Lorenza Ferrari Hofer is head of Pestalozzi's IP&TMT Group and co-head of the Life Sciences Group. She specializes in intellectual property, unfair competition, data law, data protection and contract law. She has profound knowledge in the development, licensing, trade and distribution of technology products, among other of therapeutic, health and food products (including product liability matters).
Lorenza Ferrari Hofer has deep knowledge and long-term experience in structuring and negotiating intellectual property rights related agreements, among others R&D, transfer and licensing, and distribution agreements in a range of technical and industrial fields. Her life sciences practice also includes regulatory and compliance matters as well as product liability defense. Lorenza Ferrari Hofer regularly represents her clients in legal proceedings and regulatory matters in front of Swiss courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative authorities.
In addition, Lorenza Ferrari Hofer has a broad experience in media (including social media), advertising, marketing and sponsoring matters. She regularly represents and advises companies and individuals in respect of copyright, unfair competition and privacy law issues.
Lorenza Ferrari Hofer regularly lectures and publishes in the fields of international licensing and technology transfer, and in several areas of unfair competition and intellectual property law. Among others, she lectures at SUPSI (Manno, Ticino) and is examiner at the Swiss patent attorney courses. Her international studies and experience allow her to move at ease in cross-border matters and to understand foreign law concerns.
Lorenza Ferrari Hofer is consistently recommended for several fields in intellectual property and life sciences by the leading directories of the legal profession, such as Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Who‘s Who Legal, WIPR Leaders, MLI and IAM. According to Chambers Europe, 2019, she is "extremely business oriented and knowledgeable in IP."
- Partner at Pestalozzi
- qualified as Solicitor of England and Wales
- Foreign associate at UK international law firm in London (IP and IT departments)
- Associate at Pestalozzi
- Legal counsel at a major Swiss watch and micromechanics manufacturer
- Admission to the bar (Fürsprech und Notarin)
- Legal collaborator at Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (Trademark Department, International Department)
- Graduation University of Basle (Dr. iur.)
German, English, French, Italian
Expertise & IndustriesBlockchain and Crypto Assets
Concurrence & Commerce International
Sociétés / Fusions et Acquisitions (F&A)
IP & TMT
Life Sciences (sciences de la vie)
- AIPPI (President Swiss AIPPI Group)
- IBA (Life Sciences)
- Zurich Bar Association
- Swiss Bar Association
- British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce