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Wenger & Vieli

Work +41 58 958 58 58
Zug, Zurich

Dr iur Frank Scherrer

Work +41 58 958 58 58
Wenger & Vieli

Work Department

Life Sciences; Competition Law; Corporate & Commercial Law; Employment Law; Data Law.


Frank Scherrer’s practice is focused on pharmaceutical and health law. He regularly advises and represents pharmaceutical companies in matters concerning marketing authorizations, establishment licenses, health insurance reimbursement, advertising and distribution, the drafting of agreements of all types, data protection and product liability. He represents his clients in contract negotiations as well as in administrative and court proceedings. He also advises clients on issues relating to medical devices, cosmetics and functional food.
Frank Scherrer has further expertise in the areas of cartel and unfair competition law, employment law and general corporate and contract law.


2005-present, Partner at Wenger & Vieli; 1999-2004, Lawyer at Wenger & Vieli; 1997-98, Junior Lawyer at Dr J Scherrer; 1996-97, Clerk at the District Court of Meilen; 1994-96, Scientific Collaborator at the Europa Institut Zurich; Assistant of Prof Dr R Zäch.


German, English and French.


Swiss Bar Association (SAV); Zurich Bar Association (ZAV); Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V., Landesarbeitsgruppe Schweiz.


1999 Admission to the Bar; 1996, University of Zurich (Dr. iur.); 1993, Exeter University UK (LL.M., European Legal Studies); 1991, Université de Neuchâtel (licence en droit).



Within: Competition

Wenger & Vieli‘s ‘renowned’ competition practice is ‘known for its ability to understand its clients’ businesses and needs and to provide tailored, practical and high-quality advice’. The group exhibits particular expertise in Swiss cartel law, merger control filings, cartel investigations and related compliance programs and recently represented a foreign air cargo company in an international law infringement case. In other work, the team is advising an e-bike company on an antitrust investigation concerning its selective distribution system. Urs Weber-Stecher and Frank Scherrer are the key partners; and ‘well-connected’ senior associate Michael Tschudincombines a profound knowledge of Swiss and European law with strong analytical skills and a deep understanding of commission and administrative court proceedings’.

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Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Apart from general corporate and transactional experience, Wenger & Vieli offers expertise in pricing, marketing authorisation, advertising, data protection, IP, clinical trial, competition and product liability matters. The practice counts pharmaceutical and medical devices companies, as well as hospitals among its clients and is representing several pharmaceutical companies in their appeals against price reductions. Frank Scherrer has longstanding experience in pharmaceutical matters, while Beat Speck is the key contact for transactional issues.

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