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
General insurance terms integral to insurance agreement. In a recent decision the Federal Supreme Court held that general terms and conditions can be included in an insurance contract, even if the application makes no reference to the date of the terms and conditions and it remains unclear which version is applicable.
New limitations on cash pooling? Cash pooling is often used within a group of companies for financial management optimization purposes. However, a recent Zurich Commercial Court decision risks jeopardising the use of cash pooling by setting overly onerous standards for the characterisation of an intra-group payment in the
cash pool as a legally permitted intra-group loan.
Insurance fraud through omission – qualified duty to act required. In a recently published decision the Federal Supreme Court quashed a criminal verdict of the Supreme Court of the Canton of Basel-Country and held that insurance fraud by omission requires a qualified duty of the perpetrator to act.
New rules for asset managers of Swiss professional pension insurances. An amendment to the Professional Pension Insurance Act came into force on January 1 2014. The revised provisions specify new requirements for the management of Swiss professional pension insurance assets.
Prescription period for paid sick day allowance clarified. In an extensive series of cases the Federal Supreme Court has laid out the rules regarding the applicable limitation periods in insurance law.
‘Fat cat’ initiative revisited – government implements ordinanceIn. Spring 2013 Swiss voters approved the ‘fat cat’ initiative by amending the Swiss Constitution (for further details please see “Voters say yes to ‘fat cat’ initiative”). The federal government has adopted the respective implementing ordinance, which became effective on January 1 2014.