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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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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Deals and Cases

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).


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

Akina and Unigestion have announced their decision to merge their private equity businesses to create a leading expert in global small and mid-market private equity, with USD 6 billion in assets under management and 54 dedicated professionals located in Geneva, Zurich, London, New York and Singapore. Completion of the transaction is subject to the customary regulatory approvals.

Walder Wyss is advising Akina in this transaction. The Walder Wyss team is led by partner Luc Defferrard (Corporate M&A) and includes partner Maurus Winzap (Tax), counsels Alexandre Both (Corporate M&A) and Janine Corti (Tax), associates André Kuhn (Corporate M&A), Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Corporate M&A) and Simona Müller (Corporate M&A).


Takeover of Pax Anlage AG by Baloîse

Baloîse (SIX: BALN) is to acquire a majority stake in publicly listed real-estate company Pax Anlage AG (SIX: PAXN). By entering into agreements with majority shareholders Pax Holding (Genossenschaft), Pax, Schweizerische Lebensversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG and Nürnberger Lebensversicherung AG, Baloîse Life Ltd will acquire around 70 per cent of the share capital and voting rights. Today, Baloîse published the pre-announcement of a public takeover offer for the remaining approx. 30 per cent of shares in free float at a price of CHF 1,600 per share (subject to dilution effects). The aggregate transaction value amounts to approx. CHF 288 mio. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Walder Wyss acts as legal counsel to Pax Holding (Genossenschaft) and Pax, Schweizerische Lebensversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG on this transaction. The Walder Wyss team is being led by Alex Nikitine (Partner, M&A, Capital Markets) and Francis Nordmann (Partner, Real Estate) and further included Samuel Dürr (Partner, Tax), Fabian D. Glässer (Associate, M&A, Capital Markets) and André Kuhn (Associate, Banking Finance).


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

With decision dated 11 October 2016, the Takeover Board concluded that the refinancing and the potential enforcement of shares in Sulzer Ltd, which serve as a security for the financing banks, does not trigger a duty to launch a mandatory public tender offer for the shares in Sulzer AG for Natixis S.A., Credit Suisse AG, J.P. Morgan Securities Plc, ING Bank N.V., Deutsche Bank (Switzerland) Ltd., Sberbank of Russia as well as Tiwel Holding AG and Renova Holding Limited. Sberbank of Russia was granted an exemption from the obligation to submit a mandatory public tender offer in case that they hold more than 33 1/3% of the voting rights in Sulzer Ltd due to an appropriation of the respective shares in enforcement proceedings.

Walder Wyss is acting for some of the financing banks with respect to Swiss law matters and in the Takeover Board proceedings. The Team comprises Theodor Härtsch (Partner, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets) and André Kuhn (Associate, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets).


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