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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Practice Areas Publications

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

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).


Recordati acquires Pro Farma AG

Recordati, an international pharmaceutical group listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, acquires the Swiss pharmaceutical company Pro Farma AG.
 
Walder Wyss AG has acted as advisor to Recordati in all legal aspects of the transaction. The team has been led by Florian Gunz Niedermann (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Simon Kehl Simon Kehl (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Andrea Voëlin (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Simone Wetzstein (Associate, Employment), Stefano Codoni (Partner, Pharma, IP/IT), Michael Isler (Managing Associate, Pharma, IP/IT), Christine Scherrer (Associate, Pharma, IP/IT), Marco Hottinger (Trainee, Corporate/M&A) and Benno Fischer (Trainee, IP/IT).


Groupe SEB acquires WMF Group from KKR

Listed Groupe SEB acquires WMF Group. The closing of the transaction is subject to merger control clearance. Groupe SEB will pay EUR 1,020 million in cash for the WMF Group and assume net debt in an amount of EUR 565 million. In addition, SEB takes over EUR 125 million of early retirement and pension liabilities.

WMF is a manufacturer of home appliances and hotel equipment, amongst others, cookware, kitchenware, cutlery, drinking glasses and professional coffee machines, including brands such as WMF, Silit, Kaiser, Schaerer and Hepp. The company, headquartered in Geislingen an der Steige, Germany, is represented in over 40 locations worldwide and operates nearly 200 retail shops in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

French Groupe SEB is a manufacturer of small appliances and kitchenware and is represented in over 120 countries worldwide. The group owns more than 1,000 active patents and launches over 200 new products a year. Brands include Tefal, Rowenta, Krups, Calor, Vogalu, Moulinex and Lagostina. The holding company SEB S.A. is listed in Paris and headquartered in Écully close to Lyon.

Walder Wyss acts as Swiss legal advisor to Groupe SEB. The team is being led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) together with Simon Kehl (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and further includes Samuel Lieberherr (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Andrea Voelin (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Simone Wetzstein (Associate, Employment), Samuel Klaus (Associate, IP/IT), Martin Zobl (Associate, IP/IT), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax) and Valentin Wiesner (Trainee, Corporate/M&A). Gleiss Lutz acted as lead counsel on the deal, coordinating several other law firms in multiple jurisdictions.


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