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Dr. Matthias D. Trautmann

Baker & McKenzie Zurich


Dr. Matthias Trautmann is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group in Zurich. Prior to joining the Firm as an associate in 2014, he worked as a law clerk at a Zurich-based business law firm and as an associate lecturer and research assistant at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich. He was admitted to the Swiss bar in 2013.

Matthias graduated from the University of Zurich in 2010 and obtained a PhD in Law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Zurich in 2016 for his thesis on qualified capital increases. 

Practice Focus

Matthias has broad experience advising on mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganization transactions. He regularly advises Swiss and multinational clients on domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate reorganizations, debt financing transactions, corporate restructurings as well as on general corporate and commercial law matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Ufenau Capital Partners on its acquisition of an audio video equipment group consisting of the target companies Dr. W.A. Günther AG (Switzerland), Audio Pro Heilbronn Elektroakustik GmbH (Germany) and Audio XL N.V. (Belgium)

  • Advised publicly listed German Gerresheimer AG on its acquisition of Sensile Medical AG

  • Advised building supplier Arbonia AG on the sale of its industrial services division Condecta Group

  • Advised Schweizerische Depeschenagentur (SDA), Switzerland’s national news agency, on its merger with Switzerland’s leading picture agency Keystone

  • Advised Leica on the acquisition of their Zurich Leica Flagship Store

  • Represented Credit Suisse AG as arranger, agent and security agent in connection with a USD 44 million export credit facility for the financing of trains

  • Advised various global pharmaceutical and med-tech companies in corporate reorganization and cross-border sale transactions

  • Assisted various multinational companies in connection with their global spin-off of their business operations

  • Advised an international technology company on the setup of a Swiss based joint venture

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association - Member

  • Zurich Bar Association - Member


  • Switzerland (2013)


  • University of Zurich (Dr. iur.) (2016)
  • University of Zurich (lic. iur.) (2010)


  • English
  • German

Author, "Die qualifizierte Kapitalerhöhung – AG, GmbH und Genossenschaft", SSHW, Bd. 333, Zurich/St. Gallen, 2016 

Author, Commentary on articles 16 and 17 of the Swiss Merger Act, in: Stämpflis Handkommentar, Fusionsgesetz, 2nd Edition, 2015

Author, "Green light given for distribution of additional paid-in capital surplus," EMEA Legal Insights Bulletin Volume 26 No. 4, 2015

Co-author, Die Know-Your-Customer-Rule im Vermögensverwaltungsauftrag, Anlegerschutz im Finanzmarktrecht kontrovers diskutiert, Schweizer Schriften zum Finanzmarktrecht, 2013

Co-author, Die Angemessenheit von Abfindungen und Prozesskostentragung bei Squeeze-Out-Fusionen, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Finanzmarktrecht (Swiss Review of Business and Financial Market Law), 2012

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