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Switzerland: Franchise 2017

In this chapter, we recognise nine leading individuals for their top-tier work handling contentious and non-contentious franchise law issues, acting for both international and domestic franchisors and franchisees.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Christoph Wildhaber Streichenberg Attorneys at Law, Zurich
2. Mark Bruppacher Bruppacher Hug & Partner, Zurich

At STREICHENBERG ATTORNEYS AT LAWChristoph Wildhaber is “a prominent authority” on franchising in Switzerland. His impressive practice sees him handle the full gamut of franchising law issues, including the legal organisation, as well as the drafting and negotiation of franchise agreements.

BRUPPACHER HUG & PARTNERS’ Mark Bruppacher is a highly regarded practitioner with extensive experience drafting and negotiating distribution and franchise agreements. He is particularly well known on the international scene.

At DUBLER ATTORNEYS AT LAW, founder Andreas Dubler draws high praise from market sources, who note, “He is an experienced, reliable practitioner and an all-round good attorney.”

NIGON KULL BURKART PARTNER’s Michael Kull is a leading specialist in the space. He is known for his longstanding practice advising domestic and international clients on distribution issues.

At BMG, founding partner Sylvie Gurry Veit is a commercial contracts expert known for her excellent work counselling clients on franchising and distribution issues.

BÜHLMANN RECHTSANWÄLTE’s founding partner Lukas Bühlmann is internationally respected for his work in the field. One source describes him as “a prominent and capable lawyer”.

Martin Ammann of MEYERLUSTENBERGER LACHENAL is a recognised distribution specialist with considerable experience advising both Swiss and international clients on inbound and outbound franchising issues.

SCHELLENBERG WITTMER’s Andrea Mondini focuses his first-rate practice on IP law, and is frequently engaged in advising clients on licensing and distribution agreements.

At ADVOKATUR AM FALKENSTEINFrank Petermann is identified as a key name in the Swiss market and is highlighted for his standout work in the space. 

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