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Martin Bürkle

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Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte

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Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acqusitions, Venture Capital, Intellectual Property, Distribution, Licensing & Competition, Tort and Insurance Law


Martin Bürkle has been a Partner with Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte since 2016. He specializes in corporate and commercial, mergers & acquisitions as well as joint venture projects and restructurings. As certified Specialist SBA Torts and Insurance Law, Martin Bürkle has also longstanding experience in liability law, social insurance and insurance contract law concerning advisory and forensic matters. Other core practice areas are distribution, licensing and general contract law.


Since 2016     Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte

2014 - 2015    Partner, Stiffler & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Zurich

2011 - 2014    Counsel, Raggenbass Rechtsanwälte, Amriswil

2006 - 2011    Associate, Staiger, Schwald & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Zurich

2004 - 2006    Legal Counsel, Leica Geosystems AG, Heerbrugg

2000 - 2004    Attorney at Law, AXA Versicherungen AG, Headquaters, Winterthur

1997 - 2000    Law Clerk, Cantonal Comission for Complaints in Administrative Law


German, English, French


Swiss and Zurich Bar Association
Bern Lawyers' Association
Association Certified Specialists SBA Torts and Insurance Law (member of the board)


2014              Certified Specialist SBA Tort and Insurance Law

2003              Queen Mary University of London (Centre for Commerical Law Studies),

                      Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Commercial and Corporate Law

1997              Admitted to the Bar

1997              University of Berne, Fürsprecher


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte's national and international M&A clients mostly come from the manufacturing, healthcare and technology industries. Other areas of expertise include corporate advice, commercial leasing and distribution issues, as well as structuring financial investments. Microsoft, EOS Group, Hexagon and Leica Geosystems are among its clients. The team comprises of cross-border specialist Arlette PfisterMarkus Alder, who focuses on mid-sized M&A transactions, corporate and insurance specialist Martin Bürkle and commercial lawyer Michael Bösch.

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Within: Insurance

The team at Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte mainly advises insurance companies on contractual liability, D&O, social security and private insurance law, while also handling claims management, coverage issues and the drafting of policies. Common areas of liability disputes include professional, product, medical negligence, transport and travel claims. Martin Bürkle is the key contact.

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