Johannes A. Bürgi

Johannes A. Bürgi

Partner
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law

Location

Zurich

Contact

Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 59
johannes.buergi@walderwyss.com

Curriculum Vitae

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Johannes A. Bürgi advises clients on matters involving real estate, structured finance/securitisation, restructuring, and debt capital markets. Johannes is ranked as a top practitioner by international directories such as Chambers, PLC and ILO that describe him being 'a great tactician'. He is increasingly involved in complex restructuring, insolvency and workout situations.

In finance, Johannes for instance advised Goldman Sachs on the establishment of a new Swiss residential mortgage business platform. He also advised on virtually all public and private auto-leasing and credit card asset-backed securitisations as well as covered bond / RMBS projects in Switzerland. Johannes is Swiss winner of the ILO Client Choice Award for Securitisation and Structured Finance.

In real estate, Johannes advised the buyer in its 1 billion Swiss franc landmark acquisition of the Uetlihof office complex in Zurich from Credit Suisse AG in a sale-leaseback transaction, Blackstone Group with respect to the Swiss part of the acquisition of assets of GE Capital Real Estate in a transaction valued at US$ 23 billion globally, a Middle-Eastern sovereign wealth fund on the acquisition, development and operation of one of the biggest shopping malls in Switzerland, and another Middle-Eastern sovereign wealth fund on its acquisition of a portfolio of hotel properties in Switzerland.

Johannes was educated at Lausanne and Berne universities (state exam, 1998; Dr. iur., 2001, summa cum laude) and at Stanford Law School, U.S.A. (LL.M. in Corporate Governance and Practice, 2003). He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Board of Walder Wyss Ltd. from 2013-2021. He is fluent in German, English and French; he is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

UBS Switzerland AG issuance of EUR 1 billion Covered Bonds

UBS Switzerland AG issuance of CHF 450 million Covered Bonds

UBS Switzerland AG Swiss Covered Bond Program

IFLR 1000 Rankings - Walder Wyss as a top-performing law firm ranked

Cembra Money Bank – CHF 275 million auto lease securitization

Cornèr Banca SA issues Senior Unsecured Bonds with a volume of CHF 150 m

Walder Wyss advised AMAG Leasing AG on its issuance of CHF 170m Green Bonds

Cornèr Banca SA Covered Bond Programme

IPI Partners to Acquire Swiss Data Center Leader Safe Host

AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2021-1 AG

Ford Credit issues bond with a volume of CHF 230m

AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2020-1 Ltd.

Walder Wyss assisted Goldman Sachs International Bank, London, on the establishment of a new Swiss residential mortgage business platform established by ELAN Suisse Hypotheken AG

Nyrstar announced its successful financial restructuring

Swisscard: Credit Card ABS Issuers under Swisscard’s ABS Program held bondholder meetings

Swisscard AECS GmbH: 2019-1 Credit Card ABS Transaction

Cembra Money Bank AG closed another Swiss auto lease securitization transaction

AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2018-2

Valiant Bank AG placed second tranche of covered bonds

AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2018-1

Multilease: Swiss Auto Lease ABS 2017-2

Valiant Bank AG places inaugural Swiss Covered Bond

Multilease: First Swiss Auto Lease ABS 2017-1

Intershop aquires World Trade Center Lausanne

Cembra's CHF 200'000'000 Swiss Auto Lease ABS transaction 2016-1 listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange

Swisscard AECS GmbH

AMAG Leasing: Second Auto Lease CHF 515m ABS Transaction (Dual Tranche 2016-/2016-2)

AMAG Leasing: Inaugural Auto Lease ABS 2015-1

Berghoff: Cross-Border Transfer of Assets

Blackstone To Acquire Real Estate Assets from GE Capital

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

Cembra's CHF 200’000’000 Swiss Auto Lease ABS transaction listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange

Walder Wyss advises HSH Nordbank AG on a securitisation transaction of trade receivables originated in Germany, Sweden and Switzerland

Refinancing of Constellium group

Financing of acquisition of Vat Holding AG

Volvo Auto Bank Deutschland transfers Swiss Leasing and Dealer Wholesale Business to FCE Bank

GE’s Second Swiss Auto Lease Securitisation Transaction Listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange

Acquisition of the Uetlihof Office Complex from Credit Suisse AG for CHF 1 billion

Swiss Life AG issued a CHF 300 million hybrid bond

Swiss Credit Card Securitisation Listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange

