Frank Gerhard

Homburger - Switzerland



+41 43 222 1530

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

New York



Practice areas:

Capital markets
Private equity
Real estate finance

Frank Gerhard focuses on public and private M&A transactions, private equity, capital markets (incl. IPOs and innovative structures) and other financings. He advises in matters of corporate law and securities regulations.

  • Advised Clariant AG in the USD 20 bn Cross-Border Merger of Equals with Huntsman Corporation;
  • Advised Credit Suisse in the CHF 4 bn share capital increase to further strengthen the group's capital base;
  • Advised Dufry in the acquisition of the CHF 3.8 bn acquisition of World Duty Free;
  • Advised The Royal Bank of Scotland in the sale of its internationally managed Private Banking and Wealth Managing business, branded as Coutts, to Union Bancaire Privée.

  • Capital markets: Equity
  • M&A
  • Private equity

  • Banking
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Industrials
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Tech and telecoms

  • At all Swiss courts
  • New York

  • Admissions all Swiss courts (1994)
  • New York Bar (1998)

  • lic. iur., University of Neuchâtel, (1992)
  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, (1997)
  • Dr. iur., University of Neuchâtel, (2000)