed, OHAG will become the new parent company of OCSA and, thus, the Oriflame group. In connection with the completion of the exchange offer, OCSA SDRs will be delisted and the OHAG shares will be listed on the main market of Nasdaq Stockholm.
 
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) and Nico Bernhard (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


Migros acquires Lüchinger+Schmid-Group

Migros, Switzerland's largest retail company and largest supermarket chain, acquires, through its subsidiary Saviva Swiss Food Services, Lüchinger+Schmid-Group, Switzerland’s leading egg manufacturer and processing company and thereby expands its egg business. Lüchinger+Schmid-Group employs about 270 people in eight sale and two production locations in Flawil SG and Kloten ZH and in 2012 realized total revenues of about CHF 200 million. The transaction is subject to Swiss Competition Commission approval.

Walder Wyss AG advises the acquiror on all legal aspects of this transaction. The Walder Wyss team is led by Markus Vischer (Partner, Corporate/M&A) together with Simon Kehl (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Lucas Hänni (Counsel, Corporate/M&A) and further includes Reto Jacobs (Partner, Antitrust), Gion Giger (Managing Associate, Antitrust), Barbara A. Keiser (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Christoph Stutz (Associate, Employment) and Christian Lütolf (Associate, Corporate/M&A).


Vodafone acquires Cobra

Vodafone Global Enterprise Limited launched a voluntary tender offer in the amount of EUR 145 million (£115 million) for the entire ordinary issued share capital of Cobra Automotive Technologies S.p.A. (Cobra), listed on Italy's Telematic Share Market managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. Vodafone also entered into an agreement with minority shareholders of Cobra's Telematics Swiss subsidiary to acquire their 20% shareholding, conditional on completion of the offer. Cobra is a leading international provider of telematics and security solutions to the automotive and insurance industry, operating through two business units: Cobra Telematics Services, for the supply of telematics services and the development of telematics infrastructure; and Cobra Electronic Systems, focused on the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of electronic systems and components.

Walder Wyss AG has acted as Swiss legal advisor to Vodafone. The team was led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Ueli Sommer(Partner, Employment), Simon Kehl (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Davide Giampaolo (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


Solør Bioenergy Group

Solør Bioenergy Group completes a private placement of SEK 720 million (approx. CHF 100 million) with a group of large international US and UK based industrial companies through their long term pension plans. Solør Bioenergy Group is an industrial group specialized in wood-based bioenergy. Solør Bioenergy Group focuses on buying, operating and developing high quality, sustainable bioenergy assets, thereby creating long-term value for all stakeholders.

Walder Wyss AG has acted as Swiss legal and tax advisor to Solør Bioenergy Group and its existing shareholder. The team was led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Simon Kehl (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax) and Manuel B. Mühlestein (trainee, Corporate/M&A).


Stryker Corporation acquires BERCHTOLD Group

BERCHTOLD Holding AG, Switzerland, was acquired by Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) on 15 April 2014.

BERCHTOLD has been a family-run business providing customer-centric healthcare equipment for the modern operating room for more than 90 years manufacturing and distributing operating room lights, tables and blanket supply concepts. At its production, research and development sites in Tuttlingen (Germany), Schaffhausen (Switzerland) as well as Charleston (USA), BERCHTOLD employs well over 400 people.

Stryker Corporation is a globally leading provider of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, neurotechnology and spine products. Stryker Corporation is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, employs about 25,000 people and provides its products and services in over 100 countries worldwide.

Walder Wyss AG is lead counsel for the transaction and acted as legal and tax advisor to the shareholder of BERCHTOLD. The team was led by Christoph Stäubli (Partner, Corporate/M&A) together with Simon Kehl (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and further included Mark A. Reutter (Partner, IP/IT), Gion Giger (Managing Associate, Antitrust), Peter Hongler (Associate, Tax), Ralph Imoberdorf (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Manuel B. Mühlestein (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


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