BGPartner advises Memo Therapeutics on extension of Series C financing to CHF 45 million

07. May 2024

BGPartner advises Memo Therapeutics on extension of Series C financing to CHF 45 million

BGPartner advised Memo Therapeutics Ltd, a late-stage biotech company developing a best-in-class BKV-neutralizing antibody for BKV infection in kidney transplantation, on the successful completion of its Series C extension financing. Memo Therapeutics Ltd raised a further CHF 20 million, bringing the total amount raised in this funding round to CHF 45 million. The Series C extension financing was led by Ysios Capital and Kurma Partners and was joined by existing investors.

The new funding will be used to bolster the clinical advancement of Memo Therapeutic’s lead asset, AntiBKV. There are more than 100,000 kidney transplants worldwide each year and 20,000 of these are at risk from developing BK virus associated nephropathy. With no disease modifying therapies available, there is an urgent need for a treatment. FDA fast track status has already been obtained.

BGPartner assisted Memo Therapeutics Ltd in all legal and negotiation matters in this transaction and is proud to have been advising Memo Therapeutics Ltd for several years already. The team was led by Oliver Gnehm (Partner) and consisted of Victoria Marty (Senior Associate) and Barbara Meise (Associate).

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More information about our legal and negotiation expertise can be found here.

Parallels between extreme sports and negotiations

31. January 2024

International sporting history was made with the breathtaking performance of the Kiwi Fondue Team in July 2023. The Kiwi Fondue Team broke the world record in the Pacific race World's Toughest Row.

Dr. Alain P. Röthlisberger and navigator Alexander Gammeter analyzed the race together in the second interview and compared the parallels between challenging negotiations and extreme sports.

Find out what else makes the Kiwi Fondue Team so successful in the detailed interview on YouTube.

Are you interested in the topic of negotiating? Then continue here.

Vis Moot Court Trial Round 2024

11. January 2024

The countdown is on. Once again this year, we are proud to host a Vis Moot Court Trial Round incl. Negotiation Add-on. On February 13, 2024, we will have the privilege of welcoming the teams from the following universities: Berne, Zurich, Lausanne and Geneva.

Negotiation skills are an integral part of BGPartner's DNA. Training in negotiation skills not only leads to better results in real life, but is also highly relevant for students for their future careers as successful lawyers.

In addition to the official Vis Moot Court Trial Round, BGPartner therefore offers an additional training round in which the teams can develop their negotiation skills. They will benefit directly from the input of our negotiation experts.

We look forward to seeing you there!


10. January 2024

BGPartner congratulates Victoria Marty on her promotion to Senior Associate I and Thomas Gysin on his promotion to Senior Associate II.

Both have been an integral part of the BGPartner team for several years and have contributed significantly to the overall success of our firm. We are proud to grow together with our employees.

More information about our entire team can be found here. 

New team members

03. January 2024

BGPartner is pleased to welcome Natascha Figoutz (Jurist at the Zurich office) and Ramon Lochmatter (Trainee at the Berne office) as of January 3, 2024. Further information on our entire team can be found here.