Nico Bernhard
MLaw, LL.M. Attorney at Law

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Nico Bernhard is an associate in our Corporate & Commercial Team. His preferred areas of practice include contract law and corporate and commercial law, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as reorganisation measures and insolvency.

Nico Bernhard was educated at the University of Zurich (MLaw) and King's College London (LL.M.). Before joining Walder Wyss in 2015 he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Private and Business Law at the University of Zurich.

Nico Bernhard's professional languages are German and English. He also speaks French.

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Nico Bernhard
Direct phone: +41 58 658 51 73


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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Nico Bernhard
MLaw, LL.M. Attorney at Law

Nico Bernhard is an associate in our Corporate & Commercial Team. His preferred areas of practice include contract law and corporate and commercial law, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as reorganisation measures and insolvency.

Nico Bernhard was educated at the University of Zurich (MLaw) and King's College London (LL.M.). Before joining Walder Wyss in 2015 he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Private and Business Law at the University of Zurich.

Nico Bernhard's professional languages are German and English. He also speaks French.

Nico Bernhard
Direct phone: +41 58 658 51 73

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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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).


Continental sells Continental Automotive Switzerland

Continental sold all shares in Continental Automotive Switzerland AG, Rüthi/SG to RUHAMA Finanz Holding AG.

Walder Wyss advised Continental Swiss as legal advisor in this transaction. The team was led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Mark A. Reutter (Partner, IPIT), Samuel Lieberherr (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Mirjam Olah (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Vera Krüttli (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Nico Bernhard (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Simone Wetzstein (Associate, Employment), Christoph Stutz (Associate, Employment), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax), Daniel Zimmerli (Managing Associate, Wettbwerbsrecht) and Lea Altermatt (Substitut, Corporate/M&A).

 


Dana acquires Oerlikon Drive Systems

Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) has signed an agreement to acquire the Drive Systems Segment from OC Oerlikon (SIX: OERL). The transaction is expected to be closed in late 2018 or the first quarter 2019, subject to customary approvals and closing conditions. 

Based on nearly 100 years of experience, Oerlikon Drive Systems is a global leader in providing high-performance gears, market-leading shifting solutions, power transfer units, differentials and planetary drives, as well as innovative solutions for hybrids and e-drives. 

Walder Wyss advised Dana as Swiss legal advisor in this transaction. The team was led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Markus Vischer (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Samuel Lieberherr (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Nico Bernhard (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Jenny Süess (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Simone Wetzstein (Associate, Employment), Christine Leuch (Associate, IPIT), Benno Fischer (Associate, IPIT), Lea Altermatt (Trainee, Corporate/M&A) and Anissa Kern (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


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

White Tale Holdings LLP, a limited partnership comprising 40 North Latitude Master Fund Ltd. (40 North) and two Corvex funds as limited partners, and 40 North acquired a signficant stake in Clariant AG in the course of 2017 of which 24.99% were sold to Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) on 25 January 2018. As shareholders in Clariant, 40 North and White Tale successfully opposed the planned merger between Clariant and Huntsman Corp. in October 2017.

Walder Wyss acted as Swiss advisor to 40 North. The Walder Wyss team included Markus Pfenninger (Corporate/M&A, Lead Partner), Theodor Härtsch (Banking Finance, Partner), Alex Nikitine (Corporate/M&A, Partner), Daniel Dedeyan (Corporate/M&A, Counsel), Nico Bernhard (Corporate/M&A, Associate), Dieter Hofmann (Litigation, Partner), Antonio Carbonara (Litigation, Managing Associate), Maurus Winzap (Tax, Partner), Reto Jacobs (Competition, Partner) and Michael Müller (Corporate/M&A, Trainee Lawyer).


Integer to Divest Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics Product Lines to MedPlast

Integer Holdings Corporation (Integer) (NYSE:ITGR), a leading medical device outsource manufacturer, has entered into an agreement to sell its Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics product lines to MedPlast, LLC, a leading global services provider to the medical device industry, for $600 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including U.S. and foreign antitrust clearances.

Walder Wyss acts as Swiss advisor for Integer on this transaction. The Walder Wyss team includes Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Fabienne Anner (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Nico Bernhard (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Reto Jacobs (Partner, Competition Law), Gion Giger (Managing Associate, Competition Law), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, Tax) and Ursina Gremminger (Associate, Tax).


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