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‘s ‘very efficient‘ team’s experience encompasses an extensive range of industries, including manufacturing, real estate and technology, among others. Markus Alder and Arlette Pfister jointly front the practice, with the latter demonstrating proficiency in relation to domestic and cross-border M&A and reorganisations, among other issues. Thomas Loher principally focuses on corporate and employment-related matters, and Michael Bösch is accustomed to advising clients on corporate issues.

Switzerland > Employment

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte provides support to its longstanding clients on a broad range of employment and labour matters, such as day-to-day employment concerns, complex employment strategies and questions, defending our clients’ interests in court, including ex parte injunctive reliefs, and assisting them in mass dismissals, transfer of business and work controls. The team is co-headed by Thomas Loher, who regularly advises employers and senior management staff on transfers of undertakings and compensation schemes, and Anna Neukom Chaney, who has expertise in domestic and international employment and labour litigation.