Insolvency & Restructuring

Walder Wyss has a proven track record in corporate and financial restructuring. We manage both national and complex international cases, providing comprehensive legal services for strategic and financial restructuring as well as advice on non-performing business transactions.

We advise the interest groups involved with regard to Swiss insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, and also support foreign borrowers when launching and coordinating parallel and ancillary proceedings under Swiss insolvency law. In addition, we enforce claims against assets located in Switzerland.

Our restructuring and insolvency team plays an active role in its clients’ affairs. This applies both to out-of-court financial and debt restructuring as well as to court proceedings such as moratoriums under company law, standstill agreements and bankruptcy proceedings.

"Highly professional, very responsive and work at reasonable costs."

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Our key areas of activity are:

  • We advise corporate debtors, investors in shareholders' equity, and collateralised and non-collateralised creditors on financial transactions, on company restructurings (including recapitalisations) and on dissolutions
  • We advise banks and financing syndicates on collateralised and non-collateralised exposures in financial transactions
  • We offer legal assistance in the case of restructuring measures such as spin-offs and mergers in accordance with the Merger Act and the available liquidity options
  • We negotiate and manage projects for financial restructuring, acquisitions and divestitures in insolvency proceedings
  • We compile the rescue packages offered for financing and refinancing
  • We provide advice on trading with non-performing receivables
  • Our restructuring experience comprises workforce reorganisation measures, including mass layoffs and changes in/remodelling of employment relationships at all levels
  • We offer legal advice on the restructuring, merger and liquidation of pension funds
  • We regularly enlist the services of our specialists from the tax, acquisition, employment, real estate, environmental, regulatory, and competition law practices to enhance our team
  • We negotiate financial restructuring and debt restructuring programmes and take an active role in court insolvency proceedings on behalf of our clients. This includes debt moratoriums, standstill agreements with asset assignment, private debt restructuring, and bankruptcy
  • We engage in mandates as a Swiss legal advisor for cross-border insolvency and restructuring projects
  • We represent foreign courts, settlement trustees, liquidators, and trustees and their lawyers in insolvency proceedings conducted in multiple jurisdictions
  • Our services also comprise securing and recovering assets, liquidations and the general representation of creditors, shareholders, managers and boards of directors in court proceedings - in particular in the case of avoidance and fiduciary liability actions

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