Dr iur Franz Hoffet > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Competition, Regulatory, Corporate / M&A.


Partner. Franz Hoffet heads Homburger’s Competition / Regulatory team. He has extensive experience in all areas of Swiss and European competition law, ranging from merger control to administrative and civil antitrust litigation. He represents a wide range of companies and trade associations in proceedings before the Swiss competition authorities, the European Commission and in civil courts and arbitration proceedings. He also advises clients on compliance matters of Swiss and European competition law. Other areas of practice include regulated markets (in particular energy, health and pharma, media and telecommunications, infrastructure and transport), international trade and public procurement. Franz Hoffet is also a member of Homburger’s Corporate / M&A as well as its White Collar / Investigations teams.


Admitted to the Bar in 1986. Joined Homburger in 1988 and became Partner in 1994.


German, English, French.


Chairman of the Swiss Bar Association’s Committee on Competition Law.


University of Zurich (Dr iur), University of Chicago (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Competition

(Leading individuals)

Franz HoffetHomburger

Homburger fields a team of dedicated specialists who are regularly approached by large Swiss and international companies from a variety of industries, such as pharmaceutical and financial services. The group is well versed in handling investigations and cross-border merger control filings. Practice head Marcel Dietrich has longstanding experience in this field, and is also active in civil and administrative antitrust litigation. Franz Hoffet is knowledgeable in regulated industries. Richard Stäuber is also noted.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Homburger fields a team of experienced specialists in a variety of disciplines. Core practice areas are its corporate and M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, disputes and tax groups, in which Benedikt Maurenbrecher, René BöschJürg Frick and Daniel Daeniker as well as Dieter Grünblatt, Balz Gross and Felix Dasser stand out. Regulatory specialist Franz Hoffet and Marcel Dietrich as well as IP/IT expert Georg Rauber are also highlighted. Through its initiative ‘Homburger Exponential’, the firm can offer a range of legal tech tools to its clients.