The law firm of choice for entrepreneurs

BIANCHISCHWALD – the hallmark of personal service and excellence. Our established and highly reputable lawyers have many years of experience between them and demonstrate a passionate enthusiasm when it comes to handling your affairs. We act as your trusted partner, leveraging the pooled know-how of our network to deliver competent and solution-driven legal advice. While our expertise resides, first and foremost, in law, we never fail to retain an overview of the business and commercial aspects of any mandate. Many of our attorneys also have the requisite corporate background. From our offices in Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne and Bern we put together expert teams tailored to meet your specific individual requirements. Our long-standing client-base includes entrepreneurs and innovative SMEs as well as stock market-quoted companies and international concerns. Each and every one of our partners and associates has a common goal: the provision of integrated and innovative solutions for our clients. For you.


Your vision is our focus

When enthusiasm is coupled with experience, the result is excellence.

At BianchiSchwald, we bundle the expertise of accredited law practitioners from all of our offices, thereby placing the sum of their compre¬hensive legal know-how at your disposal. Together, we work passionately towards a single goal: your success.


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 17 June 2019

Appointment of Hélène Weidmann and Sébastien Maury as partners of BianchiSchwald

We are delighted to announce that Mr. Sébastien Maury and Ms. Hélène Weidmann have joined the partnership of our firm. With Sébastien Maury in Zurich and Hélène Weidmann in Lausanne, there are now 16 partners and in total 46 lawyers and legal professionals at 4 locations at your disposal for competent and solution-oriented legal advice.

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news 6 June 2019

Tech M&A Conferences in Zurich and Geneva – June 13 and June 26

Corum and BianchiSchwald coorganise two executive seminars on the latest Tech M&A market trends. Focusing on merge trends and valuations from a strategical perspective, our experts – among which Thomas Schmid, Christoph Gasser and Stefan Scherrer in Zurich, Manuel Bianchi della Porta and Thomas Goossens in Geneva – will provide information on how to achieve an optimal outcome and to avoid mistakes in the process.

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news 4 June 2019

Advice to Chiesi Farmaceutici on in-licence of Raxone® from Santhera

BianchiSchwald provided Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. ("Chiesi") with Swiss law advice in relation to its in-licencing of Raxone®-- an orphan drug used in the treatment of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy ("LHON"), a rare hereditary eye disease that leads to severe vision loss –- from Swiss group Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG ("Santhera"). BianchiSchwald’s team comprised of Manuel Bianchi della Porta and Norbert Schenk acted alongside the international law firm Bird&Bird who served as the lead counsel to Chiesi in this transaction.”

Chiesi has in-licensed the rights to Raxone® in LHON and all other ophthalmological indications worldwide except in the US and Canada, where Santhera retains rights. Chiesi also has the option to acquire the Raxone® business following the satisfaction of certain regulatory milestones, including the completion of certain post-authorization measures and the receipt of certain pricing reimbursement approvals.  The total consideration for the deal is up to €93 million (approximately CHF 105 million), comprising an upfront cash payment of €44 million (approximately CHF 50 million) together with a number of sales related milestone payments of up to €49 million (approximately CHF 55 million). Closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including anti-trust approvals.

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