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BianchiSchwald LLC

5 RUE JACQUES BALMAT, PO BOX 5839, 1211 GENEVA 11, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 220 36 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 220 36 01
Email:
Web:
www.bianchischwald.ch
Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich

Switzerland

Banking and finance: Geneva
Banking and finance: Geneva - ranked: tier 2

BianchiSchwald LLC

BianchiSchwald LLC covers regulatory, financing, investment funds and dispute resolution matters for local and internationally-based banks. Thomas Goossens assisted a global bank headquartered in the UK with the preparation of contracts guaranteeing multiple loans to foreign first-division football clubs, and Lausanne-based Thierry Amy acted for Anglo-Swiss Advisors on the framework of a FINMA application procedure for collective investment schemes’ distributor. The Swiss affiliates of BNP Paribas, Banque Bordier and Barclays Bank form part of the client roster.

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

BianchiSchwald LLC

The 'fully dedicated, hands-on' practice at BianchiSchwald LLC 'combines excellent legal skills with a sound commercial sense' and 'always delivers on time'. Specialisms include private M&A transactions for Swiss SMEs, infrastructure joint venture projects, as well as public procurement matters in manufacturing and healthcare. 'Very good negotiator' Thomas Schmid, who 'has in-depth understanding of Swiss corporate law and an entrepreneurial mind', is advising a private equity firm on a potential investment in a group within the food industry. Marc Metzger, Hans-Peter Schwald and Manuel Bianchi della Porta are other names to note.

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Dispute resolution: litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 4

BianchiSchwald LLC

BianchiSchwald LLC's 'outstanding litigation team' comprises 'very hands-on and pragmatic practitioners', who 'speak the same language as entrepreneurs' and 'understand the importance of pro-active, sound and thoughtful legal advice'. A major strength is the handling of domestic and international white-collar crime matters for banking and asset management firms, in addition to employment, real estate and corporate litigation. 'Sharp legal mind' and 'always available' managing associate Cyrill Süess, who is recommended as an 'expert in civil proceedings', represented a Swiss abbey in the re-negotiation of contracts with a local cable car company and in opposing the cable car company's plans to merge with a third party; the matter was settled outside of court. The 'outstanding' Christoph Gasser successfully acted for Navita Schweiz as defendant in a trade mark dispute initiated by its former suppliers Reico Vital Systeme. At associate level, 'knowledgeable and skilled negotiator' Adrian Trutmann and 'customer-focused' Philippe Boss are recommended. White-collar criminal law specialist Jean-Marc Carnicé heads the practice.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

BianchiSchwald LLC

The strengths of BianchiSchwald LLC's employment team are litigation, preparation and negotiation of mass dismissals, social security assessments, expatriate agreements and work permits, HR audits, as well as documentation drafting and review. Stéphanie Fuld assisted Luxury Events and VIP Travel DMCC on the future transfer of its CEO to Switzerland as part of a business expansion. Banque Profil de Gestion, International Road Union and Chopard & Cie also feature in her client portfolio.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

BianchiSchwald LLC

The practice at BianchiSchwald LLC specialises in healthcare-related real estate, financing, transactional and public procurement advice. Its client base consists of facility management companies, tech start-ups and clinics. Marc Metzger is advising Vamed and project company Rehaklinik Dussnang on the construction of a rehabilitation clinic, and Geneva-based Thomas Goossens serves as corporate counsel to Prexton Therapeutics.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

BianchiSchwald LLC

The multilingual team at BianchiSchwald LLC 'collaborates well internally', 'serves client's needs in the best way' and 'convinces with a practical, thorough and effective approach'. Typical work includes IP enforcement and prosecution, unfair competition matters, transactions and contract advice. 'Analytic, accurate and technically savvy' practice lead Christoph Gasser, who demonstrates 'outstanding knowledge pf IP trends, legal procedures and ongoing processes around the world', successfully represented Navita Schweiz as defendant in a landmark trade mark registration case brought by former supplier Reico Vital Systeme. On the advisory side, he manages Avia International's worldwide trade mark portfolio.

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

BianchiSchwald LLC

BianchiSchwald LLC is well known for banking and finance, corporate and M&A, employment and real estate law. Thierry Amy, Thomas Goossens, Manuel Bianchi della Porta, Stéphanie Fuld and Yves de Coulon are the names to note.

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

BianchiSchwald LLC

BianchiSchwald LLC impresses with its 'suitable knowledge, as well as good relationships with investors, architects, construction specialists and public authorities'. It provides assistance with transactions, construction, leasing, asset management, financing and investment, as well as public-law and Lex Koller matters. Geneva-based Yves de Coulon and Marc Metzger, who specialises in public-sector aspects and healthcare projects, are the main practitioners.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

BianchiSchwald LLC

BianchiSchwald LLC is best known for advising on domestic and international corporate, M&A, financial, transfer pricing and white-collar criminal law tax issues, as well as providing services for private clients. Practice lead Joseph Merhai and counsel Dominique Christin form the core team.

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Switzerland

Offices in Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich

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