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

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Maurus Winzap is a partner in the Tax Team. Maurus’ 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 programs.

Maurus is a member of the executive board of the Swiss International Fiscal Association (IFA) Branch. He regularly lectures and publishes in his areas of practice.

Born in 1972, Maurus 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.

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Maurus Winzap
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 05


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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Maurus Winzap Maurus Winzap Maurus Winzap

Maurus Winzap
lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law / Certified Tax Expert
Partner

Maurus Winzap is a partner in the Tax Team. Maurus’ 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 programs.

Maurus is a member of the executive board of the Swiss International Fiscal Association (IFA) Branch. He regularly lectures and publishes in his areas of practice.

Born in 1972, Maurus 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.

 
 
 
 

Maurus Winzap
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 05

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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Practice Areas Publications

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)

















Besteuerung kollektiver Kapitalanlagen(Taxation of collective capital investments)

Speakers: Maurus Winzap and Stefan Oesterhelt
IFF Seminar
St. Gallen December 2009





Besteuerung kollektiver Kapitalanlagen und ihrer Anleger (2. Teil)(Taxation of collective capital investments and taxation of investors in collective capital investments (Part Two))

co-authored by Maurus Winzap and Stefan Oesterhelt
in: "IFF Forum für Steuerrecht (FStR)" 1/2009


Besteuerung kollektiver Kapitalanlagen und ihrer Anleger (3. Teil)(Taxation of collective capital investments and taxation of investors in collective capital investments (Part Three))

co-authored by Maurus Winzap and Stefan Oesterhelt
in: "IFF Forum für Steuerrecht (FStR)" 2/2009






Quellensteuern bei hypothekarisch gesicherten Kreditverträgen(Withholding tax in respect of credit agreements secured by mortgages)

co-authored by Maurus Winzap and Stefan Oesterhelt
in: "IFF Forum für Steuerrecht (FStR)" 1/2008


Besteuerung kollektiver Kapitalanlagen und ihrer Anleger (1. Teil)(Taxation of collective capital investments and taxation of investors in incollective capital investments (Part One))

co-authored by Maurus Winzap and Stefan Oesterhelt
in: "IFF Forum für Steuerrecht (FStR)" 4/2008

















Abzugsfähigkeit von Steuern bei juristischen Personen(Deduction of Corporate Income Taxes)

co-authored by Maurus Winzap and Thomas Meister
in: "IFF Forum für Steuerrecht (FStR)" 1/2003


International Tax and Investment Service – Switzerland

co-authored by Maurus Winzap
in: "Tolley's International Series; International Tax and Investment Service"
8, London 2001


Deals and Cases

Swiss Life – EUR 600 mio. Hybrid Bond

Swiss Life Ltd has successfully placed a EUR 600 million undated subordinated bond, first callable in May 2027. The coupon until the first call date has been fixed at 4.5%.

Walder Wyss acts as legal counsel to Swiss Life Ltd. on this transaction. The Walder Wyss team includes Markus Pfenninger (Banking Finance, Lead Partner), Maurus Winzap (Tax, Partner), Ramona Wyss (Banking Finance, Associate) und Sebastian Müller (Banking Finance, Trainee).


Auris Medical launches ATM Offering

On 1 June 2016, Auris Medical Holding AG launched a Controlled Equity Offering by entering into a Sales Agreement with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Auris Medical may offer and sell its common shares from time to time through Cantor Fitzgerald, as the company’s sales agent. Under the agreement, Cantor Fitzgerald may sell shares by any method deemed to be an “at the market (ATM) offering”. Sales of the shares are to be made under the company’s shelf registration statement for an aggregate offering price of up to USD 35 million.

Auris Medical is a Swiss biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs in otolaryngology. The shares of Auris Medical trade on the NASDAQ Global Market.

Walder Wyss advises Auris Medical on Swiss law aspects of the transaction. The team is being led by Alexander Nikitine (Partner, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A) and further includes Sarah Schulthess (Associate, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax) and Fabienne Limacher (Associate, Tax). Davis Polk & Wardwell advises Auris Medical on US law aspects. Cooley (as to US law) and Homburger (as to Swiss law) act as legal advisors to Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

 


Castleton closes refinancing facility

On 16 June 2016, Castleton Commodities International LLC (CCI), a global commodities merchant, closed the fifth amended and restated credit agreement between, among others, certain entities of CCI, as Borrowers and Guarantors, and BNP Paribas, as administrative agent and collateral agent.

Walder Wyss advised CCI on all Swiss law related aspects of the refinancing. The Walder Wyss team was led by Luc Defferrard (Partner, Banking & Finance) and Alexandre Both (Managing Associate, Banking & Finance) and included Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax).


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

On 4 May 2016, AMAG Leasing AG closed its second auto lease securitization transaction. The transaction was structured as a dual trance transaction involving the issuance of notes with various terms, issued by two separate SPVs. Swiss Car ABS 2016-1 AG (the 2016-1 Issuer) issued CHF 200,000,000 0.15 percent Asset-Backed Class A Notes due 2026 (2y soft bullet) and CHF 15,000,000 1.125 percent Asset-Backed Class B Notes due 2026 (2y soft bullet) and Swiss Car ABS 2016-2 AG (the 2016-2 Issuer) issued CHF 300,000,000 0.30 percent Asset-Backed Class A Notes due 2026 (4y soft bullet). The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are each backed by a portfolio of auto lease assets originated by AMAG Leasing AG and transferred to the Issuers. The Class Notes are rated "AAAsf" by Fitch and "Aaa(sf)" by Moody’s and the Class B Notes are rated «AA+sf» by Fitch and «A1(sf)» by Moody’s. UBS Investment Bank acted as Lead Manager, Sole Bookrunner and Co-Arranger, Credit Suisse and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as Senior Co-Manager and StormHarbour acted as Co-Arrangers and Co-Manager (Class B Notes) on this transaction.

Walder Wyss advised AMAG Leasing AG on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction. 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), Julia Lehner (Associate, Finance), David Borer (Associate, Finance), Fabienne Limacher (Associate, Tax) and Sebastian Müller (Trainee, Finance).


Swiss Life - CHF 600 mio. Hybrid Bonds

Swiss Life Ltd has successfully placed a CHF 450 million undated subordinated bond, first callable in September 2021 (coupon until first call date: 3.75%) and a CHF 150 million dated subordinated bond with final maturity in 2046, first callable in September 2026 (coupon until first call date: 4.375%).

Walder Wyss acts as legal counsel to Swiss Life Ltd. on this transaction. The Walder Wyss team includes Markus Pfenninger (Banking Finance, Lead Partner), Maurus Winzap (Tax, Partner), Alexander Nikitine (Capital Markets, Partner), Ramona Wyss (Banking Finance, Associate) and Sebastian Müller (Banking Finance, Trainee).


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