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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.

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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.

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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 12 December 2018

Extra-territorial scope of the GDPR: the EDPB finally publishes its draft guidelines

Our newsletter presents the legal clarifications offered by the draft guidelines.

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news 26 November 2018

Pay for performance - Performance-oriented variable compensation models

BianchiSchwald’s second labour law event was resounding success. Members of our labour law, dispute resolution and unfair competition team shared their experience and recommendations on the various compensation components, purposes of variable compensations and potential pitfalls (presented by Cyrill Süess, Managing Associate of the firm), on the nature of provisions and the best options to amend them (presented by Adrian Trutmann, Associate of the firm), and on pay for termination, the legal limitations of headhunting and ways to claim damages after employees have been targeted (presented by Dr. Christoph Gasser, Partner of the firm).

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news 22 November 2018

Yves de Coulon appointed by the Geneva Government as President of the FPLC

On November 14th, 2018, the Conseil d’Etat de la République et Canton de Genève (the Geneva Government) appointed Yves de Coulon, BianchiSchwald’s partner and Head of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction practice group, as chairman of the board of the FPLC (Fondation pour la promotion du logement bon marché et de l'habitat coopératif) for a five year mandate. This designation will come into effect on December 1st, 2018.

The FPLC is a public law foundation established by the general law on housing and tenant protection (LGL). Its main goal is to increase social housing in Geneva to reach a 20% target of the total rental market of the Canton as set by the law on social housing (LUP). The FPLC is a major player of the Geneva real estate market, as developer, owner and builder. It is also a member of the State of Geneva’s land policy group and it works closely with the services of the canton's Territory Department. Yves de Coulon has been a member of the FPLC’s board for the last five years. According to the LGL, the Foundation's board members "are chosen for their expertise in the fields of activity of the Foundation”.

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P.O. Box 5839
1211 Geneva 11, Switzerland

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1002 Lausanne, Switzerland

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Bern

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P.O. Box 133
3000 Bern 15, Switzerland

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