Dr Ulysses von Salis, born 1966, is a partner with Niederer Kraft Frey, Zürich, Switzerland. He studied law at the University of Zürich (lic iur 1990, Dr iur 1996), and qualified in Zürich 1997 and in California 1999. Dr von Salis holds a LLM degree from Harvard Law School (2000) and is a member of the Swiss Bar. ln 2000 Dr von Salis was European general counsel with the pan-European incubator Speedventures in Munich, Germany and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is the author of Private Equity Finanzierungsverträge, Funktion - Recht - Steuern (Private Equity Financing Agreements, Function - Law - Tax, 350 pages, Zürich 2002) and of Swiss Merger Act/Fusionsgesetz (456 pages, www.fusionsgesetz.ch, Zürich 2004) as well as of other publications and several articles on private equity and corporate law.
ln his practice Dr von Salis regularly advises investors, banks, managers and target companies on private equity transactions. Furthermore, he acts on behalf of Swiss and foreign corporations and financial institutions with regard to mergers and acquisition, including private transactions and public takeovers (in particular representing sellers/buyers of banks, insurance companies, pharmaceutical over-the-counter producer, producers of consumer products and medtech companies), securitisations (factoring, mortgage loans), financings (secured loans) and reorganisations (mergers, demergers, conversions).
The corporate law practice team of Niederer Kraft Frey includes more than 20 practitioners. All of them have extensive experience in corporate transactions and have developed strong and recognised positions in their particular fields of expertise.
Niederer Kraft Frey represents a wide range of national and international clients within the banking and finance industry. The practice covers all of the traditional and recently developed areas of banking and finance. Niederer Kraft Frey is also well known for its transactional work in tax, competition and antitrust, information technology and intellectual property.