International Referral the global network of business lawyers, is delighted to introduce Christophe de Kalbermatten of Python & Peter. Christophe has joined the Legal network; as our exclusive Mergers & Acquisitions member in Switzerland.
Christophe de Kalbermatten practices corporate law, with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, banking, business transactions and international corporate litigation. He worked as a corporate attorney in Sion and Zurich for three years prior to joining Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, one of the world’s leading law firms with over 1’600 lawyers. Christophe worked in the Jones Day's Cleveland Office from 1995 through 1998 and then in the Jones Day’ Geneva Office from October 1998 through June 2001. In July 2001, Christophe joined Python & Peter, a Swiss law firm of over 65 lawyers with offices in several locations in Switzerland.
Christophe advised clients during the last 15 years on a large number of M&A transactions, involving both public mergers and private acquisitions. Christophe was the leading lawyer on major transactions such as the sale of a fine chemical multinational group, the spin-off of a division of a fortune 500 company, the reorganization of a major ski resort, the acquisition of an outplacement services group, the restructuring of a five star hotel ownership, several acquisitions in the watch making industry, venture capital financing rounds and the set up of new operations in Switzerland for traders, financial institutions and foreign listed companies.
Christophe has organized investment funds under the laws of Switzerland and offshore jurisdictions, documented an asset securitization program for a large bank, implemented international stock ownership plans for multinational companies, filed requests for a foreign bank and a larger broker to obtain a license in Switzerland and advised a major hotel chain in its tax optimization program using Swiss branches and affiliates.
Christophe is an official receiver and liquidator of financial institutions and intermediaries under mandate of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission.
Python & Peter is one of the major Swiss firms in terms of size and resources, having the know-how and facilities to enable it to play a significant role on the Swiss and international scene.
High quality, efficiency, responsiveness and flexibility are our guiding principles. Clients also appreciate our independence, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Within this professional framework, a personal and confidential relationship with our clients remains one of our highest priorities.
We strive to be at the forefront of modernity and efficiency. It is in this regard significant that the firm was instrumental in launching and developing the first Swiss legal database which has since evolved into an autonomous company under the name of Swisslex.
If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with Christophe directly or with the International Referral head office for an introduction.