News

  • 14.03.2018
    Important victory for CAS and FIFA before the Swiss Federal Tribunal
    Me Pierre Turrettini wrote an article published in Le Temps on March 14, 2018 regarding an important decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal related to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and FIFA.
     
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  • 26.02.2018
    Memorandum de jurisprudence - novembre 2017 à janvier 2018
    This document (only in French) provides a summary of judicial decisions published during the concerned time period.
  • 15.02.2018
    Acquisition of FIdFund Management SA by Banque Bonhôte & Cie Ltd
    Borel & Barbey advised Banque Bonhôte & Cie Ltd in relation to its acquisition of the entire share capital of FIdFund Management SA, a real estate fund management company managing assets of approx. CHF 2 billion.
     
    Banque Bonhôte & Cie Ltd has also acquired part of FIdFund Management SA participation capital, the balance of which was purchased by Caceis (Switzerland) SA.
     
    Our team was led by Michel Barbey and included Alexandre Gallopin.
  • 05.02.2018
    Borel & Barbey promotes Nicolas Candaux and Pierre Bydzovsky to partnership
    The partners at Borel & Barbey are delighted to announce that Nicolas Candaux and Pierre Bydzovsky have been promoted to partners of our firm on 1 January 2018.
     
    As attorney-at-law and Swiss certified tax expert, Nicolas Candaux advises clients on all tax matters, at domestic and international levels. His areas of expertise includes mergers, acquisitions, tax driven group restructuring and real estate transactions, as well as on the management of tax affairs and disputes before Swiss tax authorities. He is an expert in international tax assistance proceedings. He also assists private clients on complex tax matters (relocation, estate planning, lump sum taxation and trust related matters).
     
    Pierre Bydzovsky advises and represents clients in complex litigation involving commercial and private wealth disputes, business succession and litigation involving trusts, estates. He is also a graduated prosecutor and regularly assists parties in assets recovery civil proceedings, criminal proceedings and in international mutual assistance in criminal matters. 
  • 02.02.2018
    Draft bill which proposes the conversion of bearer shares into registered shares
    On 17 January 2018, the Swiss Federal Council published a draft bill which proposes the conversion of bearer shares into registered shares by operation of law and thereby would abolish bearer shares. The draft bill addresses, amongst others, the concerns raised in Global Forum's Peer Review relating to Switzerland regarding the transparency of ownership of bearer shares. The wording of the contemplated legislation is currently subject to a legislative consultation process and expected to be discussed in Parliament in winter 2018. Any respective changes in Swiss law are not to be expected before mid 2019.
  • 30.01.2018
    EUR 115 million Financing of Conforama by Tikehau Capital
    Borel & Barbey, together with De Pardieu Brocas Maffei in France, has advised Tikehau Capital in its financing of the Conforama Group, namely its Swiss subsidiary Conforama Suisse Ltd, one of the major actor in the sale of furniture in Europe through a EUR 115 million facility.
     
    Our team was led by Michel Barbey and included Nicolas Candaux for the tax aspects of the financing and Alexandre Gallopin for the securities documents.