André Kuhn
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law

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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.

Born in 1985, André Kuhn studied law at the University of Berne (Bachelor of Law 2007, Master of Law 2008) and was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2010. He obtained a doctorate law degree (Dr. iur.) from the University of Berne with a doctoral thesis on the financing of real estate development projects by Swiss investment foundations. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, André Kuhn worked for the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and for a leading international business law firm in Zurich, first as a trainee lawyer and afterwards as a lawyer for several years.

André Kuhn's professional languages are German and English. He is registered with the Berne Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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André Kuhn
Direct phone: +41 58 658 29 36


Walder Wyss Ltd.
Bubenbergplatz 8
P.O. Box
3001 Berne
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 20 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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André Kuhn
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law

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.

Born in 1985, André Kuhn studied law at the University of Berne (Bachelor of Law 2007, Master of Law 2008) and was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2010. He obtained a doctorate law degree (Dr. iur.) from the University of Berne with a doctoral thesis on the financing of real estate development projects by Swiss investment foundations. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, André Kuhn worked for the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and for a leading international business law firm in Zurich, first as a trainee lawyer and afterwards as a lawyer for several years.

André Kuhn's professional languages are German and English. He is registered with the Berne Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

André Kuhn
Direct phone: +41 58 658 29 36

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Bubenbergplatz 8
P.O. Box
3001 Berne
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 20 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Die Finanzierung von Immobilien-Projektentwicklungen durch Anlagestiftungen(Financing of Real Estate Developments by Swiss Investment Foundations)

by André Kuhn
published by Schulthess Juristische Medien AG
Zurich 2018




Deals and Cases

Valiant Bank Ltd. acquires stake in AgentSelly Ltd.

Valiant Bank Ltd. has acquired a stake in the start-up company AgentSelly Ltd. and made additional capital available to its further growth. AgentSelly Ltd. operates the platform www.agentselly.ch through which homeowners can efficiently sell their properties. To date, the company had operated a similar platform under the URL www.fidesso.ch. Together, the three founders of AgentSelly Ltd. remain the company's majority shareholders.

Walder Wyss advised Valiant Bank Ltd. on all legal aspects of the transaction. The team included Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance), Florian Gunz Niedermann (Partner, Corporate / M&A), André Kuhn (Associate, Corporate / M&A) and Christine Glättli (Managing Associate / Notarial Services).


Metall Zug (SIX: METN) acquires majority holding in Haag-Streit Holding AG

The Metall Zug Group has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of Haag-Streit Holding AG, based in Köniz, Switzerland. The transaction is expected to be consummated during the first quarter of 2018. 

Haag-Streit is a leading medical technology company in the fields of ophthalmology (diagnostics & surgical microscopy), pulmonology and optics. The Haag-Streit Group comprises more than twenty companies in Europe, America and the Far East. Its head office is in Köniz, Switzerland, and it has additional production facilities in Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA. In the 2016 financial year the company and its approximately 900 employees generated sales of about CHF 200 million. As the Metall Zug Group’s fourth business unit, Haag-Streit will continue to maintain an independent market presence with its own autonomous brand. The Haag-Streit Group generated operating profit (EBITDA) of some CHF 30 million in the 2016 financial year. Its EBITDA margin was nearly 16%. 

Metall Zug, an industrial group of companies headquartered in Zug, comprises three Business Units and has a workforce of around 4,000. The holding company Metall Zug AG is listed in the Swiss Reporting Standard of SIX Swiss Exchange.

Walder Wyss Ltd has been advising Metall Zug as Lead Counsel on all legal aspects of the transaction. The Walder Wyss team is being led by Alex Nikitine (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further includes Valentin Wiesner (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Hugh Reeves (Associate, IP/IT), Andreas Wildi (Partner, Life Sciences, Regulatory), André Kuhn (Associate, Real Estate), Lukas Wyss (Partner, Banking & Finance), Marion Bähler (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Fabian Looser (Associate, Employment), Annemarie Lagger (Associate, IP/IT) and Daniel Zimmerli (Managing Associate, Anti-Trust).


AMEOS Group acquires Swiss Hospital Seeklinik Brunnen

On 8 September 2017, the AMEOS Group acquired the Seeklinik Brunnen.

The Seeklinik Brunnen focuses on integrative medicine and specialises in the treatment of psychological disorders such as burnout, depression and sleep disorders. The clinic has 46 rooms and one of the most modern sleep laboratory in Switzerland.

Covering 41 locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, AMEOS Group has 12,800 employees working in 77 health care facilities. AMEOS Group is one of the most important health care providers in the German-speaking countries.

Walder Wyss AG advised AMEOS on all legal aspects of this transaction. The team has been led by Alex Nikitine (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Fabian Glässer (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Francis Nordmann (Partner, Real Estate), André Kuhn (Associate, Real Estate), Daniel Staffelbach (Partner, Regulatory/Health Care) and Christoph Stutz (Associate, Labor law)


Bregal Unternehmerkapital new growth partner of Embassy Jewel AG

Bregal Unternehmerkapital has acquired a majority stake in Embassy Jewel AG, a retail company specializing in luxury watches and jewelry. Headquartered in Lucerne, Embassy Jewel AG has grown steadily since its foundation in 1970 and is today, with its attractively located stores in Lucerne, the Swiss watch capital, and St. Moritz, among the five largest retail companies in this sector. With its new partner Bregal Unternehmerkapital, Embassy Jewel AG plans to make further investments to strengthen the branch network and the in-store infrastructure.

Walder Wyss acted as advisor in all legal aspects of the transaction. The team was led by Stefan Knobloch (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Luc Defferrard (Partner, M&A/Banking & Finance) and further included Christian Hagen (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Linda Bieri (Trainee, Corporate/M&A), Oliver M. Kunz (Partner, IP/IT), Christine Scherrer (Associate, IP/IT), Fabian D. Glässer (Associate, Banking & Finance), Simona Müller (Associate, Banking & Finance), André Kuhn (Associate, Real Estate), Christoph Stutz (Associate, Employment) and Daniel Zimmerli (Managing Associate, Competition).


Walder Wyss advises Pradera on the acquisition of a Swiss real estate asset

Walder Wyss advises Pradera on the acquisition of a Swiss real estate asset within a pan-European real estate portfolio of IKEA Centres together with Gleiss Lutz acting as lead counsel.

The portfolio of retail parks situated next to IKEA stores comprises around 500 units with a gross lettable area of around 538,000 sqm. Completion on 17 assets located in Germany, France and Poland is expected on 4 April 2017, with a further eight retail parks in Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Czech Republic due to complete on 31 August.

Pradera is a market leading specialist fund and asset manager of shopping centres and retail parks in Europe and Asia. Founded in 1999, Pradera’s  EUR 2.7 billion portfolio prior to this acquisition comprised 44 shopping centres and retail parks in the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Greece, Turkey and China with more than 2,500 stores.

The Walder Wyss team headed by Francis Nordmann (Partner, Real Estate/Finance) comprised the following lawyers: Tina Hurni (Associate, Real Estate), André Kuhn (Associate, Real Estate), Roger Ammann (Associate, Finance) and Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT).


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