Hugh Reeves
MLaw, LL.M., Attorney at Law

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Hugh Reeves is an associate in the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. His preferred areas of practice include technology transfers, copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret law as well as information technology law. He is also active in the areas of data protection and privacy laws.

Born in 1987, Hugh Reeves was educated at the Universities of Lausanne (BLaw, 2008, magna cum laude; MLaw, 2010, summa cum laude) and Geneva (Ecole d'Avocature – Geneva Bar School, 2011). He furthered his studies with a Certificate in Transnational IP Law and Licensing (Bucerius and UC Hastings, summer 2014) and an LL.M. at the University of California, Berkeley (LL.M., 2016). Hugh was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2013. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, he worked for a boutique law firm in Geneva specializing in banking law and IT law. He also worked for an international auditing company and was a clerk of the Juvenile Court of the Canton of Vaud. In addition, he gained work experience as a foreign associate in the technology transactions and licensing team of a leading Silicon Valley law firm.

Hugh Reeves works mainly in French and English. He also speaks German. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Hugh Reeves
Direct phone: +41 58 658 52 73


Walder Wyss Ltd.
9a Place de la Gare
P.O. Box
1001 Lausanne
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 80 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Hugh Reeves
MLaw, LL.M., Attorney at Law

Hugh Reeves is an associate in the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. His preferred areas of practice include technology transfers, copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret law as well as information technology law. He is also active in the areas of data protection and privacy laws.

Born in 1987, Hugh Reeves was educated at the Universities of Lausanne (BLaw, 2008, magna cum laude; MLaw, 2010, summa cum laude) and Geneva (Ecole d'Avocature – Geneva Bar School, 2011). He furthered his studies with a Certificate in Transnational IP Law and Licensing (Bucerius and UC Hastings, summer 2014) and an LL.M. at the University of California, Berkeley (LL.M., 2016). Hugh was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2013. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, he worked for a boutique law firm in Geneva specializing in banking law and IT law. He also worked for an international auditing company and was a clerk of the Juvenile Court of the Canton of Vaud. In addition, he gained work experience as a foreign associate in the technology transactions and licensing team of a leading Silicon Valley law firm.

Hugh Reeves works mainly in French and English. He also speaks German. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Hugh Reeves
Direct phone: +41 58 658 52 73

Walder Wyss Ltd.
9a Place de la Gare
P.O. Box
1001 Lausanne
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 80 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Deals and Cases

Spirig Pharma completed the sale of its Cosmosphere business to Omya

On 30 November 2018, Spirig Pharma, a Nestlé subsidiary, completed the sale of its Cosmosphere business in Egerkingen to Omya. 

Walder Wyss advised Spirig Pharma with respect to this transaction. The Walder Wyss team was composed of Nicolas Iynedjian (Corporate/Real Estate), Jan Ole Luuk (Tax) and Hugh Reeves (IP/IT).


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).


Flexera acquires Brainwaregroup

Flexera acquires the Switzerland-based Software Asset Management (SAM) and endpoint management provider, Brainwaregroup.This acquisition further extends Flexera’s global position as the leading provider of Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions for large, midsize and small enterprises.

Walder Wyss advised Flexera on the transaction. The team was led by Stefan Knobloch (Corporate/M&A, Partner) and further included Fabienne Anner (Corporate/M&A, Associate), Dimitrios Berger (Banking&Finance, Associate), Hugh Reeves (IP/IT, Associate), Azar Sang Bastian (IP/IT, Trainee), Ueli Sommer (Employment, Partner) and Simone Wetzstein (Employment, Associate).

 


Metaco SA completes Financing Round

Lausanne based Swiss startup Metaco SA active in the field of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies has successfully completed a financing round. Among others, Avaloq, Swiss Post, Swisscom and SICPA have participated in the Financing Round. 

Walder Wyss has advised Avaloq and Swiss Post on the transaction. The team has been led by Markus Vischer (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Dario Galli (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Hugh Reeves (Associate, IP/IT).


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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