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|January 6, 2023|
|Re:||Oculis Holding AG |
Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement on Form F-4
Filed December 12, 2022
File No. 333-268201
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
Office of Trade & Services
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
Ada D. Sarmento
Ladies and Gentlemen:
On behalf of our client, Oculis Holding AG, (the Company), this letter sets forth the Companys responses to the comments provided by the staff (the Staff) of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the Companys Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement on Form F-4 (the Registration Statement) contained in the Staffs letter dated December 20, 2022 (the Comment Letter). In response to the comments set forth in the Comment Letter, the Company has revised the Registration Statement and is filing Amendment No. 2 to the Registration Statement on Form F-4 (Amendment No. 2) together with this response letter. Amendment No. 2 also contains certain additional updates and revisions.
For the convenience of the Staff, each comment from the Comment Letter is restated in italics prior to the response to such comment. All references to page numbers and captions (other than those in the Staffs comments) correspond to pages and captions in the Amended Registration Statement.
Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement on Form F-4 Filed December 12, 2022
Material Tax Considerations
United States Federal Income Tax Considerations to U.S. Holders, page 165
|1.||We note that you intend to provide a tax opinion concerning the tax treatment of the EBAC Mergers. Please remove any statement in this section that assumes the material tax consequences at issue (e.g., Assuming that the EBAC Mergers qualify as an F Reorganization...). Refer to Section III.C.3 of Staff Legal Bulletin No. 19 for guidance.|
|Response:||The Company acknowledges the Staffs comment and has revised the disclosure on pages 166 and 171 of Amendment No. 2.|
Business of Oculis and Certain Information about Oculis, page 197
|2.||We note your revisions in response to prior comment 8. Please also revise the disclosure on pages 199 and 209 stating that OCS-02 would become the first approved topical biologic to treat DED and uveitis if approved today to remove any implication that your product candidates have been proven effective or will receive regulatory approval.|
|Response:||The Company acknowledges the Staffs comment and has revised the disclosure on pages 199 and 209 of Amendment No. 2.|
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|Very truly yours,|
/s/ Derek Dostal
Eduardo Bravo Fernandez de Araoz, Principal Executive Officer
Riad Sherif, Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
Michael Davis, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Michal Berkner, Cooley LLP
Divakar Gupta, Cooley LLP