M&A and Corporate Finance


Prager Dreifuss Ltd. is an integrated law firm with a strong international focus, some 35 lawyers, and offices in Zurich, Berne and Brussels. Our many years of experience enable us to cut through complexity and select the right strategy for our clients. We have a lean and efficient structure and strong and diverse teams specialised in all major areas of commercial law. The acquisition of companies or groups of companies as well as the implementation of mergers and other restructurings are at the centre of the professional life of our business transaction lawyers. We take the client through the entire process, from structuring the deal to its execution. We conduct legal due diligence at a target company on behalf of our clients, negotiate the necessary agreements, set up acquisition vehicles and optimize the capital and tax structure. Throughout this process, we can call upon interdisciplinary expertise in areas such as tax, competition law, banking, employment as well as intellectual property rights.

Daniel Hayek


Zurich, Switzerland

☎ +41 44 254 5555


Daniel Hayek is a member of the management committee and head of Prager Dreifuss’ “Corporate and M&A” team. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions (mainly strategic buyers), corporate finance, takeovers, banking and finance and corporate matters. He is advising business clients in all types of domestic and cross-border transactions, including finance and real estate transactions. Daniel advised major US and German banks in acquisition finance transactions and in the recovery of distressed debt. In these fields Daniel is also representing clients in court and before arbitration tribunals. Lately, Daniel’s practice involved acquisitions of Swiss targets for major strategic buyers from a variety of industries (chemical, automotive, transport, aviation) as well as debt restructuring and insolvency law. He was admitted to be bar in Switzerland in 1993.

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