Adriano Antonietti
lic. iur., Attorney at Law
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Adriano Antonietti advises domestic and foreign banking and financial institutions, as well as collective investment schemes and asset managers on a wide range of matters, in particular regulatory issues, private placements, the drafting of banking contracts and certain tax related matters (FATCA, CRS). He also defends banks and their clients in a number of disputes and deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial law. His main fields include financial products and services, including regulatory aspects, as well as corporate and commercial matters.

In 2005, Adriano Antonietti obtained a law degree (lic. iur.) from the University of Fribourg. Before joining Walder Wyss he worked as a senior associate with another major law firm in Geneva and Zurich.

Adriano Antonietti speaks French, English, German, and Italian. He also has some fair knowledge of Russian. He is registered with the Geneva Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Direct phone: +41 58 658 30 13


Walder Wyss Ltd.
10 Rue d'Italie
P.O. Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 30 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Adriano Antonietti
lic. iur., Attorney at Law
Partner

Adriano Antonietti advises domestic and foreign banking and financial institutions, as well as collective investment schemes and asset managers on a wide range of matters, in particular regulatory issues, private placements, the drafting of banking contracts and certain tax related matters (FATCA, CRS). He also defends banks and their clients in a number of disputes and deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial law. His main fields include financial products and services, including regulatory aspects, as well as corporate and commercial matters.

In 2005, Adriano Antonietti obtained a law degree (lic. iur.) from the University of Fribourg. Before joining Walder Wyss he worked as a senior associate with another major law firm in Geneva and Zurich.

Adriano Antonietti speaks French, English, German, and Italian. He also has some fair knowledge of Russian. He is registered with the Geneva Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Adriano Antonietti
Direct phone: +41 58 658 30 13

Walder Wyss Ltd.
10 Rue d'Italie
P.O. Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 30 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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We are pleased to announce that our employees Adriano Antonietti, Robert Desax, Thiemo Sturny and David Vasella, have been appointed as partners in our firm, effective from 1st of January, 2019.

Adriano Antonietti advises domestic and foreign banking and financial institutions, as well as collective investment schemes and asset managers on a wide range of matters, in particular regulatory issues, private placements, the drafting of banking contracts and certain tax related matters (FATCA, CRS). He also defends banks and their clients in a number of disputes and deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial law. His main fields include financial products and services, including regulatory aspects, as well as corporate and commercial matters.

Robert Desax works in the fields of national and international taxation. He represents clients in controversial tax matters and assists private clients regarding the tax aspects of estate and wealth planning. He regularly advises on cross-border matters, especially on the application of double tax treaties, on issues in connection with the refund of Swiss withholding taxes in international structures, on the Swiss tax treatment of trusts as well as on the redomiciliation of individuals and businesses to Switzerland.

Thiemo Sturny advises domestic and foreign clients in all fields of company law, including national and international M&A transactions, restructurings and questions of corporate governance. He also specialises in credit financing, capital market transactions and supporting start-up’s in private equity financing matters. Thiemo Sturny publishes regularly in his fields of expertise and is lecturing in the LL.M. post-graduate degree programme at the University of Zurich.

David Vasella advises and represents companies on all questions of information and technology law. He specializes in data protection, intellectual property and contract law, especially in connection with the monetization of data and the digitization of business processes, and supports in data protection law compliance. He regularly gives talks and publishes in his fields of expertise. 

In addition, Christoph Stutz and Daniel Zimmerli have been promoted to Counsel and Fabienne Anner, Monique Sturny, Simone Wetzstein, Roger Ammann, Marius Breier, Alexander Eichhorn, André Kuhn, Boris Räber and Martin Zobl have been promoted to Managing Associates. All promotions are effective as of 1st of January, 2019. 

Christoph Stutz focuses on employment law, pension and social security law as well as contract and corporate law. He advises clients on all legal matters relating to human resources and assists international, domestic and foreign clients in obtaining work and residence permits for their executives and employees. In transactions, he advises clients in labour, pension and social security matters. He represents parties in labour and pension law disputes before all Swiss courts.

Daniel Zimmerli’s preferred areas of practice cover Antitrust Law, Administrative Law, Economic Constitutional Law as well as Administrative Procedure. He has an in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure (telecommunications, energy, public transport, postal services) and the healthcare sector. He advises and represents clients both in courts and before administrative bodies.

Fabienne Anner’s preferred areas of practice include contract, corporate and commercial law and mergers & acquisitions.

Roger Ammann advises Swiss and international financial institutions and corporations on all aspects of banking and financial markets law, stock exchange and capital market law, mergers & acquisitions as well as contract, corporate and commercial law.

Marius Breier works in the fields of domestic and international corporate tax as well as individual tax. Marius Breier focuses particularly on national and international corporate reorganisations, restructurings, structured finance, financial and insurance products as well as private clients.

Alexander Eichhorn’s preferred areas of practice include domestic and international M&A and corporation, economic, banking and finance law. Alexander Eichhorn specializes in collective investment schemes law and deals with all questions regarding investment funds, the distribution of investment funds and the relevant licensing. He also publishes in his areas of expertise on a regular basis.

