Maurus Winzap

Maurus Winzap

lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Certified Tax Expert




Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 05

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Maurus Winzap is a partner and heads the Tax Team. Maurus Winzap’ practice covers all areas of domestic and international corporate taxation. He acts for a broad range of corporate and financial clients, and has developed significant expertise in planning and advising on M&A and private equity transactions, structured financings, corporate restructurings, relocations, capital market transactions, collective investment schemes and management incentive programmes. Furthermore, he focuses on advice to high-net-worth individuals, family offices and companies in connection with succession and estate planning.

Maurus Winzap is a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association (“IFA”) and a Member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Tax Law Association (Swiss branch of the IFA). He regularly lectures and publishes in his areas of practice.

Maurus Winzap has been recommended by several international directories such as Chambers, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers as a leading lawyer. Clients appreciate that he is “exceptionally strong”, “very dynamic”, “commercially-minded” and “practical” (Chambers 2018).

Born in 1972, Maurus Winzap received his degree in law from the University of Zurich in 1997 and his Master of Laws from the University of Virginia in 2002. He was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1999 and became a Swiss certified tax expert in 2004.

Maurus speaks German and English.

Vaudoise Group acquires Prevanto

SOPHiA GENETICS SA closed secured term loan financing

Deutsche Bank, ING Bank, and UniCredit provide EUR 8.1bn acquisition financing to Swisscom

Swiss Life – CHF 600 million Senior Bonds

UBS Switzerland AG – Financing for EGS Beteiligungen AG’s acquisition of SERTO Group

u-blox – CHF 140 million Syndicated Revolving Credit Facility

Walder Wyss advised CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ) on USD 280 Million Equity Issuance

BOBST GROUP SA issues a CHF 200 million senior unsecured bond

Nordic Infrastructure AG completes EUR 215m Green Financing

UBS Switzerland AG and Zürcher Kantonalbank – Financing of the Acquisition of Iconia Group

ABB acquires Sevensense Robotics

Sandoz successfully issues EUR 2.0 billion inaugural Eurobonds

Walder Wyss advised Ionisos group

Zusammenschluss von SETEX und Datatex mit Elvaston

SkyCell AG - USD 57m financing round

deskbird closes USD 13 million Series A financing round

Walder Wyss advised AMAG Leasing AG on its issuance of CHF 365m Green Bonds

UBS Switzerland AG – EUR 100 million revolving credit facility agreement for Zehnder Group

TP24 raises CHF 400m of additional funding from Barclays and M&G

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

UBS Switzerland AG – CHF 700 million multicurrency credit facility agreement for On (NYSE:ONON)

UBS Switzerland AG - Financing for Capvis' acquisition of Schurter Group

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

CHF 150 million credit facility agreement for Bauwerk Group

Reata closes secured term loan financing for up to USD 275 million

DSM and Firmenich have completed their EUR 35 bn merger, becoming the leading creation and innovation partner in nutrition, beauty and well-being

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 Awards: Walder Wyss Receives Awards as Market Leading Firm and Labour Law Firm of the Year

CHF 450 million sustainability-linked facility agreement for Clariant AG

Inflexion acquires majority stake in dss+ from Gyrus Capital

Bavarian Nordic Acquires Emergent BioSolutions’ Travel Vaccines Portfolio

Porsche SE invests in ABB E-mobility’s CHF 325m Pre-IPO Private Placement

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

Swiss Life – CHF 600 million Senior Bonds

UBS Switzerland AG – Financing of the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in CSD Group

UBS Switzerland AG – CHF 150 million Credit Facilities Agreement for ORIOR Group

Sagard NewGen Acquires a Minority Stake in Unit8

Swiss Life – CHF 500 million Syndicated Revolving Credit Facility

DPE closes EUR 708 million continuation fund

UBS Switzerland AG – CHF 150,000,000 Credit Facility for Auto-Interleasing AG

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

Swiss Life – EUR 700 mio. Senior Bond

Clariant places CHF 175m Green Bond

UBS Switzerland AG – USD 175m Credit Facility for Dätwyler Group

Elvaston sells Magnolia International AG to GENUI

Astorg sells AutoForm to Carlyle

Scott Sports SA - CHF 150m Term and Revolving Credit Financing

Hotel Saratz Pontresina has new owner

Helvetia – CHF 400 Mio. Dual Tranche Senior Bond

Riverside Acquires ACTANDO

UBS Switzerland AG – Financing of Rhystadt AG (Klybeckareal)

DSM and Firmenich to merge in EUR 42bn transaction, becoming the leading creation and innovation partner in nutrition, beauty and well-being

UBS Switzerland and Credit Suisse – EUR 250m financing of Guess Europe

Yokoy raises USD 80 million in series B financing round

Athlon sells Swiss leasing fleet to Arval

Polhem Infra and Nordic Infrastructure acquire additional stake in Solör Bioenergy Group

Sale of Datatrans AG to Planet Payment Group

Yokoy raises USD 26 million in series A financing round

Frontify raises USD 50 million in series C financing round

Nautilus acquires Swiss motion tech company VAY

Swiss Life – EUR 600 mio. Senior Green Bond

MKS Instrument acquires Atotech

Glarner Kantonalbank places CHF 150m Tier 2 Bonds

Naxicap Partners acquires myStromer AG

wefox closes USD 650m Series C Round

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, acquires stake in MoonLake Immunotherapeutics AG

Naxicap acquires Stromer

Swiss Life – CHF 500 mio. Hybrid Bonds

IPO of Montana Aerospace AG

Walder Wyss advised on Relio’s pre-Seed round

Walder Wyss advises EMZ Partners in connection with the acquisition financing for the acquisition of the Assepro Group

AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2021-1 AG

Nordic Infrastructure AG completes EUR 200m Green Financing

Nordic Infrastructure acquires additional stake in Solör Bioenergy Group

Osterwalder sells Mineral Oil Business

Walder Wyss advises CRISPR on USD 600 Million Share Sale Program (ATM)

PureFacts Financial Solutions acquires Quartal Financial Solutions to become a global WealthTech leader

Walder Wyss advises CRISPR on USD 350 Million Share Sale Program (ATM)

Ford Credit issues bond with a volume of CHF 230m

AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2020-1 Ltd.

