Attorney at law, Partner
Ph.D., LL.M. (Columbia)

Who am I?

Lawyer specialised in intellectual property, data protection, privacy and health law. I advise clients on a full range of topics and represent them before courts. What does characterize me? An out-of-the-box and result-oriented approach, tailored to the needs of natural and legal persons, with corporate clients ranging from start-up and SMEs to multinational companies.

What led me to sigma legal?

•  BianchiSchwald LLC (formerly BCCC Avocats Sàrl, 2016-2019)
•  Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd (2014-2016)
•  Ph.D., Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)  (2016, summa cum laude)
•  Visiting scholar, Columbia Law School, Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law (2012-2013)
•  LL.M., Columbia Law School (2013, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
•  Teaching and research assistant, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) (2010-2012)
•  Master in International Law, IHEID (2010)
•  Bachelor in Law, University of Fribourg (2008, mention magna cum laude)

Other professional highlights and projects in progress:

• Court proceedings related to data protection and privacy matters
• Advise in relation to major data protection projects
• Numerous trademark proceedings in front of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
• President of the Commission for innovation and modernization of the Geneva Bar Association
• Editor for the Swiss review sic! (journal of intellectual property, information, and competition law)
• Regular speaker and author of publications related to intellectual property and data protection
• WTR 1000, Recommended Individual 2019 “A shining star in Geneva and WTR 1000 debutant Stéphanie Chuffart-Finsterwald takes a hands-on approach and gets to know her clients’ markets inside out”. Portfolio management and licensing deals are dealt with smoothly by Chuffart-Finsterwald, she is “always on top of matters, highly reactive and very punctual”.

You can talk to me in:

French / English / German

I can answer you in:

French / English 

When I am not at sigma legal, you can find me:

• Travelling with my family
• Reading for my bookclub
• Taking a yoga class or skiing in the Alps
• Visiting an art exhibition