Patrick W. Vogel
lic. iur., lic. oec., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

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Patrick W. Vogel is a partner with Walder Wyss. He specializes in corporate law, as well as in banking and finance. He advises domestic and foreign companies on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. With an education in both business and economics (HEC Lausanne) and law, he began his career by working for several years as an associate in the busy corporate finance departments of two pre-eminent US law firms in New York.

Patrick Vogel has advised numerous clients on cross-border transactions – in particular private acquisitions and sales, mergers, asset transfers and acquisition financings. His practice also covers collective investments, private placements, asset management and regulatory matters for Swiss and foreign banks and financial institutions.

Patrick’s dedication to getting the details right has not gone unnoticed: "He’s extremely hard-working; he works through the night and all weekend to meet a deadline" (Chambers Global 2012). Chambers Europe and Chambers Global have ranked him for many years in a row as a leader in the field of banking and finance. In 2013, The Legal 500 Switzerland recognized Patrick as an expert in the field of corporate finance.

Patrick W. Vogel holds a degree in economics and business from HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (lic. oec., 1990), as well as a law degree from the University of Geneva, Faculty of Law (lic. iur., 1993), where he graduated first in his class and received two prizes (Prix Huet du Pavillon, and the Geneva Society of Law and Legislation Prize), and a Master of Laws in Corporate Law (LL.M., 1999) from New York University School of Law.

Patrick W. Vogel’s working language are English and French. He was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1996 and to the New York Bar in 1999. He is a member of the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is a member of the agda (Association genevoise de droit des affaires).

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Patrick W. Vogel
Direct phone: +41 58 658 30 30


Walder Wyss Ltd.
10 Rue d'Italie
P.O. Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 30 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Patrick W. Vogel Patrick W. Vogel Patrick W. Vogel Patrick W. Vogel

Patrick W. Vogel
lic. iur., lic. oec., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

Patrick W. Vogel is a partner with Walder Wyss. He specializes in corporate law, as well as in banking and finance. He advises domestic and foreign companies on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. With an education in both business and economics (HEC Lausanne) and law, he began his career by working for several years as an associate in the busy corporate finance departments of two pre-eminent US law firms in New York.

Patrick Vogel has advised numerous clients on cross-border transactions – in particular private acquisitions and sales, mergers, asset transfers and acquisition financings. His practice also covers collective investments, private placements, asset management and regulatory matters for Swiss and foreign banks and financial institutions.

Patrick’s dedication to getting the details right has not gone unnoticed: "He’s extremely hard-working; he works through the night and all weekend to meet a deadline" (Chambers Global 2012). Chambers Europe and Chambers Global have ranked him for many years in a row as a leader in the field of banking and finance. In 2013, The Legal 500 Switzerland recognized Patrick as an expert in the field of corporate finance.

Patrick W. Vogel holds a degree in economics and business from HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne (lic. oec., 1990), as well as a law degree from the University of Geneva, Faculty of Law (lic. iur., 1993), where he graduated first in his class and received two prizes (Prix Huet du Pavillon, and the Geneva Society of Law and Legislation Prize), and a Master of Laws in Corporate Law (LL.M., 1999) from New York University School of Law.

Patrick W. Vogel’s working language are English and French. He was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1996 and to the New York Bar in 1999. He is a member of the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is a member of the agda (Association genevoise de droit des affaires).

 
 
 
 

Patrick W. Vogel
Direct phone: +41 58 658 30 30

Walder Wyss Ltd.
10 Rue d'Italie
P.O. Box
1211 Geneva 3
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 30 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Launch of komgo SA : Industry players and banks join forces to launch blockchain platform to transform commodities trade finance

On 19 September 2018, fifteen of the world’s largest institutions, including banks, trading companies, an inspection company and an energy major have announced the formation of a new venture known as komgo SA, that will seek to digitalise the trade and commodities finance sector through a blockchain based open platform.  

The founders of this new company, managed and operated as an independent entity, include companies from: ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole Group, Gunvor, ING, Koch Supply & Trading, Macquarie, Mercuria, MUFG Bank, Natixis, Rabobank, Shell, SGS and Societe Generale.  

The launch of komgo SA highlights a shared vision for industry innovation and underlines the ongoing commitment among members to build a truly open and more efficient network within commodity trading. 

komgo SA has been incorporated in Geneva, one of the main worldwide commodity-based clusters, and benefits from the strong support of the Canton de Genève. 

Walder Wyss advised the founders in this process. The Walder Wyss team was led by Hubertus Hillerström (Partner, Banking & Finance) and further included Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Banking & Finance), Mark A. Reutter (Partner, IP/IT), Fouad G. Sayegh (Partner, Tax), Dirk Spacek (Managing Associate, IP/IT), Philippe Kohler (Associate, Banking & Finance), André Kuhn (Associate, Banking & Finance), Hugh Reeves (Associate, IP/IT), Laura Luongo (Associate, Employment) and Valentine Schnyder (Trainee, Corporate/M&A).


