Sarah Schulthess
MLaw, LL.M., Attorney at Law

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Sarah Schulthess is an associate in the Banking & Finance Team of Walder Wyss. Her areas of practice include banking, stock exchange and capital market law, mergers & acquisitions as well as contract, corporate and commercial law.

Born in 1986, Sarah Schulthess was educated at the University of Zurich (MLaw) and King's College London (LL.M.). During her studies, she completed various internships with both small and major law firms as well as the district attorney's office.

Her professional languages are German and English. She also speaks French. She is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practice in all of Switzerland.

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Sarah Schulthess
Direct phone: +41 58 658 52 74


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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Sarah Schulthess
MLaw, LL.M., Attorney at Law

Sarah Schulthess is an associate in the Banking & Finance Team of Walder Wyss. Her areas of practice include banking, stock exchange and capital market law, mergers & acquisitions as well as contract, corporate and commercial law.

Born in 1986, Sarah Schulthess was educated at the University of Zurich (MLaw) and King's College London (LL.M.). During her studies, she completed various internships with both small and major law firms as well as the district attorney's office.

Her professional languages are German and English. She also speaks French. She is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and is admitted to practice in all of Switzerland.

Sarah Schulthess
Direct phone: +41 58 658 52 74

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

Kommentar zum Finanzmarktinfrastrukturgesetz (FinfraG) (Commentary on the Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA))

by Alex Nikitine and Sarah Schulthess
in: Sethe/Favre/Hess/Kramer/Schott (Editor[s]), "Kommentierung zu Art. 137–141 FinfraG (zum Übernahmerecht)"
Zurich 2017, pp. 1888–1935






Deals and Cases

DigiCert acquires QuoVadis

Walder Wyss advised DigiCert Inc on its acquisition of the QuoVadis SSL/TLS, PKI technology business for a purchase price of US$ 45m from WISeKey International Holding Ltd (SIX: WIHN). 

DigiCert is the world’s leading provider of scalable TLS/SSL, PKI solutions for identity and encryption. The most innovative companies, including 89 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 97 out of the 100 top global banks, choose DigiCert for its expertise in identity and encryption for web servers and Internet of Things devices. 

Walder Wyss has advised DigiCert on the Swiss aspects of this transaction. The Walder Wyss team was led by Boris Räber (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and included Mark A. Reutter (Partner, IP/IT), Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A), David Vasella (Partner, IP/IT), Simone Wetzstein (Managing Associate, Employment), Sarah Schulthess (Associate, Banking & Finance), Noémi Ziegler (Associate, IP/IT) and Letizia Schlegel (Junior Associate, Corporate/M&A).

Taylor Wessing, led by David Bates and Mark Barron, acted as lead counsel to DigiCert on the transaction.


Walder Wyss advises Evolute Group AG on its CHF 6 mio. A Round

Walder Wyss advises Evolute Group AG, Zug, on its Series A financing round. The financing round amounts to CHF 6 mio. and was subscribed by investors from the financial and start-up sector.

Evolute Group AG is one of the largest and fastest growing providers of comprehensive technology and platform solutions for wealth and asset management in Switzerland. As a partner for banks, asset managers with and without collective investments and family offices, Evolute Group AG offers comprehensive software solutions, compliance, legal, and risk management, as well as data operations.

The Walder Wyss team consisted of Roger Ammann (Associate, Finance), Alex Nikitine (Partner, Corporate), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax), Sarah Schulthess (Associate, Corporate) and Fabian D. Glässer (Associate, Corporate).


Auris Medical's Public Equity Offering

Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS) issued and priced its public offering of 10,000,000 common shares and 10,000,000 warrants, each warrant entitling its holder to purchase 0.70 of a common share.  The common shares and warrants are being sold in units comprised of one common share and one warrant at the public offering price of USD 1.00 per unit. The warrants will be immediately exercisable at a price of USD 1.20 per common share and are exercisable for five years. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common shares and/or 1,500,000 additional warrants at the public offering price less underwriting discounts. The offering is expected to close on or about February 21, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is acting as a financial advisor in the offering.

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 Alex Nikitine (Partner, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A) and further includes Sarah Schulthess (Associate, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax) and Ayesha Curmally (Partner, Notary).


Zug Estates CHF 100 mio. Bond

Zug Estates Holding AG (SIX: ZUGN) has successfully issued its first CHF 100 mio. fixed-interest bond with a 0.7% coupon and a 5-year maturity.

Walder Wyss acts as legal counsel to Zug Estates on this capital market transaction. The Walder Wyss Team is being led by Alex Nikitine (Partner, Capital Markets, M&A) and further includes Sarah Schulthess (Associate, Capital Markets, M&A) and Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax).

 


Fairfax Financial to acquire Switzerland's Allied World for USD 4.9bn in cash and stock

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax) (TSX:FFH)(TSX:FFH.U) and Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (Allied World) (NYSE:AWH) have entered into a merger agreement (the Agreement), pursuant to which Fairfax will acquire all of the outstanding registered ordinary shares of Allied World. Under the terms of the Agreement, Allied World shareholders would receive a combination of Fairfax subordinate voting shares and cash equal to USD 54.00 per Allied World Share, for a total equity value of approximately USD 4.9bn.

It is intended that the transaction will be effected by way of an exchange offer, followed by a squeeze-out merger, both in accordance with the applicable laws. Closing of the transaction is currently expected to occur in the second quarter of 2017.

Allied World, through its subsidiaries and brand known as Allied World, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG's domicile is in Zug, Switzerland. Fairfax is a Canadian holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management. 

Walder Wyss acts as legal counsel to Allied World on this transaction. The Walder Wyss team is being led by Urs Schenker (Counsel, Corporate/M&A) and Alex Nikitine (Partner, M&A, Capital Markets) and further included Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax), Markus Pfenninger (Partner, Insurance, Capital Markets), Sarah Schulthess (Associate, M&A, Capital Markets) and Janine Corti (Associate, Tax).


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