Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC > Geneva, Switzerland > Firm Profile

Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC
PASSAGE DES LIONS 6
P.O BOX
1211 GENEVE 3
Switzerland

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva Tier 3

The banking and finance team at Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC can offer advice on individual and collective asset management and anti-money laundering issues, and the handling of authorisations and enquiries with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. Further specialisations include fintech matters, financing, loans, guarantees, investments and other transactional matters. Practice head Fabien Aepli  covers corporate, regulatory and transactional queries. Grégoire Mangeat  is the key contact in disputes and investigations.

Practice head(s):

Fabien Aepli

Other key lawyers:

Lukas van Dobben; Grégoire Mangeat

Testimonials

‘MANGEAT Attorneys at law is a new generation law firm with dedicated and seasoned team members. MANGEAT will always try to be at the forefront of innovation and optimal practice.’

‘Fabien Aepli first listens, masters your problematics and answers in a methodological way. Fabien is technical and accurate in his approach and answers. Grégoire Mangeat is extremely knowledgeable and has always been a great help and support in the various matters which we discussed. Gregoire takes the time to understand your questions and provides you with well-thought through answers and solutions.’

‘Very good and flexible team, they always find the best solutions.’

‘Solution-driven, pragmatic, fair and reasonable on fees.’

‘Fabien Aepli helps up to connect the dots between business and regulations; is both professional and committed; is very knowledgeable about the finance sector in general and about FinTech in particular.’

‘The team is made of young, very skilled lawyers who work in close conjunction in order to find the best approach to your case.’

‘Each member of the staff is not only highly skilled, but also brings a very welcoming, personal touch making the client feel special and valued.’

‘We value MANGEAT’s team-oriented approach of each file that contributes to providing innovative and creative approaches with a really client-focused and dedicated mind.’

Key clients

C-Quadrat (Suisse) SA

Swiss Crypto Advisors SA

Alphemy Capital Ltd

Athenee Investment SA

Switzerland > Fintech Tier 3

Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC has an noteworthy track record of advising clients in the fintech space, in particular with regard to distributed ledger technology and crypto currency-related projects. The team keeps ‘up to date with the latest regulations‘ and is experienced in advising companies on setting up a crypto currency trading business on the basis of blockchain technology as well as assisting with security token offerings. The ‘excellentFabien Aepli heads the practice and ‘is very knowledgeable about the finance sector in general and about FinTech in particular‘.

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Testimonials

‘Great capability towards innovation.’

‘Solution-driven, pragmatic, fair and reasonable on fees.’

‘Fabien Aepli helps up to connect the dots between business and regulations; both professional and committed; is very knowledgeable about the finance sector in general and about FinTech in particular.’

‘Excellent: Fabien Aepli has always been attentive to our needs and concerns, reliable, to the point.’

‘Excellent team with a very knowledgeable set of people who work in a clear and precise manner to deliver on clients requests.’

‘Fabien Aepli is a knowledgeable partner who understands our needs and is very helpful to get to solutions.’

‘Very responsive team, always up to date with the latest regulations and potential implications for the business, proactive on anticipating changes and issues and offering support to prevent problems and seize opportunities.’

‘Fabien Aepli is extremely knowledgeable in the fintech space, reliable, and excellent at understanding, anticipating and suggesting business implications in new regulation changes. Extremely fair and pleasant to work with, and also very well connected with all the key stakeholders in the space, which makes things much easier.’

Key clients

Swiss Crypto Advisors SA

Re-Company SA

Alphemy Capital SA

Switzerland > Real estate and construction Tier 3

The Geneva-based Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC acts for public and private companies on a variety of real estate and construction matters. This encompasses in particular multi-year real estate development projects, contracts, sale and lease back transactions, financing and securitisation as well as permits for acquisitions of real estate. Joël Chevallaz has a focus on high-value transactions, Pierre Rüttimann is experienced in real estate securitisation and the development of residential portfolios.

Key clients

Les Fayards SA

Rivlin France SA

RES-Invest SA

Copimmob Esplanade/Petit-Senn société coopérative

Egg-Telsa SA (Pont-Rouge and Espace Tourbillon projets)

Egg-Telsa SA (Les Mines project)

JDRM Immobilier SA

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC has know-how in commercial, corporate and M&A transactions. Corporations and start-ups from the financial, pharmaceutical, IT and real estate industries are on the client roster. The team handles contracts, compliance and corporate governance, and strategic advice, with experience spanning matters arising along the full life cycle of transactions. Practice head Fabien Aepli acts in private mergers and acquisitions. Joël Chevallaz and counsel Lukas van Dobben  are also noted.

