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Practice areas


  • University of Helsinki (Exchange Program, European Law, International Law), 2003
  • Radboud University Nijmegen (Exchange Program, European Business Law), 2004
  • University of Berne, Master of Law, 2006
  • Bar Admission (Supreme Court of the Canton of Bern), 2009
  • University of San Diego School of Law, LL.M. (Business and Corporate Law), 2013


Legal internships/clerkships with a civil and criminal court, with an administrative authority and a renowned law firm in Berne (2006-2008); senior associate with a leading business law firm in Zurich (2009-2016); since 2016, Attorney-at-law and Partner at SwissLegal (Zurich) AG

Further information

Member of the Swiss Bar Association, of the Zurich Bar Association and of the Banking Law Practice Group of the Zurich Bar Association

Recent Cases

  • Acquisition of the assets in Switzerland from an international oil and gas company, including merger control clearance, advised the buyer
  • Sale of an international industrial company to an investment company, advised the sellers
  • Sale of a majority stake in an international industrial company headquartered in Switzerland (incl. a management-buyout), advised the company and the seller
  • Acquisition of a European industrial company by a Swiss competitor, advised the buyer
  • Sale of a German technology company to a leading Asian group, advised the sellers
  • Counsel to electronic marketplaces/exchanges in connection with approval proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority  FINMA
  • Advising different start-up companies with regard to the search for investors and the conclusion of the relevant agreements


Company Law - Switzerland

Nicolas Bonassi William H. Byrnes (Ed.) Robert J. Munro (Ed.)
International Trust Laws and Analysis, (updated ed.), Kluwer Law, 2016

Anti-Money-Laundering - Implementation of the Revised FATF Recommendations

Nicolas Bonassi Alexander Greter
CapLaw-2015-31, 2015

All publications