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Dr Michael Ritscher
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Michael Ritscher is recognised as one of the most experienced and esteemed IP litigators and arbitrators in Switzerland, and beyond. Michael Ritscher heads MLL’s IP group. He has extensive practise in advising and representing clients from a broad variety of sectors, including life sciences, luxury goods and retail. Michael Ritscher is often at the forefront of precedent-setting cases. He is a reference for companies which regularly seek his support to handle their cross-border contentious affairs involving Swiss, EU and international law. Michael Ritscher appears as an opinion leader in his field in client and peer feedback ratings.
Partner and head of the IP-team with MLL (since 1994), Associate with MLL (1991–1993), Worked at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Munich (1989–1991), Associate with Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, New York/Washington DC (1988–1989), Associate with a leading corporate law firm, Zurich (1985–1988)
German, English, French
President of the Institute for Industrial Property INGRES
Visiting scholar at Stanford University Law School (1989), Georgetown University Center of Law, LL.M. (1989), Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law, Munich (1987), Research Assistant at the University of Zurich, Faculty of Intellectual Property Rights (1984–1985), University of Zurich, lic. iur. (1983)
Lawyer Rankings(Hall of Fame)
According to clients, MLL Legal has the ‘best IP team in Switzerland‘, including ‘an excellent IP litigation team‘. The practice, which is jointly headed by the ‘hugely experienced‘ Michael Ritscher, Simon Holzer and Peter Schramm covers all intellectual property matters and is known for its strength in the protection of geographical indications, European patent matters, copyright matters and intellectual property matters in information and communication technology – an area of specialisation of the ‘excellent‘ Nicola Benz and Lukas Bühlmann. Further key contacts are Reinhard Oertli, ‘super knowledgable‘ Guillaume Fournier, the ‘very intelligent‘ Kilian Schärli, Nadine Von Büren-Maier and the ‘fantastic‘ Ulrike Ciesla.
Post-merger, MLL Legal can draw upon the expertise of the two former law firms MLL and Froriep resulting in a comprehensive legal services offering. The combined team has profound knowledge in the areas of intellectual property, IT and data privacy matters where Michael Ritscher, Simon Holzer, Nicola Benz and Lukas Bühlmann are key practitioners. In corporate, banking and finance matters, Alexander Vogel, Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler, Andrea Sieber and Dunja Koch in London are the key individuals. Patricia Guerra acts for private clients and Wolfgang Müller advises real estate clients. Tax expert Marcel Jung and litigation expert Sabina Schellenberg are further key contacts.
- Hall of Fame - Switzerland > Intellectual property
- Intellectual property - Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland - Switzerland
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- Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
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