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Dr. Matthias D. Trautmann

Baker & McKenzie Zurich


Matthias Trautmann is an 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 assistant lecturer and research assistant at the chair for private and commercial law of Prof. Dr. Hans Caspar von der Crone at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich. 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 certain forms of capital increases. He was admitted to the Zurich bar in 2013.

Practice Focus

Dr. Trautmann advises multinational and domestic clients on M&A transactions, corporate reorganizations, general corporate and commercial law matters as well as on banking and finance matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Leica Camera AG on the acquisition of their Zurich Leica Flagship Store.
  • Represented Credit Suisse AG as arranger, agent and security agent in connection with a USD44 million export credit facility for the financing of trains to be exported to an Eastern European state owned railway company. The financing was secured through a train pledge and insured by the Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV).
  • Advised domestic and foreign companies on the acquisition of shares in Swiss companies.
  • Counseled multinational companies on the reorganization of their group structure.
  • Advised a global pharmaceutical company in a corporate reorganization and cross-border sale transaction.
  • Assisted international 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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