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 16 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 October 2019

Upcoming AGDA’s seminar on provisional measures - Updates and good practices (continued)

Manuel Bianchi della Porta and Norbert Schenk will take part in the next AGDA’s seminar as speakers. This event will take place in Geneva, on November 20th, 2019. Manuel and Norbert will focus on the interim measures in the context of conflicts among shareholders.

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news 2 October 2019

Tax Reform: Opportunities for innovative businesses in the international environment

BianchiSchwald’s first tax law event in Zurich was a great success. Sébastien Maury (Partner in the Tax Practice Group) and Christoph Gasser (Partner in charge of the IP practice group) started by presenting the main measures of the last Swiss tax reform, focusing on the new tax incentives for innovation, namely the patent box and R&D superdeductions. Laurence Clot and Brent Springael, Partners with BianchiSchwald’s international partner law firm Bird & Bird, then provided a short overview about the tax incentives available in Europe and, in particular in their respective countries, France and Belgium. Following the presentations, Senior Partner Hans-Peter Schwald moderated a vivid and insightful discussion among Dr. Jürg B. Altorfer (Counsel with the Zurich Cantonal Tax Administration), Francesca Stockburger (Head of Tax at Autoneum Management AG), Martin Naville (CEO Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce) and Kevin Leuthardt (CEO and Co-founder of KSquared GmbH). The participants then had the opportunity to network and further discuss the topic in small groups during the cocktail that followed. We thank everyone for the throughout positive feedback and for joining our event!

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news 1 October 2019

Latest contribution of Dominique Christin in L’AGEFI: Heirs and banking accounts

Within the AGEFI’s monthly Supplément “Indices”, Dominique Christin presents the rights of legal heirs to obtain confidential information about the bank account of a deceased person including the payment made out of the account during his/her lifetime.

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