The new national law firm

BIANCHISCHWALD combines the well-established experience and recognised expertise of two reputable law firms, each with its own successful history as a trusted advisor. We created an integrated One Firm approach driven by a culture of cooperation among all our legal experts. With offices in Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne and Bern, BianchiSchwald brings together expert teams tailored to the needs of our clients with backgrounds in diverse industry sectors – from the innovative entrepreneur to the listed international group. Our 14 partners and some 50 legal professionals strive to achieve one common goal: the success of our clients.


Your vision is our focus

BianchiSchwald is a full-service business law firm. Our advisory focus is on complex legal and tax issues in all fields of law.

Our attorneys provide comprehensive business law advice and representation in court or arbitration proceedings. We combine our know-how to deliver tailor-made legal solutions, always putting our clients first.


Personal support as a key to success

With 14 partners and some 50 lawyers and legal professionals, BianchiSchwald is well-positioned to deliver outstanding legal advice at local, national and international levels. With our combined wealth of experience, passion and personal commitment, we strive to ensure the success of our clients.

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news 7 June 2018

BianchiSchwald wins landmark trademark case before the Swiss Federal Administrative Court

On behalf of its client Hamilton Medical AG, BianchiSchwald, represented by Christoph Gasser, has succeeded in convincing the Swiss Federal Administrative Court that the client’s word trademark “HAMILTON” is registrable, in particular, for medical devices. Our appeal filed against the negative decision issued by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property has been approved. The latter is still entitled to bring the case to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
The decision was also summarized in the «Handelszeitung» on June 6, 2018 (please see:

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news 25 May 2018

Upcoming conference of the CIMBAR – June 1st, 2018

Manuel Bianchi della Porta and Stéphanie Chuffart-Finsterwald, both active members of the Commission for innovation and modernization of the Geneva Bar Association (CIMBAR) will speak at the next workshop organized by the Commission on partner track and the development of new roles in law firms.

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news 22 May 2018

Four recommended partners from Leaders League’s annual report

In the 2018 edition of its annual report, Leaders League distinguishes in its Swiss directory four of BianchiSchwald’s partners as leading partners of their fields of expertise. As another recognition of their experience, Manuel Bianchi della Porta, Jean-Marc Carnicé, Christoph Gasser and Thomas Goossens are respectively recommended in Commercial litigation (highly recommended), Litigation & Arbitration (excellent), Intellectual Property – Patent litigation (recommended), and Banking & Finance litigation (highly recommended).

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BianchiSchwald LLC


5, rue Jacques-Balmat
P.O. Box 5839
1211 Geneva 11, Switzerland

T +41 58 220 36 00

F +41 58 220 36 01


St. Annagasse 9
P.O. Box 1162
8021 Zurich, Switzerland

T +41 58 220 37 00

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12, avenue des Toises
P.O. Box 5410
1002 Lausanne, Switzerland

T +41 58 220 36 70

F +41 58 220 36 71


Elfenstrasse 19
P.O. Box 133
3000 Bern 15, Switzerland

T +41 58 220 37 70

F +41 58 220 37 71