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 12 partners and some 50 legal professionals strive to achieve one common goal: the success of our clients.

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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.

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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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BianchiSchwald LLC

Geneva

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

T +41 58 220 36 00

F +41 58 220 36 01

Zurich

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

T +41 58 220 37 00

F +41 58 220 37 01

Lausanne

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

T +41 58 220 36 70

F +41 58 220 36 71

Bern

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

T +41 58 220 37 70

F +41 58 220 37 71