Hubertus Hillerström
lic. iur., MBA, Attorney at Law
Partner

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Hubertus Hillerström is a partner in the Banking & Finance Team. He is specialised in national and international financings and mergers & acquisitions, including structured finance as well as private equity and venture capital transactions. He has accompanied numerous commodities and trade finance operations (oil and gas, metals and soft commodities) and follows closely the legislative changes in this field. Hubertus Hillerström also specialises in real estate transactions and lease matters. He joins the Geneva team after more than nine years in our Zurich office.

Born in 1979, Hubertus Hillerström was educated at Fribourg University (lic. iur. 2003 including special mentions European Law Licentiate and Bilingual Licentiate) and he holds an MBA from IE Business School (Instituto de Empresa, MBA 2013) in Madrid. He has working experience as trainee in law firms and banks in Zurich, Geneva, London and Madrid and as a secondee in the legal departments of banks in Geneva and Zurich specialising in commodities & trade finance.

Hubertus Hillerström speaks French, German, English, Swedish and Spanish. He is registered with the Geneva Bar and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Hubertus Hillerström
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 82


Walder Wyss Ltd.
10 Rue d'Italie
P.O. Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 30 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Hubertus Hillerström Hubertus Hillerström Hubertus Hillerström Hubertus Hillerström

Hubertus Hillerström
lic. iur., MBA, Attorney at Law
Partner

Hubertus Hillerström is a partner in the Banking & Finance Team. He is specialised in national and international financings and mergers & acquisitions, including structured finance as well as private equity and venture capital transactions. He has accompanied numerous commodities and trade finance operations (oil and gas, metals and soft commodities) and follows closely the legislative changes in this field. Hubertus Hillerström also specialises in real estate transactions and lease matters. He joins the Geneva team after more than nine years in our Zurich office.

Born in 1979, Hubertus Hillerström was educated at Fribourg University (lic. iur. 2003 including special mentions European Law Licentiate and Bilingual Licentiate) and he holds an MBA from IE Business School (Instituto de Empresa, MBA 2013) in Madrid. He has working experience as trainee in law firms and banks in Zurich, Geneva, London and Madrid and as a secondee in the legal departments of banks in Geneva and Zurich specialising in commodities & trade finance.

Hubertus Hillerström speaks French, German, English, Swedish and Spanish. He is registered with the Geneva Bar and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Hubertus Hillerström
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 82

Walder Wyss Ltd.
10 Rue d'Italie
P.O. Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 30 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Deals and Cases

Initiative & Finance and Capital Transmission enter in the capital of INOMED Technology SA Courtelary

On 27 September 2018, Initiative & Finance, a leading French private equity player, dedicated to the financing and the transmission of SMEs in France, Belgium and Switzerland, and Capital Transmission, an investment company founded in 2008 belonging to the Geneva Cantonal Bank and the objective of which is to financially assist companies and entrepreneurs, have invested in the capital of INOMED Technology SA Courtelary. 

Walder Wyss advised Initiative & Finance on this transaction. The team was led by Hubertus Hillerström (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Fouad G. Sayegh (Partner, Tax), Lara Alec (Associate, Corporate/M&A) et Laura Luongo (Associate, Employment). 


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).


E.CF S.A.S. acquires majority interest in Andy Mannhart AG

On 16 July 2018, E.CF S.A.S., the European leader in the distribution of small equipment and consumables to professionals in the hospitality and catering sectors, acquired a majority interest in Andy Mannhart AG. With this acquisition, E.CF S.A.S. continues its international expansion strategy, adding an important Swiss player to its already broad network of international subsidiaries. 

Walder Wyss has advised E.CF S.A.S. on the transaction. The team was led by Hubertus Hillerström (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Alexandre Both (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Robert Desax (Managing Associate, Tax), Laura Luongo (Associate, Employment), Lara Alec (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Yacine Rezki (Associate, Tax).


Walder Wyss advises Morval Vonwiller Group and Banque Morval SA and their shareholders on the group's acquisition by Intesa Sanpaolo

On April 12, 2018, Morval Vonwiller Holding SA (the "Morval Group") and Fideuram – Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking, a subsidiary of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group ("Intesa Sanpaolo") announced the completion of the acquisition by Intesa Sanpaolo of the Morval Group, including Banque Morval SA, after having obtained all necessary regulatory authorizations.

This acquisition is a first step in realizing Intesa Sanpaolo's strategic plan to become one of the first five private banks in Europe and the second in the Eurozone in terms of assets under management. It will reinforce Intesa Sanpaolo's own presence on the international private banking markets through its own division (already operational in Lugano, London and Luxembourg) and allow Intesa Sanpaolo to benefit from the expertise of the Morval Group.

Four members of the Zanon di Valgiurata family (which founded the Group) will remain minority shareholders and maintain key positions and active roles in the Morval Group's operational management.

Walder Wyss Ltd. has been acting as legal advisor to the Morval Group and its shareholders with regards to all Swiss contractual, corporate and regulatory aspects of the transaction. The team was led by Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Banking and Corporate/M&A) and included Hubertus Hillerström (Partner, Banking & Finance) and Laurent Schmidt (Associate, Corporate/M&A).


Intesa Sanpaolo – The Morval Vonwiller Group – Banque Morval SA

The shareholders of Morval Vonwiller Holding SA (the «Group»), and Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, one of the leading banking groups in Europe and the Italian leader in the retail, corporate and wealth management activities, have signed an agreement for the sale and purchase of the Group, including Banque Morval SA. The agreement is in line with Intesa Sanpaolo's strategic plan to strengthen its presence on international markets in the field of private banking. The Group's presence in Geneva will permit Intesa Sanpaolo's Private Banking Division, currently present in Lugano, London and Luxembourg, to further expand its geographic footprint. 

Following completion of the transaction, the Group will benefit from the scale, scope and financial strength of Intesa Sanpaolo. This initiative will provide strong benefits to the customers and employees of the Group, offering the combined advantages of Banque Morval’s positioning as an international private banking boutique and Intesa Sanpaolo’s status as a leading European financial institution. 

Members of the Zanon di Valgiurata family (which founded the Group) currently involved in the Group's management will remain minority shareholders and continue to be involved in managing the Group's affairs.  

The transaction is subject to obtaining all necessary regulatory authorizations. 

Walder Wyss is acting as legal advisor to the Group and its shareholders with regards to all legal and regulatory aspects of the transaction. The team consists of Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Hubertus Hillerström (Managing Associate, Banking & Finance), Laurent Schmidt (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Philippe Kohler (Associate, Banking & Finance).


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