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Geneva, Zurich

Dr Thomas Legler

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Work +41 22 999 96 00
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Pestalozzi

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Arbitration, Litigation, Intellectual property

Position

Thomas Legler is a partner and member of Pestalozzi’s Litigation and Arbitration group and of the IP&TMT group in Geneva. His practice focuses on representing corporate and private clients in international and national arbitration and litigation cases. In addition, Thomas Legler advises corporate and private clients in the field of intellectual property (among others trademark, copyright, and patent law, and in respect of distribution and license agreements), IT, e-commerce, telecommunications and data protection law, as well as entertainment and media.

Career

He regularly acts as chairman, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator under the ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, or in ad hoc panels. He is a member of the ICC Swiss National Committee and one of the Swiss delegates on the indicative list of arbitrators of the WTO. He also serves as arbitrator for WIPO including for domain name disputes. In 2012, Swiss Parliament elected Thomas Legler as deputy judge of the Federal Patent Court

Languages

French, English, Spanish

Education

After his law studies at the University of Bern, Thomas Legler was admitted in 1988 to the Bern Bar and in 1991 to the Geneva Bar. He obtained in 1993 a DES (LLM) and, in 1996 he graduated (Dr.iur.) from the University of Geneva.


Switzerland

TMT

Within: TMT

Pestalozzi is experienced in assisting with IT services and licences, data protection, online distribution and advertising, as well as cyber crime matters. Sony Computer Entertainment Switzerland, Infor and advertising company WPP are active clients. Lorenza Ferrari Hofer, Thomas Legler and Michèle Burnier form the core team.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution

Arbitration

Within: Arbitration

Pestalozzi has a ‘very high professional profile’ and delivers ‘consistently high, tailored and appropriate advice which is based on good industry knowledge’. It is best known for its arbitration expertise in the financial, technology, pharmaceutical and construction sectors. Clients recommend the ‘creative and open-mindedLaurent Killias, ‘pragmatic, responsive and committed’ Zurich team lead Michael Kramer, as well as ‘strategic thinkerFlorian Mohs. Thomas Legler heads the team in Geneva.

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