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Client Choice – International 2013
Dieter Gericke has been a partner at Homburger since 2004
and chairs the Homburger China group. He graduated from
the University of Zurich (
summa cum laude
) and Harvard Law
School (LLM, 1999).
Mr Gericke is active in mergers and acquisitions, corporate
governance, capital markets, private equity and finance. In
addition, he assists boards and managements in relation to
proxy fights, restructurings, regulatory investigations, financial
distress and directors’ and officers’ liability. He is an authorised
issuers’ representative at SIX Swiss Exchange AG.
Mr Gericke’s assignments have included:
BB Biotech’s defence against a takeover attempt by
Bank Vontobel;
Gilde Buyout Partners’ acquisition of Spandex;
Nestle’s sale of Alcon to Novartis;
SCOR’s takeover of Converium;
ESBATech’s sale to Alcon; and
Gategroup’s public listing.
Mr Gericke has authored numerous publications and
provides legal opinions in his areas of practice. He is also a
regular speaker on matters relating to his fields of expertise
and has chaired various conferences, including panels of the
International Bar Association. Recent speaking topics have
covered takeover laws, joint ventures, trade sales, disclosure
of share ownership and management transactions, as well as
tactics in mergers and acquisitions.
Homburger AG
Prime Tower, Hardstrasse 201
+41 43 222 1659
+41 43 222 1500
What clients said
“I admire his ability of having a clear overview
of complex processes and his excellent
communication skills. This makes it possible to
have a ‘one-stop shop’ for complicated national
and international matters.”
“We highly recommend Dieter as a very competent
lawyer who has been around for a long time and
has vast experience in deal making and complex
“His skills, blended with interpersonal aptitudes,
make him a very versatile partner. What I really
enjoyed was having access to him almost around
the clock. I never had problems in reaching him.”
“Communication was extremely fast and to the
point, and Dieter and his team managed to provide
the necessary documents at a high quality under
extreme time pressure.”
Gericke, Dieter
Homburger AG – Partner |
Winner – General Corporate, Switzerland