Pascal Richard

Pascal Richard

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Zurich

Biography

Pascal Richard is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Zurich office. His practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions and private equity.

Before joining the Firm in 2016, Pascal worked as a legal counsel in the legal department of a Swiss defense and technology group of companies and as an associate and partner, respectively, in business law firms in London and Zurich.

Pascal regularly conducts presentations on M&A transactions and corporate law, inter alia, at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Practice Focus

Pascal advises listed and nonlisted clients on domestic and international M&A transactions and corporate restructurings, as well as general corporate and commercial matters. He also represents clients in these areas in court and arbitration proceedings.

Pascal's work is highly valued by clients; in the "Chambers Global Guide," he is acknowledged as "very, very helpful and very available."

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised South Pole Holding AG on investment rounds led by Temasek and LGT in South Pole Holding AG, as well as on numerous buy-side transactions.
  • Advised Swiss Post on the acquisition of a majority stake in Tresorit.
  • Advised UBS on the sale of UBS Fondcenter to Clearstream. 
  • Advised sellers on the sale of Trivadis group to Accenture.
  • Advised Giesecke+Devrient GmbH on its investment in Netcetera Group.
  • Advised Mövenpick Group and Kingdom Holding Company on the sale of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to AccorHotels.
  • Advised majority shareholders on the sale of SSN Group AG to Consus Real Estate AG.
  • Advised Fortress Paper Ltd. on the sale of Landqart AG to the Swiss National Bank.
  • Advised Aduno Gruppe on the sale of Aduno SA to SIX Swiss Exchange. 
  • Advised Swedish Intrum Group on numerous M&A transactions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association

Admissions

  • Senior Courts of England & Wales~United Kingdom (2009)
  • Zurich~Switzerland (2006)

Education

  • College of Law of England and Wales (LL.M.) (2011)
  • University of Bern (lic. iur.) (2003)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German