Enduring success. Now united

BIANCHISCHWALD combines the long-standing experience and recognized expertise of two reputable law firms, each with a successful history as trusted advisor.


About BianchiSchwald

BianchiSchwald traces its roots back to the renowned Swiss law firm BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC as well as top lawyers at the highly successful Staiger Schwald & Partner Ltd.

BCCC was created by Manuel Bianchi della Porta, Jean-Marc Carnicé, Dominique Christin and Yves de Coulon in Geneva in 2001. Originally named after its founding partners, the firm expanded in 2004 with Thierry Amy setting up operations in Lausanne. Within 15 years, BCCC flourished to become an established name in Western Switzerland, serving clients in the key industries of the region.

In 2016, partners of Staiger, Schwald & Partner (founded in 1964) including its former Managing Partner Hans-Peter Schwald, together with the partners of BCCC, developed a blueprint for an innovative national law firm. The common goal was to establish a legal practice that would be able to draw on extensive experience and a high level of commitment to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing market. Soon, the partners of BCCC and the partners of the Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property and Litigation teams in Zurich and Bern of Staiger, Schwald & Partner decided to join forces. BianchiSchwald was up and running on January 1st, 2017, bringing together the trusted advisors and unique track record of each firm.



We are constantly striving for excellence and remain personally committed to go the extra mile in order to achieve the best solutions for our clients.

In doing so, we challenge ourselves to truly understand our clients’ businesses; we work together as their trusted partner over the long term. We understand the importance of having a passionate partner willing to take responsibility alongside the perfect mix of personal involvement, dedication and reliability.



With offices in Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne and Bern, BianchiSchwald provides legal services at a national level and develops a close relationship with our clients wherever they are. We know local business communities and work closely with the companies, family businesses and entrepreneurs active in those communities.

At the same time, BianchiSchwald is connected to the world through our trusted network of worldwide lawyers and advisers, including our close cooperation with Bird & Bird, a leading international law firm.

Our international reach makes BianchiSchwald the ideal partner in cross border matters, to accompany clients in their projects abroad, or to help them establish a business presence in Switzerland. BianchiSchwald is also well-positioned to identify and understand the complex global trends that impact our national economy such as big data and disruptive technologies.



BianchiSchwald is created to last.

Our corporate culture is built on seamless collaboration among our top-notch legal professionals who share common values and consistent practices. We are a fully integrated firm, managed and governed as One Firm, encouraging partners’ alignment and ensuring an open and dynamic workplace. We developed the appropriate environment to deliver value to our clients.



We support innovative projects and talented individuals across Switzerland with the same passion that we bring to our professional commitments.