Luc Defferrard

Luc Defferrard

lic. iur., Attorney at Law




Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 47

Curriculum Vitae

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Luc Defferrard, partner with Walder Wyss since 2001, has been active in the finance and legal industry for many years. He mainly advises clients in domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, financing, restructuring as well as in real estate and capital market. Luc Defferrard particularly focuses on private equity and venture capital transactions. He is regularly recommended by Chambers, Legal500 and IFLR1000. Chambers Europe describes him as "always available" and "very strong negotiator"

Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Luc Defferrard was working for seven years with UBS in Geneva, Zurich and New York as client manager and project manager in corporate and structured finance. In this position he developed the bank's structured finance offerings to clients in the French part of Switzerland.

Luc Defferrard speaks French, German and English. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Investment of Crédit Mutuel Equity in Pacovis

Provost’s acquisition of Mino&Lorenzini

Credit Mutuel Equity invests in somnOO to expand their hotel portfolio

Rayner acquires This AG

Vandria announces $20.6M Series A Financing led by ND Capital to drive CNS Clinical Program and Mitochondrial Therapeutics Platform

Cendres+Métaux Group acquires Lauener & Cie SA

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

H55 Series C financing round

UBS Switzerland AG - syndicated credit facilities for Groupe Baume SA

CABB group – EUR 670 million senior secured floating rate notes and 8.75% senior secured fixed rate notes due 2028 and new EUR 110 million revolving credit facility

UBS Switzerland AG – CHF 1.4 billion multicurrency syndicated revolving credit facility for Maus Frères SA

Sale of Compotech AG

Hakan Koç and Pyrros Koussios complete acquisition of eSIM and compliance technology leader Truphone

RTX Ventures invests in H55

Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. - Financing of Unlimitrust Campus

Galapagos Acquires CellPoint

Sale by XS Participations of its Investment in Twelve Capital

Forterro acquires Cloud ERP Software Provider myfactory

Rakuten sold its minority stake in getAbstract

Sale of Projectina to Heligan Group

Novartis acquires Arctos Medical

MBO of Schweizerische Treuhandgesellschaft AG, Basel

Groupe Mutuel to acquire the occupational pension activities of Swiss Risk & Care

Groupe Mutuel acquires majority participation in the insurance broker Neosana

Crédit Mutuel Equity (Switzerland) invests in aventron Ltd.

Castleton closes credit facilities totaling USD 2.775 Billion

CIC Capital supports the Swiss MEGA group in a new phase of its development

Nestlé S.A. acquires majority stake in Terrafertil

Dynatrace acquires Qumram

Acquisition of Defferrard & Lanz by MoneyPark

Castleton closes credit facilities totaling USD 3.6 Billion

Bregal Unternehmerkapital new growth partner of Embassy Jewel AG

Strategic partnership between Sanofi and Lonza

Keytrade Bank SA merges with Arkéa Direct Bank SA

Givaudan SA acquires Activ International

Unigestion acquires Akina to create a USD 6 billion AUM market leader in global small and mid-market Private Equity

Next Generation takes over Lunchgate

Rakuten acquires substantial minority stake in getAbstract

Castleton closes refinancing facility

Merger at myfactory Software Schweiz

Chequers Capital to acquire Spandex from Gilde Buy Out Partners

Castleton aquires Morgan Stanley's Global Oil Merchanting business

Sale of Steigenberger Hotel Gstaad

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa to acquire Keytrade Bank

Knip AG Closes Largest Fintech Investment Round in Switzerland

Acquisition and Refinancing of Boost Holding Ltd.

Schaeffler issues high yield bonds

L’Oréal purchases Decléor and Carita from Shiseido

HgCapital acquires 91.85% in P&I Personal & Informatik AG and launches public tender offer

Attolight SA has completed a new round of financing

Walder Wyss advises Schaeffler AG with regard to a credit agreement and the public placement of high-yield bonds

Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd. acquires APAG Holding AG

First Swiss Auto Lease Securitisation Transaction

Nuance Communications acquires SVOX

Liberal Labor Legislation

New Swiss Insolvency Rules and Lender’s Rights Pre-Insolvency

Corporate Client Event

Venture capital investment in Switzerland: market and regulatory overview

Venture capital investment in Switzerland: market and regulatory overview

Venture capital investment in Switzerland: market and regulatory overview

2014: a very good year

Switzerland – Implementation of the «Initiative against rip-off salaries»: New corporate governance rules for Swiss public companies

Venture capital investment in Switzerland: market and regulatory overview

Switzerland – Corporate aspects and tax consequences relating to the incorporation of a holding company in Switzerland

Switzerland – Scope of application of Swiss takeover rules

Switzerland – Redomiciliations into Switzerland from a Swiss corporate and tax perspective

Switzerland: Recent Developments in the Regulatory Environment for Alternative Investment Service Providers

Switzerland – Squeeze-out of minority shareholders in listed companies

Consolidation in the asset management

Switzerland's Takeover Law Significantly Revised

Switzerland – Recent Developments in Swiss Takeover Law

Switzerland – Swiss takeover law: Development in the year 2007

Switzerland – Experience with the Merger Act

Employee stock plans

New developments in financing Swiss assets


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