Dr iur Gregor Bühler > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

IP / IT, Litigation, Employment and Executive Compensation, China Focus Group, Data Protection, Regulatory


Partner, Head of the IP/IT team and Deputy Head of the Litigation/Arbitration team. Main areas of work are IP and IT-related litigation and arbitration. Other areas include sports, distribution, internet, privacy and media law as well as technology-related transactional work. Experienced litigator before civil and administrative courts.


Qualified in 1992. Worked at Max Planck Institute Munich, 1994-95. Joined Homburger in 1995, becoming Partner in 2003.


German, English.


Advisory Board of the IBA’s IP and Entertainment Law Committee, ASA, AIPPI, LES.


Dr. iur. University of St. Gallen (1995), LLM Georgetown University (1997).


Sports (tennis, skiing, hiking).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Data privacy and data protection

Homburger has a solid track record in acting for global tech companies and Swiss corporations as stand-alone counsel or in cooperation with international law firms regarding cross-border data protection projects and issues. As an integral part of the firm’s IP/IT group, the data protection and privacy team can cover a wide range of matters at the intersection of these areas. range of related matters. The group assists clients with GDPR implementation projects, cross-border data transfers, disputes with authorities and with the data privacy and protection aspects of transactions. Gregor Bühler is noted for ‘providing sound, commercial advice and always acting in his clients’ best interest.’ He leads the practice jointly with Luca Dal Molin.

Switzerland > Employment

Homburger provides ‘excellent, relevant, practical counsel‘ to a broad variety of domestic and international clients on all types of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. This includes advice on the employment aspects of transactions, investigations and restructurings as well as on mass dismissals and social plans. The team, which is headed by ‘exceptional leader and business mindAndreas Müller and Balz Gross, is particularly experienced in advising on executive remuneration and bonus schemes as well as tax aspects relating to executive pay. Claude Lambert focuses on corporate procedures relating to executive remuneration. Gregor Bühler advises at the intersection of IP, IT and employment law.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences

Homburger fields a team of ‘strong subject matter experts‘ across different specialisms: Dieter Gericke is a specialist in advising healthcare and life sciences clients on corporate law and transactions, while Andri Hess ‘provides strong support on IP litigation matters.Gregor Bühler covers regulatory aspects, and Marcel Dietrich is the name to note in competition and antitrust queries; together they head up the firm’s practice. Luca Dal Molin is sought after for data protection questions. Daniel Häusermann advises on financing transactions.

Switzerland > Intellectual property

Homburger covers the full range of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, with ‘excellent legal knowledge and a practical approach‘. The practice is headed by Gregor Bühler, who specialises in transactional intellectual property matters, licensing and distribution agreements as well as arbitration, and Andri Hess, who is considered ‘one of the top patent litigators in Switzerland‘ and is adept at negotiating and drafting intellectual property contracts. The ‘highly motivated team‘ includes Georg Rauber, a specialist for patent, copyright and trade mark disputes. The unit has particular expertise in regulated sectors, such as the financial services, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.