30 September 2014 I Deals and Cases

UBS AG Announced the Launch of a Share-for-Share Exchange Offer in Order to Establish a Group Holding Company

On 29 September 2014, UBS AG, a Swiss global financial service company, announced the launch of a share-for-share exchange offer in order to establish a group holding company, UBS Group AG. The establishment of a holding company, along with other measures, is intended to substantially improve UBS's resolvability in response to evolving global "too-big-to-fail" requirements.

Bär & Karrer acted as external legal advisor to UBS in the planning of this transaction and will assist in its execution. The team is led by Rolf Watter, Dieter Dubs, Urs Kägi and Katja Roth Pellanda and includes Robert Waldburger and Raoul Stocker (Tax), Peter Hsu (Regulatory) as well as Cédric Chapuis, Roland Truffer, David Henry, Fabienne Frehner, Christophe Hensler, Nadina Duss and Linus Cathomas.