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Prof Dr Jurg Simon
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(Hall of Fame)
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.
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.
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 Diem, Marcel Tranchet, Harold Frey, Jürg Simon, Marcel Meinhardt and Lukas Morscher.
- Data privacy and data protection - Switzerland
- Hall of Fame - Switzerland > Intellectual property
- Intellectual property - Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland - Switzerland
- Leading individuals - Switzerland > Intellectual property
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance: Geneva
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Intellectual property
- Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
- Private client
- Public law
- Real estate and construction
- Sports law