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Wenger & Vieli LTD

Work +41 58 958 58 58
Zug, Zurich

Dr iur Frank Scherrer

Work +41 58 958 58 58
Wenger & Vieli LTD

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Pharmaceutical & Health Law; Competition Law; Corporate & Commercial Law; Labor & Employment Law; Data Law.


Frank Scherrer practices mainly in the pharmaceutical and health law fields. Further areas of expertise are antitrust and competition law as well as labor and employment law. He heads the Life Sciences practice group at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.

Frank Scherrer mainly advises and represents pharmaceutical companies with regard to the authorization of medicinal products, licenses, reimbursements by health insurance funds, advertising and distribution, drafting of all types of contracts, data protection and product liability. He represents his clients in contract negotiations, as well as in administrative and judicial proceedings. He also assists clients in matters relating to medical devices and human research.


Since 2005, Partner at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 1999-2004, Lawyer at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 1997-1998, Junior Lawyer at Dr. J. Scherrer; 1996-1997, Clerk at the District Court of Meilen; 1994-1996, 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

The 'very hands-on and experienced' competition team at Wenger & Vieli LTD 'has a very good standing in Switzerland' and 'great understanding of clients' business needs', especially in the healthcare and life sciences sector. The range of services includes cartel law advice, contract negotiation, compliance programmes and merger control notifications, as well as assistance during investigations and court proceedings. Senior associate Michael Tschudin, who provides 'swift and yet precise' advice, is advising Axa Insurance on the merger control aspects concerning its joint venture with Tamedia. Urs Weber-Stecher is representing Oberholzer Bauleistungen in an appeal related to a bid-rigging investigation, while Frank Scherrer is defending an air cargo company in an appeal concerning the publication of the sanction decision.

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Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Wenger & Vieli LTD acts for clients including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, hospitals and telemedicine businesses, which it frequently advises on pricing and reimbursement, data protection, intellectual property, advertising, competition and product liability, transactions, and corporate and commercial matters. Frank Scherrer represented several pharmaceutical companies in appeal proceedings challenging price decrease decisions made by the Federal Office of Public Health. Corporate lawyer Beat Speck regularly acts for private equity funds on transactions in the life sciences space.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

With offices in Zurich and Zug, Wenger & Vieli LTD has strength in fintech and capital markets matters, corporate and M&A, as well as competition, healthcare and life sciences law. Wolfgang ZürcherMartin HessUrs Weber-StecherMichael TschudinFrank Scherrer and Pascal Honold are the names to note.

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