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

CryoLife acquires JOTEC

CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire JOTEC AG for an upfront payment of US$ 225 million, subject to certain adjustments.  JOTEC is a German-based, privately-held leading developer of technologically differentiated endovascular stent grafts, and cardiac and vascular surgical grafts, focused on aortic repair. The transaction is expected to close later this year, subject to customary closing conditions. 

Walder Wyss AG acted as lead counsel to the private sellers. The team has been co-led by Markus Vischer (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Urs Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Claudia Weber (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Vera Krüttli (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Michael Kündig (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Mirjam Olah (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Nico Bernhard (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Lukas Wyss (Partner, Banking & Finance), Tervel Stoyanov (Associate, Banking & Finance), Martin Busenhart (Partner, Tax), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax), Reto Jacobs (Partner, IP&IT) Gion Giger (Managing Associate, IP&IT), Ewa Szczogiel (Junior Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Dominik Wingeier (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


Cembra Money Bank refinances personal loan portfolio of eny Finance

On 21 July 2017, Cembra Money Bank AG (Cembra) signed an agreement to refinance a CHF 42 million personal loan portfolio from eny Finance AG. eny Finance AG is a Swiss pure online personal loan provider. Cembra has also agreed to partially refinance future personal loan volume from this provider. The deal is structured through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that is fully owned and consolidated by Cembra. The transaction was closed on 2 August 2017. By this transaction, eny Finance gets access to an additional refinancing source for its growing consumer credit portfolio. At the same time, eny Finance remains fully independent and acts as self-standing provider of consumer loans.

Walder Wyss acted as legal advisor to Cembra with regard to all legal aspects of the transaction. The team consisted of Lukas Wyss (Partner, Banking & Finance), Markus Pfenninger (Partner, Banking & Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Reto Jacobs (Partner, Antitrust Law), Fabienne Limacher (Associate, Tax), Roger Ammann (Associate, Banking & Finance) und Fanny Sutter (Trainee, Banking & Finance).


Flokk AS acquires Giroflex

Flokk AS, formerly known as Scandinavian Business Seating AS, a portfolio company of the Triton Fund IV, acquired all shares in Giroflex – Holding AG, incl. all its legal entities.

Giroflex is the Swiss producer of perfectly structured, high quality and ergonomic swivel, conference and visitor chairs – seating, tailored to the human anatomy. Giroflex products are available around the world via branch sales offices in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands as well as via international licensees and sales partners.

Walder Wyss AG has advised Flokk AS as Swiss legal advisor in this transaction and was coordinating all foreign counsels. The team was led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Samuel Lieberherr (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax), Daniel Zimmerli (managing associate, Competition), Michael Kündig (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Sylvia Anthamatten (Associate, IPIT), Gaurav Bhagwanani (Associate, Employment) and Tina Hurni (Associate, Real Estate) as well as Christine Glättli (Managing Associate, Corporate/Notary Public).


EQT Acquires Open Systems

The EQT Mid Market Europe Fund acquires a majority stake in Open Systems AG from its current private owners who will remain invested.

Open Systems was founded in 1990. Since then the company grew consistently sustainable and transitioned from a security integrator into one of the largest Security as a Service providers in Europe. Open Systems is headquartered in Zurich and active in more than 180 countries.

Walder Wyss AG has advised EQT Mid Market Europe as Swiss legal advisor in this transaction. The team was led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax), Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Fabienne Anner (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Samuel Lieberherr (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Jenny Süess (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax), David Vasella (Counsel, IPIT), Jacqueline Sievers (Associate, IPIT), Gaurav Bhagwanani (Associate, Employment), Daniel Zimmerli, (managing associate, Competition) as well as Christine Glättli (Managing Associate, Corporate/Notary Public).


Multilease: First Swiss Auto Lease ABS 2017-1

On 13 April 2017, Multilease AG closed its inaugural Swiss auto lease securitization transaction involving the issuance by First Swiss Mobility 2017-1 AG (the Issuer) of CHF 260,700,000 0.14 percent asset-backed Class A Notes, due in 2027, CHF 22,200,000 1.75 percent asset-backed Class B Notes, due in 2027 and CHF 14,100,000 2.75 percent asset-backed Class C Notes, due in 2027. The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of Swiss auto lease assets originated by Multilease AG and transferred to the Issuer. The Notes are rated «Aaa sf»/«AAA(sf)»;«A1 sf»/«AA-(sf)»;«Baa2sf)»/«BBB+(sf)» by Moody’s and S&P. Credit Suisse acted as Arranger and Manager and Zürcher Kantonalbank as Manager on this transaction.

Walder Wyss advised Multilease 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 Meister (Partner, Tax), Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Roger Ammann (Associate, Finance), Sugandha Kumar (Associate, Finance), Aliénor Nina Burghartz (Trainee, Finance) and Katrin Tschalèr (Trainee, Finance)


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