Dr iur Andri Hess > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

IP / IT, Litigation, Arbitration, Regulatory.


Partner, member of Homburger’s IP / IT, Litigation & Arbitration and Competition & Regulatory practice teams. Main areas of work include patent and other intellectual property rights litigation and arbitration in a broad range of technical and industrial fields and within international contexts, as well as in negotiating and drafting intellectual property rights related contracts.


Qualified in 1998. Joined Homburger in 1999, became Partner in 2009. Holding teaching assignment from the University of Stockholm (IP arbitration). Lecturer of the training course for the Swiss Patent Bar exam at the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. Associate judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court.


German, English.


Member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, AIPPI (member of the board of the Swiss group, member of the Programme Committee), ASA, INGRES, LES, GRUR.


Dr iur University of Zurich (2000), LLM University of Virginia School of Law (2003).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Andri HessHomburger

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.

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.