Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen
Attorney at Law, LL.M.
CAS International Banking and Finance Law

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Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen is an associate in the Banking & Finance Team. She advises clients in connection with finance and M&A transactions and more generally in banking, stock exchange and capital market law. She has been advising on various complex cross-border and national M&A transactions in Germany and Switzerland involving small and medium-sized companies as well as large multinational clients. In finance, she focuses on corporate debt finance, acquisition finance and securitisation as well as in greater detail on questions regarding the Swiss Financial Infrastructurte Act (Finanzmarktinfrastrukturgesetz – FinFraG).

Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen was educated at the Universities in Bonn (First State Law Exam, 2005) and Warsaw (Diploma of the Polish Law, 2002). She was admitted to the German Bar in 2008 in Frankfurt am Main and was awarded a Master of Laws from the University of Düsseldorf in 2013. In 2016, she further obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) for International Banking and Finance Law from the University of Zurich. Before joining Walder Wyss in 2014, she gained practical experience as a law clerk and later as an attorney at major international law firms in Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main and Munich. Whilst working for Walder Wyss she gained working experience as a secondee in the legal department of one of Switzerlan's leading banks in Zurich.

Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen speaks German, English and Polish. She is admitted to the German Bar and registered as a foreign lawyer with the Lawyers’ Supervisory Authority in the Canton of Zurich.

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Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 44


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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Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen
Attorney at Law, LL.M. / CAS International Banking and Finance Law

Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen is an associate in the Banking & Finance Team. She advises clients in connection with finance and M&A transactions and more generally in banking, stock exchange and capital market law. She has been advising on various complex cross-border and national M&A transactions in Germany and Switzerland involving small and medium-sized companies as well as large multinational clients. In finance, she focuses on corporate debt finance, acquisition finance and securitisation as well as in greater detail on questions regarding the Swiss Financial Infrastructurte Act (Finanzmarktinfrastrukturgesetz – FinFraG).

Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen was educated at the Universities in Bonn (First State Law Exam, 2005) and Warsaw (Diploma of the Polish Law, 2002). She was admitted to the German Bar in 2008 in Frankfurt am Main and was awarded a Master of Laws from the University of Düsseldorf in 2013. In 2016, she further obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) for International Banking and Finance Law from the University of Zurich. Before joining Walder Wyss in 2014, she gained practical experience as a law clerk and later as an attorney at major international law firms in Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main and Munich. Whilst working for Walder Wyss she gained working experience as a secondee in the legal department of one of Switzerlan's leading banks in Zurich.

Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen speaks German, English and Polish. She is admitted to the German Bar and registered as a foreign lawyer with the Lawyers’ Supervisory Authority in the Canton of Zurich.

Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 44

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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Deals and Cases

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).


Apax / Unilabs

The joint owners of Switzerland-based Unilabs, private equity funds Apax Europe VI, Nordic Capital Fund VI ("Nordic Capital") and Apax France VII have accepted an offer from Apax IX, advised by Apax Partners LLP, for the acquisition of their respective stakes in Unilabs.

The transaction marks the successful completion of the joint ownership between funds advised by Apax Partners LLP, Nordic Capital and Apax Partners France (jointly with Altamir), which saw Unilabs taken private from the SIX Swiss Exchange in November 2007 and merged with the diagnostic division of pan-European healthcare provider Capio in 2008.

With over 112 laboratories and 43 imaging units and a broad catalogue of more than 2,500 diagnostic tests, Unilabs (headquartered in Geneva) is one of Europe’s leading providers of clinical laboratory testing and medical diagnostic imaging services. The Unilabs Group employs more than 5,300 people worldwide, successfully operating laboratory and medical diagnostic imaging facilities in 12 countries, and generating annual revenues of EUR 673m in 2015. Its network of facilities provides its customers with one of the broadest geographic footprints of any clinical laboratory and medical diagnostic services provider in Europe.

Walder Wyss acts as Swiss legal counsel to Apax as seller in this transaction. The Walder Wyss team is being led by Alex Nikitine (Partner, M&A, Capital Markets) and further includes Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Michael Isler (Managing Associate, IP/IT), Alexandre Both (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax), Fabienne Anner (Associate, Corporate/M&A), David M. Hill (Associate, Labor law) and Valentin Wiesner (Trainee, Banking & Finance).


Swisscard AECS GmbH

On 15 June 2016, Swisscard AECS GmbH (the Originator) closed its fifth credit card securitization transaction involving the issue by Swiss Credit Card Issuance 2016-1 AG (Issuer) of CHF 190,000,000 0.130 per cent Asset-Backed Class A Notes (due 2021), CHF 6,000,000 1.250 per cent Asset-Backed Class B Notes (due 2021) and CHF 4,000,000 2.500 per cent Asset-Backed Class C Notes (due 2021) to the Swiss capital market. All Notes are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of Swiss Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit card receivables originated by Swisscard – a joint venture between Credit Suisse and American Express. The transaction was again issued through Swisscard’s credit card receivables securitization platform.
 
