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 21 August 2019

The injunction of Art. 292 of the Swiss Criminal Code (contempt of official order) targeting a company

In this article, Matthias Bourqui highlights the current system applicable to contempt of official order (art. 292 of the Swiss Criminal Code) when it is committed by a company and identifies its main weaknesses, before addressing potential solutions to create a more stable regime.

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news 21 August 2019

"Achat d'un logement: les pièges à éviter"

In a cover-page reference article by Bilan magazine, Partner Yves de Coulon, FSA certified expert in Real Estate & Construction law, gives advices to mitigate the risks for individuals when buying a to-be-built housing property.

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news 5 August 2019

Drohender Eigentumsverlust infolge Abschaffung der Inhaberaktien: Klären Sie rasch, ob Handlungsbedarf besteht

Am 19. Juni 2019 einigten sich National- und Ständerat über die Abschaffung der Inhaberaktien und die Regeln dazu. Inskünftig werden Inhaberaktien nur noch bei Gesellschaften erlaubt sein, die an der Börse kotiert sind, oder deren Aktien als Bucheffekten geführt werden. Die überwiegende Anzahl der Aktiengesellschaften mit Inhaberaktien wird gezwungen sein, ihre Inhaberaktien in Namenaktien umzuwandeln. Im Unterlassungsfalle erfolgt die Umwandlung automatisch.
Damit soll verhindert werden, dass die Schweiz auf einer "schwarzen Liste" landet. Allerdings führen die neuen Regelungen dazu, dass zahlreichen Inhaberaktionären ein Eigentumsverlust droht. Die neuen Bestimmungen dürften auf den 1. Januar 2020 in Kraft treten.

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1211 Geneva 11, Switzerland

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3000 Bern 15, Switzerland

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