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Exchange within LAWorld

28. April 2020

Our intern Mathura Maniyam had the chance to spend one month in our partner law firm Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP in London. During this time, she gained a valuable insight in a foreign legal culture and in the everyday work in a reputable law firm in London.

More information about the exchange can be found here.


Bader Gnehm & Partner once again one of the leading law firms in Switzerland

24. April 2020

The Swiss business magazine BILANZ and the newspaper LE TEMPS have published their ranking of the best law firms in Switzerland. BGP is proud to have been ranked, once again, as one of the best law firms in Switzerland.

 

BGP achieved a top ranking with five out of five stars in the "Private Equity and Venture Capital" category.

We would like to express again our sincere thanks to our clients as well as to our colleagues who have assessed our services so positively. 


New Associate in Zurich

15. January 2020

Bader Gnehm & Partner is pleased to welcome Thomas Gysin, Attorney-at-law to our Team in Zurich as of January 1, 2020.

Further Information regarding our new Attorney Thomas Gysin and our entire team you can find here.  


BGP clients awarded at “TOP 100 Swiss Startup Awards 2019”

18. September 2019

BGP is proud that several of its clients were awarded at this year’s “TOP 100 Swiss Startup Awards 2019”. Congratulations to our Shooting Stars!

At the “TOP 100 Swiss Startup Awards 2019” 100 of the most innovative and promising Swiss startups are elected by a jury of 100 leading investors and startup experts. For more information please visit: https://www.top100startups.swiss/

BGP advises startup companies in particular regarding Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions and has been repeatedly awarded for these services including the award as “Top Law Firm 2019” by the Swiss business magazine BILANZ and the newspaper LE TEMPS.

Our specialized team consists of Oliver Gnehm (Partner), Jürg Locher (Partner), Olivier Bula (Partner), Denis A. Parvex (Associate) and Christian Gafner Yegros (Paralegal).


BGP wins court case against Swiss bank

30. August 2019

BGP has won in court CHF 3.7 million for a bank client against a Swiss bank in a "man-in-the-middle" cyber-attack case.

The bank had made payments to unknown third parties without valid instructions at the expense of the bank client. The origin of the bank's payments was a so-called "man in the middle" attack. In a "man-in-the-middle" cyber-attack, also called Janus attack (after the two-faced Janus of Roman mythology), the hacker places himself - or his harmful tool - between the victim and the resource called up, such as a bank website or an e-mail account. The attacker can thus take complete control of data traffic between two or more communication partners and view and manipulate the information at will.

Since the bank concerned did not fulfill its duty of care regarding the authenticity of the payment orders sent to it (legitimation check), the bank did not recognize the "man in the middle" attack and executed various payments to unknown third parties without instruction and at the expense of the bank client.

In this case, BGP advised the bank client comprehensively, represented him in court, won the case in its entirety and obtained the repayment of CHF 3.7 million to the bank client. The BGP team was led by Oliver Gnehm, attorney-at-law and partner in Zurich.

BGP specializes in negotiation and litigation in complex legal matter. In bank liability cases, BGP represents both bank clients and banks.

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