AWK Group acquires TALOS

Mobiliar finances a part of Carvolution’s fleet of rental cars in a volume of up to CHF 50’000’000

Afinum invests in Messenger App Threema

Proman / Consolidated Energy AG

Walder Wyss advises CRISPR on USD 520 Million Share Offering

wefox Group raises USD 110 million extension of its USD 125 million Series B financing round

Walder Wyss advises CRISPR on USD 310 Million Share Offering

UBS Switzerland AG acquired a mortgage loan portfolio from Bank Julius Bär & Co AG

Swiss Life: CHF 600 mio. inaugural senior green bonds

Polhem Infra acquires equity stake in Solör Bioenergy Group

Walder Wyss advises on the setup of Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA)

Walder Wyss advises Nestlé on CHF 10.2 billion sale of Skin Health Business

Sale of „Lista-Office-Group“

Walder Wyss advises CRISPR on USD 200 Million Share Sale Program (ATM)

Ardian acquires majority in Sintetica

Castleton closes credit facilities totaling USD 2.775 Billion

IPO of Aluflexpack AG

PSA Finance Suisse SA closed a multi-million secured lending transaction

Swiss Life – CHF 250 mio. Senior Bond

Swiss Life – Share Buyback Program

AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2018-2

Walder Wyss advised 40 North in the acquisition and subsequent sale of shares in Clariant AG

AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2018-1

Cembra Money Bank signs partnership with startup Lendico Schweiz AG

Swiss Life – CHF 600 mio. Hybrid Bonds

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

DPE acquires AWK Group

Multilease: Swiss Auto Lease ABS 2017-2

Baloise Group places an inaugural CHF 500 million hybrid bond

Cembra Money Bank refinances personal loan portfolio of eny Finance

Castleton closes credit facilities totaling USD 3.6 Billion

Baloise acquires Movu

Multilease: First Swiss Auto Lease ABS 2017-1

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. announces issuance of Senior Notes

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

gategroup CHF 300 mio. bond issuance

FinanceFox successfully completes Series A financing round

Swiss Life – EUR 600 mio. Hybrid Bond

Auris Medical launches ATM Offering

Castleton closes refinancing facility

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

Swiss Life - CHF 600 mio. Hybrid Bonds

Succession Plan DT Swiss

Chequers Capital to acquire Spandex from Gilde Buy Out Partners

Castleton aquires Morgan Stanley's Global Oil Merchanting business

AMAG Leasing: Inaugural Auto Lease ABS 2015-1

Glarner Kantonalbank issues CHF 100m Additional Tier 1 Bond

GetYourGuide raises USD 50 Mio Series C Round

EUR 750 mio. Hybrid Bond – Swiss Life

Avanade to aquire

P&I Personal & Informatik Ltd. acquires business division HR from Soreco Ltd.

Refinancing of Constellium group

Solør Bioenergy Group

Financing of acquisition of Vat Holding AG

Alcatel-Lucent Switzerland Ltd. sells its Zurich based headquarter

NZZ acquires Moneyhouse

EQT invests in self-service bakery business BackWerk

Swiss Life Holding AG issued CHF 500 million Convertible Bonds

IPO Cembra Money Bank

Adello merges with HStreaming

Sale of Hospital Villa im Park to Genolier Group

AUCTUS invests in Beck Transport AG

Swiss Life Holding AG issued two Senior Bonds in the amount of CHF 425 million

Glarner Kantonalbank issued CHF 70 million additional tier 1 subordinated bonds

Swiss Life closed CHF 800 million Loan Exchange Transaction

Mobiliar establishes investment management company

Swiss Life AG issued a CHF 300 million hybrid bond

First Swiss Auto Lease Securitisation Transaction

Riverside Exits Swiss EMC Testing Firm

Financing of the acquisition of Bureau Van Dijk by Charterhouse Capital Partners

Intra-group debt financing: updated safe haven rates and thin capitalization rules

Corporate Tax Laws and Regulations Switzerland 2024

Federal Supreme Court confirms strict practice of Federal Tax Administration concerning stamp duty restructuring relief

Offset of losses is to be extended

Swiss electorate votes in favour of global minimum tax

Federal Council opens consultation on the taxation of home offices abroad

Structuring of private equity acquisitions in Switzerland

Structured Finance & Securitisation - Chapter Switzerland

Securitisation 2023 - Chapter Switzerland: Trends & Developments

Intra-group debt financing: updated safe haven rates and current thin capitalisation rules

Tax-optimised employee share plans for privately held Swiss companies and start-ups

Corporate Tax 2023: Chapter Switzerland

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review

Employee Share Plans in Switzerland: Regulatory Overview

Swiss reject tax reform aiming at strengthening domestic debt capital markets

Employees working from home: Permanent establishment risks in a Swiss intercantonal context

Securitisation 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

Withholding tax and securities transfer tax reform aims to strengthen debt capital market

Swiss Withholding Tax and Securities Transfer Tax Reform to Strengthen the Swiss Debt Capital Market

Swiss electorate rejects planned abolition of stamp duty on companies