Loïs Hainard


Rue du Grand-Chêne 8
Case Postale 5463
CH-1002 Lausanne

T. +41 (0)21 348 11 88
F. +41 (0)21 348 11 89


Loïs specializes in M&A, venture capital, private equity, startups, corporate restructuring, general contract (e.g. shareholders’ agreement, joint venture) as well as corporate and commercial law.

He regularly advises entrepreneurs, investors, venture capital and private equity firms on international and domestic private M&A transactions (both sell and buy side) as well as on financing round in various industries. He assists SMEs in their ongoing corporate (e.g. corporate governance, employee participation) and commercial activities (e.g. drafting and negotiation of franchising agreement, distribution agreement, license agreement) as well as on corporate restructuring intra group.

Loïs successfully completed numerous M&A transactions (involving in particular US listed companies as buyers) as well as financing transactions from early stage to pre-IPO/trade sale.

Loïs is recommended by Legal 500 for commercial, corporate and M&A. Client says he has “an enormous depth of knowledge” (Legal 500 EMEA 2021).


LL.M. cum laude in Banking, Corporate and Finance law, Fordham Law School, New York (2012)
Admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Neuchâtel (2008)
Master in Law, Neuchâtel University (2005)

Titles and memberships

Member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
Member of the Bar of the Canton of Vaud (OAV)
Member of the Association genevoise de droit des affaires (AGDA)
Young SECA Member (Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association)


Attorney-at-law, all Swiss Courts



Professional experience

Partner at Bonnard Lawson, Lausanne (since 2016)
Of Counsel, Swiss law firm, Lausanne-Geneva (2015-2016)
Senior associate, Jacquemoud & Stanislas, Geneva (2014-2015)
Associate, id est avocats Sàrl, Lausanne (2012-2014)
Associate, BCCC Avocats Sàrl, Lausanne-Geneva (2009-2011)


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