Credit Suisse and UBS completed a merger of their firms on June 12, marking the first time that two global systemically important banks have combined. The deal creates a combined business with over $5 trillion of invested assets. S&C advised Credit Suisse in connection with the merger.
The transaction arose as a result of the Swiss Federal Department of Finance, the Swiss National Bank and Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority asking the two firms to combine in order to restore necessary confidence in the stability of the Swiss economy and banking system.
The S&C team advising Credit Suisse included Mitchell Eitel, Ken Li, Ana González, Daniel Rua, Shaun Her and Tyler Kohring in addition to Rodge Cohen. Cathy Clarkin, Mario Schollmeyer and Meng Yu advised on securities law matters. Michael Escue and Amy Dreisiger advised on U.S. bank regulatory matters. Bob Giuffra and Justin DeCamp advised on litigation matters. Juan Rodriguez, Dominic Connors, André Garcia do Fôjo and Marielena Doeding advised on non-U.S. competition matters. Joe Matelis, Eric Queen, Bradley Smith and Clea McClellan advised on U.S. antitrust matters. Colin Lloyd, Rick Wertheim, Tracey Russell and Aaron Levine advised on broker-dealer regulatory matters. Wendy Goldberg advised on ERISA matters. Eric Kadel is advising on CFIUS matters. Matthew Friestedt, Sarah Remmer Long and Natasha Rygnestad-Stahl advised on executive compensation matters. Isaac Wheeler, Tessa Lee, Michael Orchowski and Eli Dubin advised on tax matters. Rachel Yu and William Bekker advised on intellectual property matters. Attorneys from S&C’s Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Paris and Tokyo offices provided valuable assistance with respect to global regulatory matters.
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