Dr Robert Bernet > VISCHER > Basel, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

4010 BASEL
Robert Bernet photo

Work Department

M&A, Corporate Law, Securities and Capital Markets Regulation, Banking & Finance.




Admitted to Bar in 1995. Joined VISCHER in 1998. Partner since 2005. Head of VISCHER’s Practice Group ‘Listed Companies’ and Co-Head of VISCHER’s Practice Group ‘Corporate/M&A’.


German, English, French.


Zurich Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association; IBA; SECA; German-Swiss Lawyers Association.


University of Basel (lic. iur., 1992; Dr. iur., 1997); University of London, London School of Economics (LL.M., 1998).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Capital markets

VISCHER advises on a broad spectrum of capital market matters, including IPOs (where it is particularly active in the life sciences industry), bond issues and regulatory matters. The client portfolio is similarly diverse with national and foreign banks, hedge funds, and companies, among others, instructing the team. Team leader Markus Guggenbühl focuses on debt financing, capital market transactions and public takeovers, while Jana Essebier is well versed in structured products and other financial instruments. Basel-based Matthias Staehelin and Robert Bernet are other key practitioners.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

VISCHER has a solid track record in national and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions in the mid-market. Other areas of expertise are public takeovers and proxy solicitations, and the team is particularly well versed in the life sciences sector. Jürg Luginbühl and Robert Bernet lead the M&A practice groups in Zurich and Basel respectively. Matthias Staehelin, also in Basel, is an expert in life sciences mandates, while Gian-Andrea Caprez specialises in the TMT/ICT sector.

Switzerland > Sports law

At VISCHER, Robert Bernet and managing associate Moritz Jäggy lead a ‘reliable and very competent‘ team that demonstrates ‘a high level of accuracy, availability and competency‘ in sports matters. Recent work includes advising Swiss Beach Soccer GmbH on the organisation of beach soccer in Switzerland, including negotiations and the resolution of disputes with Beach Soccer Worldwide and FIFA. The firm also assisted Starc Marketing & Sports GmbH with all legal matters regarding sports event marketing.