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The world is taking extraordinary steps to fight and delay the spread of COVID-19. At Schellenberg Wittmer, we have taken the necessary steps to protect the health of our employees, our clients and the wider communities we work and live in. Most of our lawyers and staff now work remotely, but we remain fully available and reachable by phone (the normal phone numbers), email, fax and regular mail.


Sarah Leins-Zurmuehle is an Associate in our Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Competition and Antitrust Groups. She acts as counsel in disputes relating to patents, trademarks, copyright, and competition and antitrust. She also advises on non-contentious matters in these fields as well as in licensing and distribution. Sarah further acts as a mediator for business and intellectual property matters.


Professional Experience
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Law Clerk at the District Court of Zurich
Trainee Law Clerk at the District Court of Dielsdorf
Trainee Lawyer in a Zurich law firm
Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Dr. Markus Ruffner, University of St. Gallen
Teamleader Copyright in a Zurich law firm
Education and Admission
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Visiting Researcher, Harvard University
PhD candidate in ICT and Intellectual Property Law at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Florent Thouvenin, University of Zurich
Accreditation as Mediator and Business Mediator, Konstanzer Schule für Mediation
Master of Law, University of Zurich
Bachelor of Law, University of Zurich
Additional Professional Activities
  • Founding Member of 'mediationsexperten', Association for mediation in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
  • Founding Partner of, a school program to educate children and young adults in the field of media competence and in dealing with social networks.

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