Thomas Müller
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

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Thomas Müller is a partner with the Banking & Finance Team. He advises banks, asset managers, fund managers, insurance companies, pension funds and FinTech companies in complex regulatory matters and represents market participants before the Swiss regulatory authorities and as recognised representative before the SIX Swiss Exchange. In finance, he focuses on corporate debt finance, structured finance (asset based lending, securitisation, covered bond, risk transfer), leasing (in the rail and shipping industry), and note issuance programs. Other special services include international legal assistance, white collar crime and insolvency law.

Chambers Global and Chambers Europe recognize him as leading practitioner in his field of practice. Commentators endorse Thomas Müller, inter alia, for being «approachable and commercially minded». He regularly publishes and speaks at conferences in his areas of expertise.

Thomas Müller was educated at University of Bern Law School (lic. iur., 2000; Dr. iur., 2008) and holds an LL.M. degree from the New York University School of Law (2005). In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at Fordham University School of Law, New York. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Thomas Müller was an associate with two major law firms in Zurich and in New York. In 2009, he was seconded to the Swiss Bankers’ Association in Basel where he was responsible for the revision of the Swiss deposit protection scheme. Thomas Müller was lecturer at University of Geneva Law School.

Thomas Müller practices in German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Thomas Müller
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 60


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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Thomas Müller
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

Thomas Müller is a partner with the Banking & Finance Team. He advises banks, asset managers, fund managers, insurance companies, pension funds and FinTech companies in complex regulatory matters and represents market participants before the Swiss regulatory authorities and as recognised representative before the SIX Swiss Exchange. In finance, he focuses on corporate debt finance, structured finance (asset based lending, securitisation, covered bond, risk transfer), leasing (in the rail and shipping industry), and note issuance programs. Other special services include international legal assistance, white collar crime and insolvency law.

Chambers Global and Chambers Europe recognize him as leading practitioner in his field of practice. Commentators endorse Thomas Müller, inter alia, for being «approachable and commercially minded». He regularly publishes and speaks at conferences in his areas of expertise.

Thomas Müller was educated at University of Bern Law School (lic. iur., 2000; Dr. iur., 2008) and holds an LL.M. degree from the New York University School of Law (2005). In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at Fordham University School of Law, New York. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Thomas Müller was an associate with two major law firms in Zurich and in New York. In 2009, he was seconded to the Swiss Bankers’ Association in Basel where he was responsible for the revision of the Swiss deposit protection scheme. Thomas Müller was lecturer at University of Geneva Law School.

Thomas Müller practices in German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

 
 
 
 
 

Thomas Müller
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 60

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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SmartMoney – Data as the New Currency

Speakers: Thomas Müller and Michael Isler
3rd International Money-Tech Event
Zurich 28 June 2016



Kommentar zu Art. 37l und 37m (nachrichtenlose Vermögenswerte) des Schweizerischen Bankengesetzes

by Thomas Müller
in: Bodmer/Kleiner/Lutz (Editor[s]), "Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen vom 8. November 1934"
Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2015







Kommentierung zu Art. 32, 142–144(Commentary on articles 32, 142–144)

by Thomas Müller
co-authored by Patric Brand
in: Bösch/Rayroux/Winzeler/Stupp (Editor[s]), "Basler Kommentar zum Kollektivanlagengesetz"
2. Auflage, Basel 2015









Kommentar zu Art. 37e, 37f, und 37g zum Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen vom 8. November 1934(Commentary on articles 372, 37f and 37g of the Swiss Federal Act on Banks and Savings Banks of 8 November 1934)

by Thomas Müller
22. Nachlieferung, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2014



Basler Kommentar zum Bankengesetz, Einleitung(Commentary to the Federal Banking Act, Introduction)

by Thomas Müller
2. Auflage, Basel 2013





Kommentar zu Art. 37a, 37b, 37c, 37h, 37i, 37j und 37k des Bankengesetzes

by Thomas Müller
in: Zobl et al. (Editor[s]), "Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen vom 8. November 1934"
21. Nachlieferung, Zürich/Basel/Genf 2013











Aktuelle Regulierungspraxis bei strukturierten Produkten(Recent Practice on the Regulation of Structured Products)

co-authored by Christian Staub and Thomas Müller
in: "Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung (SJZ)" 4/2011, pp. 73 ff.



Internationalisierungstendenzen im Finanzmarktrecht(Internationalization Tendencies in Financial Market Law)

co-authored by Thomas Müller and Christian Staub
in: "Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Finanzmarktrecht (SZW)" 1/2011, pp. 20 ff.




Falsche Prioritäten in der Einlagensicherung(Inaccurate Priorities in the Deposit Protection Scheme)

by Thomas Müller
in: "Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)" 26 January 2010, p. 27


Bankenaufsichtsrechtliche Entwicklungen in der Schweiz(Developments in Swiss Banking Regulation)

co-authored by Johannes A. Bürgi and Thomas Müller
in: Heemann/Grieser (Editor[s]), "Bankenaufsichtsrecht – Entwicklungen und Perspektiven"
1. Auflage, Frankfurt 2010, pp. 268–290




Kommentar zu Art. 16 und 37d–37g des Schweizerischen Bankengesetzes(Commentary to Art. 16 and 37d–37g of the Swiss Banking Act)

by Thomas Müller
in: Bodmer/Kleiner/Lutz (Editor[s]), "Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen vom 8. November 1934"
Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2010



Swiss Regulation of Investment Funds: Recent Developments

by Thomas Müller
in: "World Securities Law Report" 6/2009 Vol. 15, pp. 24 ss.


