Chambers

“she has a very international dimension and does really good work”

Chambers

“immense experience”

Chambers

“very skilled and learned, as well as a nice person”

Who's Who Legal

“renowned for doing a lot of excellent contractual work”

Who's Who Legal

“impressive knowledge of e-health matters”

Who's Who Legal

“applauded by peers for her impressive knowledge of the life sciences sector, as well as of IP and contractual law”

Legal 500

“Lorenza Ferrari Hofer has excellent legal skills and shows business acumen”

Chambers Europe

“extremely business oriented and knowledgeable in IP”

 
Lorenza Ferrari Hofer

Chantal Rüdlinger

Assistant


chantal.ruedlinger@swlegal.ch

Lorenza Ferrari Hofer is a Partner in our Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Groups. She specializes in intellectual property, unfair competition, data law and contract law. She has profound knowledge in respect of the development, licensing and distribution of technology products, among others therapeutic and food products. Also, she has broad experience in media, advertising, marketing and sponsoring matters. Her life sciences practice also includes regulatory matters and product liability defense. Lorenza Ferrari Hofer advises her clients on intellectual property related deals and transactions and represents them in legal proceedings in front of Swiss courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative authorities.

Experience

  • Legal counsel to Locarno Film Festival
  • Advised leading car manufacturer in the launch of e-cars and related support services in Switzerland
  • Assisted global manufacturer of medical devices in unfair advertising proceedings
  • Advised leading manufacturer of respiratory devices in respect of long-term distribution relationships  
  • Represents pharmaceutical global leader in several patent litigations (among others SPC infringements)
  • Assisting medical device leader in the set-up of EMEA distribution chain after EU-CH MRA expiry   
  • Assisted medical device global leader in the review of its pricing system for surgery robots and related legal and regulatory issues
  • Represented major manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip prostheses in product liability proceedings

Career

Professional Experience
2020
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2008
Partner in a Zurich law firm
2005
Foreign Associate in an international law firm in London
2002
Associate in a Zurich law firm
1997
Legal counsel in a Swiss watch and micromechanics manufacturer
1994
Legal collaborator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Education and Admission
2005
Bar Admission in England and Wales
1995
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1993
Dr. iur., University of Basel
Additional Professional Activities
  • Lecturer at SUPSI (Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano)
  • Examiner at the Swiss patent attorney courses
  • Committee of AIPPI Switzerland
  • Second vice-president AIPPI International
  • Member of INTA Editing Committee
  • Organizing Committee member of IBA Life Sciences Conference
  • Member of GRUR Ausschuss Recht der Daten
 

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