“she has a very international dimension and does really good work”


“immense experience”


“very skilled and learned, as well as a nice person”

Who's Who Legal

“renowned for doing a lot of excellent contractual work”

Who's Who Legal

“impressive knowledge of e-health matters”

Who's Who Legal

“applauded by peers for her impressive knowledge of the life sciences sector, as well as of IP and contractual law”

Legal 500

“Lorenza Ferrari Hofer has excellent legal skills and shows business acumen”

Chambers Europe

“extremely business oriented and knowledgeable in IP”

Lorenza Ferrari Hofer

Canan Kesebir


Lorenza Ferrari Hofer is a Partner in our Intellectual Property Group and co-heads our Life Sciences Group. She specializes in Dispute Resolution, intellectual property, unfair competition, data law and contract law. She has profound knowledge in respect of the development, manufacture, licensing and distribution of technology products, among others therapeutic, food products and automotive technologies. Also, she has broad experience in media, advertising, marketing and sponsoring matters. Her life sciences practice also includes regulatory matters and product liability defense. Lorenza Ferrari Hofer advises her clients on intellectual property related deals and transactions and represents them in legal proceedings in front of Swiss courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative authorities.


  • Advising leading car manufacturer in the launch and maintenance of e-cars and related support services in Switzerland 
  • Represents pharmaceutical global leader in several patent litigations (among others SPC infringements)
  • Assisting medical device leader in the set-up of EMEA distribution chain after EU-CH MRA expiry   
  • Represented major manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip prostheses in product liability proceedings
  • Co-represented Sosei in the acquisition of Idorsia's Asian business

  • Assisted in Kinarus reverse takeover of listed company Project Holding

  • Assisted manufacturer of telecom solutions against NPE's claims


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Partner in an international law firm in Zurich
Foreign Associate in an international law firm in London
Associate in an international law firm in Zurich
Legal Counsel in a Swiss watch and micromechanics manufacturer
Legal collaborator at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
Education and Admission
Bar Admission in England and Wales
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Dr. iur., University of Basel
Additional Professional Activities
  • Lecturer at SUPSI (Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano) for intellectual property and contracted law
  • Committee AIPPI Switzerland
  • First vice-president AIPPI International
  • Member of INTA Editing Committee
  • IBA Life Sciences Committee
  • Member of GRUR Ausschuss Recht der Daten

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