Prof Dr Peter Georg Picht, LL.M. > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19
P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich
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Work Department

Competition and Antitrust / Intellectual Property / International Arbitration / Private Wealth / ICT / Dispute Resolution / Telecommunication / Life Sciences / Blockchainm Technologies & FinTech


Peter Georg Picht is a professor of law and holds the Chair for Business and Commercial Law at the University of Zurich and is the chair of the Center for Intellectual Property & Competition Law (CIPCO). He is Of Counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Competition Group and IP Group. He regularly advises and represents clients in the areas of competition law, intellectual property law, private international and procedural law, and arbitration.


2016 – Full Professor for business and commercial law, Zurich University

2016 – Affiliated Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich

2013-2016 – Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich

2008-2012 – Zurich University, Chair Prof. Dr. Dominique Jakob

2008 – Cooperation with international law firms

2005-2006 – Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

2000-2008 – Institute for International Private and Business Law, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Center for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Zurich – CIPCO (Chairman)
  • Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum (Board member)
  • Academic Society for Competition Law – ASCOLA (Board member)
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR)
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • Association Internationale de Droit Économique (Board member)


2017 – Qualification for Professorship (Habilitation), LMU Munich

2012-2013 – LL.M., Yale University

2011 – Dr. iur., LMU Munich (summa cum laude)

2008 – Second State Exam and Bar Admission in Germany, registered in Switzerland (Art. 28 BGFA)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Competition

The competition practice of Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is well-positioned to act for clients in investigations, dawn raids, leniency applications and compliance reviews. Other areas of expertise are merger control filings, general competition advice and representation in disputes. The team is noted for its broad client roster containing national and international companies. Practice head David Mamane is noted for ‘persistently representing the interests of his clients, but with a sound assessment of the chances and risks of litigation‘. Other key practitioners are counsels Peter Picht and Frank Bremer and senior associate Amalie Wijesundera.