Francis Nordmann
Dr. iur. et lic. oec. publ., LL.M., MRICS, Attorney at Law
Partner

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Francis Nordmann advises institutional and private investors as well as owners of real estate in all aspects of real estate law including real estate financing. Another focus of Francis Nordmann is legal advice relating to financial services and all kind of forms of national and international corporate finance (including structured finance) and capital markets transactions. Moreover, Francis Nordmann advises clients in banking law, stock exchange law and corporate law matters including restructuring. In addition, Francis Nordmann advises high net worth individuals.

Born in 1969, Francis Nordmann was educated at Zurich and Basel University (lic. oec. publ. 1993, lic. iur. 1995, Dr. iur. 1996) and at the University of Melbourne (LL.M. 1999). Before joining Walder Wyss in 2001, he gained working experience as clerk at the civil court Basel, trainee in a Basel law firm and associate in Zurich and London law firms.

Francis Nordmann is recognized as leading real estate practitioner by Chambers and PLC. He speaks German, English, French and Hebrew. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Francis Nordmann
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 96


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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Francis Nordmann Francis Nordmann Francis Nordmann Francis Nordmann

Francis Nordmann
Dr. iur. et lic. oec. publ., LL.M., MRICS, Attorney at Law
Partner

Francis Nordmann advises institutional and private investors as well as owners of real estate in all aspects of real estate law including real estate financing. Another focus of Francis Nordmann is legal advice relating to financial services and all kind of forms of national and international corporate finance (including structured finance) and capital markets transactions. Moreover, Francis Nordmann advises clients in banking law, stock exchange law and corporate law matters including restructuring. In addition, Francis Nordmann advises high net worth individuals.

Born in 1969, Francis Nordmann was educated at Zurich and Basel University (lic. oec. publ. 1993, lic. iur. 1995, Dr. iur. 1996) and at the University of Melbourne (LL.M. 1999). Before joining Walder Wyss in 2001, he gained working experience as clerk at the civil court Basel, trainee in a Basel law firm and associate in Zurich and London law firms.

Francis Nordmann is recognized as leading real estate practitioner by Chambers and PLC. He speaks German, English, French and Hebrew. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

 
 
 

Francis Nordmann
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 96

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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Swiss real estate financing and refinancing – latest trends and developments

co-authored by Francis Nordmann and Elisabeth Moskric
in: Peter Townshend (Editor[s]), "Euromoney Yearbooks: Real Estate Finance & Investment Review 2009–2010"
2009, pp. 61–63


Kommentar zu Art. 31–35 und 37 SchKG(Commentary to Articles 31–35 and 37 of the Swiss Federal Insolvency Act)

by Francis Nordmann
in: "Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz über Schuldbetreibung und Konkurs, SchKG I"
Basel/Geneva/Munich 1998


Die schweizerische Fusionskontrolle im Lichte des europäischen Wettbewerbsrechts(Swiss merger control in the light of the european competition policy)

by Francis Nordmann
Zurich 1996


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).


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).


Crowdhouse.ch wins NZZ real estate innovation award

Swiss real estate crowd funding platform and startup crowdhouse.ch has won this year's NZZ real estate days innovation award. The jury and participants have selected crowdhouse.ch as winner out of 12 competing projects and were impressed by the platform's deal flow (11 completed transactions to date with a deal volume of CHF 54 million).

Walder Wyss AG acts as advisor to crowdhouse.ch in all legal aspects since the early stage. The team is led by Francis Nordmann (Partner, Real Estate) and further includes Thomas Müller (Partner, Reguatory), as well as Fabian Glässer (Associate, Real Estate).

Congratulations from the entire Walder Wyss team.

 


Valens Clinics acquire Rheinburg Clinics

On 17 December 2014, the Foundation Kliniken Valens und Walenstadtberg, Pfäfers (Valens Clinics) and the shareholders of the Rheinburg Clinics signed and closed a share purchase agreement pursuant to which the Valens Clinics acquired all shares in the Rheinburg Clinics, including the real property of the Rheinburg Clinics.  

The Rheinburg Clinics in Walzenhausen offers a tailored treatment concept for neurological and orthopaedic conditions. With this acquisition, the Valens Clinics increases the number of rehabilitation beds to 260 and the number of employees to more than 800, becoming one of the biggest rehabilitation centres in Switzerland.

Walder Wyss AG has advised the acquiror on all legal aspects of this transaction. The team has been led by Alex Nikitine (Managing Associate, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A) and furhter included Francis Nordmann (Partner, Real Estate), Sarah Schultthess (Associate, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A), Robert von Rosen (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax), David M. Hill (Associate, Employment) and David Hadad (Associate, Banking Finance).


Alcatel-Lucent Switzerland Ltd. sells its Zurich based headquarter

We advised Alcatel-Lucent Switzerland Ltd. in the course of the execution of its pre-emption right relating to its Zurich based headquarter and the subsequent sale of such real estate to swiss public listed real estate company which closed on 28 February 2014. Moreover, we assisted Alcatel-Lucent Switzerland Ltd. regarding the lease of some of its premises sold to the real estate company.

Walder Wyss’ team included Francis Nordmann (Partner, Real Estate), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, Tax) and David Borer (Associate, Banking Finance).


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