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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.


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.)

Switzerland: Dispute resolution


Within: Litigation

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte’s litigation team consists of ‘brilliant minds’ who deliver ‘well thought-through advice in a punctual manner’. The main focus lies on banking, tax and estate litigation, as well as commercial, construction, distribution and competition disputes. In a recent highlight, the group defended a real estate developer against a deception of price claim brought by the buyer of a hospitality property. Patrick Rohnis very much in control of the proceedings’; Daniel Stoll and Michael Bösch are other names to note.

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