Attorney-at-Law, lic. iur.
LL.M. Cornell University Law School
Admitted to the Zurich and New York Bars

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Thomas Schmid is a recognized expert and your competent partner regarding national and international corporate mergers & acquisitions, restructurings and joint ventures. He has extensive experience with all stages of an investment process and private equity transactions. Additional areas of practice include corporate, commercial and contract law. Apart from his engagement with BianchiSchwald, Thomas Schmid acts as Member of the Board of Directors with various companies.


  • Zurich


  • Corporate and M&A
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Commercial and Contracts
  • Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Insolvency, Corporate Recovery and Restructuring


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Other activities

  • Member of the Board of Directors with various companies


T +41 58 220 37 00
F +41 58 220 37 01


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


    “Thomas Schmid gives full client attention, always hands on, a very sound commercial understanding coupled with a can-do attitude.” – “Thomas Schmid is distinguished by his deal-making abilities and exceptional ability to swiftly apprehend the core of the matter in question.”
    Legal500 EMEA 2021

    Clients describe Thomas Schmid as a “sharp, very commercially minded, efficient and calm negotiator” and add that he is “very reliable and customer-oriented.” Schmid advises on a number of corporate matters involving the transport sector, including joint ventures, restructuring and auction processes. He also assists clients with acquisitions.
    Chambers Europe 2020

    “Thomas Schmid combines legal excellence with a very practical and business-oriented approach”.
    Legal500 EMEA 2020

    “Very good negotiator” Thomas Schmid, who “has in-depth understanding of Swiss corporate law and an entrepreneurial mind”.
    Legal500 EMEA 2019

    Thomas Schmid has “notable experience” assisting clients with joint ventures, acquisitions, and restructuring and refinancing matters. He also assists with the commercial aspects of agreements.
    Chambers Europe 2018

    He represents clients in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. A client says: “He has excellent communication skills and keeps his cool; he never loses control.” He also assists with corporate restructuring mandates and joint ventures.”
    Chambers Europe 2017