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Dr Patrick Rohn

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Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte

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Dispute Resolution, Licensing and Distribution


Patrick Rohn has been a partner with THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte since 2013. He specializes in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on disputes relating to distribution, licensing, unfair competition, intellectual property, and general commercial. Patrick has advised and acted as counsel in international arbitrations under the ICC, WIPO, UNCITRAL, and Swiss Rules for companies from various sectors, including the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, technology, and trade sectors. Moreover, Patrick frequently represents parties in complex commercial litigation up to the Appeal Court and the Federal Supreme Court, and he has considerable expertise related to the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. In his preferred areas of practice, Patrick also regularly advises clients on non-contentious matters, and he frequently drafts and negotiates license, distribution and agency agreements, as well as technology transfer, joint development and cooperation agreements.


Since 2013     Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2011 - 2012    Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2008 - 2011    Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich

2007 - 2008    Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton, London

2006 - 2007    Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich

2005                 Junior Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2004 - 2005    Court clerk, District Court of Zurich

2001 - 2004    Teaching assistant, Law School of the University of Zurich


German, English and French (read)


Swiss and Zurich Bar Association
International Distribution Institute (IDI) - country expert for Switzerland
Anwaltskooperation Wirtschafts- und Vertriebsrecht


2006 Admitted to the Zurich Bar (all Swiss courts)

2004 University of Zurich, J.D. (Dr. iur.)

2000 University of Zurich, Master of Law (lic. iur.)


Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte is 'well-established' in the space and provides an 'excellent and timely service for clients in the banking industry' and further handles estate, tax and commercial disputes. 'Exceptional analyst and tacticianPatrick Rohn represents a British hospitality company in a commercial dispute concerning the control over a Swiss holding company against its former joint venture partners, while 'excellent succession planning and family governance lawyer' Daniel Stoll acted for three members of a Swiss ultra-high-net-worth family in a dispute concerning the division of their late father's estate.

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Within: TMT

'Multi-skilled' firm Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte 'understands client needs and acts at a very high professional level, with an excellent view for the big picture'. The focus areas include litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, contracts, as well as fintech products. The 'outstanding and very experienced' practice lead Katia Favre advises Microsoft on Swiss telecoms law and compliance topics. The team also comprises fintech specialist Michael Bosch and litigator Patrick Rohn.

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