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


Work Department

Competition, Regulatory, Corporate / M&A.


Partner. Franz Hoffet is a partner of Homburger’s Competition and Regulatory teams. 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 health and pharma, telecommunications and media, energy, infrastructure and transport), international trade and public procurement. Franz Hoffet is also a member of Homburger’s Corporate / M&A team as well as its White Collar / Investigations working group.


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 is an established competition law counsel to a number of Swiss and foreign blue-chip clients. It has core capabilities in investigations and multi-jurisidictional merger control filings for which the practice works closely with the firm’s corporate and M&A department. The offering also includes leniency applications, dawn raids and sanction procedures. Practice head Marcel Dietrich and Franz Hoffet both have over 30 years of experience. Richard Stäuber is noted for ‘delivering work in very high quality.‘ Associate Allegra Arnold handles administrative and civil antitrust litigation.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

The team at Homburger has a comprehensive offering with particularly deep experience in capital markets, banking and finance as well as corporate and M&A, tax and dispute resolution. Marcel Dietrich and Franz Hoffet head the team’s regulatory and competition service offering. Banking, finance and capital markets matters are the key focus areas of Benedikt Maurenbrecher, Jürg Frick and René Bösch while Daniel Daeniker has a corporate M&A focus and Dieter Grünblatt covers the tax aspects of transactions. Balz Gross and Felix Dasser specialise in litigation and arbitration. Also noted is intellectual property expert Georg Rauber.