Schellenberg Wittmer is delighted to welcome Dr. Lorenza Ferrari Hofer

We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Lorenza Ferrari Hofer as Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Intellectual Property and Life Sciences practices.

A specialist in intellectual property, life sciences, data and data protection law, unfair competition and contract law, Lorenza strengthens multiple teams at Schellenberg Wittmer with her wealth of experience, and will work alongside our leading practitioners to consolidate our standing in the Swiss legal market. Lorenza will also collaborate with the firm's Corporate/M&A Group on transactions across her fields of expertise. 

Lorenza has extensive knowledge in complex cross-border matters concerning product development, licensing, trade and distribution of technologies and therapeutic and biotech products, with a strong expertise in the field of product liability defence.

The firm is delighted to welcome Lorenza and her profound expertise.
We wish her every success in her new role.

Dr.iur. Lorenza Ferrari Hofer
Attorney at law, Partner, Zurich

• Intellectual Property
• Life Sciences
• Corporate/M&A
• Dispute Resolution
• Information Technology
• Competition

Lorenza Ferrari Hofer (dual-qualified in both Switzerland and England & Wales) is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Intellectual Property and Life Sciences teams. She specialises in intellectual property, data and data protection law, unfair competition and contract law, and has profound knowledge of complex cross-border matters related to product development, licensing, trade and distribution of technology, therapeutic, health and food products, and product liability defence. Lorenza is very active in disputes covering patent infringement and injunction proceedings and trade secrets cases. She has broad experience in media (including social media), advertising, marketing and sponsorship matters. 

Lorenza has strong expertise in structuring and negotiating intellectual property rights-related agreements, including R&D, transfer and licensing, and distribution agreements across a multitude of sectors. Her life sciences practice includes matters related to patent licensing and litigation, regulatory and compliance, and product liability defence.

Lorenza regularly represents clients in legal proceedings and regulatory matters in front of Swiss courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative authorities.

Lorenza regularly lectures and publishes in the fields of international licensing and technology transfer, and in several areas of unfair competition and intellectual property law. She is President of the Swiss Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). She practices in German, Italian, English and French.

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Lorenza was partner at another major Swiss business law firm, where she was head of its IP & TMT Group and co-head of its Life Sciences Group.

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