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Thomas Legler

Partner
Attorney at law, Dr.iur., FCIArb
Head Arbitration Geneva

Cours de Rive 13
1204 Genève
Switzerland
T +41 22 999 96 21
thomas.legler@pestalozzilaw.com

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Thomas Legler is a partner and Head of Arbitration in Geneva. His practice focuses on representing clients in (inter)national arbitration and acting as arbitrator. In addition, he advises clients in the field of intellectual property (trademarks, patents, copyright), IT and data protection. Swiss Parliament elected him as deputy judge of the Federal Patent Court. Best Lawyers ® and the German "Handelsblatt" recognized him as "Lawyer of the year 2019" for his activity in IP law in Geneva.

Career

2015
  • Partner, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law
2014
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow (FCIArb)
1997
  • Partner of a major Swiss law firm in Geneva
1996
  • University of Geneva: Doctorate in law
1995
  • Foreign Associate, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (now: WilmerHale)
1993
  • University of Geneva: LLM ("D.E.S."; Diplôme Etudes Supérieures en droit)
1991
  • Associate in a major Swiss law firm in Geneva
  • Canton of Geneva: Bar admission
1989
  • Legal Counsel, Swiss Union of Privat Railways (UTP)
1988
  • University of Berne: Degree in law ("Fürsprecher")
  • Canton of Berne: Bar admission

Languages

English, French, German

Membership

  • Fédération suisse des avocats (FSA)
  • Ordre des avocats de Genève (OdA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA), officer of the IP and Entertainment Law Committee
  • Association suisse de l'arbitrage (ASA)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Fellow
  • Indicative list of WTO Panelists
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Deutsches Institut für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS)
  • World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), member of list of neutrals
  • Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC), member of Tech List
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), member of the IP panel
  • Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (INGRES)
  • Association romande de la propriété intellectuelle (AROPI)
  • MARQUES

Publications

Patent Litigiation 2019 - Switzerland

Patent Litigiation 2019 - Switzerland

By Thomas Legler, Lorenza Ferrari Hofer: Chambers Global Practice Guides, London, 2019
Moderator of the GAR Live Symposium panel 2019

Moderator of the GAR Live Symposium panel 2019

By Thomas Legler: Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Live event, Zurich, 7 March 2019
Speaker on the topic "Von der Probefahrt zum Praxistest: Das WIPO Palexpo Fast-Track Verfahren", Beilegung von IP-Streitigkeiten durch Mediation und Schiedsverfahren

Speaker on the topic "Von der Probefahrt zum Praxistest: Das WIPO Palexpo Fast-Track Verfahren", Beilegung von IP-Streitigkeiten durch Mediation und Schiedsverfahren

By Thomas Legler: Europa Institut an der Universität Zürich (EIZ) / Licensing Executives Society (LES), Zurich, 23 January 2019
Arbitrage en matière de propriété intellectuelle

Arbitrage en matière de propriété intellectuelle

By Thomas Legler: Arbitrage, médiation et autres modes pour résoudre les conflits autrement, Ordre des avocats de Genève, Commission ADR, Schulthess, 2018, p. 207 ff
Panelist on the topic "Protecting corporate and intellectual property including covenants"

Panelist on the topic "Protecting corporate and intellectual property including covenants"

By Thomas Legler: IBA Annual Conference, Rome, 9 October 2018
Patent Litigation 2018 - Switzerland

Patent Litigation 2018 - Switzerland

By Thomas Legler, Lorenza Ferrari Hofer: Chambers Global Practice Guides, London, 2018
Moderator of a panel on the topic "Arbitration and the Digital World"

Moderator of a panel on the topic "Arbitration and the Digital World"

By Thomas Legler: GAR live event, Zurich, 26 April 2018
Counterclaims in arbitration

Counterclaims in arbitration

By Thomas Legler: 3. Tagung zur Schiedsreichtsbarkeit: "Hot Topics", Europainstitut Zürich, May 2017
Patent Litigation 2017 - Switzerland

Patent Litigation 2017 - Switzerland

By Thomas Legler, Lorenza Ferrari Hofer: Chambers Global Practice Guides, London, 2017
Procédure de résolution de litiges en matière de propriété intellectuelle durant les foires à Palexpo

Procédure de résolution de litiges en matière de propriété intellectuelle durant les foires à Palexpo

By Thomas Legler: AROPI (Association Romande de la Propriété intellectuelle) meeting, Geneva, 13 October 2016
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