Beat Kühni is an expert in corporate and M&A generally, with a particular focus on venture capital and private equity, and in banking and finance, regulatory, real estate and corporate and regulatory investigations. Beat Kühni also co-heads the contract and commercial practice group of Lenz & Staehelin. He is a member of the board of SECA, the Swiss Private Equity and Corporate Finance Association and, as a member its Legal and Tax Chapter, is a co-author of SECA's full suite of VC Model Documentations. Beat Kühni is a frequent lecturer in private equity matters and has authored numerous publications in this area as well as in structured finance, securities laws and real estate. He is admitted to the Bar in Berne, holds a LLM degree from the Law School of the University of Chicago and worked in a Chicago based law firm as a foreign associate before rejoining Lenz & Staehelin.