Mr Markus Alder > Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial, M&A and Migration


Markus specializes in corporate and commercial, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital as well as insolvency and restructurings. He advises his clients with regard to the incorporation of companies in Switzerland, the drafting and negotiating of agreements and concerning the complex questions that may arise in the context of the acquisition or sale of a company. Markus Alder has also considerable expertise in employment law matters and the relocation of companies to Switzerland (including the obtaining of work and residence permits).


Since 2012 Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2009 – 2012 Partner, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Zurich
2008 – 2009 General Counsel, Tom Talent Holding AG, Zurich
2003 – 2008 Associate, Vischer, Zurich
1996 – 2002 Junior Associate and Associate, Niederer Kraft & Frey, Zurich


German and English


Swiss and Zurich Bar Association


2003  Boston University, Boston, Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Laws (LL.M.)
2000 Admitted to the Bar
1995 University of Bern, 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.