GE’s Swiss Auto Lease Securitisation Transaction Listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange

First Swiss Auto Lease Securitisation Transaction

Chambers Acquisition Finance 2024 Global Practice Guide - Trends and Developments

Acquisition Finance 2023: Switzerland - Trends and Developments

Real Estate 2023: Chapter Switzerland

Structured Finance & Securitisation - Chapter Switzerland

Securitisation 2023 - Chapter Switzerland: Trends & Developments

Real Estate 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

The Securitisation Law Review - Chapter 10 Switzerland

The Securitisation Law Review - Chapter 10 Switzerland

Facets of assignment law - Overview over selected legal aspects of the assignment with a particular focus on financing transactions

Structured Finance & Securitisation 2021 - Chapter Switzerland

Trends and Developments in the Swiss Securitisation Market

Legal aspects of receivables embodied in bills of exchange

Legal considerations of assignment of receivables under Swiss international private law

Key considerations regarding asset classes and assignability of receivables

Securitisation transactions: avoidance actions under DEBA

Switzerland: Law and Practice

Structured Finance & Securitisation - Chapter Switzerland

Legal considerations regarding SPVs

Regulatory aspects of securitisation in Switzerland

Securitisation in Switzerland – an overview

The Securitisation & Structured Finance Handbook 2018

Structured Finance & Securitisation

Recent developments in the Swiss ABS market 2015/16

Practical Law: Structured finance and securitisation in Switzerland: overview

Structured Finance & Securitisation 2016

Recent developments in the Swiss ABS market – 2015

Debt capital markets in Switzerland: regulatory overview

Asset-Backed Securitisation in Switzerland

Securitisation in Switzerland: A growing market

Constant growth of Swiss securitisation

Debt capital markets in Switzerland: regulatory overview

Recently implemented tax regulation to stimulate the Swiss bond market

Swiss securitisation is picking up speed

New tax regulation to stimulate the Swiss bond market

Capital Markets: Q&A Switzerland

The launch of the first covered bond programme in Switzerland set up outside the framework of the Swiss statutory covered bond system

Securitisation transactions in Switzerland are making a comeback

Banking rehabilitation and insolvency reform in Switzerland

Country Q&A Switzerland

Covered bond related financing transactions

Developments in Swiss Banking Regulation

The Mortgage Bond System in Switzerland: an alternative source of finance

The Mortgage Bond System in Switzerland: an alternative source of finance

Alternative Financing Sources in Switzerland

Commentary to Art. 425–438, 827 of the Swiss Code of Obligations

Commentary to Art. 58–60, 62–66 of the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act

An overview of securitisation in Switzerland

Opco/Propco Structures under Swiss Law

Transferring Agreements under Transfer of Assets Rules

The CMBS wave finally hits Switzerland

Liberalisation of the Federal Law Concerning the Acquisition of Residential Real Estate by Foreigners («Lex Koller»)

Securitisation in Switzerland: A steadily developing market

The CMBS wave finally hits Switzerland

Securitisation in Switzerland: A steadily developing market

Allocation Directives for Equity-Related Securities to be Publicly Offered in Switzerland

New Standards Set For Allocation Of Securities Via Public Offerings in Switzerland

Legal Risk under Basel II

Swiss Securitisation in 2003

Impacts of the revised Competition Act on contracts

Securitisation in Switzerland

Credit Derivatives – New Regulatory Framework in Switzerland

Securitisation in Switzerland

Commentary to Art. 425–439, 824–827 of the Swiss Code of Obligations

Joint Ventures without notification requirement – Avoiding merger control notification

Nullity as a Consequence of Swiss and EC Competition Law Infringements

Swiss Patent Law and Parallel Imports

Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (SZW)

Abrakadabra – how a limited liability company becomes a share corporation

Case note on Federal Supreme Court decision "Sammelhefter" of June 17, 1998, on procedural effects of the withdrawal of a nullity suit in patent law

Patent law as a means to enforce selective distribution agreements in Switzerland?

Transformation of a limited liability company in a share corporation de lege lata: The Clarifying Word From Lausanne

Parallel imports à la carte? – The situation on the market of pharmaceuticals

Media Coverage and the Unfair Competition Act – Corrections needed after the «Microwave» – Decision from Strasbourg?

A momentary view on unfair competition law – Overview of the Federal Unfair Competition Act including discussion of presently controversial issues

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