14 June 2016 I Deals and Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises CSA Energy Infrastructure Switzerland on its Acquisition of a Stake in the Swiss Transitgas Pipeline

CSA Energy Infrastructure Switzerland (an investment group of the Credit Suisse Investment Foundation) together with other institutional investors, the Swiss gas industry comprising Swissgas and various Swiss utilities (Holdigaz, Gaznat, EGO, Groupe E and Gas & Com) and Fluxys, a Belgian operator of gas infrastructure in Europe, agreed to acquire a 44.9% stake in FluxSwiss LLC from Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). FluxSwiss LLC owns 46% of Transitgas AG and has the right to commercialise approximately 90% of the capacity of the transitgas pipeline.

Bär & Karrer acts as legal counsel to CSA Energy Infrastructure Switzerland and Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners AG. The team includes Till Spillmann, Michael Trippel, Adrian Koller, Andrea Giger, Ivo von Büren and Pierina Janett (all M&A), Phyllis Scholl (energy law/regulatory), Susanne Schreiber and Cyrill Diefenbacher (both tax), Mani Reinert (competition law) as well as Thomas Stoltz and Michael Rohrer (both notarial services).