Basler Kommentar zu Art. 32 des Kollektivanlagegesetzes (KAG)(Commentary to Art. 32 of the Collective Investment Schemes Act, CISA)

co-authored by Thomas Müller and Markus Pfenninger
Basel 2009


Kommentar zu Art. 37a–37c, 37h und 37i des Bankengesetzes(Commentary to Art. 37a–37c, 37h und 37i of the Swiss Banking Act)

by Thomas Müller
in: Bodmer/Kleiner/Lutz (Editor[s]), "Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen vom 8. November 1934"
Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2009


Die Passing-on Defense im schweizerischen Kartellzivilrecht - unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des amerikanischen, europäischen und deutschen Rechts(Passing on the Monopoly Overcharge: A comprehensive Policy Analysis of U.S., European, German and Swiss Competition Law)

by Thomas Müller
in: "Schweizer Schriften zum Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht"
Zurich/St. Gallen 2008 (Dissertation)


Deals and Cases

Multilease: First Swiss Auto Lease ABS 2017-1

On 13 April 2017, Multilease AG closed its inaugural Swiss auto lease securitization transaction involving the issuance by First Swiss Mobility 2017-1 AG (the Issuer) of CHF 260,700,000 0.14 percent asset-backed Class A Notes, due in 2027, CHF 22,200,000 1.75 percent asset-backed Class B Notes, due in 2027 and CHF 14,100,000 2.75 percent asset-backed Class C Notes, due in 2027. The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of Swiss auto lease assets originated by Multilease AG and transferred to the Issuer. The Notes are rated «Aaa sf»/«AAA(sf)»;«A1 sf»/«AA-(sf)»;«Baa2sf)»/«BBB+(sf)» by Moody’s and S&P. Credit Suisse acted as Arranger and Manager and Zürcher Kantonalbank as Manager on this transaction.

Walder Wyss advised Multilease AG on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction (transaction counsel). The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Thomas Meister (Partner, Tax), Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Roger Ammann (Associate, Finance), Sugandha Kumar (Associate, Finance), Aliénor Nina Burghartz (Trainee, Finance) and Katrin Tschalèr (Trainee, Finance)


Lend completes Series A financing round

Swiss fintech startup Lend has successfully completed its Series A financing round hereby raising CHF 3.5m from Polytech Ecosystem Verntures and private angel investors.

Walder Wyss AG has acted as advisor to Lend in all legal aspects of the transaction. The team included Florian Gunz Niedermann (Partner, Corporate/Venture Capital) and Thomas Müller (Partner, Banking&Finance).


First Quantum Minerals Ltd. announces issuance of Senior Notes

Walder Wyss has acted as Swiss counsel to First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX: FM), a Vancouver, British Columbia based mining and metals company, in relation to the issuance on 22 March 2017 of Senior Notes due 2023 and 2025 for a total amount of USD 2,200,000,000 (guaranteed by certain of the company’s subsidiaries, including in Switzerland).

The team was led by Tervel Stoyanov (Associate, Banking & Finance) and Thomas Müller (Partner, Banking & Finance) and further included Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax).


Keytrade Bank SA merges with Arkéa Direct Bank SA

After having assisted French banking group Crédit Mutuel Arkéa in relation to its acquisition of all of Belgian online banking leader Keytrade Bank’s activities, including in Switzerland, which became effective in June 2016, Walder Wyss Ltd. assisted Crédit Mutuel Arkéa in relation to the merger by absorption of Keytrade Bank SA, Brussels (seat of the Swiss registered and FINMA licenced branch STRATEO) by Arkéa Direct Bank SA (previously Fortuneo SA), which became effective on 3 November 2016. Further to the merger, Arkéa Direct Bank SA became the new seat of STRATEO, Geneva, Branch of Arkéa Direct Bank SA Puteaux (Paris), a FINMA licenced Swiss branch of a foreign bank and securities dealer.

The team was led by Luc Defferrard (Partner, Corporate/M&A and Banking & Finance) and Thomas Müller (Partner, Banking & Finance) and further included Tervel Stoyanov (Associate, Banking & Finance) and Simona Müller (Associate, Banking & Finance).


Intershop aquires World Trade Center Lausanne

Intershop has acquired the World Trade Center Lausanne as per 1 December 2016 for a purchase price of CHF105.5 million. The acquisition represents one of the largest real estate M&A transactions in Switzerland during 2016.
 
Walder Wyss has structured the transaction on behalf of the selling lender. The team was lead by Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance) and Johannes Bürgi (Partner, Real Estate) and included Samuel Dürr (Partner, Tax), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), and Julia Lehner (Associate, Real Estate/Finance).


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