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.
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 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




Deals and Cases

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).


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).


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