BIANCHISCHWALD’S MANY YEARS OF HISTORY
The widely renowned Swiss law firm BCCC Attorneys-at-Law LLC merged with a number of prominent lawyers from the well-established practice of Staiger, Schwald & Partners AG in 2017 to form a national legal partnership: BianchiSchwald LLC.
BCCC was founded in 2001 in Geneva by Manuel Bianchi della Porta, Jean-Marc Carnicé, Dominique Christin and Yves de Coulon. Originally named after its founding partners, the company expanded in 2004 with the appointment of Thierry Amy, who operates out of Lausanne. Within 15 years, BCCC succeeded in establishing itself as a major player in western Switzerland.
In 2016, several partners of Staiger, Schwald & Partners AG (founded in 1964), including the former Managing Partner, Hans-Peter Schwald, entered into discussions with the partners of BCCC with an ambitious project in mind: The establishment of a legal practice with nationwide reach that would meet the demands of the changing market.
As a result, the partners of BCCC, together with lawyers from the Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, and Litigation teams from Staiger, Schwald & Partners in Zurich and Bern, agreed going forward to jointly form a new, national law firm.
Their respective legal expertise and many years of experience were merged on 1st January 2017 to form a single law firm – BianchiSchwald.