André Kuhn advises institutional and private investors as well as owners and users of real estate in all aspects of real estate law, particularly real estate transactions, tenancy law, private building law and Lex Koller issues. In addition, André Kuhn's practice focuses on corporate law, corporate reorganizations, financial market regulation as well as general commercial and contract law. He has a special focus on advising Swiss investment foundations (Anlagestiftungen) as well as their investors and asset managers on all regulatory aspects.

Boris Räber’s preferred areas of practice include contract, corporate and commercial law and mergers & acquisitions. In doing so, he also advises startups and investors on financing rounds, participation plans and further legal issues surrounding their daily business.

Monique Sturny advises Swiss and international companies with respect to all aspects of competition law, distribution law and data protection law, including contract law matters. Monique Sturny helps setting up of distribution systems and drafting of distribution agreements. She regularly supports in competition law and data protection compliance matters. She represents clients in competition law and data protection proceedings before courts and administrative bodies. She regularly speaks and publishes in her fields of expertise.

Simone Wetzstein specializes in the areas of employment, social security and residence law and also practices in contract and corporate law. She advises in contentious and non-contentious matters and appears on behalf of her clients in the Swiss courts. Simone has a particular interest and legal expertise in antidiscrimination law and matters of gender equality.

Martin Zobl’s preferred areas of practice include public and administrative law, administrative procedure as well as contract law. He has particular experience in the life sciences and health sector, the energy and infrastructure sector as well as in government procurement and data protection matters. In addition, Martin Zobl has a solid background in European (institutional) law and public international law. He advises and represents clients both in courts and before administrative bodies and he publishes in his areas of expertise on a regular basis.


Nestlé S.A. acquires majority stake in Terrafertil

On 4 September 2018 Nestlé completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Terrafertil, a natural foods company and main global producer of goldenberries, following approval of relevant antitrust authorities. 

Terrafertil, and its flagship brand 'NATURE'S HEART®', is recognized for its wide portfolio of natural and mostly organic products. It is the world’s largest buyer of goldenberries (Physalis), an Andean superfood high in vitamins and antioxidants. The transaction includes all of Terrafertil’s operations and assets in the seven countries where it operates. 

With this new investment, Nestlé is very well positioned to be the leader in the plant-food based segment in Zone Americas with the addition of the NATURE'S HEART and ESSENTIAL LIVING FOODS brands. 

Walder Wyss advised Nestlé as Swiss legal advisor in this transaction. The Walder Wyss team was led by Luc Defferrard (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Adriano Antonietti (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Lara Alec (Associate, Corporate/M&A).


Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG and Banque J. Safra Sarasin (Luxembourg) S.A. entered into a final asset purchase agreement with Bank Hapoalim B.M., Israel, and Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd

In October 2017, J. Safra Sarasin Group announced it had signed an agreement to acquire Bank Hapoalim’s private banking businesses in Luxembourg and Switzerland, operating as Bank Hapoalim Switzerland Ltd with offices in Zurich and Luxembourg. The agreement covered qualifying clients and their relationship management teams who are focused on private banking clients across Israel and Europe.

On April 11, 2018, Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG and Banque J. Safra Sarasin (Luxembourg) S.A. entered into a final asset purchase agreement with Bank Hapoalim B.M., Israel, and Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd on the sale of a majority of the portfolio of international private banking customers of Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd in its branches in Switzerland and Luxembourg. As part of the transaction, a number of relationship managers and other employees of Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd, of its Luxembourg branch and of its subsidiary and representative office in Israel, are expected to transfer to J. Safra Sarasin. The completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and certain other conditions.

Walder Wyss advised Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG and Banque J. Safra Sarasin (Luxembourg) S.A. on the transaction. The team was led by Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Banking and Corporate/M&A) and included Adriano Antonietti (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Laurent Schmidt (Associate, Corporate/M&A).


Migros acquires Tipesca

The Migros Group, through Mérat & Cie. SA, has acquired Tipesca SA, a company incorporated in the canton of Tessin. Tipesca offers a wide range of fish products.

Walder Wyss acted as legal advisor to the Migros Group. The team was led by Alexandre Both (Counsel, Corporate/M&A) and further included Adriano Antonietti (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Dirk Spacek (Managing Associate, IP), Alex Domeniconi (Associate, Corporate/Commercial) and Louis Christe (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


J. Safra Sarasin Holding AG to acquire Credit Suisse (Monaco) S.A.M. and Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Limited

On 22 March 2016, J. Safra Sarasin Holding AG entered into an agreement with Credit Suisse AG regarding the sale and purchase of all shares in Credit Suisse (Monaco) S.A.M. The transaction is subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approvals and is expected to complete before the end of 2016. Once the transaction is completed, the combined operations would rank among the largest banks in Monaco.

On the same day, J. Safra Sarasin Holding AG entered into a separate agreement with Credit Suisse AG regarding the sale and purchase of all shares in Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Limited. Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) has been operating since 1987 and is considered as one of the leading banks in Gibraltar.

Walder Wyss is advising J. Safra Sarasin Holding AG on both transactions. The Walder Wyss team includes Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance), Adriano Antonietti (Associate, Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance), Michael Isler (Managing Associate, IP/IT) and Reto Jacobs (Partner, Antitrust).


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