Philippe Kohler
MLaw, Attorney at Law

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Philippe Kohler is an associate in our Private Clients and Banking & Finance teams. His expertise includes succession and family law and immigration. He regularly advises international high-net-worth individuals on asset holding structures, estate planning, relocation and philanthropy. His main fields also include financial products and services, including regulatory aspects, as well as corporate and commercial matters.

Philippe Kohler graduated in 2013 from the University of Geneva, where he obtained a Master in economic Law (MLaw). He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in October 2016, ranked top of his class. Before joining Walder Wyss he performed his attorney traineeship in a leading business law firm in Geneva.

Philippe Kohler's professional languages are French and English. Philippe Kohler is registered with the Geneva bar and is admitted to practice before all Swiss courts.

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Philippe Kohler
Direct phone: +41 58 658 30 22


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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Philippe Kohler Philippe Kohler Philippe Kohler Philippe Kohler

Philippe Kohler
MLaw, Attorney at Law

Philippe Kohler is an associate in our Private Clients and Banking & Finance teams. His expertise includes succession and family law and immigration. He regularly advises international high-net-worth individuals on asset holding structures, estate planning, relocation and philanthropy. His main fields also include financial products and services, including regulatory aspects, as well as corporate and commercial matters.

Philippe Kohler graduated in 2013 from the University of Geneva, where he obtained a Master in economic Law (MLaw). He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in October 2016, ranked top of his class. Before joining Walder Wyss he performed his attorney traineeship in a leading business law firm in Geneva.

Philippe Kohler's professional languages are French and English. Philippe Kohler is registered with the Geneva bar and is admitted to practice before all Swiss courts.

Philippe Kohler
Direct phone: +41 58 658 30 22

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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Deals and Cases

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).


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).


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