Adriano Viganò

Dr. iur., Attorney-at-Law
Born In 1961

Main Practice Areas

Adriano Viganò advises and represents entrepreneurs, companies and individuals relating to all aspects of corporate, commercial and contract law including mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, strategic planning etc. He also represents clients in debt collection and bankruptcy proceedings and participated on behalf of leasing companies and banks in the committee of creditors of SAirGroup (“Swissair”). Adriano Viganò is active as legal advisory and litigator, both in ordinary courts and in arbitration, where he also acts as Arbitrator. He is also on the board of directors of several companies and foundations.


Adriano Viganò received his doctorate from the University of Zurich in 1985. He subsequently studied, among other places, at the Max Planck Institute in Munich and at UNESCO in Paris. His dissertation “Copyright and Developing Countries” was completed during research conducted at the Yonsei University and the Seoul National University, both in Seoul, South Korea, in 1986. He received his doctorate in 1989. Between 1989 and 1992 Adriano Viganò was Managing Director of Kino-Theater AG, the largest cinema organization in Switzerland. In 1992 he joined Walt Disney Switzerland as Managing Director and Vice President. He was subsequently promoted to Vice President at The Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles, California, heading the international film marketing division. In 1996 the Viganò family returned to Switzerland.

In 1996 and 1997 Adriano Viganò was a member of the legal staff at the Horgen District Court. In 1998 he joined a law firm as a partner. In January 2000 he established his own law firm in Zurich.


Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association.


German, English, French, Italian, Spanish.