Walder Wyss advises Morval Vonwiller Group and Banque Morval SA and their shareholders on the group's acquisition by Intesa Sanpaolo

On April 12, 2018, Morval Vonwiller Holding SA (the "Morval Group") and Fideuram – Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking, a subsidiary of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group ("Intesa Sanpaolo") announced the completion of the acquisition by Intesa Sanpaolo of the Morval Group, including Banque Morval SA, after having obtained all necessary regulatory authorizations.

This acquisition is a first step in realizing Intesa Sanpaolo's strategic plan to become one of the first five private banks in Europe and the second in the Eurozone in terms of assets under management. It will reinforce Intesa Sanpaolo's own presence on the international private banking markets through its own division (already operational in Lugano, London and Luxembourg) and allow Intesa Sanpaolo to benefit from the expertise of the Morval Group.

Four members of the Zanon di Valgiurata family (which founded the Group) will remain minority shareholders and maintain key positions and active roles in the Morval Group's operational management.

Walder Wyss Ltd. has been acting as legal advisor to the Morval Group and its shareholders with regards to all Swiss contractual, corporate and regulatory aspects of the transaction. The team was led by Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Banking and Corporate/M&A) and included Hubertus Hillerström (Partner, Banking & Finance) and Laurent Schmidt (Associate, Corporate/M&A).


Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG and Banque J. Safra Sarasin (Luxembourg) S.A. entered into a final asset purchase agreement with Bank Hapoalim B.M., Israel, and Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd

In October 2017, J. Safra Sarasin Group announced it had signed an agreement to acquire Bank Hapoalim’s private banking businesses in Luxembourg and Switzerland, operating as Bank Hapoalim Switzerland Ltd with offices in Zurich and Luxembourg. The agreement covered qualifying clients and their relationship management teams who are focused on private banking clients across Israel and Europe.

On April 11, 2018, Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG and Banque J. Safra Sarasin (Luxembourg) S.A. entered into a final asset purchase agreement with Bank Hapoalim B.M., Israel, and Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd on the sale of a majority of the portfolio of international private banking customers of Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd in its branches in Switzerland and Luxembourg. As part of the transaction, a number of relationship managers and other employees of Bank Hapoalim (Switzerland) Ltd, of its Luxembourg branch and of its subsidiary and representative office in Israel, are expected to transfer to J. Safra Sarasin. The completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and certain other conditions.

Walder Wyss advised Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG and Banque J. Safra Sarasin (Luxembourg) S.A. on the transaction. The team was led by Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Banking and Corporate/M&A) and included Adriano Antonietti (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Laurent Schmidt (Associate, Corporate/M&A).


Intesa Sanpaolo – The Morval Vonwiller Group – Banque Morval SA

The shareholders of Morval Vonwiller Holding SA (the «Group»), and Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, one of the leading banking groups in Europe and the Italian leader in the retail, corporate and wealth management activities, have signed an agreement for the sale and purchase of the Group, including Banque Morval SA. The agreement is in line with Intesa Sanpaolo's strategic plan to strengthen its presence on international markets in the field of private banking. The Group's presence in Geneva will permit Intesa Sanpaolo's Private Banking Division, currently present in Lugano, London and Luxembourg, to further expand its geographic footprint. 

Following completion of the transaction, the Group will benefit from the scale, scope and financial strength of Intesa Sanpaolo. This initiative will provide strong benefits to the customers and employees of the Group, offering the combined advantages of Banque Morval’s positioning as an international private banking boutique and Intesa Sanpaolo’s status as a leading European financial institution. 

Members of the Zanon di Valgiurata family (which founded the Group) currently involved in the Group's management will remain minority shareholders and continue to be involved in managing the Group's affairs.  

The transaction is subject to obtaining all necessary regulatory authorizations. 

Walder Wyss is acting as legal advisor to the Group and its shareholders with regards to all legal and regulatory aspects of the transaction. The team consists of Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Corporate/M&A), Hubertus Hillerström (Managing Associate, Banking & Finance), Laurent Schmidt (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Philippe Kohler (Associate, Banking & Finance).


J. Safra Sarasin Holding AG to acquire Credit Suisse (Monaco) S.A.M. and Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Limited

On 22 March 2016, J. Safra Sarasin Holding AG entered into an agreement with Credit Suisse AG regarding the sale and purchase of all shares in Credit Suisse (Monaco) S.A.M. The transaction is subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approvals and is expected to complete before the end of 2016. Once the transaction is completed, the combined operations would rank among the largest banks in Monaco.

On the same day, J. Safra Sarasin Holding AG entered into a separate agreement with Credit Suisse AG regarding the sale and purchase of all shares in Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Limited. Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) has been operating since 1987 and is considered as one of the leading banks in Gibraltar.

Walder Wyss is advising J. Safra Sarasin Holding AG on both transactions. The Walder Wyss team includes Patrick W. Vogel (Partner, Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance), Adriano Antonietti (Associate, Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance), Michael Isler (Managing Associate, IP/IT) and Reto Jacobs (Partner, Antitrust).


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