Manuel Bianchi della Porta

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


t +41 22 702 07 00


French, English


  • Geneva Bar Association (ODA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG)
  • Swiss Association of Competition Law (ASAS)
  • Board Member of the Geneva Association of Business Law (AGDA)
  • Moderator of the Geneva Forum of Media Pracitioners

Practice Areas

Commercial, Corporate, M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Media & Protection of Reputation


Luxury, Health & Life Science

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)


Manuel Bianchi shows incredible flexibility and knowledge about our industry. (Legal500 EMEA 2024)

Manuel Bianchi della Porta is a dedicated and trustworthy partner. (Chambers 2024)

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)