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Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte
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Dispute Resolution, Licensing and Distribution


Patrick Rohn has been a partner with THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte since 2013. He specializes in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on disputes relating to distribution, licensing, unfair competition, and general commercial. Patrick has advised and acted as counsel in international arbitrations under the ICC, WIPO, UNCITRAL, and Swiss Rules for companies from various sectors, including the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, technology, and trade sectors. Moreover, Patrick frequently represents clients in complex contractual, corporate (incl. post-M&A, joint venture, directors’ liability) and insolvency related disputes up to the Appeal Court and the Federal Supreme Court, and he has considerable expertise related to cross-border asset tracing and recovery, and the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. In his preferred areas of practice, Patrick also regularly advises clients on non-contentious matters, and he frequently drafts and negotiates license, distribution and agency agreements.
Legal 500 EMEA recommends Patrick for litigation (“brilliant mind”, “exceptional analyst and tactician”). Who’s Who Legal Litigation recognizes Patrick for his litigation work as “Future Leader” in the category Partner (“strong analytical and strategic skills”, “I would recommend him in a heartbeat”). Patrick is also listed by the International Distribution Institute and the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution as arbitrator with specific experience in the field of distribution (IDArb list of specialized arbitrators).


Since 2013     Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2011 – 2012    Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2008 – 2011    Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich

2007 – 2008    Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton, London

2006 – 2007    Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich

2005               Junior Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2004 – 2005    Court clerk, District Court of Zurich

2001 – 2004    Teaching assistant, Law School of the University of Zurich


German, English and French (read)


Swiss and Zurich Bar Association
International Distribution Institute (IDI) – country expert for Switzerland
Anwaltskooperation Wirtschafts- und Vertriebsrecht
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Vertriebsrecht


2006 Admitted to the Zurich Bar (all Swiss courts)

2004 University of Zurich, J.D. (Dr. iur.)

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

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte is a boutique dispute resolution firm with a long-standing focus on banking and estate litigation. The department has recently expanded to cover commercial and corporate litigation, and has developed expertise in distribution and licensing claims, post-M&A disputes, and liability matters. Daniel Stoll and Patrick Rohn co-lead the practice.