Jürg Frick (b 1971) is a partner of Homburger since 2014, one of Switzerland's leading law firms based in Zürich . Within Homburger he is a member of the financial services practice team, the real estate as well as the Turkey group. In addition, he is also a member of Homburger's hiring committee. Jürg is a banking and finance as well as a fund regulation specialist. His clients include major Swiss and foreign banks, insurance companies, securities dealers, asset managers, listed companies as well as private equity and hedge funds. He regularly advises on syndicated bank financings, bond offerings, including high yield bonds and convertible bonds, fund structuring and fund distribution, venture capital investments, leveraged buyout transactions, mergers & acquisitions, general corporate law matters, restructurings, insolvency proceedings as well as anti-money laundering regulation.
Jürg Frick studied law at the Universities of Neuchâtel and Zürich and he graduated from the University of Zürich in 1997. Starting in 1998 he was a junior associate with Lenz & Staehelin in Zürich and in 2000 he was admitted to the bar in Switzerland. In 2005 he graduated with a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Harvard Law School. In 2009 he finished his doctoral thesis at the University of Zürich on the subject of "Private Equity under Swiss Law".
Before Jürg Frick joined Homburger in 2002, he was legal counsel of a venture capital financed start-up company in Switzerland. He was one of the founders and he was with the company through to its trade sale. After his LLM studies in the United States, Jürg worked for almost two years as an associate for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London. As a member of the New York law team, he mainly advised on US securities law as well as private equity and high yield bond transactions.
Jürg Frick regularly publishes and lectures on topics related to private equity financings, syndicated lending, fund regulation and, in particular, the implementation of third-country regimes under EU financial market regulations, such as AIFMD, MiFID or EMIR in Switzerland. Since 2010, he is a lecturer at EXPERTsuisse, the academy for auditors, where he reads capital market law.