Mr Thomas Loher > Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte

Work Department

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment and Migration, Inheritance, Estate, Asset and Business Succession Planning, Family Office, Estate Administration und Executorship, Advisor to Executives and Entrepreneurs


Thomas Loher has been a Partner with Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte since 2006. He specializes in corporate and employment law. Thomas has many years of experience in all aspects of employment law where he advises companies and private individuals. In this field, he has also substantial experience in relocation, immigration and secondment matters. His corporate practice regularly includes M&A transactions, restructurings and corporate governance questions; he is presently also board member of various Swiss companies. In addition, Thomas established a close relationship with various private clients whom he advises on a great variety of legal aspects. Traditionally, he has also a strong affinity to sports related legal issues.

According to Chambers & Partners “Thomas Loher is very responsive, understands the issues well and explains matters clearly, and considers options”, “comes up with pragmatic solutions” and “is very effective in negotiations with counterparts”. He is recommended as individually ranked lawyer for employment for years. Legal 500 recommends Thomas Loher for corporate, commercial and M&A.

Within Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte, Thomas has been Managing Partner until the end of 2021 and previously served as HR manager and CFO for many years.


Since 2006       Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
2003 – 2005    Senior associate with Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
1998 – 2003     Associate with two Zurich based international business law firms
1996                 Assistance of a judge at the District Court of Zurich, Switzerland
1995 – 1996     Junior Associate with a Zurich based international business law firm


German, English, French


Swiss and Zurich Bar Association


2000     LL.M. University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego (USA), Master of Laws In Comparative Law
1994     lic. iur. Zurich University School of Law, Zurich, Switzerland,  Master of Law
1997     admitted to the bar of Zurich, Switzerland

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.

Switzerland > Employment

The employment team at Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte is particularly experienced in providing support to executive employees, with practice co-head Thomas Loher having specialist experience in relation to relocation, immigration, and secondment matters for senior management. Co-head Anna Neukom Chaney is a specialist employment lawyer, as certified by he Swiss Bar Association and is especially adept at employment matters concerning work permits and data protection. Clients commend the firm’s ‘highly qualified‘ and ‘dedicated’ team.