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BianchiSchwald LLC

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Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich

Manuel Bianchi della Porta

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BianchiSchwald LLC

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Corporate and M&A, Real Estate, TMT, Competition Law.


Manuel Bianchi della Porta advises entrepreneurs and companies. He assists them for their projects and when important operations are ahead (acquisitions, transmissions, restructuring, etc.). He helps them assess risks/opportunities and take difficult decisions. He is also on their side when weather turns bad. His relationship with clients is defined by personal commitment and availability. Recognized for his thoroughness, pragmatic approach and sense of priorities, he never loses sight of the objectives defined with the client and will do everything in his power to achieve them, while ensuring the protection of the company’s value. His activities are mainly focused on transactions (incl. mergers, acquisitions and partnerships), restructuring, strategic advice to owners and managers, corporate governance, shareholders' conflicts and protection of companies' and board members' reputation. His practice is based on a solid knowledge of contract law, company law, merger law, competition law and media law. In complex or multidisciplinary mandates, he will lead the project and team up with the other BianchiSchwald specialists.


  • Since 2017: Co-founder and Managing Partner at BianchiSchwald
  • 2015: Executive program at Harvard Business School
  • 2003-2013: Lecture in media law, Geneva University
  • 2001-2016: Co-founder and Managing Partner at BCCC
  • 1991-2001: 10 year practice in prominent Swiss business law firms
  • 1993: First Prize Moot Court Michel Nançoz, Geneva Bar Association


French, English


  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Board member of the Commission for the modernization of the profession (CIMBAR)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Geneva Press Club
  • Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Board Member of the Geneva Association of Business Law (AGDA)
  • Swiss Association of Competition Law (ASAS)


  • 1993: Admitted to the Geneva Bar, authorized to practice as an attorney-at-law all over Switzerland
  • 1991-1992: Research Fellow at the Geneva University
  • 1991: LL.M. Columbia Law School
  • 1990: Swiss National Science Foundation Grant
  • 1990: Ph.D. in law, Lausanne University
  • 1986-1989: Research Fellow to the Swiss Technology Institute and the Lausanne University
  • 1986: Bachelor's Law Degree, Lausanne University 
  • 1984: Edouard Fleuret Award, Lausanne University


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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 negotiatorThomas 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 MetzgerHans-Peter Schwald and Manuel Bianchi della Porta are other names to note.

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Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

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 PortaStéphanie Fuld and Yves de Coulon are the names to note.

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