Case studies

Axiom supports an international pharmaceutical company undergoing a major internal restructuring project and they needed capacity.

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Intel identified a need to evolve its legal department to move toward more flexible, elastic thinking and enhance planning for the next generation of in-house legal talent.

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A temporary spike in workload saw a global industrial manufacturing company reach out to Axiom Frankfurt for a solution.

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The Switzerland Team:

Daniel Biene

General Manager

Dr. Daniel Biene is the founder of two legal technology start-ups and has advised renowned large companies on innovation. He has extensive experience in the conception and implementation of modern legal working models for companies in Germany and Switzerland. "For many years now, my goal has been to make legal work more intelligent and efficient," says Biene. "The combination of Axiom's proven expertise with the changing market environment in Europe offers unique and exciting opportunities. I am delighted to be part of Axiom's vision to make a lasting difference to the German and Swiss legal industry.”

The Switzerland Team:

Sandy Devine

Managing Director, Axiom Europe

Sandy heads Axiom’s operations across Continental Europe from her base in Zurich. A former management consultant with deep experience in helping clients optimize business processes, Sandy works closely with in-house heads of legal and compliance organizations across multiple industries to bring practical and innovative solutions.

The Switzerland Team:

Gregor Schwille

Head of Lawyer Talent

Gregor manages recruiting for Axiom Switzerland, including Swiss immigration. He also supports and integrates the lawyer community through thought-leadership, industry-specific events, social activities, celebrations, and firm communications. He helps manage the professional development of Axiom's lawyers in Switzerland. You can reach Gregor at gregor.schwille@axiomlaw.com.

The Switzerland Team:

Charlie McClelland

Head of Talent Engagement

Charlie has been with Axiom since 2015, having started in the company’s Chicago office on the Client Success team. At the start of 2018, he joined the Switzerland team to lead its Talent Engagement function. His focus is managing the matchmaking process between our global bench of 1,300+ lawyers and our clients through consultation and creative solution design. He is also responsible for operational optimization of the business in Switzerland. Charlie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. You can reach him at charlie.mcclelland@axiomlaw.com.

The Switzerland Team:

Sebastian Fanai-Danesh

Account Executive

Sebastian joined Axiom Switzerland in April 2018. Before then, he was Head of Global Recruitment for AFEX, a leading fintech company. Now, he is responsible for establishing and strengthening our relationships with a broad range of companies throughout Switzerland, primarily within financial services. You can reach Sebastian at sfanaidanesh@axiomlaw.com.

The Switzerland Team:

Claudio Staub

Account Executive

Claudio joined Axiom in October 2018. He heads the Life Sciences & Healthcare practice for Switzerland and is responsible for business development in the FMCG and Industrial sector. At his former role he worked as an Account Manager at Farner Consulting and was responsible for establishment of the new Startup Desk. Prior to this, Claudio was a Public Affairs Manager at Dr. Borer Consulting and worked as Junior Associate in renown law firms in Zurich. He holds a Master of Law degree from University of Zurich and an International MBA from IE Business School, Madrid. You can reach him at Claudio.Staub@axiomlaw.com.

The Switzerland Team:

Juliane Kempa

Team Coordinator

Juliane Kempa has worked for Axiom in Switzerland since April 2019. In her role as Team Coordinator, she is primarily responsible for administrative tasks and event management, but also supports Talent Management. Prior to joining Axiom, she worked for various private equity firms in the greater Frankfurt area. Juliane holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin and a Bachelor's degree in European Studies from the University of Passau.

Spotlight on:

Balz Schiffer

Meet Balz:

A seasoned lawyer with experience working in-house, at law firms and independently, Balz Schiffer joined Axiom over 5 years ago. “Axiom has given me the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience across industries and business lines. I feel as if I contribute to the client’s business long-term.”
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Responsiblities include providing legal support for structuring, negotiating, and documenting complex M&A transactions and corporate restructurings, as well as management of various acquisitions and divestitures across jurisdictions.

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Responsibilities include providing practical legal advice, contracting support, and interdisciplinary project management guidance on both business matters and a wide range of regulatory matters in a fast-paced environment.

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Responsibilities include drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts related to setting up funds, as well as providing guidance to client advisers related to funds, PE firms, or investment advisers including regulatory & compliance matters, investment vehicles, and governance structures.

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Responsibilities include advising on legal and regulatory provisions concerning the Swiss market (including FIDLEG/FINIG), as well as working with and advising internal business clients, providing guidance on a full range of issues associated with regulatory compliance regimes.

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