Interview from the Finanz und Wirtschaft

19. September 2023

"How can Swiss negotiation practice still be improved?" The answer to this and other questions is provided by BGPartner negotiation experts Oliver Gnehm and Elena Mégevand in an interview with Finanz und Wirtschaft. The interview is based on the study "How do Swiss executives negotiate?". The first, scientifically based practical study on the negotiation behavior of Swiss executives. Conducted by BGPartner in cooperation with the Negotiation Academy Potsdam (NAP)Download article as PDF.

New team member

01. September 2023

BGPartner is pleased to welcome Cédric Hofmann (Trainee at the Berne office) as of September 1, 2023. Further information on our entire team can be found here.

SRF reports on PostFinance case

28. July 2023

The pilot case against PostFinance has reached the Swiss media landscape. SRF - Swiss Radio and Television reported on the case in the format Espresso. The report, which lasted about five minutes, gave details about the situation of the software error in the payment processor of an online casino, which had led to massive minus balances for PostFinance customers. More than 1,000 people in Switzerland were affected.

Detailed information on the dispute can be found here. And here you can go directly to SRF's radio programme.

The case was led by Kathrin Straub (Of Counsel) of BGPartner.

Successful update in the Linde project

26. July 2023

The building permit is issued. Construction is expected to start in spring 2024. The shareholders are relieved. The "disgraceful spot" in the village center of Schwarzenburg (BE) will soon disappear. After 26 years, a modern village center with stores and rental apartments is being built. Enjoy reading the article from the Könziger newspaper. 

Stefan Kunz (Partner) as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dorfzentrum Linde Schwarzenburg Ltd. was able to use his many years of experience as a lawyer in the field of building and planning law to advise the parties involved accordingly, to manage the project and, thanks to his negotiating skills, to offer all stakeholders a satisfactory solution. The lawyer Fabiola Weilenmann-Anthamatten actively supported Stefan Kunz. Marcel Hauert, co-founder of Ductus Studio, successfully managed the project from an architectural point of view.

World record in the Pacific Ocean

12. July 2023

Kiwi Fondue won the World's Toughest Row with an incredible lead of 224 kilometers over the second placed team. But this was not enough for the Swiss-New Zealand team! After more than 1.5 million strokes, the world record was also broken. Never before had a rowing boat gone faster from the US mainland to Hawaii.

BGPartner is excited and congratulates sincerely the brothers Alexander and Lorenz Gammeter, Alex Brooker and Rich Henderson on this breathtaking achievement. We are not only an incredibly proud partner, but we have also enjoyed the last 29 days cheering along with you.

What is the recipe for this success? What are the parallels to negotiations? Find out in another video interview between Alexander Gammeter and our partner Dr. Alain P. Röthlisberger in October 2023. And in case you missed the first part: Click here for the video. 

Besides the impressive athletic and mental performance of the rowers, it is remarkable that the Kiwi Fondue Team will donate USD 60,000 to help rebuild coral reefs. The funds will go to the charity Coral Vita. On behalf of the whole team, Alexander thanks BGPartner for their support. There are these partners, who make such a project possible in the first place.