­ Deals & Cases

AUDITORS’ LIABILITY

Buis Bürgi acts as co-counsel in a corporate liability matter with an amount in dispute of several billions.

ASSET TRACING

Buis Bürgi acted as Swiss counsel to a Greek shipping fleet owner whose assets were hidden by family members in various Swiss, Liechtenstein and Panamanian off-shore structures.

TAKEOVER BATTLE

Buis Bürgi represented the majority shareholder of a listed company in connection with a multi-billion takover dispute.

DIRECTOR’S LIABILITY

Buis Bürgi defends one of the former directors of a bankrupt Swiss company which became the victim of dubious penny-stock deals.

CUSTODIAN OF A SWISS REAL ESTATE TYCOON

Eric Buis acted as custodian of one of Switzerland’s largest real estate investors, restructured the corporate organization and advised on a landmark multi-billion foundation dispute.

DEFRAUDED BANK CUSTOMER

Buis Bürgi represents a Nigerian UHNWI against a Swiss bank in connection with a multi-million internal fraud.

FOREX SCANDAL

Buis Bürgi defended a key person in the context of the so-called FOREX scandal in proceedings before FINMA, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court and the Swiss Attorney General’s Office and supported foreign counsel on parallel investigations in the UK, USA, Brazil and South Korea.

INTERNATIONAL FRAUD

Buis Bürgi acted as Swiss counsel to a Japanese financial conglomerate in an international USD 200M+ fraud in cooperation with Japanese, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thai and Cambodian counsel.

LEHMAN BROTHERS CREDITORS’ COMMITTEE

Eric Buis has been a member of the creditors’ committee of Lehman Brothers’ Swiss entity and advised on various insolvency related settlements with three digit million amounts.

TAKEOVER DISPUTE

Buis Bürgi represented a major shareholder in a takeover dispute of a Swiss listed company before the Takeover Board, FINMA and the Swiss Federal Administrative Court.

INTERNAL INVESTIGATION

Buis Bürgi has been retained to assist a high-level bank executive in the ongoing Archegos and Greensill investigation.

USD 80M ARBITRATION SUCCESS

Buis Bürgi successfully represented an international TV broadcasting company in a USD 80 million dispute in a Swiss Chambers arbitral matter.

DOJ INVESTIGATION

Buis Bürgi acted as Swiss counsel to a former management member of a Swiss private bank in tax and other investigations by the bank, the US Department of Justice and other authorities.

BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

Buis Bürgi represented a senior manager of a Swiss commodity trading company in international investigations relating to bribery and corruption.

DOUBLE MERGER

Buis Bürgi recently completed a twofold merger of Swiss subsidiaries of a SIX listed company.

M&A AUCTION SALE

Buis Bürgi advised a Dutch industrial company as buyer in a CHF 100M+ M&A tender for a Swiss target company.

ASSET RECOVERY

Buis Bürgi represents the heirs of a Ukranian UHNWI concerning asset recovery of USD 150M+ in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Panama.

WIRE TRANSFER DISPUTE

Buis Bürgi successfully defended a claim regarding the transfer of funds based on forged e-mails.

INVESTMENT FOUNDATION

Buis Bürgi recently accompanied the corporate and regulatory part of the set-up of an investment foundation.