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THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte

THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte is an innovative and partner-centered law firm with more than three decades of experience in business law. As lawyers and entrepreneurs we have a profound insight into our clients’ needs. We have a lean organization and work efficiently and straightforwardly, driven by solutions. We strive for a long-term partnership with you as our client.

The combined international expertise of our partners and associates, as well as our involvement in global networks and established cooperations with partner law firms around the globe, enable us to provide competent and efficient assistance in matters w

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Markus Alder, LL.M.

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte, partner

Markus Alder has been a Partner with Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte since 2012. He specializes in corporate and commercial, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital as well as insolvency and restructurings. He advises his clients with regard to the incorporation of companies in Switzer-land, the drafting and negotiating of agreements and concerning the complex questions that may arise in the context of the acquisition or sale of a company. Markus Alder has also considerable expertise in employment law matters and the relocation of companies to Switzerland (including the obtaining of work and residence permits).

Professional Experience

  • Since 2012 Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
  • 2009 – 2012 Partner, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Zurich
  • 2008 – 2009 General Counsel, Tom Talent Holding AG, Zurich
  • 2003 – 2008 Associate, Vischer, Zurich
  • 1996 – 2002 Junior Associate and Associate, Niederer Kraft & Frey, Zurich

Legal Education

  • 2003 Boston University, Boston, Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Laws (LL.M.)
  • 2000 Admitted to the Bar
  • 1995 University of Bern, Master of Law (lic. iur.)


Swiss and Zurich Bar Association

PHONE: +41 44 421 45 45

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Martin Bürkle, LL.M.

Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte, partner

Martin Bürkle has been a Partner with Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte since 2016. He specializes in corporate and commercial, mergers & acquisitions as well as joint venture projects and restructurings. As certified Specialist SBA Torts and Insurance Law, Martin Bürkle has also longstanding experience in liability law, social insurance and insurance contract law concerning advisory and forensic matters. Other core practice areas are distribution, licensing and general contract law.

Professional Experience
  • Since 2016 Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich
  • 2014 – 2015 Partner, Stiffler & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
  • 2011 – 2014 Counsel, Raggenbass Rechtsanwälte, Amriswil
  • 2006 – 2011 Associate, Staiger, Schwald & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
  • 2004 – 2006 Legal Counsel, Leica Geosystems AG, Heerbrugg
  • 2000 – 2004 Attorney at Law, AXA Versicherungen AG, Headquarters, Winterthur
  • 1997 – 2000 Law Clerk, Cantonal Commission for Complaints in Administrative Law, St. Gallen
Legal Education
  • 2014 Certified Specialist SBA Torts and Insurance Law
  • 2003 Queen Mary University of London (Centre for Commercial Law Studies), Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • 1997 Admitted to the Bar
  • 1997 University of Berne, Fürsprecher
  • Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations
  • Berne Lawyers’ Association
  • Association Certified Specialists SBA Torts and Insurance Law (member of the board)

PHONE: +41 44 421 45 45

Address Info



THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte

Phone: +41 44 421 45 45
FAX: +41 44 421 45 00

Main Location

Klausstrasse 33
Zurich , CH – 8024


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Klausstrasse 33, 8024 Zurich, Switzerland

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