André Kuhn

André Kuhn

Dr. iur., Attorney at Law and Notary




Direct phone: +41 58 658 29 36

Curriculum Vitae

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André Kuhn is a partner in the Transaction Team of Walder Wyss. His practice focuses on real estate, corporate and contract law. In the real estate sector, he regularly advises on real estate transactions, real estate investment structures, real estate development projects, tenancy law, public law restrictions (e.g., Lex Koller) and regulatory aspects relating to Swiss investment foundations (Anlagestiftungen). In addition, André Kuhn supports clients with respect to all corporate law aspects, financing rounds, shareholders’ agreements, corporate reorganisations and commercial contracts. He also acts as a notary in his areas of expertise.

Born in 1985, André Kuhn studied law at the University of Berne (Bachelor of Law 2007, Master of Law 2008), was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2010 and as a notary in the canton of Berne in 2019. 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 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. He is also registered with the Notary’s Registry of the canton of Berne.

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Walder Wyss advised CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ) on USD 280 Million Equity Issuance

Inflexion acquires majority stake in dss+ from Gyrus Capital

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Promotions at Walder Wyss

Hotel Saratz Pontresina has new owner

Yokoy raises USD 80 million in series B financing round

Swiss medtech company Distalmotion SA closes USD 90m Series E Financing Round

Yokoy raises USD 26 million in series A financing round

DBS Group enters into Partnership with Intercity Group

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, acquires stake in MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG

CeQur SA raises USD 115 Million Series C5 Financing Round

Futurae Technologies Secures Further Growth Financing

Rigips AG sells site in Leissigen/Krattigen

Walder Wyss advises CRISPR on USD 520 Million Share Offering

Walder Wyss advises Swisscom Ventures on Investment in Expense Robot

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE) Successfully Acquires Nouryon’s Elotex Redispersible Polymer Powders Business

Valiant Bank Ltd. acquires majority stake in AgentSelly Ltd.

Canopius redomiciled from Switzerland to Bermuda and Jersey

Walder Wyss assisted Goldman Sachs International Bank, London, on the establishment of a new Swiss residential mortgage business platform established by ELAN Suisse Hypotheken AG

Walder Wyss advises Nestlé on CHF 10.2 billion sale of Skin Health Business

Emmi veräussert ihr Handels- und Belieferungsunternehmen Emmi Frisch-Service AG an die Transgourmet-Gruppe

Rubix expands its presence in Switzerland

Promotions at Walder Wyss

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

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

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

Valiant Bank Ltd. acquires stake in AgentSelly Ltd.

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

AMEOS Group acquires Swiss Hospital Seeklinik Brunnen

Bregal Unternehmerkapital new growth partner of Embassy Jewel AG

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

Unigestion acquires Akina to create a USD 6 billion AUM market leader in global small and mid-market Private Equity

Takeover of Pax Anlage AG by Baloîse

Sulzer Ltd – Exemption from the duty to submit a mandatory takover offer

Corporate Law - Developments 2022

Construction Law 2023: Chapter Switzerland

Real Estate 2023: Chapter Switzerland

Construction - Chapter Switzerland 2024

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Übertragung von Grundstücken an Nachkommen

Construction Switzerland 2023

Construction Law 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

Real Estate 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

Real Estate Sale and Purchase Agreements - Risks Associated with the Payment of the Broker's Commission by the Buyer / Bankruptcy of a Tenant of Business Premises / Liquidated Damages and Penalties in International Construction Agreements

Acquisition of Residential Real Estate in Switzerland by Non-EU/EFTA Citizens

Construction 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

Kommentierung zu den Notariatsgebühren (§ 25)

Sale & Leaseback transactions / New Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruling on unfair rents / Questions and pitfalls in relation to interim use / The Federal Council’s draft bill to amend the law on construction contracts

Real Estate Investments and Blockchain / Co-working Spaces – Legal Pitfalls / Legal Structuring of Car Parking Facilities

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Tax treatment of early repayment penalties in property sales by legal entities – first experiences with the new practice / Attempts to Revise the Lex Koller

New opprtunities for investment foundations

Revision to the Regulation on Investment Foundations

Construction Switzerland 2019

Real estate project development by investment foundations / Parliamentary procedural requests for a review of landlord and tenant law / Protection of acquired rights – spotlight on Zurich practice

Financing of Real Estate Developments by Swiss Investment Foundations

Capital procurement instruments for corporations and limited liability companies

Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions