Author Archives: Urs Kägi

Rising Popularity of Reverse Break Fees and Legal Challenges for Swiss Bidders

Reverse break fees are becoming more and more popular in private but also public M&A deals. Compared to Switzerland, reverse break fees are often significantly higher in the US. The Swiss Takeover Board is limiting direct break fees in public offers. Reverse break fees, however, are not subject to any ex ante official control and might, therefore, expose the board members of target companies to ex post challenges.

By Urs Kägi / Daniel Küpfer (Reference: CapLaw-2017-46)