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


“immense experience”


“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


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.


  • Legal counsel to Locarno Film Festival
  • Advised leading manufacturer of medical devices in the update of post marketing surveillance obligations (clinical studies) following MDR
  • Advised leading consumer group in the renegotiation of several sponsoring agreements following the cancellation of events (Covid-19)
  • Advised global foodstuff group in its marketing and advertising campaigns and branding matters 
  • Represents pharmaceutical global leader in several patent litigations (among others SPC infringements)
  • Assisted ophthalmic leader in the tender for the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property rights and marketing authorization for orphan drugs  
  • Assisted pharmaceutical global leader in the review of its rebate and pricing system, and related legal and regulatory issues
  • Represented major manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip prostheses in product liability proceedings


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Partner in a Zurich law firm
Foreign Associate in an international law firm in London
Associate in a Zurich law firm
Legal counsel in a Swiss watch and micromechanics manufacturer
Legal collaborator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Education and Admission
Bar Admission in England and Wales
Bar Admission in Switzerland
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
  • President of AIPPI Switzerland
  • Member of INTA Editing Committee
  • Organizing Committee member of IBA Life Sciences Conference
  • Member of GRUR Ausschuss Recht der Daten

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