Bruno Heynen

lic. iur. HSG, LL.M. (LSE), Attorney-at-law and Notary

Bruno Heynen advises companies, entrepreneurs, members of boards of directors and executive management, shareholders and investors in the areas of corporate governance, company law, contract law, private equity and venture capital.

Bruno Heynen studied at the University of St.Gallen (lic. iur. HSG, 1986) and the London School of Economics (LL.M., specialising in International Business Law, 1995).

With many years of experience as attorney-at-law in a large Zurich-based law firm and as a lawyer, secretary to the board of directors and executive management of multinational companies, Bruno Heynen has extensive experience in business law, particularly in the areas of corporate governance, company law, capital market regulation, contract law, private equity and venture capital.

In addition to his work at Binder Rechtsanwälte, Bruno Heynen advises an international consulting firm for shareholder engagement and governance on its activities in Switzerland, acts as the general counsel of two biotech companies, serves as co-director of the European Council on Corporate Governance of the Conference Board and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Corporate Governance Competence Centre at the Research Institute for International Management of the University of St.Gallen.

Bruno Heynen is married and the father of three adult children. He is a tennis and skiing enthusiast and enjoys travelling with his wife.

Curriculum

since 2018Attorney-at-law at Binder Rechtsanwälte (registered with the Bar in the Canton of Aargau)
2004–2018Lawyer at Novartis in various functions, including Head Corporate Law & Governance of Novartis and Secretary to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Novartis
2001–2004General Counsel of Danzas, and thereafter of DHL Air & Ocean
1996–2000Inhouse Counsel at Roche
1995LL.M. (London School of Economics)
1993–1995Attorney-at-law at Froriep Renggli, Zurich and London
1989–1993Lawyer at a bank and at a trust company
1988Admitted to the Solothurn Bar as an attorney-at-law and as notary of the Canton of Solothurn and admitted to all courts in Switzerland
1986lic. iur. HSG (University of St.Gallen)

Further activities

Counsel to Georgeson in Switzerland (since 2018)
General Counsel of ACM Biosciences AG (since 2021) and of TargImmune Therapeutics AG (since 2022)
Co-Director of the European Council on Corporate Governance of the Conference Board (since 2020)
Member of the Advisory Board of the Corporate Governance Competence Centre at the Re-search Institute for International Management of the University of St.Gallen (since 2016)