Mr Michael Bösch > Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte

Work Department

Arbitration, Litigation, Corporate, Insolvency and Restructuring, Employment, Migration and New Technology.


Michael Bösch is Managing Partner of Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte since 2022. He is specialized in arbitration as well as in corporate and commercial. Particularly in commercial disputes, he has extensive expertise in national and international arbitration conducted under the most common rules such as ICC, LCIA and Swiss Rules but also ad hoc. In doing so, Michael acts primarily as counsel, increasingly as arbitrator. He also represents clients in civil law litigation.

His additional expertise is corporate and commercial. As long time advisor of many companies he knows their business needs which allows him to provide tailor-made solutions. When disputes arise his clients benefit from Michael’s expertise in dispute resolution. Michael is a board member or corporate secretary of several Swiss companies.

According to Who’s Who Legal Michael is recognized as ‘Future Leader’ in arbitration and in civil law litigation. Also Legal 500 recommends him for civil law litigation but also for corporate, commercial and M&A.

Within Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte, Michael used to be responsible for HR and for Marketing and Business Development.


Since 2011     Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2005 – 2010    Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2003 – 2004    Associate, Wilms & Ruggle, Zurich

2001 – 2002    Court clerk at the District Court of Hinwil

2000 – 2001    Junior Associate, Wenger & Vieli AG, Zurich


German, English, French


Zurich and Swiss Bar Association
Swiss Arbitration Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Russian Arbitration Association
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)


2013              Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

2012              Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

2005              Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, Master of Laws in International Legal Studies with a special emphasis on dispute resolution (LL.M.)

2003              Admitted to the Zurich Bar (all Swiss courts)

2000              University of Fribourg, Master of Law (lic. iur.)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte has broad sector expertise, with notable areas of focus including manufacturing, healthcare, real estate, and technology. The group is active for clients both in relation to day-to-day corporate matters and major mandates, such as transactions and restructurings. Markus Alder co-leads the department with the ‘priceless’ Arlette Pfister. Michael Bosch has signifiant experience in general corporate advice, while Thomas Loher handles M&A transactions, restructurings, and corporate governance.