Markus Dörig
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law
Partner
doerig@b-legal.ch

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Education and Experience

  • Zurich and Geneva Universities (lic. iur. 1984)
  • Clerk at district court (1984-1985)
  • Trainee at Zurich law firm (1985-1987)
  • Dr. iur., admitted to bar (1987)
  • Foreign Associate at leading Chicago law firm (1988)
  • Attorney-at-law at Zurich commercial law firm (1989-1993)
  • Partner at Zurich commercial law firm (1993-1996)
  • Founding Partner Badertscher Attorneys at Law (1996)
  • Member of various boards of directors

Memberships

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Fiscal Association
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Center For International Legal Studies, Salzburg
  • International Law Office (ILO)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Haftpflicht- und Versicherungsrecht (SGHVR)
  • Member and selected attorney on Who’s Who Legal

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

PUBLICATIONS

Injured party versus insurer:  new article 60(1 bis) of Federal Act on Insurance Policies

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.

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Is surveillance of insured parties lawful?

Is surveillance of insured parties lawful?

Is surveillance of insured parties lawful? In case of doubt regarding eligibility for benefits, insurers in Switzerland (particularly accident and disability insurers) have a long record of hiring investigators to conduct surveillance in order to prevent abuse and to adjust or reclaim benefits if the doubt proves founded.

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