Education and Experience
- Studies at the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne (MLaw, 2016)
- Intern, court clerk, and head of the conciliation authority in matters relating to the tenancy of residential and business property at the District Court of Dietikon, Zurich (2016-2018)
- Legal assistant in a Zurich commercial law firm for an international investigation project (2018-2019)
- Admitted to the bar (Zurich, 2020)
- Lawyer in the legal department of a legal protection insurance company (2020-2021)
- Attorney at law with Badertscher Rechtsanwälte AG since 2022
- Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
- Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
Swiss Federal Supreme Court decision: interpretation of exclusion clause
Professional liability insurance policies usually contain specific clauses that exclude coverage for occurrences or claims that are the result of the insured having acted with a degree of intent. These clauses typically exclude coverage for acts or omissions of the insured which are committed either:
“wilfully”; “intentionally”; or as stated in the clause in question here, “knowingly”.
Reference Guide Insurance Litigation Switzerland March 2023
Quick reference guide enabling side-by-side comparison of local insights, including into preliminary and
jurisdictional considerations; interpretation of insurance contracts; providing notice; duty to defend;
standard commercial general liability policies; first-party property insurance; directors’ and officers’
insurance; cyber insurance; terrorism insurance; and recent trends.
Injured party versus insurer: new article 60(1 bis) of Federal Act on Insurance Policies
Georges Clemmer and Markus Dörig looking at the revision of the Federal Act on Insurance Policies (IPA), which entered into force on 1 January 2022. One of the newly introduced provisions is article 60(1 bis) of the IPA, which allows injured parties – under certain circumstances – to choose between pursuing their claim for compensation either against the liable party or, instead, directly against the latter’s insurer.