The proceeds of the transaction has mainly been used to refinance the Originator’s second securitization transaction that was redeemed in full on 15 June 2016. Also, the transactions has been structured to reflect the fact that the originator role has been transferred from Credit Suisse to Swisscard as a consequence of the business transfer from Credit Suisse to Swisscard which included the transfer of the credit card receivables portfolio from Credit Suisse to Swisscard as of June 30, 2015. Simultaneously, the Originators' credit card receivables securitization platform and the current third and fourth credit card securitization transaction involving the issue by Swiss Credit Card Issuance 2015-1 AG and Swiss Credit Card Issuance 2015-2 AG of Asset-Backed Class A Notes, Asset-Backed Class B Notes and Asset-Backed Class C Notes (due 2020/2022) have been partially amended and restated to reflect and address the business transfer.
 
Walder Wyss advised Swisscard and Credit Suisse (as leaving Originator) on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction. The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax), Thomas S. Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Julia Lehner (Associate, Finance), Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Associate, Finance), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax) and Sebastian Müller (Trainee, Finance).


AMAG Leasing: Inaugural Auto Lease ABS 2015-1

On 3 December 2015, AMAG Leasing AG closed its inaugural auto lease securitization transaction involving the issue by Swiss Car ABS 2015-1 AG (the Issuer) of CHF 310,400,000 0.20 percent Asset-Backed Class A Notes due 2025. The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of auto lease assets originated by AMAG Leasing AG and transferred to the Issuer. The Notes are rated "AAAsf" by Fitch and "Aaa(sf)" by Moody’s. UBS Investment Bank acted as Lead Manager, Sole Bookrunner and Co-Arranger, Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as Senior Co-Manager and StormHarbour acted as Co-Arrangers on this transaction.

Walder Wyss advised AMAG Leasing AG on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction. The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Thomas S. Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), David Borer (Associate, Finance), Martina Nüesch (Associate, Finance), Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Associate, Finance), Fabienne Limacher (Associate, Tax) and David Henseler (Trainee, Finance).


Swisscard’s Swiss Credit Card Securitisation 2016-1 listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange

On 15 June 2015, Credit Suisse AG and Swisscard AECS GmbH (the Originators) closed their third credit card securitization transaction involving the issue by Swiss Credit Card Issuance 2015-1 AG (Issuer 2015-1) of CHF 190,000,000 0.180 per cent Asset-Backed Class A Notes (due 2020), CHF 6,000,000 1.125 per cent Asset-Backed Class B Notes (due 2020) and CHF 4,000,000 1.875 per cent Asset-Backed Class C Notes (due 2020) and by Swiss Credit Card Issuance 2015-2 AG (Issuer 2015-2) of CHF 190,000,000 0.340 per cent Asset-Backed Class A Notes (due 2022), CHF 6,000,000 1.500 per cent Asset-Backed Class B Notes (due 2022) and CHF 4,000,000 2.375 per cent Asset-Backed Class C Notes (due 2022) to the Swiss capital market. All Notes are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of Swiss Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit card receivables originated by Credit Suisse and Swisscard – a joint venture between Credit Suisse and American Express. The transactions were again issued through Credit Suisse’s and Swisscard’s credit card receivables securitization platform.
 
The proceeds of the two transactions will mainly be used to refinance the Originators’ first securitization transaction that was redeemed in full on 15 June 2015. Also, the two transactions have been structured to address and allow for the consummation of the potential upcoming general business transfer from Credit Suisse to Swisscard which, if and when consummated, includes the transfer of the credit card receivables portfolio. Simultaneously, the Originators’ credit card receivables securitization platform and the current second credit card securitization transaction involving the issue by Swiss Credit Card Issuance No. 2 Ltd. of CHF 189,800,000 0.40 per cent Asset-Backed Class A Notes (due 2016), CHF 6,200,000 1.80 per cent Asset-Backed Class B Notes (due 2016) and CHF 4,000,000 2.70 per cent Asset-Backed Class C Notes (due 2016) have been partially amended and restated to address and allow for the potential business transfer.
 
Walder Wyss advised the Originators on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction. The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax), Thomas S. Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Anna Baldenbach von Bröchen (Associate, Finance), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax), Anna-Lynn Fromer (Trainee, Finance) and Valentin Wiesner (Trainee, Finance).


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