Dr. Alexander Blaeser

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Zurich

Biography

Dr. Alexander Blaeser is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Zurich office and a member of the Banking & Finance and Mergers & Acquisition practice groups. Before joining the Firm in April 2013, he worked for two years as a law clerk in another major Zurich law firm and was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2013. Dr. Blaeser graduated from the University of St. Gallen law school in 2008 and obtained a doctoral degree (Dr. iur.) from the University of St. Gallen in 2011 for his doctorate thesis on the rules regarding interest in the Swiss Code of Obligations. Together with Lukas Glanzmann, Alexander Blaeser wrote a commentary on the rules regarding the approval of executive compensation (articles 18, 19 and 31, para. 2 and 3) of the Swiss ordinance against excessive compensation in listed companies.

Practice Focus

Dr. Blaeser has broad experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and debt financing transactions. He advises Swiss and international private and listed companies in domestic and cross-border M&A, general commercial and corporate matters, executive compensation as well as loans and credit facilities, and corporate restructurings. He is admitted to practice in Switzerland.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representing sellers in an M&A transaction vis-a-vis a German listed company.

  • Advising a global pharmaceutical company in a cross-border sale and corporate restructuring transaction.

  • Representing the lender in a cross-border bridge financing and financial restructuring transaction.

  • Advising various listed Swiss companies on the implementation of the Swiss ordinance against excessive compensation in listed companies.

  • Advising a foreign listed company in a cross-border acquisition in the pharmaceutical sector.

  • Representing a Swiss bank in a debt financing transaction in the health care sector.

  • Advising on the relocation of a foreign company from a member state of the European Union to Switzerland.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • HSG Alumni - Member
  • Zurich Bar Association - Member
  • Swiss Bar Association - Member

Admissions

  • Switzerland (2013)

Education

  • University of St. Gallen (Dr. jur.) (2011)
  • University of St. Gallen (M.A. Law & Economics) (2008)
  • University of Toronto (MBA Exchange Student) (2007)
  • University of St. Gallen (B.A. Law & Economics) (2006)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German