Dr Lorenza Ferrari Hofer > Pestalozzi > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Intellectual property / TMT.


Lorenza Ferrari Hofer is head of Pestalozzi’s IP&TMT Group and co-head of the Life Sciences Group. She specializes in intellectual property, unfair competition, data law, data protection and contract law. She has profound knowledge in the development, licensing, trade and distribution of technology, as well as of therapeutic, health and food products (including product liability matters).


University of Basel (Dr. iur., 1993). Bar admission (1995). Legal collaborator at Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (1994-1997). Legal counsel at a major Swiss watch and micromechanics manufacturer (1997-2001). Joined Pestalozzi (2002). Qualified as Solicitor of England and Wales (2005). Partner at Pestalozzi (2008).


German, Italian, English, French.


International Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI, President of Swiss Group), Licensing Executives Society (LES), International Trademark Association (INTA).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Intellectual property

Pestalozzi‘s intellectual property department is recommended for its ‘deep knowledge, sharp critical thinking, quick turnaround times and trustworthiness‘. It is particularly strong in the protection, licensing and commercialisation of regulated products for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical, IT and food industries, involving trade mark, branding and patent advice and litigation, as well as the defence against product liability claims. The team includes lead partner Lorenza Ferrari Hofer, dispute resolution specialist Thomas Legler and Geneva-based contact Michèle Burnier.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Pestalozzi has solid expertise in banking and finance, capital markets, dispute resolution, tax, real estate and intellectual property. Well-known partners include Urs Klöti, Oliver Widmer, Christoph Lang, Michael Kramer, Lorenza Ferrari Hofer and Michael Lips.

Switzerland > TMT

Pestalozzi‘s TMT team is ‘very caring and precise‘ and ‘delivers work to the clients’ complete satisfaction‘. Covering e-commerce, data protection, IT distribution and outsourcing, telecoms law, as well as fintech and medical tech matters, the practice is led by ‘devoted lawyer‘ Lorenza Ferrari Hofer, who counts the Southern Switzerland Film Commission among her clients. Intellectual property partners Thomas Legler and Michèle Burnier are other key members of the team.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences

Pestalozzi is best known for its M&A, financing, intellectual property, competition, regulatory and compliance work in the healthcare and life sciences sector. Lorenza Ferrari Hofer and Christian Roos are defending Zimmer against product liability claims concerning the client’s metal-on-metal hip implants.