Urs P. Gnos

Urs P. Gnos

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

Location

Zurich

Contact

Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 39
urs.gnos@walderwyss.com

Curriculum Vitae

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Urs P. Gnos heads the Transaction Team. His practice focuses on international and domestic mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and capital market transactions, commercial and corporate law as well as public tender offers and buy-outs. Urs P. Gnos also advises companies with respect to corporate governance matters, stock exchange regulations, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, incl. relocations. Urs P. Gnos is a member of various board of directors, among others of the Glarner Kantonalbank (SIX: GLKBN). He lectures and publishes regularly in his areas of practice.

Born in 1967, Urs P. Gnos was educated at Zurich University (lic. iur. 1993, Dr. iur. 1997), at Columbia University/Leyden University and at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (LL.M. 2000). He has working experience as lawyer in Zurich law firms and as foreign associate in Chicago and New York law firms.

Urs P. Gnos speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Constantia Flexibles Acquires a Majority of Shares of Aluflexpack and Announces Public Tender Offer for Remaining Shares

VR Group acquires the train business MTR Express

Nordic Infrastructure AG completes EUR 215m Green Financing

Infineon acquires 3db Access AG

IFLR 1000 Rankings - Walder Wyss as a top-performing law firm ranked

Legalcommunity.ch Awards: Walder Wyss Receives Awards as Market Leading Firm and Labour Law Firm of the Year

Semperit acquires the RICO Group

Inflexion acquires majority stake in dss+ from Gyrus Capital

TX Group to acquire Clear Channel Switzerland

Sale of «Nagel Group»

Energy Infrastructure Partners acquire stake in Fluxys Group

Acquisition of AIA by Planon

The Best Lawyers Awards 2023

UBS Switzerland AG – Financing of Rhystadt AG (Klybeckareal)

Demant A/S intends to divest its Hearing Implants business

Montana Aerospace AG closes acquisition of the Asco Group and issues new shares

Polhem Infra and Nordic Infrastructure acquire additional stake in Solör Bioenergy Group

Montana Aerospace AG performs Accelerated Bookbuilding and Capital Increase

Acquisition of Berliner Glas Medical Applications and SwissOptic by JENOPTIK

Montana Aerospace (SIX: AERO) acquires Asco Industries

TX Group, Ringier, La Mobilière and General Atlantic form joint venture to create leading digital marketplace group

Astrocast SA lists on Euronext Growth Oslo

Patrimonium invests in Octo Actuators

Acquistion of Illumiti Group by Syntax Systems

DBS Group enters into Partnership with Intercity Group

Senevita-Sensato Combination

Nordic Infrastructure AG completes EUR 200m Green Financing

Nordic Infrastructure acquires additional stake in Solör Bioenergy Group

Microcaps closes Seed Financing

ED&F Man Capital Markets sells Structured Commodities Division

Viseca splits card business into issuing and service provider

Proman / Consolidated Energy AG

ZHAW presents Publication Award to “Handbuch Schweizer GmbH-Recht”

Canopius redomiciled from Switzerland to Bermuda and Jersey

Polhem Infra acquires equity stake in Solör Bioenergy Group

Sandvik divests Varel International Energy Services

Blue Sail Medical acquires NVT

Aduno Holding sells cashgate to Cembra Money Bank

Public takeover offer for Oriflame Holding AG

Public takeover offer for DDM Holding AG

Dana acquires Oerlikon Drive Systems

Rubix expands its presence in Switzerland

BAWAG acquires Zahnärztekasse

DigiCert acquires QuoVadis

$77 million Series E Investment Round of SOPHiA GENETICS

Aduno sells Vibbek

Continental sells Continental Automotive Switzerland

Dana acquires Oerlikon Drive Systems

Flokk sells Espisa

Integer to Divest Advanced Surgical and Orthopedics Product Lines to MedPlast

Tamedia is taking over the «Basler Zeitung»

