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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Mergers & Acquisitions in Switzerland since 2013

Christophe de Kalbermatten

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Location: Geneva Title: Attorney at law and notary public, partner Admitted: 1992 Valais, 1993 Zurich, Switzerland; 1996 New York, 1996 Ohio, USA; 1999 Geneva, Switzerland  Education: Geneva University (J.D. 1989); Heidelberg University (LL.M. 1991); New York University (M.C.J. 1995)

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.
Christophe drafted all kinds of business contracts, including various building, agency and sale contracts for a company selling yachts, a complex building loan agreement for a large shopping mall, technology-related agreements for several telecom, medical devices, sportswear apparel and internet companies and bidding procedures and agreements for an international project funded by the Swiss Department of Economy.

Christophe also advised local authorities with respect to the contractual management of some major pieces of its real estate as well as with respect to outsourcing and public private partnerships. Christophe represented major European companies before the Swiss competition authorities, advising for example on the strategy with respect to a major price fixing conspiracy and filing requirements with respect to the acquisition of indirect control of a large multinational company.

Christophe is permanent advisor or member of the board of directors of significant Swiss and international companies, including companies active in the field of watch making, medical devices, post and packaging services, software development and sport resorts.

Christophe also litigated cases while in Geneva, Sion and Zurich, representing clients with respect to contracts, real estate, unfair competition and corporate disputes up to the Swiss Supreme Court.

Christophe is the co-author of the Edition “Suisse” from Editions Francis Lefevre and the author of articles in the field of corporate and real estate law. Christophe is admitted as a civil law notary public in Sion and is a member of the Swiss Notary Public Association and the American and New York State Bar Association.
He is fluent in French, English and German.

Python (Christophe de Kalbermatten lead advisor) advised T2i and the shareholders of group T2i in the group’s reorganization and the sale of a majority stake to Swiss Post in the last quarter of 2022. T2i is a Swiss ITC group providing software solutions and digital services for authorities and enterprises. The combination of the strength of T2i and Swiss Post will enable them to strengthen their existing offering in the field of e-government and digitalization of documents and HR management processes.

Business owners: open your share capital – the ten golden rules, in PME magazine March 2021 (see the publication)

Devenir actionnaire de son entreprise motive les salariés, Interview of Christophe de Kalbermatten to SECO (Swiss federal office of economy), portail PME, interviews, 2018 (see the publication)


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