Prof Dr Jurg Simon > Lenz & Staehelin > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Litigation and Arbitration, Competition, Commercial and Contracts, Sports Law, Technology, Media & Telecoms


Partner, Co-Head of Intellectual Property


Admission to Bern Bar (1987), Swiss Federal Office of Justice (1987), Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (1991), Partner at IP boutique law firm (1997), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2005), University of St.Gallen (Titular Professor of Intellectual Property Law, 2006 until today)


German, English, French


Member of all relevant national and international professional organizations in the field


University of Bern (Dr. iur., 1990), University of St.Gallen (Executive Masters in European and International Business Law, 1997)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Jürg SimonLenz & Staehelin

Lenz & Staehelin covers all aspects of intellectual property, with the team handling patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, geographical indications and know-how protection, acting on prosecution as well as in litigation. Thierry Calame, Jurg Simon and Daniel Tunik jointly head the practice. Calame specialises in patent matters and licensing related arbitration, in particular with a focus on the life sciences, and is considered to be ‘one of the top Swiss IP specialists‘. Simon has a focus on IT, media and appellations of origin, among others, and Tunik is the litigation head. The ‘extremely impressivePeter Ling is experienced in trade mark and patent litigation. Lara Dorigo left the firm in January 2022.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

Lenz & Staehelin impresses with the breadth of its practice. The team is well versed in advising Swiss and foreign companies on how to comply with data privacy and security regulatory obligations, and to develop practical cross-border data transfer solutions. Other areas of expertise are cross-border data privacy surveys, setting up new ventures, and designing, drafting, reviewing and updating general corporate group and HR policies. Professional and banking secrecy, privilege and related areas of confidentiality obligations area also handled. The key practitioners are employment specialist Rayan Houdrouge, TMT practitioner Guy Vermeil, outsourcing expert Lukas Morscher and Jürg Simon who also covers IP and competition law.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Praised by clients as ‘an excellent law firm with profound knowledge’, Lenz & Staehelin fields ‘a very professional and always available’ team, which has significant expertise in banking and financial litigation, corporate disputes, private client work, employment litigation, contentious real estate work and IP mandates. The practice also has knowledge of the white-collar crime arena and experience in disputes involving states or state-owned entities. Harold Frey leads the Zurich-based team, while Daniel Tunik heads up the practice in Geneva. In Zurich, Martin Burkhardt focuses on commercial disputes, Dominique Müller leads the investigations practice and Thierry Calame and Jürg Simon focus on IP litigation. Miguel Oural, Xavier Favre-Bulle and white-collar crime expert Hikmat Maleh are key names to note in Geneva.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has a good reputation for its full-service offering and is noted in particular for its services in the areas of dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, and banking and finance with further areas of expertise in intellectual property, TMT and competition law. Key figures of note are banking and finance experts Marcel Tranchet and Patrick Hünerwadel, capital markets-focused Patrick Schleiffer, corporate M&A specialist Lukas Morscher and litigation and arbitration specialist Harold Frey. Other key contacts are Tanja Luginbühl for insolvency and restructuring matters, Heini Rüdisühli for private client matters, Jürg Simon for intellectual property advice and Marcel Meinhardt for competition law expertise.