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Matthias Staehelin

Matthias Staehelin has been chairman of Servier’s Supervisory Board since October 2022 and a member since April 2016.

Matthias Staehelin is an attorney with extensive experience in the life sciences field. He has assisted companies in fundamental transformations thereby ensuring a robust corporate governance in times of significant change.

He is a partner at the Swiss law firm VISCHER and co-heads the firm’s Life Sciences Group. Matthias Staehelin frequently represents parties in complex transactions and has acted as team leader in more than eight initial public offerings (IPO), 14 major industry collaborations, 27 M&A transactions and 30 financing transactions in the life sciences industry.

Matthias Staehelin started his career as foreign associate with Cravath Swaine & Moore, New York. He then joined as associate Gloor Schiess & Partner, Basel and was thereafter partner and co-founder of Gloor & Christ, Basel. This firm merged into VISCHER AG. He has been co-leader of VISCHER’s Corporate Group for eight years.

Other current Board memberships include Work in Progress, Pureos Bioventures Partners, Nuclidium, and JFG Life Sciences Foundation of the University of Basel. He also acts as notary in Basel-Stadt and Baselland and chairs BioValley Basel.

Matthias Staehelin obtained the Directors certificate of the Harvard Business School, and has studied law at the University of Basel (Dr. iur), Freiburg i.B., and College of Europe, Bruges, (Master of Advanced European Studies).