Roberto E. Forte

lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Legal Counsel

Phone +41 43 244 89 60

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1994 – 1997: Studied law at the University of Bern, graduating lic. iur. 1997: Admission to the bar 2001: Certification as a mediator from the Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution 2002: LL.M. at Northwestern University, Chicago, focusing on corporate law, business transactions and alternative dispute resolution

Professional experience:

Broad and diverse international experience in private legal practice (among others, top-tier law firms in Zurich and Milan and a boutique firm in Chicago), in public administration and in cross-border cooperation 2001 – 2002: Adjunct professor for ‘Negotiation and Mediation’ at Northwestern University School of Law Significant experience in interest-based mediation as both a coach and a mediator (mediated more than 130 disputes) 2005 – 2014: Director at a Swiss private bank and a Swiss asset management firm in various capacities (business development, advisory and relationship management) Board positions at a Lux SICAV and SIF SICAV Since 2019: Legal counsel at Transforma Ltd.

Core areas of expertise:

Advice on corporate and commercial law in all life cycle phases of legal entities and business organisations: formation, capital increases, restructuring, M&A transactions, including due diligence and contract negotiations Commercial transactions, contracts and international private law Assistance on matters relating to the provision of wealth and asset management services, including regulatory issues Facilitation and mediation services both as a neutral and as party counsel Strategic assistance in the negotiation of agreements, corporate transformations and successions and in family matters Directorship services


Business German, English, French and Italian; verbal Spanish

Additional activities:

Since 2014: Management of a socially responsible agricultural venture in Cambodia, which he founded, focusing on the production and distribution of premium Kampot Pepper PGI and other value-adding crops.


Bern Lawyers Association (BJV)