Twenty years ago, on 2 April 2001, four young “pioneers” launched “BCCC” as a modern, ambitious, entrepreneurial and, above all, fully integrated business law firm. A few grey hair and a merger with leading Zurich lawyers later, we are proud of our journey and would like to thank all our partners and employees, current and former, our clients and more generally all friends of BianchiSchwald for their trust, their support, their loyalty and their contribution to the success of this inspiring venture.
Thank you all!
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For the fourth year in a row, Corum and BianchiSchwald have coorganised an executive client seminar on the latest Tech M&A market trends, especially designed for IT and related technology companies. Our experts Hélène Weidmann and Thomas Schmid along with Corum’s Jaber Tannay shared deal metrics as well as valuations and negotiation strategies key for a successful transaction.
Leoni Studer AG is a specialist in high-quality cables and wires for complex applications in the industrial and infrastructure sectors. Helvetica Capital AG is an independent, entrepreneurial investor focusing on companies in Switzerland and neighboring regions who provides capital and advises both entrepreneurs and investors on financing and succession solutions. The seller Leoni AG is a stock exchange listed wire, cable and harnessing manufacturing group headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, with a global footprint and revenues in excess of EUR 4 billion in 2020. The transaction has been completed on 30 March 2021 and forms part of Leoni AG's wider effort to divest parts of its Wire & Cable Solutions (WCS) division.
BianchiSchwald acted as lead counsel to the buyers in this transaction with a team consisting of Stefan Scherrer (Partner | Corporate and M&A), Andreas Suter (Senior Associate | Corporate and M&A), Samuel Streuli (Junior Associate | Corporate and M&A), Sébastien Maury (Partner | Tax) and Stephanie Volz (Senior Associate | Competition).
Twenty years ago, on 2 April 2001, four young "pioneers" launched "BCCC" as a modern, ambitious, entrepreneurial and, above all, fully integrated business law firm. A few grey hair and a merger with leading Zurich lawyers later, we are proud of our journey and would like to thank all our partners and employees, current and former, our clients and more generally all friends of BianchiSchwald for their trust, their support, their loyalty and their contribution to the success of this inspiring venture.
Thank you all!
We are happy to announce that Christoph Gasser, partner and head of BianchiSchwald’s IP/TMT department, has been once again awarded for his excellent work and full commitment in the 2021 edition of WTR 1000. "One of Switzerland's most prominent, talented and exceptional trademark lawyers, Christoph Gasser is the man to call in any branding scenario. He knows everything there is to know about trademarks, acts quickly and clients are guaranteed an impeccable service. – The full-service outfit [of BianchiSchwald] has one of the most potent IP departments in the country, due in large part to spearhead and outstanding lawyer Christoph Gasser. – There is no one who can do trademark quite like Christoph – he is charismatic, proactive and an inspiration to all." BianchiSchwald thus confirms its place as a leading law firm in Switzerland.
farmer connect® closed its Series A Financing Round, in which it raised $9 million from various investors, including ITOCHU Corporation, a major Japanese general trading company that supplies raw materials to manufacturers and retailers around the world, as well as additional investors from Europe and both North and South America participated in the round, including founding partner Sucafina, the "Farm to Roaster" coffee company.
BianchiSchwald LLC, acted as advisor to farmer connect® in this transaction. The team was led by Manuel Bianchi della Porta (Partner, M&A) and included Norbert Schenk (Senior Associate, M&A) and Sébastien Maury (Partner, Tax).
Celeste, a French telecom company, acquired VTX Telecom SA, a Swiss holding company. The VTX group is a leading operator in the Internet and telecommunications field. Its services include Internet access, fixed and mobile telephony, web hosting and cloud services, mainly for small and medium-sized enterprises.
A team of our firm, led by Manuel Bianchi della Porta (Partner, M&A) including Norbert Schenk (Senior Associate, M&A), Daima Vuilleumier (Associate, M&A), Elodie Le Guen (Managing Associate, Employment law), and Thierry Burnens (Associate, IT, IP and Data Protection) advised Celeste in this transaction.