Dr iur Georg Rauber > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile
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Dr iur Georg Rauber
IP | IT.
Partner. Heads Homburger’s IP|IT practice and co-heads the newly formed Homburger TechGroup. Main areas of work include IT related transactions, software distribution, IT and business process outsourcing, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights), licensing and technology transfer, sports and entertainment and telecommunications. In all areas: transactional and contentious work.
Qualified in 1988. Joined Homburger in 1988, becoming Partner in 1996.
2011 | 2012 President of the Zurich Bar, since 2016 Deputy Member of the Zurich Bar Supervisroy Board.
Graduated as Dr iur from University of Zurich in 1987.
Homburger is an established player in the market and is particularly noted for its corporate, M&A and capital markets as well as its banking and finance practice, where Benedikt Maurenbrecher, René Bösch and Daniel Daeniker are key names. Other areas of expertise include dispute resolution, competition, tax, and IP and TMT, where the key contacts are Balz Gross and Felix Dasser; Marcel Dietrich and Franz Hoffet; Peter Riedweg and Dieter Grünblatt; and Georg Rauber. David Rosenthal left the firm.(Hall of Fame)
The ‘very strong‘ practice at Homburger has ‘excellent local and global IP expertise‘ in litigation and patent handling for clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences, telecoms, media and technology sectors. Highlights included enforcing trade mark rights for Hyundai against parallel imports. Andri Hess frequently acts before the Swiss Federal Patent Court. IP transactions specialist Georg Rauber ‘stands out as the senior partner‘ and ‘adds value to everything he is involved with‘; he jointly heads the team with Gregor Bühler. Luca Dal Molin made partner in January 2020. Other clients include Illumina, Sandoz and Swisscom.(Leading individuals)
The ‘very knowledgeable and experienced‘ Georg Rauber leads the ‘collaborative and business-centric‘ team at Homburger, which has ‘comprehensive knowledge‘ of the TMT market. Highlights included acting for Google in defamation and right to be forgotten claims; Swatch Group and CSEM in patent enforcement proceedings before the Swiss federal courts; and Helsana in a dispute with the Swiss data protection authority over pay-backs on its health app. Luca Dal Molin brings a ‘pragmatic, solution-oriented approach to the table‘. David Rosenthal left the firm.
Homburger, which is best known for its traditional finance and regulatory expertise, receives a stream of work related to Swiss law and Finma-regulated aspects of cryptocurrency services and transactions in the space. Recent work includes advising UBS on a new mortgage financing disintermediation platform; acting for Amun on a crypto-linked collateralised exchange traded product; and assisting The Singularity Group AG with all blockchain-related matters and associated administrative and licensing proceedings. Security tokenisation and asset-based financing are other areas of strength. Daniel Haeberli and Georg Rauber are the practice heads.
Homburger‘s life sciences practice fields specialists from the corporate, M&A, IP, competition and regulatory areas. It is often involved in significant transactions, proceedings and patent matters. The latter is a key area of expertise of Andri Hess, who is, together with Georg Rauber, the key contact in IP-related queries. Dieter Gericke is active in transactions, while Franz Hoffet and Marcel Dietrich cover competition, compliance and regulatory matters. Richard Stäuber and Luca Dal Molin made partner at the beginning of 2020.
- Hall of Fame - Switzerland > Intellectual property
- Healthcare and life sciences - Switzerland
- Intellectual property - Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland - Switzerland
- Leading individuals - Switzerland > Intellectual property
- Leading individuals - Switzerland > TMT
- TMT - Switzerland
- Fintech - Switzerland
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Intellectual property
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland