Stefano Codoni
lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

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Stefano Codoni is a partner at Walder Wyss and he heads its Lugano Office. Stefano Codoni's practice focuses mainly on intellectual property, life science and technology related transactions (including private equity, venture capital and M&A ) and litigation. Other areas of work are corporate and commercial law. Stefano Codoni also regularly acts as counsel in international commercial arbitration disputes and has experience as sole arbitrator and member of arbitration panels. He is a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution, which assists the Swiss Chambers of Commerce and Industry in administering arbitration proceedings under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.

Stefano Codoni was born in 1967 and was educated at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1991) and at the University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College (LL.M. 1995). He was admitted to the Zurich bar in 1994. Prior to his joining Walder Wyss in 2013, he held positions as a District Court law clerk, as Foreign Associate in a leading London law firm and as Associate and, during 12 years, as Partner in Zurich and Lugano law firms.

He is fluent in Italian, German, English and French. He is registered with the Ticino Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Stefano Codoni
Direct phone: +41 58 658 44 01


Walder Wyss Ltd.
Via F. Pelli 12
P.O. Box 5162
6901 Lugano
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 40 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Stefano Codoni
lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

Stefano Codoni is a partner at Walder Wyss and he heads its Lugano Office. Stefano Codoni's practice focuses mainly on intellectual property, life science and technology related transactions (including private equity, venture capital and M&A ) and litigation. Other areas of work are corporate and commercial law. Stefano Codoni also regularly acts as counsel in international commercial arbitration disputes and has experience as sole arbitrator and member of arbitration panels. He is a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution, which assists the Swiss Chambers of Commerce and Industry in administering arbitration proceedings under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.

Stefano Codoni was born in 1967 and was educated at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1991) and at the University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College (LL.M. 1995). He was admitted to the Zurich bar in 1994. Prior to his joining Walder Wyss in 2013, he held positions as a District Court law clerk, as Foreign Associate in a leading London law firm and as Associate and, during 12 years, as Partner in Zurich and Lugano law firms.

He is fluent in Italian, German, English and French. He is registered with the Ticino Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

 
 
 
 

Stefano Codoni
Direct phone: +41 58 658 44 01

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Via F. Pelli 12
P.O. Box 5162
6901 Lugano
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 40 00
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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La giurisprudenza della Commissione federale di ricorso in materia di proprietà intellettuale relativamente alla registrazione quale marchio di un colore specifico senza limitazioni è «eurocompatibile»? (Is the case law of the Board of Appeal for Intellectual Property related to the registration as trademark of a specific color «eurocompatible»? )

by Stefano Codoni
in: "NRCP Nuova rivista di diritto commerciale e processuale 2004" 27 February 2005, p. 114


Marchi tridimensionali: attesi dei chiarimenti dal Tribunale federale dopo la sentenza LEGO II (3D) del Tribunale commerciale di Zurigo(Shapes as trademarks: guidelines from the Federal Court after the decision LEGO II [3D] of the Commercial Court of Zurich are expected)

by Stefano Codoni
in: "NRCP Nuova rivista di diritto commerciale e processuale 2003" 9 February 2004, p. 113


Marchi tridimensionali: diversi chiarimenti da parte del Tribunale federale nella sentenza LEGO III (3D) del Tribunale commerciale di Zurigo(Shapes as trademarks: various clarifications from the Federal Court in the decision LEGO III [3D] of the Commercial Court of Zurich)

by Stefano Codoni
in: "NRCP Nuova rivista di diritto commerciale e processuale 2003" 9 February 2004, p. 117


Own-brand look-alikes: Luce verde da parte del TF? Note a margine della DTF 20 luglio 2003 (4C.60/2003) (Petit Gervais/Petit Suisse)(Own-brand look-alikes: Green light from the Federal Court? Marginal note DFC July 20, 2003 [4C.60/2003] [Petit Gervais/Petit Suisse])

by Stefano Codoni
in: "NRCP Nuova rivista di diritto commerciale e processuale 2003" 9 February 2004, p. 119


Sanktionierung von Informationsrechtsverletzungen(Sanctions for violations of information confidentiality rules)

co-authored by Tomas Poledna and Stefano Codoni
in: Bruno Baeriswyl/Beat Rudin (Editor[s]), "Perspektive Datenschutz"
Zurich 2002, pp. 265–290


Warranties and Disclaimers – Limitation of Liability in Consumer-Related Transactions – Chapter on Switzerland

by Stefano Codoni
in: Dr. Martin Kurer, Stefano Codoni, Dr. Klaus Günther, Jorge Santiago Neves and Lawrence Teh (Editor[s]), "Warranties and Disclaimers – Limitation of Liability in Consumer-Related Transactions"
London 2002, p. 527


Lack of Effective Protection for Databases in Switzerland

by Stefano Codoni
in: "Copyright World, November 2000 issue " November 2000, p. 14


Financing of technology start-ups – the legal issues

by Martin Kurer, Stefano Codoni and Jasmin Ghandchi
in: "Internet Finance Review 2000/2001" 2000, p. 85


Data Protection Laws of the World, Swiss Chapter

by Stefano Codoni
in: Millard/Ford (Editor[s]), "Data Protection Laws of the World"
London 1998


Die Geistesschöpfung muss konkretisiert und realisiert sein, um Schutz zu geniessen(The intellectual creation must be fixed in order to enjoy protection)

by Kurer Martin and Stefano Codoni
in: Martin Kurer, Didier Sangiorgio, Michael Ritscher, David Aschmann (Editor[s]), "Binsenwahrheiten des Immaterialgüterrechtes, Festschrift für Lucas David"
Zurich 1996, p. 229


European Computer Law: Chapter on Contracts

by Stefano Codoni
in: "Computer Law Association publications" 1996, p. 7


Zur Anwendbarkeit des Grundsatzes des Vorranges von absoluten Rechten gegenüber relativen Rechten im Immaterialgüterrecht und insbesondere im Urheberrecht (The application of the principle of priority of absolute rights vis-à-vis relative rights in the intellectual property law and in particular in the copyright law)

by Stefano Codoni
in: "SJZ 1999 " 0, p. 1


Deals and Cases

Cellestia Biotech AG: CHF 20 million Series A financing round

Walder Wyss advises FC Capital Fund I, L.P., Shanghai, as investor in connection with Cellestia's recent financing round. Cellestia was founded in 2014 as a spin-off from EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). Its pipeline including lead candidate, oral small molecule CB-103 is based on proprietary know-how and more than two decades of research at Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) at EPFL.

The Walder Wyss team included Alexander Gutmans (Partner, Corporate, Venture Capital), Stefano Codoni (Partner, IP Life Sciences), Robert von Rosen (Partner, Corporate M&A), Jessica Aeschbach Flórez (Associate, Corporate) as well as Vanessa C. Haubensak (Associate, Corporate).


Recordati acquires Pro Farma AG

Recordati, an international pharmaceutical group listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, acquires the Swiss pharmaceutical company Pro Farma AG.
 
Walder Wyss AG has acted as advisor to Recordati in all legal aspects of the transaction. The team has been led by Florian Gunz Niedermann (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Simon Kehl Simon Kehl (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Andrea Voëlin (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Simone Wetzstein (Associate, Employment), Stefano Codoni (Partner, Pharma, IP/IT), Michael Isler (Managing Associate, Pharma, IP/IT), Christine Scherrer (Associate, Pharma, IP/IT), Marco Hottinger (Trainee, Corporate/M&A) and Benno Fischer (Trainee, IP/IT).


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