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Testimonials

‘The team is very pragmatic and proactive in finding solutions.’

‘Lukas van Dobben is a skilled negotiator, actively seeking pragmatic solutions. He knows how to focus on things that really matter for us and has been crucial on important business decisions. He has many times anticipated problems that we incurred later.’

‘Close collaboration and accountability of each project. The practice has a vast experience in broad topics.’

‘We are grateful to MANGEAT lawyers for the competent and thoughtful work. Thanks to clear, responsible and well-coordinated work, the MANGEAT lawyers helped with corporate issues and business operations.’

‘What I appreciate at Mangeat is the fact that they are solution-driven, pragmatic and fair.’

‘Lukas van Dobben is both professional and committed, always responsive, efficient and multi-skilled.’

Key clients

Infomaniak Network SA

Edwards Lifesciences SA

Aptissen SA

Re-Company SA

MITC Méthode Innovations Technologies Conseil SA

Akrivia SA

Elis SHPK

Backbone Art SA

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC stands out in the market for its knowledge of criminal proceedings, excelling in white-collar crime mandates and internal investigations. The team primarily acts for private clients and high-net-worth individuals in litigation stemming from corporate, insolvency, employment, banking, family and liability issues. Grégoire Mangeat and Joël Chevallaz handles restructuring, insolvency and real estate mandates.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Modern law firm adapted to the needs of smart clients.’

‘Grégoire Mangeat is a very good lawyer, efficient and clever.’

‘Mangeat is an exceptional and very innovative law firm with highly qualified lawyers who work in a very efficient way. They understand the businesses of the clients and can therefore provide tailored and business enabling services.’

‘Grégoire Mangeat is an outstanding lawyer. Apart from his legal subject matter expertise and professional competence, he always understands the full picture when it comes to legal challenges. It is also a pleasure to work with him on a personal level as he has very strong interpersonal skills.’

‘Grégoire Mangeat is very well connected.’

‘Mangeat LLC can be recommended for both litigation and white-collar work, for sophisticated and very demanding clients, or for institutional clients, including multinational companies. Most of the lawyers in the team are former partners or associates of a large Anglo-Saxon law firm. Their approach is resolutely business-oriented, client-focused, with an already very positive image in the community, despite the youth of the law firm.’

‘Independence, focus, excellent network, brilliant strategic approach.’

Work highlights

  • Defending the daughter of the former, now deceased, President of Uzbekistan in criminal proceedings opened by the OAG for suspected money laundering in relation to alleged bribes paid by foreign companies to her to operate in Uzbekistan.
  • Defended the chairman of beIN Media Group LLC and of Paris Saint-Germain in criminal proceedings opened in March 2017 by the Federal Office of the Attorney General for suspicion of active private bribery.
  • Defended the former President of the Geneva Canton State Council in criminal proceedings opened against him by the Geneva Office of the Attorney General for acceptance by a public official of an undue advantage in relation to an invitation he received from the Abu Dhabi Crown to attend the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as well as the private funding of a political survey by Geneva businessmen.
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Mangeat has a well-established expertise in diverse and complex legal fields with a strong domestic and international experience. Being forward thinking, the firm has added two new practices, risk management and compliance, and general counsel desk, which offer clients alternative services and foster synergies with other practice areas. We combine an innovative and creative approach to help our clients achieve their objectives and mitigate their risks in an ever-changing and uncertain economic, health and regulatory environment. We dare to care about our clients’ reputational risk and help them navigate through each crisis and the wide array of legal challenges.

We offer on time, succinct and practical legal advice and solutions in highly sensitive contexts and are experienced in managing complexity and risks in cross-functional matters. We are agile in challenging the status quo and leveraging legal project management to efficiently assist our clients in complex dispute matters.

Mangeat has continuously grown by including different ways of thinking, backgrounds, and cultures. The multilingual team members have been trained and qualified in Switzerland and abroad. They benefit from diversified industries and sectorial experience gained in private practice and in-house at multinational companies. Our team is also constantly collaborating with law firms and practitioners in other jurisdictions.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking & finance Fabien Aepli
Corporate & commercial Fabien Aepli
Corporate & commercial Joël Chevallaz
Data Protection Laurence Crittin
Data Protection My-Hué Tan
Dispute resolution Grégoire Mangeat
Employment Laurence Crittin
Financial Crime & Investigation Grégoire Mangeat
Financial Crime & Investigation Fanny Margairaz
Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Life Sciences Fabien Aepli
Restructuring & Insolvency Joël Chevallaz
Real estate & Construction Pierre Rüttimann
Risk Management & Compliance My-Hué Tan
General Counsel Desk My-Hué Tan
Spanish & Latin-American Desk Diego Leis
Number of lawyers : 11-50
English
French
German
Spanish
Chinese dialects
Main Contact : Grégoire Mangeat (gregoire.mangeat@mangeat.ch)

