THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte   Switzerland

Markus Alder
Law Firm
+41 44 421 45 45
+41 44 421 45 00
Klausstrasse 33
Zurich , CH - 8024 Switzerland
Martin Bürkle

About 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

Alder_Markus.jpgMarkus Alder, LL.M.

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


martin_burkle.jpgMartin Bürkle, LL.M.

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)