Boris Räber
MLaw, LL.M. Attorney at Law

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Boris Räber is a managing associate in our Corporate/M&A-Team. His preferred areas of practice include mergers & acquisitions, corporate, commercial and contract law. His practice focuses on domestic and international M&A as well as private equity and venture capital transactions.

Boris Räber further advises companies on corporate governance topics, including remuneration aspects (“Minder-Ordinance”), corporate law matters and in connection with corporate reorganizations and relocations. Furthermore, he also advises startups and investors on financing rounds, participation plans and further legal issues surrounding their daily business.

Born in 1985, Boris Räber studied at the Universities of Zurich (Master of Law) and Salzburg and supplemented his education with a Master in International Business Law at King's College London (LL.M.). During his studies, he worked in the in-house legal department of a leading European outsourcing provider and as assistant at the University of Zurich's law school. In addition to that, he gained business experience as founder of his own company in the startups area.

Boris Räber's professional languages are German and English. He also speaks Italian and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Boris Räber
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 93


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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Boris Räber
MLaw, LL.M. Attorney at Law

Boris Räber is a managing associate in our Corporate/M&A-Team. His preferred areas of practice include mergers & acquisitions, corporate, commercial and contract law. His practice focuses on domestic and international M&A as well as private equity and venture capital transactions.

Boris Räber further advises companies on corporate governance topics, including remuneration aspects (“Minder-Ordinance”), corporate law matters and in connection with corporate reorganizations and relocations. Furthermore, he also advises startups and investors on financing rounds, participation plans and further legal issues surrounding their daily business.

Born in 1985, Boris Räber studied at the Universities of Zurich (Master of Law) and Salzburg and supplemented his education with a Master in International Business Law at King's College London (LL.M.). During his studies, he worked in the in-house legal department of a leading European outsourcing provider and as assistant at the University of Zurich's law school. In addition to that, he gained business experience as founder of his own company in the startups area.

Boris Räber's professional languages are German and English. He also speaks Italian and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Boris Räber
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 93

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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DigiCert acquires QuoVadis

Walder Wyss advised DigiCert Inc on its acquisition of the QuoVadis SSL/TLS, PKI technology business for a purchase price of US$ 45m from WISeKey International Holding Ltd (SIX: WIHN). 

DigiCert is the world’s leading provider of scalable TLS/SSL, PKI solutions for identity and encryption. The most innovative companies, including 89 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 97 out of the 100 top global banks, choose DigiCert for its expertise in identity and encryption for web servers and Internet of Things devices. 

Walder Wyss has advised DigiCert on the Swiss aspects of this transaction. The Walder Wyss team was led by Boris Räber (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and included Mark A. Reutter (Partner, IP/IT), Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A), David Vasella (Partner, IP/IT), Simone Wetzstein (Managing Associate, Employment), Sarah Schulthess (Associate, Banking & Finance), Noémi Ziegler (Associate, IP/IT) and Letizia Schlegel (Junior Associate, Corporate/M&A).

Taylor Wessing, led by David Bates and Mark Barron, acted as lead counsel to DigiCert on the transaction.


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).


Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSRE: AJG) acquires majority interest in Hesse & Partner AG

On June 11, 2018, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Swiss-based Hesse & Partner AG and Hesse Consulting GmbH. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is a global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm headquartered at in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The firm was established in 1927 and is currently the third largest insurance broker in the world. Founded in 1997, Hesse is a commercial property/casualty broker and consultant offering coverages and risk advisor services primarily to industrial, manufacturing and construction clients with a particular specialism in the waste-to-energy industry.

Walder Wyss Ltd. has been acting as legal advisor to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co with regards to all Swiss contractual, corporate and regulatory aspects of the transaction. The team was led by Markus Vischer (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Christoph Stutz (Associate, Employment), Alexander Eichhorn (Associate, Regulatory), Vera Krüttli (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Michael Kündig, (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Nadine Mäder (Associate, Employment) and Anissa Kern (Trainee Lawyer, Corporate/M&A).


IPO Medartis at SIX Swiss Exchange

Medartis Holding Ltd successfully listed its shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The proceeds from the IPO will be used for the expansion of international sales, for the development of the product portfolio and for acquisitions and other investments. The offer price was CHF 48 per share, implying a market capitalization of CHF 563 million. Zürcher Kantonalbank and Bryan Garnier & Co. act as the Joint Global Co-ordinators and Joint Bookrunners, Kepler Cheuvreux as Co-Manager. Quarton International is IPO advisor to Medartis.

Walder Wyss Ltd advises the underwriters on all legal aspects of the transaction. The team is led by Alex Nikitine (Partner, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A) and Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and also includes Fabian D. Glässer (Associate, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A), Andreas Wildi (Partner, Life Sciences), Olivia Feusi (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Mirjam Olah (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax) and Carmen Spichiger (Trainee Lawyer, Corporate/M&A).


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