Raphael F. Meier

Solicitor Scotland (n.p.), Mediator SCCM / UMCH


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Raphael F. Meier is Counsel at Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte. His practice focuses on commercial dispute resolution and contract law. In dispute resolution, he specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration (Swiss Rules, ICC, WIPO). As a mediator SCCM / UMCH he also supports parties in mediation proceedings, either as party representative or mediator.

Raphael Meier’s dispute resolution practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes, including general contract law, international trade and commercial law, insurance law, construction law, distribution and licensing law, unfair competition and intellectual property law and M&A transactions. His advisory work focuses on distribution law and intellectual property law, in particular in connection with ICT contracts. Raphael Meier is a member of the board of the European Lawyers’ Association.

Professional Experience
Since 2023
Counsel, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
2018 – 2023
Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
2013 – 2016
Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich
2011 – 2012
Junior Clerk, District Court of Bremgarten, Aargau
2010 – 2011
Junior Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich
Legal Education / Bar Admission
Accreditation as Mediator SKWM / UMCH
Admitted as Solicitor in Scotland (non-practising)
European Lawyers’ Programme, Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh
Admitted to the Bar
Universität Luzern, Master of Law (MLaw)
Practice areas
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Administrative Proceedings
  • Distribution, Competition and Intellectual Property Law
  • New Technology, ICT and Data Protection

German, English

  • Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations
  • Law Society of Scotland
  • European Lawyers’ Association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and ASA below 40
  • Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (SCCM)
  • Universitäre Mediation Schweiz (UMCH)


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