About Onsa Advisors SA

Onsa Advisors SA is a Swiss company that strives to embody the traditions of its country of origin in combining the highest quality service with the utmost discretion.

Onsa Advisors SA retains highly skilled individuals with a wealth of experience in their respective fields of private equity investments, Medtech and biotech, new technologies, the hotel industry, real estate, banking, and wealth management. Our key players include a senior international business lawyer, a successful enterpreneur, financial experts, China experts on investment and immigration consultants.

Through our specialists and network of consultants, we assist families and businesses in three main areas:

  • Start-ups/scale-up companies and business development

  • Investment scouting and private equity

  • Family wealth planning 

China Expertise

Within these spheres of activity, Onsa aims to develop a strong working relationship with Chinese businesses and individuals. As commercial relations between China and Switzerland strengthen each year, we are proud to contribute by creating opportunities in both countries, for example through introducing investment prospects to Chinese clients or assisting Swiss new technology companies in securing Chinese distributors.

At the personal level, our Chinese experts guide and advise the Chinese families wishing to relocate or to enroll their children in a foreign boarding school. 

Fields of Activities

Start-up / scale-up companies & Business development

We assist start-up and scale-up companies develop their activities in several ways:

  • Sitting on the board of directors, contributing to defining the business development strategy (out-licensing, building a distribution network, preparing for a trade sale, optimizing operations)

  • Promoting the company to potential investors in our network (see Investment scouting)

  • Making connections with international distributors in Asia and around the world, and setting up the most appropriate commercial distribution structure (for example joint-ventures, wholly owned subsidiaries, etc.)

  • Providing legal services to protect the company’s interest (such as investment agreements, shareholders conventions, in- and out- licensing contracts, or distributions agreements)

Investment scouting & private equity

At Onsa Advisors SA, we seek out investment opportunities for our clients as well as for clients in the Swiss financial sector looking for alternatives to the financial markets.

We are also frequently approached by promising companies looking active in such varied fields as:

Private Equity
New tech / biotechnologies in targeted fields: medical device, biotechnologies and renewable energies; here Onsa takes full advantages of its strategic location in one of the most dynamic economies in the world in these fields. 

Clinics and Hotels
Private clinics, both general and specialized in aesthetic medicine, Hotel industry. 

Real Estate
Residential and commercial.

Art
Onsa Advisors SA maintains close relationships with art galleries, auction houses and the families of artists, from which Onsa’s clients fully benefit.

After careful review by our team of experts, Onsa Advisors SA introduces the potential investors to the companies selected through this process.

Family wealth planning

Onsa Advisors SA provides a broad range of services for private clients, ranging from the legal structuring of private wealth to relocation. Our team has extensive experience in advising Chinese individuals and families.

The Team

Yves Bonnard

Board member

Yves Bonnard

Yves Bonnard is a partner of Bonnard Lawson in the “private client services” department. For almost twenty years, he dedicates his time to organisation and administration of wealth for international families from various origins and whom only a minority resides in Switzerland.

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Nader Donzel

Board member

Nader Donzel

Nader is a successful entrepreneur and a recognized expert in the field of medical devices and instruments for the life science and clinical research markets.

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Philippe Currat

Board member

Philippe Currat

Philippe Currat has 38 years of banking experience.
Benefiting from the bar qualifications in Fribourg, Switzerland, he worked at UBS, Hentsch & Cie, and other private banks in Geneva. Then he held a position as a vice director in the Secretary of Swiss Federal Banking Commission.

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Xiao Fang Tong Pillon

Greater China consultant

Xiao Fang Tong Pillon

With several years of working experience in an international trading company in China, Xiaofang Pillon pursued her career with Richermont group in Switzerland for a few years. She is specialised in providing private services for high net worth clients, particularly from China.

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Jianping Mei

Investment consultant

Jianping Mei

With a bachelor of English and law in China, Jianping studied a Master of Art in Legal Studies in French at University of Fribourg and a Master of International Law and Economics in English at University of Bern. The interdisciplinary education allows her to have a systematic training on economics, Swiss law and international commercial law.

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Jonathan Lachowitz

Advisory board

Jonathan Lachowitz

Jonathan Lachowitz is a Certified Financial Planner (CFPR) professional and investment advisor in both the USA and Switzerland.

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+41 (0)58 255 05 00

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Rue du Grand-Pont 12
1003 Lausanne, Switzerland