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Dr. Matthias Staehelin, DHEE

Dr. Matthias Staehelin, DHEE

Attorney at Law and Civil Law Notary


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Phone: +41 58 211 33 53

Dr. Matthias Staehelin, DHEE

About Matthias Staehelin

Matthias Staehelin is primarily involved in transactions in the life sciences and IT industries; he regularly advises on the sale and purchase of companies (M&A), financing through investors (private equity and venture capital), licensing and collaboration agreements (including joint ventures), introductions to the stock exchange (IPOs) and restructuring. Matthias knows the life sciences industry well from many years of working with companies, investors and founders, and is the initiator of the Life Sciences Prize and a Board member of the BioValley Business Angels Club (BioBAC) and BioValley Basel. He publishes and lectures on corporate law, employee options, debt collection and bankruptcy. Matthias has studied in Halifax (Canada), Basel, Bruges (European College) and Freiburg i.B. (graduate college). He is also a notary public in Basel-City and Basel-Country.



  • University of Basel (lic. iur., 1990; Dr. iur., 1993)
  • College of Europe, Bruges (Master of Advanced European Studies, 1992/Diplome des Hautes Etudes Europeennes, 1991)
  • College: Internationalisierung des Privatrechts Freiburg i.B. (1992/93)

Practice Areas

Banking Law Biotechnology Law China Desk Civil Law Notary Corporate and Commercial Corporate Governance Equity Compensation Estate Planning Financing Health Law Inheritance Law Intellectual Property Licence Agreements Life Sciences M&A Pharma Private Equity Restructuring and Reorganisation Stock Exchange Law Technology Law Venture Capital

Memberships in Associations

  • Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
  • Bio Valley Association
  • International Bar Association


  • Associate with the New York office of Cravath Swaine & Moore (1994)
  • General reporter of the AIJA-Seminar on Cross Border M&A, New York (2000)

Mandates as board member

  • Member or secretary to the Board of various companies

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