Everyone at Chabrier Avocats thrives on today’s evolving and sophisticated local, national and global legal challenges. Individually and as a vibrant team, we offer you our expertise, drive and straightforward recommendations to tackle your complex, challenging cases – as well as a commitment to foster a long-lasting relationship with you built on trust, ethics and respect.

Manuel Bianchi della Porta

Ph.D. in law
LL.M. Columbia Law School


t +41 (0)22 702 0700

Assistant: Emmanuelle Bory


French, English


  • Geneva Bar Association (ODA)
  • Board member of the Commission for the modernization of the profession (CIMBAR)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Geneva Press Club
  • Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG)
  • Board Member of the Geneva Association of Business Law (AGDA)
  • Swiss Association of Competition Law (ASAS)

Practice Areas

Corporate and M&A, Commercial and Contracts, Competition, Information Technology, Media and Data Protection

Manuel Bianchi della Porta advises entrepreneurs and companies. He assists them for their projects and when important operations are ahead (acquisitions, financing, transmissions, restructuring, etc.). He helps them assess risks/opportunities and take difficult decisions. He is also on their side when weather turns bad.

His relationship with clients is defined by personal commitment and availability. Recognized for his thoroughness, pragmatic approach and sense of priorities, he never loses sight of the objectives defined with the client and will do everything in his power to achieve them, while ensuring the protection of the company’s value.

His activities are mainly focused on transactions (incl. mergers, acquisitions and partnerships), financing rounds, restructuring, strategic advice to owners and managers, corporate governance, shareholders’ conflicts and protection of companies’ and board members’ reputation.

His practice is based on a solid knowledge of contract law, company law, merger law, competition law and media law. In complex or multidisciplinary mandates, he will lead the project and team up with the other specialists from Chabrier Avocats.


  • Bachelor‘s Law Degree, Lausanne University (1986)
  • Ph.D. in law, Lausanne University (1990)
  • LL.M. Columbia Law School (1991)
  • Lecturer at University of Geneva (2003-2013)
  • Executive program, Harvard Business School (2015)
  • Managing partner of a renowned national law firm (2017-2019)


He is “a seasoned, experienced lawyer”, “calm solution-oriented and never gives up”. (Chambers 2016)

Sources have only positive things to say about partner Manuel Bianchi della Porta, whom they describe as ‘an incredibly well-organised and commanding figure. (Chambers 2009)

Our expert team is here to help you resolve your most pressing and challenging legal matters.