Lukas Wyss
lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

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Lukas Wyss is a partner in the Banking & Finance Team. He advises banks, insurers and other companies in connection with finance transactions, capital market transactions and more generally in regulatory, securities and corporate law matters. In finance, he focuses on corporate debt finance, leveraged finance, asset finance (including real estate finance), acquisition finance and structured finance and securitisation.

Born in 1975, Lukas Wyss was educated at Zurich University and Lausanne University (lic. iur. 2000) and Columbia University, New York, USA (LL.M. 2006, James Kent Scholar). He was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2002. He gained working experience as a District Court law clerk (Meilen, ZH) and as attorney at major law firms in Zurich and New York.

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

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Lukas Wyss
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 01


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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Lukas Wyss
lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

Lukas Wyss is a partner in the Banking & Finance Team. He advises banks, insurers and other companies in connection with finance transactions, capital market transactions and more generally in regulatory, securities and corporate law matters. In finance, he focuses on corporate debt finance, leveraged finance, asset finance (including real estate finance), acquisition finance and structured finance and securitisation.

Born in 1975, Lukas Wyss was educated at Zurich University and Lausanne University (lic. iur. 2000) and Columbia University, New York, USA (LL.M. 2006, James Kent Scholar). He was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2002. He gained working experience as a District Court law clerk (Meilen, ZH) and as attorney at major law firms in Zurich and New York.

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

 
 
 

Lukas Wyss
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 01

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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Practical Law: Structured finance and securitisation in Switzerland: overview

by Lukas Wyss, Johannes A. Bürgi and Maurus Winzap
in: "Practical Law, Multi-jurisdictional Guide, Structured finance and securitisation"
UK 2016 (www.practicallaw.com)
















Buyback of equity and debt securities in Switzerland

co-authored by Markus Pfenninger and Lukas Wyss
in: "PLC Capital Markets 2011"
London 2011


Recent Developments of Swiss Disclosure Rules relating to Significant Shareholdings

co-authored by Urs P. Gnos and Lukas Wyss
in: "LexisNexis"
2010



Swiss Disclosure Rules on Significant Shareholdings

co-authored by Urs P. Gnos and Lukas Wyss
in: Center for International Legal Studies (Editor[s]), "The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business"
Volume 32, Salzburg 2010, pp. 351–386




Kommentar zu Art. 68, 69, 152–157, 159 Kollektivanlagegesetz (KAG)(Commentary to Art. 68, 69, 152–157, 159 of the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act)

by Lukas Wyss
in: "Basler Kommentare"
Basel/Geneva/Munich 2009







Deals and Cases

Aduno sells Vibbek

ADUNO SA sold its acquiring business to SIX Payment Services AG a few months ago. Due to the changed situation of its former business segment "Acquiring", Aduno Holding AG sold all its shares in Vibbek AG to its management.

Walder Wyss has advised Aduno Holding AG as legal advisor in this transaction. The team was led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Samuel Lieberherr (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Reto Jacobs (Partner, Competition), Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Ueli Sommer (Partner, Employment), Jürg Schneider (Partner, Data Protection), David Vasella (Counsel, Data Protection), Olivia Feusi (Associate, Corproate/M&A), Andrea Haefeli (Associate, Corporate / M&A), Alice Vorburger (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Nico Bernhard (Associate, Corporate/M&A).


AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2018-2

On 19 November 2018, AMAG Leasing AG closed its fourth Swiss auto lease securitization transaction involving the issuance by Swiss Car ABS 2018-2 AG (the Issuer) of CHF 250,000,000 Asset-Backed Notes with a coupon of 0.22 per cent, due in 2028.

The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of Swiss auto lease assets originated by AMAG Leasing AG and transferred to the Issuer. The Notes are rated «AAA sf» by Fitch. UBS AG acted as Joint Arranger, Sole Lead Manager and Sole Bookrunner, StormHarbour Securities LLP as Joint Arranger and Credit Suisse AG and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as Co-Managers.

Walder Wyss advised AMAG Leasing AG on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction (transaction counsel). The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Roger Ammann (Associate, Finance), Rafal Szala (Associate, Finance) and Azar Sang Bastian (Trainee, Finance).


AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2018-1

On 18 April 2018, AMAG Leasing AG closed its third Swiss auto lease securitization transaction involving the issuance by Swiss Car ABS 2018-1 AG (the Issuer) of CHF 275,000,000 Asset-Backed Notes with a coupon of 0.120 per cent, due in 2028.

The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of Swiss auto lease assets originated by AMAG Leasing AG and transferred to the Issuer. The Notes are rated «AAA sf» by Fitch. Credit Suisse AG acted as Arranger, Sole Lead Manager and Sole Bookrunner and UBS AG and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as Co-Managers

Walder Wyss advised AMAG Leasing AG on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction (transaction counsel). The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Roger Ammann (Associate, Finance), Julia Lehner (Associate, Finance) and Michael Müller (Trainee Lawyer, Finance).


Cembra Money Bank signs partnership with startup Lendico Schweiz AG

Cembra Money Bank (Cembra) signed a long term agreement with Lendico Schweiz AG (Lendico), a 100% subsidiary of PostFinance AG, to finance small business loans sourced via the Lendico online platform. Lendico is an SME loan marketplace active in Switzerland since the end of 2016, based in Zurich. Under the agreement, Cembra will be a preferred partner for financing of SME loans sourced by Lendico and consolidate them on the Cembra balance sheet. Lendico will continue to service the portfolio once the loans have been financed. In addition to financing, Cembra will provide collection services for the portfolio financed by Cembra.

Walder Wyss advised Cembra on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction. The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Markus Pfenninger (Partner, Finance), Valentin Wiesner (Associate, Finance), Jorgos Boulamatsis (Trainee, Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT) and David Vasella (Counsel, Data Protection).


Glarner Kantonalbank successfully places CHF 100 Mio. Additional Tier 1 bond

Glarner Kantonalbank (GLKB) has successfully placed a CHF 100 million perpetual subordinated Additional Tier 1 bond (issue date 19 March 2018). The coupon until the first call date has been fixed at 2%. Zürcher Kantonalbank and GLKB acted as joint lead managers. The bond qualifies as Additional Tier 1 capital pursuant to the Capital Adequacy Ordinance.

Walder Wyss acted as legal counsel to GLKB with regard to the issuance and placement of the bond. The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Banking Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax) and Valentin Wiesner (Associate, Banking Finance).


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