Dr iur Markus R. Frick > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team




Markus Frick specializes in all aspects of intellectual property law with a particular focus on trademark, patent and unfair competition law. Other areas of expertise include media law as well as food and drugs regulations. He regularly represents clients in complex and cross-border litigations before courts and administrative bodies. He advises clients on the development and management of IP rights, related contracts and transactions. He speaks and publishes regularly on topics in his area of practice.

He is also admitted to the New York Bar and has – before joining Walder Wyss – worked as an associate in both a Zurich and a New York law firm.



Markus Frick speaks German, English and French.


Born in 1970, Markus Frick was educated at the University of Zurich (lic. iur. 1995, Dr. iur. 2000) and New York University School of Law (LL.M. 2001).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Markus FrickWalder Wyss Ltd.

Walder Wyss Ltd. is well known for large transactions involving intellectual property issues as well as for its litigation strength, acting in trade mark, copyright, design and patent disputes. Roger Staub has ‘extraordinary capabilities‘, especially in international IP litigation and arbitration. Markus Frick specialises in trade mark, patent and unfair competition matters and is a ‘great litigator‘. The ‘competent, experienced and committed‘ unit has recently seen increased activity in the life sciences and pharmaceuticals sectors, in particular the biotech industry, where it assisted clients with licensing contracts and technology transfer from universities to industry partners.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Walder Wyss Ltd. has a strong reputation for advice on M&A and capital markets transactions as well as public tender offers and restructurings. Transactions are ably covered by Luc Defferrard, Markus Pfenninger, Alex Nikitine and Urs Gnos. Markus Frick, Philippe Nordmann, Hans Rudolf Trüeb, David Vasella, Reto Jacobs and Johannes Bürgi are other key practitioners. Michael Isler, Irène Suter-Sieber and Reto Vonzun are also noted.