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L. Mattias Johnson

Mattias Johnson is the managing partner of the Zug office. In addition to being a civil law notary in the Canton of Zug with many years of experience, Mattias Johnson deals principally with questions of transactional and corporate law, often in a cross-border context. Mattias Johnson joined our firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2010. Besides his notarial work, he advises companies on the structural aspects of their internal organisation, supports international firms in general commercial law matters, and advises them on immigration and employment law issues. Mattias Johnson obtained his law degree from the University of Fribourg (lic. iur.) in 1996 and from King’s College at the University of London (LLM) in 2000. He was admitted to the Bar in 2003 and qualified as a civil law notary the same year. His working languages are German, English, Swedish and French. Mattias Johnson is recommended in The Legal 500, 2018 (commercial, corporate and M&A), being described as “very professional and responsive”. Mattias Johnson is a member of the Zug Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the German-Nordic Lawyers’ Association and the Swedish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.

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Benjamin Dürig

Benjamin is an experienced transaction lawyer with a focus on M&A and corporate finance transactions, and corporate law. Benjamin advises clients in M&A and corporate finance transactions and is an experienced team leader in complex transactions. He advises listed and non-listed entities, including regulated financial institutions. He has in-depth expertise on the legal issues relating to real estate in and outside of transactions, including regulatory aspects, environmental issues (polluted sites), and complex commercial lease agreements. Benjamin is a regular speaker to various audiences on topics relating to his practice, including international lawyers' conferences, commercial chambers and industry organisations. He joined our firm as an associate in 2009 and became counsel in 2017. Before that, he worked at a Zurich district court and a French-speaking law firm for a number of years. Benjamin’s law degree is from the University of Zurich (2003) and he was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2007. He is a member of the Swiss Bar Association, the Zurich Bar Association, the Franco-Swiss Chamber for Trade and Industry, and of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA). His working languages are German, French and English.

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Dr. Mark Montanari

Mark Montanari’s practice focuses on capital and financial markets, corporate law, start-ups as well as M&A and financing transactions. He regularly advises international and domestic clients in these fields, including public takeover and stock exchange laws and regulations. Mark Montanari joined our firm in 2010 and became counsel in 2017. Prior to that, he worked as a clerk at the District Court Emmental-Oberaargau and with a business law firm in Berne. Thereafter he worked as research and teaching assistant at the University of Berne (Institute of Business Law). After having graduated in law from the University of Berne in 2005, he was admitted to the Bar in 2008 and went on to complete a PhD (summa cum laude) in 2011 in the field of financial markets. His working languages are German and English. Mark Montanari is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).

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Rinon Memeti

Rinon joined Froriep as an Associate in June 2017. His practice focuses on corporate law, M&A, capital markets, banking and finance and sports law. He studied law at the University of Zurich and graduated in October 2011 with a Master of Law (Business Law). Shortly thereafter, he completed a further education program at the University of Zurich regarding sports law for which he received a "Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Sports Law". Currently Rinon Memeti is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Zurich. Following his studies, between 2011 and 2012, Rinon was engaged as a legal trainee for a law firm with offices in both Zurich and St. Gallen. After beeing admitted to the Bar for the Canton of St. Gallen in 2013 he worked as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel and as a lawyer for a business law firm in Zurich. Rinon is a member of the Zurich Bar Association and the Swiss Bar Association. His working languages are German and English. He also has a good command of Albanian.

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A Requiem to Bearer Shares

Posted by on 22 October 2019

Bearer shares, a relic from a bygone era when it was ok to be anonymous, and the reason why the French name for Swiss stock corporations still is "société anonyme", are – with a few exceptions – to be abolished by 1 November 2019.

Topics: Corporate & Commercial , M&A & Transactions , Notarial Services

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Oliver Arter

Oliver Arter’s practice focuses on private clients and their advisers (banks, family offices, foreign advisers) in all aspects of domestic and international wealth planning. He also specialises in banking, asset management and regulatory matters. Oliver became of counsel in June 2009. His work involves representing and advising private clients on the structuring of assets (trusts, foundations, international business corporations), domestic and international estate planning, division of estates, execution of wills, matrimonial property rights, advance care directives and living wills, taking up residence and taxation. In addition he advises Swiss and international banks, asset managers, investment advisers and family offices on regulatory and contractual matters and represents them in proceedings. He publishes extensively in all his fields of practice. Oliver is an academic consultant with the Institute for Legal Theory and Legal Practice at the University of St Gallen, and is frequently invited to give lectures and chair conferences. Oliver Arter graduated with a law degree from the University of St Gallen in 1996 and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2000. His working languages are German, English and French. He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA) and the Banking Law Association (“Bankenrechtliche Vereinigung e.V.”). Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers High Net Worth and Legal500 have ranked him for many years in a row as a leader in the field of private client.

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Daisy Vacher

Daisy Vacher's work focuses on matters of Swiss immigration and the procurement of work permits for companies wanting to employ foreign nationals in Switzerland. Before joining Froriep as an attorney, Daisy Vacher spent three years working for Fragomen Global Immigration Services in Zurich. Before that she was an associate attorney with Izaguirre Law in Colorado Springs, USA. In 2006 she completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Arizona followed by her Juris Doctor degree from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver in 2011. Later that same year she was admitted to the Colorado Bar. She is a native English speaker and has a good command of German, Spanish, French and Italian.

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Certificates of Inheritance – legal framework in Switzerland

Posted by on 31 January 2017

According to a new leading case of the Federal Supreme Court, the recognition of a foreign certificate – in this case the certificate of inheritance established by the Egyptian court – should be refused in Switzerland when it is manifestly incompatible with Swiss public order, that is to say, when it runs against the fundamental principles of the Swiss legal order in an unacceptable way.

Topics: Private Clients , Tax , Litigation , Notarial Services

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L. Mattias Johnson

Mattias Johnson is the managing partner of the Zug office. In addition to being a civil law notary in the Canton of Zug with many years of experience, Mattias Johnson deals principally with questions of transactional and corporate law, often in a cross-border context. Mattias Johnson joined our firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2010. Besides his notarial work, he advises companies on the structural aspects of their internal organisation, supports international firms in general commercial law matters, and advises them on immigration and employment law issues. Mattias Johnson obtained his law degree from the University of Fribourg (lic. iur.) in 1996 and from King’s College at the University of London (LLM) in 2000. He was admitted to the Bar in 2003 and qualified as a civil law notary the same year. His working languages are German, English, Swedish and French. Mattias Johnson is recommended in The Legal 500, 2018 (commercial, corporate and M&A), being described as “very professional and responsive”. Mattias Johnson is a member of the Zug Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the German-Nordic Lawyers’ Association and the Swedish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.

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What the new transparency laws mean for Swiss companies

Posted by on 1 February 2016

Various changes to the Swiss Code of Obligations entered into force on 1 July 2015. They affect a substantial number of companies in Switzerland, particularly small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) organised as share corporations (AG) or limited liability companies (GmbH). What do these new laws provide?

Topics: Corporate & Commercial , Notarial Services

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