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BianchiSchwald LLC

ELFENSTRASSE 19, PO BOX 33, 3000 BERNE 15, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 387 88 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 387 88 99
Email:
Web:
www.ssplaw.ch
Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich

Switzerland

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

BianchiSchwald

BianchiSchwald combines an ‘excellent’ broad-based practice in Western Switzerland with ‘a very responsive and experienced’ team in Zurich, which is particularly noted in the manufacturing sector and in regulated industries. Manuel Bianchi della Porta and Hans-Peter Schwald are recommended. Benjamin Humm joined Python.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

BianchiSchwald

The ‘very responsive and pragmatic’ team at BianchiSchwald is ‘a very good choice’ for employment matters in Western Switzerland, and has particular strength in immigration issues. Stéphanie Fuld is ‘very knowledgeable’ and ‘provides efficient support’.

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French-speaking Switzerland: leading firms
French-speaking Switzerland: leading firms - ranked: tier 3

BianchiSchwald

At BianchiSchwald, managing partner Manuel Bianchi della Porta heads the ‘excellent’ commercial, corporate and M&A practice. Thierry Amy is recommended for banking and finance as well as litigation.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

BianchiSchwald

The ‘very responsive and efficient’ team at BianchiSchwald provides ‘excellent service at competitive rates’. It successfully represented Stadler Rail in a patent dispute with Bombardier. Christoph Gasser is a ‘proactive’ lawyer with ‘extraordinary expertise and business acumen’.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

BianchiSchwald

BianchiSchwald’s ‘responsive, swift, accurate and efficient’ team is recommended for real estate transactions and developments in Western Switzerland. Practice head Yves de Coulon has ‘a tremendous command of real estate issues and the industry itself’.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

BianchiSchwald

BianchiSchwald’s Joseph Merhai has expertise in tax law governing private equity investments and regularly advises foreign corporations on tax-efficient investments in Switzerland.

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Switzerland: Banking and finance

Geneva
Banking and finance: Geneva - ranked: tier 2

BianchiSchwald

BianchiSchwald’s ‘highly skilled’ team is particularly recommended for contentious banking matters and regulatory issues. It has been handling several disputes, for and against banks, and regularly assists banks with the handling of suspected non-declared assets. The ‘very knowledgeable and responsiveThomas Goossens and Thierry Amy are recommended.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 4

BianchiSchwald

BianchiSchwald’s ‘highly skilled’ team has expertise in banking litigation and white-collar crime matters. Thierry Amy is ‘very professional’.

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Switzerland

Offices in Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich

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BianchiSchwald LLC

  • Latest developments in planning and zoning

    In Le Temps, the daily newspaper of reference of Western Switzerland, Yves de Coulon analyses the latest developments in the field of planning and zoning: Weber Initiative, Landscape Initiative, recent modifications of the Federal Law on planning and zoning, what consequences on the cantons' autonomy in the area of planning and zoning?
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  • 17 February 2017: Auris Medical's Public Equity Offering

    Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS) issued and priced its public offering of 10,000,000 common shares and 10,000,000 warrants, each warrant entitling its holder to purchase 0.70 of a common share.  The common shares and warrants are being sold in units comprised of one common share and one warrant at the public offering price of USD 1.00 per unit. The warrants will be immediately exercisable at a price of USD 1.20 per common share and are exercisable for five years. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common shares and/or 1,500,000 additional warrants at the public offering price less underwriting discounts. The offering is expected to close on or about February 21, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is acting as a financial advisor in the offering.
  • 16 February 2017: Credit Suisse successfully launched its new subsidiary Credit Suisse (Switzerland)

    Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. was incorporated with the purpose to be organized as a Swiss bank. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse AG. The transfer of assets and liabilities according to Swiss merger law became effective on 20 November 2016. The transfer was aimed to evolve the legal entity structure of the Credit Suisse Group to meet regulatory requirements for systematically important banks.
  • 14 February 2017: BASF acquires Rolic Group

    BASF acquires Rolic, a Swiss based group offering innovative and forward-thinking solutions, particularly in the display and security industries as well as the optical film business.
  • 15 February 2017: gategroup CHF 300 mio. bond issuance

    gategroup successfully raised CHF 300 million through the issuance of a fixed rate 5-year senior bond with a final maturity on February 28, 2022. The bond with a coupon of 3% p.a. has been issued by gategroup Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. and is guaranteed by its parent company gategroup Holding AG. gategroup will apply for the listing of the new bond on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
  • 17 February 2017: RWS acquires LUZ, Inc.

    RWS Holdings plc, a world leading provider of intellectual property support services (patent translations, international patent filing solutions and searches), commercial translations and linguistic validation, has completed the acquisition of 100% of LUZ, Inc., a market leading Life Sciences language services provider based in San Francisco, for a cash consideration of USD82.5m.
  • 17 February 2017: Cembra Money Bank acquires invoice financing provider SWISSBILLING SA

    Cembra Money Bank has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of SWISSBILLING. The transaction is expected to close within the first quarter of 2017. The transaction consideration was below CHF 10 million and is expected to have a negative impact of 0.1% on the Group’s CET1 ratio as at closing.
  • 7 February 2017: TPF closes private offering and bank financing

    Transports publics fribourgeois Trafic (TPF TRAFIC) SA closed the financing of its maintenance and exploitation centre in the canton of Fribourg. The financing was partly made through a CHF 40 mio. private placement, a CHF 32 mio. secured bank loan and a CHF 55 mio. unsecured bank loan.
  • 3 February 2017: Migros acquires Tipesca

    The Migros Group, through Mérat & Cie. SA, has acquired Tipesca SA, a company incorporated in the canton of Tessin. Tipesca offers a wide range of fish products.
  • 24 January 2017: Sharp Corporation and Skytec Group Limited enter into strategic business alliance

    Japan-based Sharp Corporation, part of Taiwan’s Foxconn Group, enters into a strategic business alliance with Skytec Group Limited (“Skytec”) regarding the manufacture and sale of Sharp branded products and services in Europe. For that purpose, Sharp acquires a majority stake of 56.7% in the newly incorporated joint venture Skytec UMC Ltd.
  • 25 January 2017: Zug Estates CHF 100 mio. Bond

    Zug Estates Holding AG (SIX: ZUGN) has successfully issued its first CHF 100 mio. fixed-interest bond with a 0.7% coupon and a 5-year maturity.