André Kuhn
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law

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André Kuhn is a managing associate at Walder Wyss. He 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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Walder Wyss Ltd.
Christoffelgasse 6
P.O. Box
3001 Berne
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 20 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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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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André Kuhn
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law

André Kuhn is a managing associate at Walder Wyss. He 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.
Christoffelgasse 6
P.O. Box
3001 Berne
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 20 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59

vCard


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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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




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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.


Futurae Technologies Ltd completes financing round to drive change in the secure authentication landscape

The cybersecurity startup Futurae Technologies Ltd., recognized for its comprehensive and innovative authentication portfolio, drives value for its customers by focusing on user comfort and easy implementation. Futurae has raised CHF 2 million of additional funding in a financing round from the leading investors AXA Venture Partners and DIventures, with participation of Zürcher Kantonalbank
and Stefan Mühlemann, founder and CEO of Loanboox, in order to accelerate their market expansion (cf. https://futurae.com/blog/).

Walder Wyss advised Futurae Technologies Ltd. on all legal and tax aspects of the transaction. The Walder Wyss team was led by Pascal Zysset (Corporate/M&A) and André Kuhn (Corporate/M&A) and further included Monja Sieber (Corporate/M&A), Boris Räber (Corporate/M&A) and Janine Corti (Tax).


Launch of komgo SA : Industry players and banks join forces to launch blockchain platform to transform commodities trade finance

On 19 September 2018, fifteen of the world’s largest institutions, including banks, trading companies, an inspection company and an energy major have announced the formation of a new venture known as komgo SA, that will seek to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector through a blockchain based open platform.  

The founders of this new company, managed and operated as an independent entity, include companies from: ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole Group, Gunvor, ING, Koch Supply & Trading, Macquarie, Mercuria, MUFG Bank, Natixis, Rabobank, Shell, SGS and Societe Generale.  

The launch of komgo SA highlights a shared vision for industry innovation and underlines the ongoing commitment among members to build a truly open and more efficient network within commodity trading. 

komgo SA has been incorporated in Geneva, one of the main worldwide commodity-based clusters, and benefits from the strong support of the Canton de Genève. 

Walder Wyss advised the founders in this process. The Walder Wyss team was led by Hubertus Hillerström (Partner, Banking & Finance) and further included Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Banking & Finance), Mark A. Reutter (Partner, IP/IT), Fouad G. Sayegh (Partner, Tax), Dirk Spacek (Managing Associate, IP/IT), Philippe Kohler (Associate, Banking & Finance), André Kuhn (Associate, Banking & Finance), Hugh Reeves (Associate, IP/IT), Laura Luongo (Associate, Employment) and Valentine Schnyder (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


Stenprop sells its real estate portfolio to real estate investment fund Helvetica Swiss Commercial

Walder Wyss advised UK listed Stenprop (www.stenprop.com) in the course of the sale of its real estate portfolio to the real estate investment fund helvetica Swiss Commercial. The 7 properties are situated at good locations in the Greater Zurich Area, Central Switzerland, Greater Basel area, Western Switzerland and Ticino. The transactions closed through sale of assets as well as in the course of a share deal.

Walder Wyss advised Stenprop in all legal matters. The team was led by Francis Nordmann (Partner, Real Estate) and Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax) which were assisted by Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, Tax), André Kuhn (Associate, Real Estate), Daniel Donauer (Associate, M&A) and Ursina Gremminger (Associate, Tax).


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).


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