Patrick Rohn


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Patrick Rohn has been a partner with Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte since 2013. He specializes in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration (including ICC, Swiss Chambers, UNCITRAL, WIPO), with a particular focus on disputes relating to distribution, licensing, commercial and corporate transactions and relations. In these fields, Patrick also regularly advises clients on non-contentious matters, and he drafts and negotiates distribution, license, and cooperation agreements. Further, Patrick frequently represents clients in complex contractual, corporate (incl. post-M&A, joint venture, directors’ liability) and insolvency related disputes up to the Appeal Court and the Federal Supreme Court, and he has considerable expertise related to cross-border asset tracing and recovery, and the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.

Legal 500 EMEA recommends Patrick for litigation (“brilliant mind”, “exceptional analyst and tactician”). Who’s Who Legal Litigation recognizes Patrick for his litigation work in the category Partner (“exceptional analytical and strategic skills, “I would recommend him in a heartbeat”). Patrick is also listed by the International Distribution Institute and the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution as arbitrator with specific experience in the field of distribution (IDArb list of specialized arbitrators).

Professional Experience
Since 2013
Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
2011 – 2012
Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
2008 – 2011
Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich
2007 – 2008
Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton, London
2006 – 2007
Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich
Junior Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
2004 – 2005
Court clerk, District Court of Zurich
2001 – 2004
Teaching assistant, University of Zurich
Legal Education / Bar Admission
Admitted to the Bar
University of Zurich, J.D. (Dr. iur.)
University of Zurich, Master of Law (lic. iur.)
Practice areas
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Distribution and Competition Law

German, English, French (read)

  • Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations
  • Swiss Arbitration Association
  • International Distribution Institute (IDI)
  • Anwaltskooperation Wirtschafts- und Vertriebsrecht
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Vertriebsrecht


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