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Mark Meili

Counsel

Position: Counsel
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance , Corporate & M&A , Dispute Resolution , Insolvency & Restructuring
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Individuals: Mark Meili

Mark Meili advises companies in company and contract law matters, focusing mainly on corporate finance and bankruptcy proceedings. From 2017 to 2018, Mark Meili was seconded to an alternative investment fund in London which specialized in distressed debt.  

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+41 44 254 55 55

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Admission to the Bar

Admitted in Switzerland (2013) 

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & M&A
  • Banking & Finance
  • Insolvency & Restructuring

Education

  • New York University (LL.M., 2017)
  • University of St. Gallen (M.A. HSG in Law and Economics, 2010)
  • San Diego State University (2010)

Languages

  • German
  • Swedish
  • English

Memberships

  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association

Publications

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili

The Insolvency Review 2021: Switzerland

Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili published the Swiss chapter in the latest edition of The Insolvency Review. In this chapter, the authors give an overview of the distinctive features of Swiss insolvency laws and explain why the number of bankruptcies is still low despite the covid-19 crisis.

Subject: Banking & Finance
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili

A guide to cross-border financing in Switzerland

Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili look at the rules, practicalities and latest developments in what continues to be a friendly, but recently more challenging environment for cross-border financing.

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili

The Restructuring Review 2021: Switzerland

In the latest issue of "The Restructuring Review", Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili provide an overview of the special features of Swiss restructuring law.

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: The International Comparative Legal Guide

The International Comparative Legal Guide: Project Finance 2021 Switzerland

In the 2021 edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Project Finance, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili discuss common issues in project finance laws and regulations in Switzerland – including security, bankruptcy, restrictions on investments, insurance and arbitration.

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: Financier Worldwide
Reading time: 5 Min

Financier Worldwide: Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2021

In the 2021 edition of the InDepth Feature: Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2021, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili provide an overview of the current economic situation in Switzerland in times of COVID-19 and its impact on corporate bankruptcies and insolvencies. The authors also discuss trends in cross-border restructurings and explain developments in distressed M&A transactions.

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Reading time: 5 Min

Issues with the recognition of foreign restructuring plans in Switzerland

On 26 March 2021 the High Court in London sanctioned gategroup's Part 26A restructuring plan. The plan also comprised the Swiss law governed bonds, even though they were issued by a Luxembourg entity and guaranteed by the Swiss gategroup parent. The question remains whether bondholders can still enforce the bonds against the Swiss parent according to its original terms or whether the Part 26A restructuring plan prevents the enforcement of such claims in Switzerland? 

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Mark Meili
Paper: UnternehmerZeitung
Reading time: 5 Min

How entrepreneurs avoid insolvency

The SMEs are the backbone of our economy but suffer the most from the measures taken by the authorities during the Corona crisis.

In his article Mark Meili explains what ways and means there are for SMEs to defend themselves against possible hardship with existing legal instruments.

Subject: Loans / Covid 19
Autor: Mark Meili
Paper:
Reading time: 5 Min

Avoiding insolvency

The restaurant sector was hit hard by the Corona crisis. In the current issue of Salz & Pfeffer, Mark Meili discusses instruments for affected companies to avoid insolvency.

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Reading time: 6 Min

The gategroup restructuring: a creative procedure under review

gategroup has proposed a Part 26A in the United Kingdom to restructure its financing arrangements which concern various jurisdictions. In this month's newsletter, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili discuss the background to this procedure and what questions arise in the context of this cross-border restructuring.

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: PD Newsletter
Reading time: 4 Min

Recognition of a Part 26A Restructuring Plan in Switzerland and the EU

In June 2020, the U.K. introduced the so-called Part 26A restructuring plan. This new type of restructuring plan has the potential to become highly relevant for the restructuring of international corporations. To the best of our knowledge, two Part 26A restructuring plans have been sanctioned by English courts so far. However, the extensive possibilities to restrict creditors' rights under such a restructuring plan may create challenges for its recognition in other jurisdictions. Further, as the U.K. is going to leave the EU at the end of 2020, Brexit may create additional problems for the recognition of a Part 26A restructuring plan in Switzerland and other European countries.

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: The Insolvency Review
Reading time: 12 Min

The Insolvency Review 2020: Switzerland

Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili published the Swiss chapter in the latest edition of The Insolvency Review. In this chapter, the authors give an overview of the distinctive features of Swiss insolvency laws and current trends.

Subject: Corporate & M&A
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: Getting The Deal Through
Reading time: 10 Min

Getting The Deal Through: Joint Ventures 2021 - Switzerland

In this article of Getting The Deal Through, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili outline the statutory framework for joint ventures in Switzerland and discuss current trends in this area.

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: PD Newsletter
Reading time: 3 Min

Expiry of Measures against Bankruptcies – Revival of Duties of Board of Directors

On 14 October 2020, the Federal Council decided not to extend themeasures against bankruptcies caused by COVID-19. The resulting consequences are explained in this newsletter.

Subject: Corporate & M&A
Autor: Mark Meili, Manuel Vogler
Paper: IFLR Capital Markets

IFLR: Switzerland restricts bearer shares

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: The Restructuring Review

The Restructuring Review 2020: Switzerland

Label: Highlight
Subject: Loans / Covid 19
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: NZZ
Reading time: 4 Min

What comes after the bridging loan?

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: Financier Worldwide

Financier Worldwide: Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2020

Subject: Loans / Covid 19
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: PD Newsletter

New measures in case of imminent or identified over-indebtedness of companies

Subject: Loans / Covid 19
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: PD Newsletter

Consequences of the coronavirus - Contract adjustment and restructuring

Subject: Banking & Finance
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: The International Comparative Legal Guide

The International Comparative Legal Guide: Project Finance 2020 Switzerland

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: The Insolvency Review

The Insolvency Review 2019: Switzerland

Subject: Banking & Finance
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: IFLR

A guide to cross-border financing in Switzerland

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: The Restructuring Review

The Restructuring Review 2019: Switzerland

Subject: Insolvency & Restructuring
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: Financier Worldwide

Annual Review Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Subject: Banking & Finance
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: The International Comparative Legal Guide

The International Comparative Legal Guide: Project Finance 2019 Switzerland

Subject: Dispute Resolution
Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: IFLR

IFLR: New law for the recogntion of foreign insolvency decrees in Switzerland

Autor: Daniel Hayek, Mark Meili
Paper: The Lawyer

Brexit: Why the UK may consider taking the Swiss approach

Autor: Urs Feller, Mark Meili
Paper: SJZ

Swiss Request for Conciliation in Euro-International Relations