MBAER Bank - The Swiss Merchant Bank

The Bank with a Soul

Valentine von Toggenburg

Attorney at Law
Corporate Secretary

Valentine joined MBaer Merchant Bank in November 2022.

As the Corporate Secretary, she supports the Executive Board as well as the Board of Directors in all matters. With her wide ranging legal background and her experience in the Federal Office of Justice, she is also responsible for supporting the team in various legal and regulatory matters.

Key professional milestones

Legal expertise

Prior to joining MBaer, Valentine gathered a wealth of legal expertise in different sectors:

International mutual legal assistance in criminal matters

  • Federal Office of Justice in Bern, in charge of large-scale corruption and money laundering cases in the field of international legal assistance;
  • Member of the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative of the World Economic Forum

Litigation and mediation

  • Litigation department of the international law firm CMS von Erlach-Poncet in Geneva

Legal Counseling

  • Legal team of Nestlé Suisse in Vevey

Leadership and other engagements

  • Board member of a real estate business in Fribourg
  • Member of the Advisory Board of SINGA Switzerland (support to entrepreneurs with refugee and migration backgrounds) 
  • Member of the expert community of GESDA (Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator Foundation) 
  • Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum where she led the Zurich Hub
  • Co-founded and led International Development Programs for differently abled people in Europe and the Middle East


  • Qualified Lawyer (admitted to the Swiss Bar)
  • Master of Law (multilingual), Universities of Fribourg and Madrid
  • Certificate for transnational legal studies, Georgetown Law (USA) 
  • Leadership Diploma, IMD Lausanne
  • Certificate in philosophical and theological studies at the European Institute Philanthropos, Fribourg

Valentine is native in German and French, proficient in English and speaks Italian and Spanish.

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