Switzerland: Product Liability Defence 2019

In this chapter we recognise nine impressive product liability lawyers who stand out for their excellence in contentious and non-contentious matters across a broad range of sectors.

Lorenza Ferrari Hofer at Pestalozzi is ranked among the top lawyers in Switzerland this year for product liability defence work. She is a technology specialist whose practice focuses on advising clients on developing, licensing and distributing technology in the life sciences sector.  

Jodok Wicki at CMS von Erlach Poncet is identified by market commentators as an excellent litigator and expert in international arbitration. He commands over 20 years of experience in a broad range of matters including product liability claims.

Frank Scherrer at Wenger & Vieli is a well-recognised name in the international life sciences market. He is well versed in advising clients in the pharmaceutical sector on product liability, market authorisation, licensing and distribution matters.

Dieter Hofmann of Walder Wyss is praised by peers as “one of the best lawyers in the market”. He is an international litigation and arbitration expert, who has particular experience in the healthcare and life sciences space.

Schellenberg Wittmer’s Peter Burckhardt is highlighted by respondents as “a big name in the field” of product liability defence and is known for his extensive experience handling related regulatory matters and litigation.

Balz Gross at Homburger is commended by peers as “a top litigator in Switzerland”. He is recommended for his excellent work on product liability proceedings for a broad range of corporate clients.

Markus Wang of Bär & Karrer is “an excellent and very experienced attorney and trademark litigator”. He has special expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters in the pharmaceutical, biotech and IT sectors.

Lukas Wyss at Bratschi is a prominent figure in the market. He is an expert in contractual and extra-contractual liability, and has experience conducting proceedings before the Swiss courts and international arbitration tribunals.

Lukas Bühlmann of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal is recognised for his impressive litigation and regulatory work, as well as his particular expertise in advising clients with products in the IT space.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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