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

4010 BASEL

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 is noted for its expertise in assisting underwriters and issuers with the listing of securities at the SIX Swiss Exchange, share listings and equity transactions in general; these often take place in the life sciences and FinTech space. Other skills also include supporting clients in dealing with a variety of bond issues, distressed bonds, public takeovers and proxy solicitations in addition to covering regulatory work. Key contacts Markus Guggenbühl and Jana Essebier are well versed in derivate instruments. Robert Bernet  deals with public takeovers of listed companies. Adrian Dörig leads the department.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The team at VISCHER has a considerable track record in national and international mid-market M&A and private equity transactions, with a particularly active practice in the life sciences. Furthermore, the practice offers a dedicated China desk and extensive experience in advising venture capital investors, corporates and start-ups in financing rounds and exits. Transaction specialists Jürg Luginbühl, Robert Bernet and Damien Conus lead the group, which also includes life sciences expert Matthias Staehelin. Gian-Andrea Caprez has notable know-how in the technology sector.

Switzerland > Sports law

VISCHER demonstrates know-how in questions regarding TV and online broadcasting rights, sports betting, sports marketing and merchandising, transfer agreements, corporate structures and association law. The group is active for a range of Swiss organisations, athletes and companies, often from the football and eSport space. Corporate practitioner Robert Bernet and the ‘highly skilled‘ managing associate Moritz Jäggy head the team.