Vis Moot Court Trial Round 2023

13. March 2023

This year we had the privilege of hosting the teams of Universität BernUniversité de Genève and University Zürich who did an outstanding job with their pleadings.

Find out in the After Movies what the students benefited most from, how realistic a trial round is, what the preparation looks like and why BGPartner continues to support this project.

After Movie (Office Berne) Universität Bern vs. Universität Genf

After Movie (Office Zurich) Universität Zürich

BGPartner advises co-lead investors Forbion and Jeito Capital in USD 112 mio Series B financing round of Noema Pharma Ltd

07. March 2023

Noema Pharma, a clinical-stage biotech company targeting debilitating central nervous system (CNS) disorders, successfully closed an oversubscribed Series B financing round, raising CHF 103 mio (approx. USD 112 mio).

The round was co-led by the European healthcare focused investment firms Forbion and JEITO Capital. UPMC Enterprises and an additional new investor joined existing investors Sofinnova PartnersPolaris Inc.Gilde Healthcare and The Invus Group to complete the round.

The proceeds of the Series B financing will be used to advance Noema Pharma’s clinical-stage assets. Following the closing of this Series B financing round, Nanna Lüneborg from Forbion and Rachel Mears from Jeito Capital will join the board of directors of Noema Pharma Ltd.

BGPartner advised co-lead investors Forbion and Jeito Capital on all Swiss legal matters and the negotiations of this Series B financing round. The core team consisted of Oliver Gnehm (Partner) and Victoria Marty (Associate) and furthermore comprised Olivier Bula (Partner), Fabiola Weilenmann-Anthamatten (Managing Associate) and Geremia Stüssi (Jurist).

More information can be found here.

LAWorld EMEA Meeting in Athens

02. March 2023

The answer to the question "what makes a professional network strong" is multifaceted. However, one thing is clear: a network is only as strong as the relationships among its members. And this is cultivated at LAWorld in the form of regular get-togethers.

The event proved once again that LAWorld is a unique and vibrant international legal network with strong ties amongst its highly professional members that go beyond any ordinary network.
An EMEA Meeting wouldn't be a LAWorld Meeting if we didn't also have fun and enjoy great times with our LAWorld friends. Thank’s again to our friends from the hosting law firm The Law Firm / Moutzouridou - Sakellariou & Associates for organizing a wonderful conference. It was a great pleasure for us.

The pictures of the after movie speak for themselves, enjoy watching it!

New team members

01. March 2023

BGPartner is pleased to welcome Barbara Meise (Attorney-at-law at the Berne office) und Manuela Ortelli (Trainee at the Zurich

office) as of March 1, 2023. Further information on our entire team can be found here.

Revision of the Data Protection Act 2023

28. February 2023

Six months to go until the revised Data Protection Act comes into force on September 1, 2023. Do you have an up-to-date data protection declaration? Do you know how to respond to a request for information? Have you outsourced services to third-party companies that process personal data on your behalf? Have you defined a process for reporting data security breaches (such as loss, deletion, or modification of personal data due to hacker attacks, etc.)?

Prepare yourself for the new requirements. Our data protection expert, attorney-at-law Fabiola Weilenmann, together with the entire BGPartner team, will be happy to advise and support you in implementing the new requirements.