30 Years Bader Gnehm & Partner

12. February 2018

In 1988, the foundation stone for today's law firm "Bader Gnehm & Partner" was laid on Münstergasse, Berne. Since then 30 years have passed and the world as well as the legal profession and our law firm have changed a lot. The number of lawyers in Switzerland has risen from 4,000 to 12,000. And we have grown from a one-man law firm into a leading medium-sized business law firm with offices in Berne, Murten and Zurich and a worldwide network of partner law firms.

On 3 February 2018, we were able to toast to this joyous event with friends and clients from all over the world in the Kornhauskeller in Berne. The evening was accompanied by Imelda Gabs, a gifted young jazz pianist who is already a fixture at our annual jazz brunch in the summer.

Impressions of the evening can be found here.

LAWorld EMEA Conference und Snowdays

12. February 2018

From the 2nd to 3rd February BGP hosted successfully the LAWorld EMEA conference in Berne with 40 participants from Europe and overseas. Here you can find some impressions of the conference. 


Following, some of the participants traveled to Zermatt to the first LAWorld Snowdays. Here you can find some impressions from the Snowdays. 


BGP advises qiibee regarding Token Sale

11. January 2018

Bader Gnehm & Partner advises qiibee, a Crypto Valley based Swiss start-up, regarding its Token Sale (also referred to as ICO or Initial Coin Offering).

qiibee ( is developing a decentralized, blockchain-based loyalty ecosystem, by providing a platform and developer interface with which every loyalty application can be tokenized.

In order to ensure full compliance with anti-money laundering regulations during the Token Sale, qiibee has - as one of the first ICO-projects in Switzerland - registered itself with the leading and largest officially recognised self-regulatory organisation (SRO) in Switzerland.

Bader Gnehm & Partner advised qiibee with regard to all Swiss legal aspects of this Token Sale. The team was lead by Oliver Gnehm (Partner) and furthermore included Jürg Locher (Partner), Bastian Blank (Associate) and Theresia Klötzli (Jurist).

Trip to China

23. November 2017

Michael Bader and Juliane Hogrefe have visited 6 major cities in China in the last 10 days. They had business talks with several Chinese companies and made a presentation at the International Legal Forum on Outbound Investment, organized by the Chinese LAWorld member ZHH in Chongqing. 


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 (

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