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BianchiSchwald LLC

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Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich

Marc Metzger

Work +41 58 220 37 00
BianchiSchwald LLC

Work Department

Commercial and Contracts, Corporate and M&A, Healthcare, Public procurement, Real Estate and Construction, Sport


Marc Metzger has more than twenty years of experience in advising listed and privately-held companies in the areas of commercial and corporate law, general contract law, distribution agreement law, law governing contracts for work and labour, and law applicable to contracts for the supply of materials and services. His other areas of practice include public procurement law, health care law and sports law. Marc Metzger advises clients in relation to domestic and international transactions. He worked for a leading London law firm and then was a partner at Staiger, Schwald & Partner, Attorneys-at-law, Zurich/Bern, from 2000 until 2016.


  • Since 2017: Partner at BianchiSchwald
  • 2000-2016: Partner at Staiger, Schwald & Partner
  • 1997: Foreign associate attorney in a leading London law firm
  • 1996-1997: Master's Degree (LL.M.) in International Trade Law, University of London
  • 1994-1999: Associate at Staiger, Schwald & Partner
  • 1993-1994: Legal secretary, Commission of Exprepriation II of the Canton of Bern


German, English, French, Italian


  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association


  • 1993: Admitted to the Bern Bar, authorized to practice as an attorney-at-law all over Switzerland
  • 1991-1992: Trainee in a leading Bernese law firm
  • 1990-1991: Legal clerk at the Bueren District Court
  • 1990: Legal clerk and extraordinary legal secretary, Bern Governor's Department I, Bern
  • 1986-1993: University of Bern Law School


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 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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Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

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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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

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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