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!
Attorney-at-Law, Dr. iur.
LL.M. Columbia University
Manuel Bianchi della Porta advises entrepreneurs and companies. He assists them for their projects and when important operations are ahead (acquisitions, financing, transmissions, restructuring, etc.). He helps them assess risks/opportunities and take difficult decisions. He is also on their side when weather turns bad. His relationship with clients is defined by personal commitment and availability. Recognized for his thoroughness, pragmatic approach and sense of priorities, he never loses sight of the objectives defined with the client and will do everything in his power to achieve them, while ensuring the protection of the company’s value. His activities are mainly focused on transactions (incl. mergers, acquisitions and partnerships), financing rounds, restructuring, strategic advice to owners and managers, corporate governance, shareholders’ conflicts and protection of companies’ and board members’ reputation. His practice is based on a solid knowledge of contract law, company law, merger law, competition law and media law. In complex or multidisciplinary mandates, he will lead the project and team up with the other BianchiSchwald specialists.
5, rue Jacques-Balmat
P.O. Box 5839
1211 Geneva 11, Switzerland
Interviewees particularly highlight his negotiation skills, saying that it is “valuable to have someone who is calm and able to face difficult situations” and adding that he “perfectly understands what are the objectives of the negotiation.”
Chambers Europe 2020
Manuel Bianchi della Porta garners praise for his “great understanding of client needs and problem solving.” He acts on cross-border transactions, as well as assisting with joint ventures for clients in the chemical, food and insurance sectors.
Chambers Europe 2019
Manuel Bianchi della Porta is a “well-respected transactions lawyer recognised for his excellent work”
Who’s Who Legal 2018
He is a “key practitioner” in the corporate and M&A arena
He is considered to be a “very competent lawyer” who has the “skill to lead a project”
Chambers Europe 2018
Manuel Bianchi della Porta is “very good and clever”
Chambers Europe 2017
He is “a seasoned, experienced lawyer”, “calm solution-oriented and
never gives up”
Chambers Europe & Chambers Global 2016
“Managing partner and department head Manuel Bianchi della Porta is a skilled transactional lawyer who is recommended for his ‘target-oriented and structured advice’”
Chambers Global 2015
“According to sources, Manuel Bianchi della Porta is ‘a transactional guru. He is very practical and prompt and we are glad to have him on our side’. Clients also highlight his knowledge of the luxury goods sector”
Chambers Europe 2015
“BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC’s Manuel Bianchi della Porta and his team are ‘professional, responsive and knowledgeable’”
Legal500 EMEA 2015
“Managing partner Manuel Bianchi della Porta is ‘efficient, smart calm and collected’
Chambers Global 2014
“Manuel Bianchi della Porta is highly regarded for corporate law; in M&A, Manuel Bianchi della Porta is recommended for his ‘excellent drafting skills and solution-oriented advice’”
Legal500 EMEA 2013
“Manuel Bianchi della Porta is ‘always available, organised and impressive’”
Legal500 EMEA 2011
“Sources have only positive things to say about partner Manuel Bianchi della Porta, whom they describe as ‘an incredibly well-organised and commanding figure”
Chambers Europe 2009
“Manuel Bianchi della Porta is a smart and eminent figure in the sector, offering clients solid experience and a very hands-on approach”
Chambers Europe 2008