Mr David Mamane, LL.M. > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Zurich / Competition and Antitrust / Energy and Telecommunication / Intellectual Property / Distribution and Licensing / Public and Administrative Law


David Mamane is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer’s Competition Group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are competition/antitrust law, telecommunications and energy regulation, public procurement, as well as license and distribution agreements. David regularly advises clients in proceedings before the Swiss Competition Commission and is experienced in all aspects of Swiss and European competition law, including national and multi-jurisdictional merger control procedures, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, dawn raids, internal investigations, compliance, e-learning, and leniency procedures. David has established himself as one of the most renowned Swiss competition lawyers at the international level due to his involvement in international conferences and matters.
David is additionally highly specialized in the field of IT and is a co-founder of a legal consulting firm in the IT sector. With this unique expertise, David leads IT and Knowledge Management at Schellenberg Wittmer.


2011 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2009 – Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2006 – Senior Associate at a Swiss business law firm

2004 – Associate in an international law firm in Brussels

2003 – Teaching Assistant at the College of Europe in Bruges

2000 – Associate at a Swiss business law firm

1999 – Founder of a Swiss IT law firm


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. and ABA’s SIL International Antitrust Committee


2003 – LL.M. in European Law, College of Europe, Bruges

2000 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

1997 – lic. iur., University of Basel

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Competition

(Leading individuals)

David MamaneSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd‘s core strengths lie in transactional work, including M&A and joint ventures, IP and technology transfers, and licensing; as well as dispute resolution, where the team has expertise in patent litigation, product liability and related arbitration proceedings. In addition, the firm’s regulatory practice was bolstered by the arrival of Lorenza Ferrari Hofer, who joined from Pestalozzi in September 2020. Practice head Philipp Groz is also well versed in IP and unfair competition. Other names to note include David Mamane and Pascal Hubli. The team not only acts for life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, but also for companies in the tobacco, food and beverage industries.

Switzerland > Public law

The administrative law and public procurement practice at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd has a focus on representing parties in administrative procedures before courts on a cantonal and federal level as well as dealing with public authorities in regard to public procurement. The group drafts, reviews and negotiates tender notices, documents and procurement contracts and advises gas and electricity producers and distributors on grid tariffs, partial grid transfers and joint ventures, among others. David Mamane, Roland Mathys and Yves Jeanrenaud are the practice heads. Counsel Frank Bremer is also noted.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd fields ‘a highly professional and competent team of lawyers‘. The firm has expertise in the full range of business law, such as in the fields of banking and finance; capital markets; corporate and M&A; IP and competition, areas where Philippe BorensLorenzo OlgiatiOliver Triebold, Lorenza Ferrari Hofer and David Mamane are key names. The team also has strong capabilities in dispute resolution, where Peter BurckhardtChristopher Boog and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny are noted. Josef Caleff is also active.