CLIENT: Francesco Abbate, Managing Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: Swiss Crypto Advisors SA
TESTIMONIAL: “We have been using the services of Mangeat Attorneys since the launch of our business especially for strategic advice in banking & finance, anti-money laundering and corporate law, and of course for our STOs-related activities, mainly with Fabien Aepli, Nurith Cohen and Diego Leis. Their knowledge of Swiss financial regulations applicable to blockchain and cryptocurrency projects is essential to us. Their professional support and high-quality advice are extremely appreciated by our team. They are responsive, pragmatic and technically skilful. Also, they are very clear and transparent with regard to their fees. For these reasons, they participate in business meetings, understand the ultimate business goals and hence tailor the right legal advice and consultancy to ultimately create value for us and for our clients; I see this as a shift from a “cost of doing business” to “business investment yielding returns”.”


CLIENT: Gilles Bos, Chairman
COMPANY/FIRM: Aptissen SA
TESTIMONIAL: “Mangeat Attorneys have been active in the medical device industry for many years, and they regularly assist us on commercial agreements (distribution agreements, manufacturing agreements, technology transfers, etc.), asset and share deals, corporate governance, regulatory issues and dispute resolution. Our main contacts are Fabien Aepli and Nurith Cohen for commercial and corporate matters, and Grégoire Mangeat and Sara Dousset for regulatory matters and dispute resolution. Their knowledge of the industry, their legal skills and their commitment to deliver excellent work in a consistent manner are highly valuable and appreciated assets for our business. They are efficient, pragmatic and business-oriented.”


CLIENT: Samer Darwiche, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Nafora SA
TESTIMONIAL: “The quality level of the work that Mangeat Attorneys provide clearly reaches the level of the first-tier big firms with which I have worked so far. The firm does also have an outstanding professional approach and sense of the client relationship.”


When building a powerful reputation, and with the dedication to deliver outstandingly, it is essential to always keep in mind the moral obligation to act responsibly and ethically, to produce an overall positive impact on society.

At MANGEAT we believe in the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, especially in our capacity as attorneys at law.

Therefore, we are involved in various pro bono and volunteer activities, be it to defend the access to justice or to seek better systems of justice.

Our pro bono work goes beyond the traditional representation of people with limited resources. The importance of Law is growing on a daily basis and with that our responsibility to address the pressing challenges that ensue.

We aim to truly make a difference and address problems such as unequal access to justice, devastation caused by conflicts and massive immigration waves that follow, global health threats and of course important human rights issues (for instance with members or our team participating in the Geneva Human Rights Commission).

Our volunteer activities also include commitments beyond the legal community. For instance, to actively support charitable organisations.


MANGEAT has continuously grown by including different ways of thinking, backgrounds, and cultures. The multilingual team members have been trained and qualified in Switzerland and abroad. They benefit from diversified industries and sectorial experience gained in private practice and in-house at multinational companies in countries that include among othersThe U.S., Turkey, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain and India. 

We are constantly collaborating with law firms and practitioners in other jurisdictions and our team advises Spanish-speaking clients through its dedicated Spanish and Latin-American Desk. 

Our experience includes: 

  • Working as an extended resource to the legal department of a global healthcare company on all commercial matters  and assisting the client in handling an increasing needs for legal support across the EMEA region.
     
  • Assisting a client in opposing his extradition to the United States within the context of the FIFA scandal. 
  • Assisting a foreign central bank within the context of criminal proceedings initiated by the Federal Office of the Attorney General in relation to bribes paid to certain employees. 
  • Advising a Spanish private equity investor on the acquisition of shares in a luxury Swiss watch company, including drafting of the shareholders’ agreement. 
  • Representing Latin American heirs in Switzerland in a complex and multijurisdictional inheritance dispute. 
  • Assisting the daughter of a foreign state’s former leader in criminal proceedings for money laundering con- ducted by the Federal Office of the Attorney General within the context of a major bribery scandal that led to the seizure of assets amounting to around USD 800 million and mutual legal assistance requests from 20 foreign states. 
  • Advising an American manufacturer in managing legal and operational risks related to their product quality and recall campaign. 
  • Advising an Australian manufacturer with global sale footprint in managing their legal, operational and commercial risks; Assessing and identifying areas of continuous improvement to their product warranty and claim processes. 

 

International network: MANGEAT has developed a global network of over 250 lawyers in multiple jurisdictions across the regions to assist its clients in all types of cross-border activities.