Tom Schaffner

Partner / MLaw, Attorney at Law

Tom Schaffner's practice focuses on commercial law. He advises clients on M&A transactions and restructuring, supports companies conduct private equity and venture capital transactions and has a proven track record in company and trade law. His preferred fields of activity also include contract and employment law. In terms of forensics, he works in stock corporation law, debt collection law and bankruptcy law and represents clients in commercial civil proceedings as well as in matters of criminal and traffic law.


2019 Partner at Schärer Rechtsanwälte
From 2017 Attorney at Law at Schärer Rechtsanwälte
2014–2017 Corporate / M&A Attorney at Law at Pestalozzi Rechtsanwälte, Zürich
2014 Bar admission
2013 Legal intern at the Bremgarten District Court
2012 Substitute at Wenger & Vieli, Zürich
2011 Saint Louis University School of Law
2011 University of Bern (MLaw)


German, English, French


Bar registration at all Swiss courts


Corporate and M&A, Criminal law


Walther Jörg/Schaffner Tom/Magnin Josianne, Der Sachverständige nach Art. 731a Abs. 3 OR, in: GesKR 1 | 2019

Schaffner Tom/Weibel Adam, Die Festsetzung des Ausgabebetrags in der Kapitalerhöhung, in: GesKR, 3 | 2017

Wenger Christian/Schaffner Tom, Schranken für Konkurrenzverbote in Venture Capital und Private Equity, in: Dieter Gericke (Hrsg.), Private Equity II, Zürich 2012