Stephan Werlen focuses on M&A and corporate law, joint ventures, MBOs, acquisition finance, venture capital transactions, corporate restructuring and corporate relocation. He has broad experience both in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions (including auction processes) and the financing of such transactions. In addition, he is an expert in W&I insurance transactions (M&A insurance) with a long track record in this area. Stephan Werlen also regularly advises foreign companies on their relocation to Switzerland and assists companies in their ongoing corporate and commercial activities (e.g. shareholders' agreements, capital measures and other corporate housekeeping matters, supply contracts, general terms & conditions, etc.).
Mr. Caprez’s practice focuses on domestic and international M&A, private equity and capital market transactions and all aspects of corporate law.
Gian-Andrea Caprez advises clients with respect to corporate and commercial law (including corporate governance), contract matters, public takeovers as well as banking and stock exchange law. His areas of practice also include financing transactions.
He advises and represents clients in proceedings before the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Swiss Takeover Board and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
Andreas Besel leads our Swiss Deal Advisory Strategy team which is part of KPMG’s Global Strategy Group (GSG). The GSG helps organizations to change, grow, adapt, shape and respond to disruptive forces.
Andreas works closely with global multinational enterprises on topics related to their portfolio and growth agenda with a particular focus on pre- and post-deal integration and separation expert advice.
He has profound knowledge in planning and implementing global deals along the full transaction life cycle. In his role as the Head of our Strategy team, Andreas leads both domestic and cross-border integration and separation engagements for a variety of clients and industries, covering life sciences, financial services and industrial groups. His country experience includes Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Russia and USA.
Markus is the Head of DACH & CEE for Merrill Corporation. He previously worked as a Sales Manager for Trading Technologies and as a Client Executive for Thompson Reuters. He holds an MBA from Purdue University.