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
- 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
Supreme Court: scope of full and final settlement clause in insurance matters. The Supreme Court recently dealt with the scope of a full and final settlement clause in an insurance matter (A_23/2107, December 21 2017).
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.
Interpretation of company articles in Sika takeover Battle. A recent Zug Cantonal Court decision sheds light on the way that Swiss company articles of association must be interpreted under Swiss company law in cases in which they are not only applicable internally among a few shareholders, but also have an effect on third parties.
Partial revision of Federal Act on Insurance Contracts. In 2013 the Federal Parliament rejected a bill for a total revision of the Federal Act on Insurance Contracts, with an order to the Federal Council to elaborate a partial revision on selected subjects. The Federal Council drafted an amended bill and recently initiated consultation proceedings on the proposals.
Defects in company organisation caused by Deadlock. The Federal Supreme Court recently clarified in two appeals how to deal with defects in company organisation caused by deadlock between two equal shareholders, particularly if they are both board members.
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