Alexander Eichhorn
Dr. iur. HSG, Attorney at Law

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Alexander Eichhorn is a managing associate in Walder Wyss' Corporate & Commercial team. His 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.

Alexander Eichhorn studied at the University of St.Gallen (BA 2007; MA 2009; Dr. iur. HSG 2014). Before his admission to the bar, he worked as a trainee at a major business law firm in Zurich and at the District Court of St.Gallen. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Alexander Eichhorn worked as intern in a business law firm in Bangkok, Thailand, and as a lawyer in a leading international business law firm in Zurich.

Alexander Eichhorn's professional languages are German and English. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 10


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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Alexander Eichhorn
Dr. iur. HSG, Attorney at Law

Alexander Eichhorn is a managing associate in Walder Wyss' Corporate & Commercial team. His 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.

Alexander Eichhorn studied at the University of St.Gallen (BA 2007; MA 2009; Dr. iur. HSG 2014). Before his admission to the bar, he worked as a trainee at a major business law firm in Zurich and at the District Court of St.Gallen. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Alexander Eichhorn worked as intern in a business law firm in Bangkok, Thailand, and as a lawyer in a leading international business law firm in Zurich.

Alexander Eichhorn's professional languages are German and English. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Alexander Eichhorn
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 10

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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Kollektivanlagenrecht: Einige Fragen, Antworten und Bemerkungen aus der Praxis(Droit des placements collectifs: questions, réponses et remarques issues de la pratique)

by Theodor Härtsch and Alexander Eichhorn
in: "GesKR" 4/2018, pp. 436 ff.


Regulation of collective investment schemes in Switzerland

by Alexander Eichhorn
co-authored by Theodor Härtsch and Maurus Winzap
in: Christian H. Kälin (Hrsg.) (Editor[s]), "Switzerland Business & Investment Handbook"
4th Revised Edition, Sinzheim 2017, p. 742


When staying single makes perfect financial sense

by Alexander Eichhorn
in: "EMEA Legal Insights Bulletin" Vol. 27 No 1, pp. 28 et seqq.


Authorities chew over debate regarding imported foods

by Alexander Eichhorn and Eva-Maria Strobel
in: "EMEA Legal Insights Bulletin" 1 September 2014


Will Switzerland Back Down? The "Cassis de Dijon Principle" and Foodstuffs

by Alexander Eichhorn and Eva-Maria Strobel
in: "European Food and Feed Law Review" 4/2014, pp. 266 ff.


Kollektive Kapitalanlagen für qualifizierte Anlegerinnen und Anleger nach dem Bundesgesetz über die kollektiven Kapitalanlagen (KAG)(Collective Investment Schemes for qualified Investors under the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA))

by Alexander Eichhorn
11, Zurich / St.Gallen 2014


Deals and Cases

Promotions at Walder Wyss

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.


IPO Athris AG

On June 15, 2018, Athris AG (formerly Athris Holding AG) (Athris) successfully listed its registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 5.00 on the BX Swiss AG.

Walder Wyss advised Athris on the IPO. The team was led by Theodor Härtsch (Capital Markets, Partner) and Urs Schenker (Corporate / M&A, Senior Counsel) and further included Alexander Eichhorn (Corporate, Capital Markets, Associate) and Jenny Süess (Corporate / M&A, Associate).


Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSRE: AJG) acquires majority interest in Hesse & Partner AG

On June 11, 2018, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Swiss-based Hesse & Partner AG and Hesse Consulting GmbH. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is a global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm headquartered at in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The firm was established in 1927 and is currently the third largest insurance broker in the world. Founded in 1997, Hesse is a commercial property/casualty broker and consultant offering coverages and risk advisor services primarily to industrial, manufacturing and construction clients with a particular specialism in the waste-to-energy industry.

Walder Wyss Ltd. has been acting as legal advisor to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co with regards to all Swiss contractual, corporate and regulatory aspects of the transaction. The team was led by Markus Vischer (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Christoph Stutz (Associate, Employment), Alexander Eichhorn (Associate, Regulatory), Vera Krüttli (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Michael Kündig, (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Nadine Mäder (Associate, Employment) and Anissa Kern (Trainee Lawyer, Corporate/M&A).


Sika Takeover: Settlement among the Burkard family, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain and Sika

On May 11, 2018, the Burkard family sold all shares of Schenker-Winkler Holding AG (SWH) to Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (Saint-Gobain) for a purchase price of CHF 3.22 billion. The purchase price of CHF 3.22 billion reflects an increase of more than CHF 500 million from the purchase price agreed on December 5, 2014 between the parties.

SWH sold a 6.97% stake in Sika (representing a 23.7% voting interest in Sika) for a total consideration of CHF 2.08 billion to Sika. This amount contains a CHF 795 million premium over the market value of the Sika shares as of May 4, 2018. Sika will call for an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting to introduce unitary share class, cancel the opting-out clause, eliminate the 5% transfer restrictions and cancel the 6.97% shares acquired from SWH. SWH will retain 10.75% of the capital and votes in Sika for a minimum of two years and will be during that period the largest shareholder of Sika.

All pending litigation will be terminated and Sika will propose to the shareholders to terminate the mandate of the special experts.

Walder Wyss advised the Burkard family on the transaction and settlement. The team was led by Urs Schenker (Corporate / M&A, Senior Counsel) and further included Thomas Meister (Tax, Partner), Alexander Eichhorn (Corporate / M&A, Associate) and Samuel Lieberherr (Corporate / M&A, Associate).


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