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Dr. Yves Mauchle

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Zurich

Biography

Yves Mauchle is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Corporate Finance Group in Zurich. He joined the Firm in 2011 as a trainee lawyer and rejoined as an associate in 2016. Prior to his return, Yves worked as an associate lecturer and research assistant at the University of Zurich, where he was also a member of the University Research Priority Program "Financial Market Regulation." He received the Professor Walther Hug Award and the Issekutz Award for his dissertation in the field of bank resolution. In summer 2017, he completed a secondment with UBS, further developing his knowledge in the areas of bank regulation and capital markets.

Practice Focus

Yves’s practice focuses on debt and equity capital markets as well as financial services regulation. He regularly represents issuers and underwriters on capital market transactions such as initial public offerings (IPOs), capital increases or high yield bonds. He also advises domestic and international clients on public takeovers and on compliance with securities laws. Furthermore, Yves regularly represents financial intermediaries on regulatory matters and advises on the particular challenges posed by fintech business models. Yves regularly publishes articles in his fields of practice.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented Körber in the dual track sale (M&A and IPO) of United Grinding Group (UGG), leading to the trade sale of UGG to a pool of investors organized by Swiss BZ Bank.
  • Acted as transaction counsel in the IPO of Varia US Properties.
  • Represented Investis on its IPO.
  • Represented SCHMOLZ+BICKENBACH on its tap issuance of high yield bonds due 2022.
  • Represented SCHMOLZ+BICKENBACH on its initial issuance of high yield bonds due 2022.
  • Advised SIX-listed Walter Meier on its quasi-merger with Tobler Haustechnik.
  • Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on the sale of RIRI Group to Chequers Capital.
  • Advised Steiner on the set-up of Steiner Investment Foundation.
  • Advised Investec Bank on matters related to the Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV).
  • Represented a large Swiss bank in legal proceedings regarding liability for financial products, including complex cross-border issues.
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    Professional Associations and Memberships

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

    Admissions

    • Switzerland (2013)

    Education

    • University of Zurich (Dr. iur. / PhD) (summa cum laude, Professor Walther Hug Award, Issekutz Award) (2016)
    • University of St. Gallen (M.A. HSG Accounting & Finance) (2015)
    • University of St. Gallen (M.A. HSG Law & Economics) (2012)
    • China Europe International Business School, Shanghai (MBA Exchange Student) (2010)
    • University of St. Gallen (B.A. HSG Law & Economics) (2009)
    • University of Geneva (Certificate Transnational Law) (2008)

    Languages

    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish