Dr Damian Schai > Wenger Plattner > Basel, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Wenger Plattner
4010 BASEL

Work Department

IP and IT
Litigation and Arbitration
Life Sciences and Health Law
Employment Law


Damian Schai is a partner in the IP and IT as well as the Life Sciences and Health Law practice areas. He advises companies and private clients in all areas of intellectual property and represents them before the courts. A focus of his practice is on the protection, defense, and legal enforcement of trademarks worldwide. He has broad experience in other intellectual property law and related disciplines, such as copyright law, the laws governing personal rights, names and company names, the law against unfair competition and data protection.

In the area of IT, Damian Schai provides clients with advice and support, particularly in contract law issues (such as in the areas of software and software development, hosting and other IT providers, eCommerce and licenses). He can also draw on a broad experience in the areas of employment law, contract law, and civil procedure that he gained as a law clerk and in numerous court proceedings as a lawyer. He maintains a holistic approach when advising clients and also takes into account aspects of other legal areas.


Bar admission (2005)


German, English, French


University of Basel (lic. iur.), 2002; University of Basel (Dr. iur.), 2009

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Employment

Wenger Plattner‘s employment team acts for companies and high-level employees with a focus on dispute resolution, in particular regarding complex termination and bonus disputes. Additionally, the practice, which is headed by Roland Bachmann, handles related disputes, such as non-competition clauses, conducts arbitral proceedings in collective labour law disputes and assists with the employment aspects of company transactions, restructurings and outsourcing projects, including mass dismissals and social plans matters. Damian Schai joined the unit from Lenz · Caemmerer · Bender in 2020.