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Frank Gerhard focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity, capital markets (incl. IPOs and innovative structures) and other financings. He advises in matters of corporate law and securities regulations.

Frank Gerhard focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity, capital markets (incl. IPOs and innovative structures) and other financings. He advises in matters of corporate law and securities regulations.

2005
Partner at Homburger
2003
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York
2000
University of Neuchâtel (Dr. iur.)
1998
Associate at Homburger
1998
Bar admission (New York)
1997
Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
1994
Bar admission
1992
University of Neuchâtel (lic. iur.)

Frank Gerhard moves up this year’s rankings following a raft of praise from sources. One impressed client reports that he is ‹likely the most responsive lawyer I know in Switzerland.› Gerhard frequently advises high-profile underwriters and bookrunners on IPOs. Sources also note that he ‹always fulfilled our highest expectations›.

2020

Technically a class of its own, quick thinker, impressive analytical skills, pragmatic and always keeps the big picture in mind.

2020

Frank Gerhard comes highly recommended by market sources for his first-class work advising on an array of corporate law matters from high-value transactions to governance.

2020

Frank Gerhard is highlighted for his foremost expertise on securities regulation and his top-notch handling of private equity transactions.

2020

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Homburger advises the board of directors of gategroup Holding AG on its restructuring consisting of CHF 500 m new funding provided by the shareholders, CHF 200 m senior secured interim liquidity facility extended by shareholders and extension of the maturity of the Group’s syndicated loan facilities to October 2026 as well as certain other amendments

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Homburger advised Dufry on the strategic joint venture with Alibaba Group and its CHF 250 m equity investment commitment in the context of the planned CHF 700 m rights offering

Deals & Cases

Homburger advised Dufry on the CHF 415 m equity investment commitment from Advent International in the context of the planned rights offering

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Frank Gerhard focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity, capital markets (incl. IPOs and innovative structures) and other financings. He advises in matters of corporate law and securities regulations.

Frank Gerhard focuses on public and private M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions: He advises in corporate and securities laws.
He is experienced in a broad range of M&A transactions, including public takeovers and defense, as well as leveraged buy-outs. Frank Gerhard also advises on equity offerings, in particular IPOs and innovative equity-linked structures, as well as on other financings. In addition, he advises in matters of corporate law and governance, as well as securities regulations.
Frank Gerhard is an Authorized Issuers’ Representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of a leading journal on corporate and capital markets law (GesKR, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht).

Career

2005
Partner at Homburger
2003
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, New York
2000
University of Neuchâtel (Dr. iur.)
1998
Associate at Homburger
1998
Bar admission (New York)
1997
Columbia Law School (LL.M.)
1994
Bar admission
1992
University of Neuchâtel (lic. iur.)

Languages

French, English, German

Bar Registration

Admitted to the Swiss and New York bar

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