Simone Wetzstein
lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law

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Simone Wetzstein is an Associate in the Corporate & Commercial Team. She specializes in the areas of employment, social security and residence law and also practices in contract and corporate law. She advises in contentious and non-contentious matters and appears on behalf of her clients in the Swiss courts. Simone has a particular interest and legal expertise in antidiscrimination law and matters of gender equality.

Born in 1984, Simone Wetzstein was educated at the University of Zurich and also the University of Haifa, Israel (lic. iur. Zurich 2010). She graduated with her LL.M from Columbia Law School in May 2017 as a Fulbright Scholar.

Simone Wetzstein joined Walder Wyss in 2013. Prior to joining Walder Wyss she worked as a trainee in a major law firm in Zurich and at the Administrative Court of Aarau.

Simone Wetzstein practices in both German and English and also speaks French and Hebrew. She is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all of Switzerland.

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Simone Wetzstein
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 54


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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Simone Wetzstein
lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law

Simone Wetzstein is an Associate in the Corporate & Commercial Team. She specializes in the areas of employment, social security and residence law and also practices in contract and corporate law. She advises in contentious and non-contentious matters and appears on behalf of her clients in the Swiss courts. Simone has a particular interest and legal expertise in antidiscrimination law and matters of gender equality.

Born in 1984, Simone Wetzstein was educated at the University of Zurich and also the University of Haifa, Israel (lic. iur. Zurich 2010). She graduated with her LL.M from Columbia Law School in May 2017 as a Fulbright Scholar.

Simone Wetzstein joined Walder Wyss in 2013. Prior to joining Walder Wyss she worked as a trainee in a major law firm in Zurich and at the Administrative Court of Aarau.

Simone Wetzstein practices in both German and English and also speaks French and Hebrew. She is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all of Switzerland.

Simone Wetzstein
Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 54

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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Proskauer on Privacy: A Guide to Privacy and Data Security Law in the Information Age - Chapter 14, Switzerland

by Ueli Sommer and Simone Wetzstein
in: Reitz/Rudolph/Berkowitz (Editor[s]), "Proskauer on Privacy "
Leiden, The Netherlands 2017, pp. Chapter 14











Deals and Cases

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).


Flexera acquires Brainwaregroup

Flexera acquires the Switzerland-based Software Asset Management (SAM) and endpoint management provider, Brainwaregroup.This acquisition further extends Flexera’s global position as the leading provider of Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions for large, midsize and small enterprises.

Walder Wyss advised Flexera on the transaction. The team was led by Stefan Knobloch (Corporate/M&A, Partner) and further included Fabienne Anner (Corporate/M&A, Associate), Dimitrios Berger (Banking&Finance, Associate), Hugh Reeves (IP/IT, Associate), Azar Sang Bastian (IP/IT, Trainee), Ueli Sommer (Employment, Partner) and Simone Wetzstein (Employment, Associate).

 


Rieker Investment AG takes over the Meister Abrasives Group

Rieker Investment AG, Switzerland, has taken over the majority of the shares of Abraxos Holding AG (parent company of the Meister Abrasives Group). The Meister Abrasives Group is one of the leading manufacturers of precision internal grinding tools, particularly in the automotive sector and the semiconductor industry. The products are available around the world via branch sales offices in the U.S., Italy, Hong Kong and China as well as via international licensees and sales partners.

The original sole-owner and now minority shareholder, Thomas Meister, will continue his work on the Board of Directors of Abraxos Holding AG. With this acquisition, Rieker Investment AG is able to pursue its broadly diversified investment strategy, characterized by its long-term financial commitment to largely independent operating companies in various sectors. 

Walder Wyss acted as advisor for the buyer Rieker Investment AG in all legal aspects. The Walder Wyss team was led by Markus Vischer (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and included Samuel Lieberherr (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Christian Lütolf (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Vera Krüttli (Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Simone Wetzstein (Associate, Employment).


FinanceFox successfully completes Series A financing round

Swiss insurtech startup FinanceFox has successfully completed its Series A financing round with Target Global and Horizons Ventures as lead investors. The financing round also included the conversion of existing venture loan investments from, amongst others, Salesforce Ventures. Idinvest, Speedinvest and AngelList.

Walder Wyss AG has acted as advisor to FinanceFox  in all legal aspects of the transaction. The team was led by Florian Gunz Niedermann (Partner, Corporate/Venture Capital) and further included Fabienne Anner (Associate/Corporate), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), as well as Christoph Stutz and Simone Wetzstein (Associates, Employment).


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