IPO Medartis at SIX Swiss Exchange

Faurecia acquires Hug Engineering AG

JAB Holding sells Bally

CryoLife acquires JOTEC

Fedrus International acquires Umicore's building products business

Flokk AS acquires Giroflex

Joint Venture BOBST & Radex

EQT Acquires Open Systems

DDM Holding‘s public right issue

Mercury acquires CES

Boyum IT Solutions A/S acquires Swiss based beas Group

Groupe SEB acquires WMF Group from KKR

Greatbatch/INTEGER

Oriflame: Cross-border asset transfer completed

IPH acquires Montalpina

Oriflame: Relocation with Cross-Border Merger Completed

Berghoff: Cross-Border Transfer of Assets

Relocation of Oriflame

Minerva IPO and Acquisition

Vodafone acquires Cobra

PubliGroupe/Swisscom/Tamedia

Solør Bioenergy Group

ADVA Optical Networking acquires Oscilloquartz SA

SeneCura sells Senevita

Salamanca Group acquires Investec Trust

Baxter sells CRRT Business

First Cross-Border Merger Portugal – Switzerland

Bauwerk acquires Boen Group

EFG International sells its remaining stake in EFG Financial Products to Notenstein Private Bank

Würth Solar sells a large part of its solar business to BayWa

Lekkerland acquires third-party goods wholesaling business from Valora

Waterland Private Equity has acquired the SENIOcare Group, a leading operator of elderly care and nursing homes in Switzerland

Sale of Almatec to the Knill Group

Cantonal Bank of Glarus strengthens its regulatory capital basis

Sale of CabTec to KOWEMA

Nuance Communications acquires SVOX

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Acquisition Structures: Comparing Asset and Share Purchases (Switzerland)

Key Documents for Acquiring a Private Company (Switzerland)

Corporate Reorganisations 2023 - Chapter Switzerland

Introduction (§ 1 Overview)

Private Mergers and Acquisitions in Switzerland: Overview

Due Diligence for Private Acquisitions (Switzerland)

Cross-Border Restructurings (§ 104 Cross-Border Demerger)

Cross-Border Restructurings (§ 105 Cross-Border Transfer of Assets)

Cross-Border Restructurings (§ 103 Cross-Border Conversion)

Cross-Border Restructurings (§ 102 Cross-Border Merger)

Cross-Border Activity (§ 100 Foreign branch in Switzerland)

Restructuring Events (§ 98 Transfers of Assets)

Restructuring Events (§ 97 Spin-Off)

Restructuring Events (§ 96 Division)

Restructuring Events (§ 95a General Remarks on Demergers)

Restructuring Events (§ 95 Conversion)

Restructuring Events (§ 94 Merger)

Corporation Law / Developments 2021

Revisione del diritto societario svizzero

Révision du droit suisse des sociétés

Revision des schweizerischen Aktienrechts

Revision of Swiss Corporate Law

Foreign Branch Office (§ 111 Branch Office of a Cooperative with Headquarters Abroad)

Cross-Border Restructurings (§ 116 Cross-Border Transfers of Assets)

Cross-Border Restructurings (§ 115 Cross-Border Demerger)

Cross-Border Restructurings (§ 114 Cross-Border Merger)

Cross-border Relocation (§ 113 From Switzerland Abroad)

Cross-border Relocation (§ 112 From Abroad to Switzerland)

Restructuring according to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 110 Transfers of Assets)

Restructuring according to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 109 Spin-Off)

Restructuring according to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 108 Division)

Restructuring according to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 107 General Remarks)

Restructuring according to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 106 Conversion Pursuant to the SMA)

Restructuring according to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 105 Merger)

Corporate Reorganisations 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

Acquisition Structures: Comparing Asset and Share Purchases (Switzerland)

Key Documents for Acquiring a Private Company (Switzerland)

Private Mergers and Acquisitions in Switzerland: Overview

Corporation Law / Developments 2020

Corporate Reorganisations 2021 - Chapter Switzerland

Corporate Client Event

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Private acquisitions in Switzerland: market analysis overview

