Mr Damien Conus > VISCHER > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Rue du Cloître 2-4
1211 Geneva 3

Work Department

M&A, Corporate finance, Commercial and contract law, Start-up/Scale-up


Partner, Head of the M&A and start-up desks in Geneva


For the last 20 years, strong and intensive experience in complex corporate, commercial and finance transactions, including crossborder acquisitions and restructurings. Delivering strategic and expert advice to successful startups/scale-ups, innovative companies, global brands, from equity or debt financed companies and entrepreneurs to global industry leaders and investment funds, including numerous fast growing VC backed companies and mature Swiss and European SMEs doing business with international suppliers or customers.
Graduate research assistant to prof. Pierre Tercier, University of Fribourg (Chair of contract),
Lecturer at University of Fribourg (contract law & legal research)
Lecturer for the CTI Entrepreneurship Training Program (EPFL Innovation Park)
Lecturer (contract law) at the HEG Geneva


French, English, Italian


Swiss & Geneva Bars
Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA)


University of Fribourg (lic. utr.iur., summa cum laude, 1997,
University of California, Berkeley Law (LL.M., 2001)

Lawyer Rankings

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.