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

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Work Department

Competition | Regulatory.


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 > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

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 MaurenbrecherRené 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 DasserMarcel Dietrich and Franz HoffetPeter Riedweg and Dieter Grünblatt; and Georg Rauber. David Rosenthal left the firm.

Switzerland > Competition

(Leading individuals)

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Homburger has an established competition team, which covers the full scope of matters, ranging from advising on regulated markets, EU law and merger control filings as well as representing national and international companies in proceedings. Department head Marcel Dietrich has a comprehensive practice and more than 20 years of experience in the field. Franz Hoffet is the other key contact at the firm; he is particularly well versed in administrative and civil antitrust litigation. Richard Stäuber, who has the same focus, made partner in early 2020.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences

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.