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 > Employment

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte is a popular choice for executives and, in particular, has a strong track record in hiring and employment termination packages for CEOs and managing directors. General assistance to human resources managers is another key area of the firm’s ‘quick and efficient’ service which includes advice on all areas of Swiss employment law. Practice head Thomas Loher handles compensation schemes and harassment claims. Arlette Pfister and Markus Alder are experienced in immigration matters, company relocations to Switzerland and international litigation respectively.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

At Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte, the group acts for domestic and international companies from the manufacturing, technology, healthcare and real estate industries on the full range of related issues, including transactions, commercial and corporate law. Markus Alder, who combines his corporate and M&A practice with employment and insolvency law, leads the practice together with Arlette Pfister, who also handles joint ventures and corporate governance matters. Michael Bösch, Martin Bürkle and associate Marzel Wyden are other names to note.