valfor has a strong track record in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and guides clients through all stages of multifaceted transactions, including acquisitions and divestments, friendly and hostile takeovers, spin-offs, mergers as well as restructurings and post-closing implementations.

Given the complexities and the requirements of M&A transactions, our corporate and M&A practice brings together the knowledge and expertise of our various practice groups to form highly-experienced teams focused on and tailored to the needs of our clients and the specific transaction.

valfor’s corporate and M&A practice advises national and international clients, including both privately held as well as public companies, from a wide range of industry sectors.

valfor in addition supports international and domestic clients at company, management and investor level with respect to all cycles of financing from seed to late stage financing and exits. We represent venture capital institutions, private equity houses as well as entrepreneurs starting new businesses, advising on the formation of companies, equity structures, negotiations with investors, intellectual property rights, and other issues key for their success.

The valfor team also has ample experience in providing services and advice in all other areas of corporate law, including corporate governance and corporate housekeeping, internal reorganizations and compliance.

Core Expertise

  • Domestic and international mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate reorganizations and spinoffs
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Financing 
  • Corporate governance and general corporate advice

Main contacts

Zurich Thomas Schmid Attorney-at-Law, lic. iur. LL.M. Cornell University Law School Admitted to the Zurich and New York Bars
Sion Christophe de Kalbermatten

Team leaders

Zurich Stefan Scherrer Dr. iur.
Zurich Marc Grüninger Attorney-at-Law, M.C.J.
Bern Bruno Hunziker Partner, Attorney at Law, LL.M.
Bern Markus Brülhart Attorney-at-law, LL.M.

To the team Corporate and M&A

We are now valfor

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the merger of BianchiSchwald, GHR Rechtsanwälte and PYTHON.

From July 1, 2024, we will operate as valfor. valfor stands for our continued commitment and our joint endeavor to offer our clients real added value – value beyond legal advice.

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