Private mergers and acquisitions in Switzerland: overview

Gesellschaftsrecht / Entwicklungen 2019

Corporate Reorganisations 2020 - Chapter Switzerland

Sale of a Company by Auction

Restructuring according to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 110 Spin-Off)

Restructuring according to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 111 Transfers of Assets)

Restructuring according to to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 107 Transformationto to the Swiss Merger Act)

Cross-Border Restructuring (§ 124 Cross-Border Transfers of Assets)

Cross-Border Restructuring (§ 123 Cross-Border Transformation)

Cross-Border Restructuring (§ 121 Merger)

Cross-Border Restructuring (§ 122 Cross-Border Split-Up)

Restructuring according to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 109 Split-Up)

Restructuring according to SMA (§ 108 General Remarks)

Restructuring according to the Swiss Merger Act (§ 106 Merger)

Particularities in connection with international M&A transactions

Corporate Reorganisations 2019 - Chapter 74: Switzerland

Gesellschaftsrecht / Entwicklung 2018

Private mergers and acquisitions in Switzerland: overview

Corporate Reorganisations 2018 - Chapter Switzerland

Corporation Law / Developments 2016

Corporation Law / Developments 2017

Private mergers and acquisitions in Switzerland: overview

Squeeze-out of minority shareholders in Swiss companies

Corporation Law/Developments 2015

Private mergers and acquisitions in Switzerland: overview

Corporate law/Developments 2014

The Swiss Federal Council"s Proposed Corporate Law Revisions

Adjustments to the Swiss Corporate Governance Framework

Corporation law/Developments 2013

Prospect liability/Liability towards investors

Conversion [of Corporations]

Merger [of Corporations]

Demerger [of Corporations] from Switzerland to abroad, from abroad to Switzerland

Asset Transfer

Split-off [of Corporations]

Split-up [of Corporations]

Merger [of Corporations] from abroad to Switzerland

Private acquisitions in Switzerland: overview

Switzerland – Implementation of the «Initiative against rip-off salaries»: New corporate governance rules for Swiss public companies

International Joint Venture, A Guide for US Lawyers, Switzerland

Draft Ordinance on Minder Initiative: No groundbreaking rules; interesting clarifications.

Private acquisitions in Switzerland: overview

Corporation law/Developments 2012

Switzerland – Corporate aspects and tax consequences relating to the incorporation of a holding company in Switzerland

Practical Aspects of Emigration Absorption Mergers

Revision of Swiss Stock Exchange Law and Corporate Governance Rules

New Amendments to Swiss Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading Strengthen Rules on Insider Trading, Introduce Other Important Changes

Private acquisitions in Switzerland: overview

Corporation law/Developments 2011

Switzerland – Scope of application of Swiss takeover rules

Business succession for family businesses

Acquisitions on the verge of Swiss takeover rules

Experience with the Swiss Merger Act 2007–2010

Particularities in connection with international M&A transactions

Switzerland – Redomiciliations into Switzerland from a Swiss corporate and tax perspective

Stock Corporation Law/Developments 2010

Swiss Law on Limited Liability Companies - A Practitioner"s Guide with a Translation of the Provisions of the Swiss Code of Obligations governing Limited Liabilities Companies and Templates of Incorporation Documents

Stock Corporation Law/Developments 2009

Recent Developments of Swiss Disclosure Rules relating to Significant Shareholdings

Switzerland – Squeeze-out of minority shareholders in listed companies

Swiss Disclosure Rules on Significant Shareholdings

Duties of the Board of Directors and their Delegation

Switzerland's Takeover Law Significantly Revised

Switzerland – Recent Developments in Swiss Takeover Law

Recent Practice and Experience with the Swiss Merger Act

Co-operation among lawyers and with other professionals – country report Switzerland

Dissolution and Change of Partners in General and Limited Partnerships

Switzerland – Experience with the Merger Act

GmbH Rules Revised Under New Legislation

The New Swiss GmbH Law