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Dr iur Georg Rauber

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IP | IT.


Partner. Heads Homburger's IP|IT team. Main areas of work include IT projects, software distribution, IT outsourcing, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights), licensing and technology transfer, sports and entertainment law and telecommunications. In all areas: transactional and contentious work.


Qualified in 1988. Joined Homburger in 1988, becoming Partner in 1996.


German, English.


2011 | 2012 President of the Zurich Bar, since 2016 Deputy Member of the Zurich Bar Supervisroy Board.


Graduated as Dr iur from University of Zurich in 1987.


Golf, Ski.


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The fifteen-lawyer team at Homburger 'has an excellent reputation in the market' and impresses with its 'very good business knowledge'. It regularly handles advisory and contentious intellectual property matters for clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences, telecoms, media, entertainment and technology sectors. Andri Hess represents Illumina in several international biotech patent infringement disputes before the Swiss Federal Patent Court, and successfully defended Nestlé and Nepresso against a patent infringement claim concerning its Dolce Gusto product from Ethical Coffee Company. 'Knowledgeable and reliable litigator' Georg Rauber and Gregor Bühler lead the practice.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

As one of the best firms in Zurich, Homburger delivers superb work on banking and finance, corporate, M&A and capital markets law. René Bösch, Benedikt Maurenbrecher and Daniel Daeniker are the key contacts. Other prominent areas include Franz Hoffet's and Marcel Dietrich's competition practice, the dispute resolution work of Felix Dasser and Balz Gross, as well as the IP and TMT departments, led by Georg Rauber and David Rosenthal. Dieter Grünblatt and Peter Riedweg are recognised for their tax expertise.

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Sports law

Within: Sports law

Homburger has 'a great reputation in the market' and impresses with its 'impeccable delivery times and advice in accordance with all perspectives'. Specialising in M&A, fraud law, commercial, intellectual property and finance disputes involving marketing companies and sports organisations, the multilingual team, led by Georg Rauber and Balz Gross, mostly works on international matters. Gregor Bühler 'makes one feel like the most important client of his firm' and provides 'excellent results by an agreed deadline'.

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Within: Leading individuals

Georg Rauber - Homburger

Within: TMT

Zurich-based firm Homburger has 'one of Switzerland's leading practice groups for data privacy law'. The team combines intellectual property and patent law with regulatory and commercial expertise in telecoms and media, as well as marketing, e-commerce and internet law. Georg Rauber assisted Viacar with the negotiation of a re-design project for its core application platform, while Gregor Bühler is defending Google against defamation claims concerning the right to be forgotten. 'Approachable, supportive and pragmatic leading lawyer' David Rosenthal advises Open Systems on IT security services contracts with international companies.

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