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


Prof. Dr. Jürg Simon is considered a leading lawyer in intellectual property and related fields in Switzerland (forensic and non-forensic work). Before joining Lenz & Staehelin, he was director at the Swiss Intellectual Property Institute and partner in an IP boutique firm. He teaches intellectual property law, among others, at the University of St.Gallen.


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 provides ‘a competent and highly professional‘ level of service, with the team including ‘genuine experts in their fields‘. IP disputes form the core of its work, along with trade mark or design portfolio management and advisory cases relating to rights, unfair competition and trade secrets. ‘Outstanding professional‘ Thierry Calame heads the practice with Jürg Simon, who ‘has a profound understanding‘ of Swiss law and ‘is simply a pleasure to work with‘. Geneva-based Daniel Tunik oversees the litigation side of the department, where senior associate Peter Ling and Lara Dorigo ‘are among the best in field‘. Notable highlights involve trade mark protection for Apple Inc. and assistance with strategy and prosecution for Sky International AG.

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

Lenz & Staehelin‘s practice is singled out for its ‘holistic thinking‘, ‘in-depth knowledge‘ of Swiss legislation, and ability to provide ‘state-of-the-art‘ counsel. The team advised a world-leading investment management firm and a global audit firm on their assessment measures for GDPR compliance; assisted One.Thing.Less AG with its launch of a personal information management system; and consulted on potential data breaches in the banking and construction sectors. Zurich-based Lukas Morscher has particularly ‘vast experience in the technology and telecoms sectors‘ and is ‘the leading authority in international data privacy and data protection topics‘, working alongside Jürg Simon. Managing partner Guy Vermeil and Rayan Houdrouge oversee matters in Geneva.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has an excellent market reputation, with expertise in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, and dispute resolution as well as in competition, IP, TMT, sports and tax matters. Key practitioners include Patrick Hünerwadel, Hans-Jakob DiemMarcel Tranchet, Harold Frey, Jürg SimonMarcel Meinhardt and Lukas Morscher.