30. October 2017

BGP successfully conducts international arbitration proceedings for a fish processing company.

BGP successfully represents the interests of Kpone Lobster Export Company Ltd. in international arbitration proceedings.

Kpone is a fish processing company based in Accra (Ghana). Subject of the arbitration proceedings was a claim relating to outstanding purchase price payments. The action was brought against a major European retailer and distributor of fish products based in Spain. Kpone has supplied the respondent with fish products with a total value of approximately EUR 1.9 million.

The parties agreed that all disputes arising out of or in relation to the purchase agreements shall be resolved by an arbitral tribunal constituted in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (Swiss Rules). The institutional arbitral tribunal had its seat in Zurich. As the parties did not agree on the applicable law, the arbitral tribunal determined Spanish law as applicable.

The BGP arbitration team was led by Olivier Bula (Senior Assosciate) and included in particular Michael Bader (Senior Partner). With regard to Spanish law, BGP was assisted by Victor Cores Kuijlaars and Silvia Pujol Pamies, both lawyers of cores & garcía pedrerol, abogados, a law firm domiciled in Barcelona. Such as BGP, cores & garcía pedrerol, abogados is also a member of the worldwide lawyers network LAWorld (

The Swiss Rules are the international arbitration rules of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the cantons of Basel, Berne, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Ticino, Vaud and Zurich. The Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution, which was founded in this context, offers services of national and international arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution (

New Associate in Berne

02. August 2017

We are pleased to welcome Iris Christener in our Team in Berne.

Profile: Iris Christener

18. Jazz Brunch

04. July 2017

BGP leads Hitzberger AG into a promising future

31. May 2017

Since 24th May 2017 the Hitzberger AG is part of the Genossenschaft Migros Zürich.

The company, led by Michael Bader as Chairman of the Board of Directors, has redefined in Switzerland the term “fastfood”.

Hitzberger stands for healthy, natural and high quality “Fastfood” made according to recipes from the highly regarded gourmet chef Eduard Hitzberger and has already several restaurants in Switzerland serving their products.

The new support of the mother company opens the Hitzberger AG bright perspectives and possibilities to grow.

Bader Gnehm & Partner advised Hitzberger AG with regards to all legal aspects of this transaction. The team was led by Michael Bader and supported by Kathrin Straub and Olivier Bula.

More information (in german) here

LAWorld AGM in Barcelona

08. May 2017

LAWorld AGM in Barcelona

This year’s annual LAWorld Conference took place in Barcelona (Spain) from May 2 to 5, 2017. The conference was hosted by the local member Cores y García Pedrerol

For the first time the LAWorld Next Generation was officially joining the annual LAWorld ConferenceBGP was therefore attending the Conference with a group of junior and senior lawyers.