Luc Defferrard

lic. iur., Attorney at Law

Luc Defferrard, partner with Walder Wyss since 2001, has been active in the finance and legal industry for many years. He mainly advises clients in domestic and cross-border financing and merger & acquisition transactions, as well as in real estate and capital market. Luc Defferrard particularly focuses on private equity (leveraged buy-out) advising a variety of private equity funds, managers and target companies in the structuring and implementation of their projects. Most recently, Luc Defferrard advised Schaeffler on its issue of high yield bonds with a total volume of approximately EUR 2 billion, the French cosmetics group L'Oréal S.A., Paris on its acquisition of Decléor and Carita from Japanese manufacturer Shiseido Co., Ltd., and HgCapital Group with respect to the acquisition of P&I Personal & Informatik AG (P&I AG) from The Carlyle Group.

Born in 1965, Luc Defferrard was educated at the Geneva University (lic. iur. 1987) and was registered as attorney-at-law with the Geneva Bar Registry in 1990. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Luc Defferrard was working for seven years with UBS in Geneva, Zurich and New York as client manager and project manager in corporate and structured finance. In this position he developed the bank's structured finance offerings to clients in the French part of Switzerland.

Luc Defferrard speaks French, German and English and is Head of the Groupe Francophone of Walder Wyss. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.