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PRIME TOWER, HARDSTRASSE 201, 8005 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 43 222 10 00
Fax:
Fax +41 43 222 15 00
Email:
Web:
www.homburger.ch

Dr iur Gregor Bühler

Tel:
Work +41 43 222 16 44
Email:
Homburger

Work Department

IP | IT, Litigation | Arbitration.

Position

Partner, Deputy Head of the IP|IT and the Litigation|Arbitration teams as well as Co-Head of the employment law team. Main areas of work are IP and IT-related litigation and arbitration. Other areas include sports, distribution, internet, privacy and media law as well as technology-related transactional work.

Career

Qualified in 1992. Worked at Max Planck Institute Munich, 1994-95. Joined Homburger in 1995, becoming Partner in 2003.

Languages

German, English.

Member

Vice Chair of the IBA's IP and Entertainment Law Committee, ASA, AIPPI, LES.

Education

lic. iur. (1990) and Dr. iur. University of St. Gallen (1995), LL.M. Georgetown University (1997).

Leisure

Sports (tennis, skiing, hiking).


Switzerland

Employment

Within: Employment

Zurich-based firm Homburger impresses with 'quick response times and a straightforward, common-sense approach'. The team is particularly experienced in the creation and implementation of employee participation and compensation plans, as well as employment matters related to transactions and restructuring. 'Very convincing' practice head Balz Gross advises General Motors on the divestment and transfer of Opel brand employees to Peugeot. Clients also recommend 'pragmatic and practical' executive compensation specialist Claude Lambert and 'extremely bright' associate Andreas Müller. Employment litigator Gregor Bühler is a key name for resolving top-management and data protection disputes.

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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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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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TMT

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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