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Corporate Finance/M&A

01 April 2020
Alexander Vogel Restructuring exemption in Swiss takeover law

Switzerland - Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Under Swiss takeover law, the duty to launch a takeover offer is triggered when an acquirer of shares, whether acting directly, indirectly or in concert with third parties, acquires equity securities and thereby, in addition to the equity securities already owned, exceeds the threshold of 33.3% of the voting rights of a listed company. A recent Financial Market Supervisory Authority decision is a helpful reminder that the requirements for exemptions from the offer obligation must be assessed carefully on a case-by-case basis.

Authors: Alexander Vogel, Camillo Devecchi
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