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Markus Näf

Markus Näf

Master of Law


T +41 58 258 10 00
F +41 58 258 10 99
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German, English

Markus Näf

Master of Law

Bratschi Ltd.
Bahnhofstrasse 70
P.O. Box
CH-8021 Zurich

T +41 58 258 10 00
F +41 58 258 10 99
German, English


As an attorney and certified Senior Project Manager IPMA level B Markus Näf advises companies on the legal liability aspects and implementation of complex projects. His particular focus is on IT contracts and data protection law.

Admitted to the Swiss Bar since 2012.

Professional career

Markus Näf was awarded his Master of Law by the University of Fribourg and was admitted to the bar. As well as his activity as an attorney he has been Chief Operating Officer at the law firm Bratschi Ltd. from 2010 until 2015. Before this he was Managing Partner of a management consultancy for ten years and led projects in Switzerland and Germany. He has many years of experience in the financial sector and carried out several different roles over a period of ten years, including Head of Market Management Corporate Clients Switzerland. He originally trained as a commercial officer and has experience in finance and accounting matters. He also works as a lecturer and coach.


  • Master of Law, University of Fribourg (2009)
  • Certified Senior Project Manager IPMA Level B (since 2007)
  • Post-graduate diploma Executive Master Corporate Finance (CFO), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (2005)

Reference cases

  • June 26, 2013: AFG sells Forster Precision Steel Tubes to Mubea

Media Presence

Other activities

  • Lecturer in IT law and project management at the University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen (
  • Member of the Managing Board for the Friends of the Ballet, Zurich
  • Brigadier General, Swiss Armed Forces, Deputy Commander Territorial Division 4, St. Gallen
  • Board of director mandates


  • Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft (Link)
  • Swiss Project Management Association (Link)
  • Dachverband der Schweizer Interim Manager (Link)
  • swissVR (Link)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)

  • Negotiation or dispute settlement and conducting proceedings in legal and organizational matters in the area of project management and project law  
  • Verification activities for questions of project management
  • IT and outsourcing agreements as well as service level agreements
  • Strategic and operational corporate management
  • Risk and crisis management and security law
  • Corporate and contract law
  • Advising on corporate transactions as well as inheritance and succession planning
  • Banking and financial market law
  • Art law


Publication Ein Datenschutzleitfaden für Schweizer Unternehmen Anwendbarkeit der EU DSGVO in der Schweiz, Näf Markus, 1. Auflage, Zürich 2019

Publication Sanierungszahlungen im Konzern Näf Markus, Freiburg 2008

Publication Machbarkeitsstudie über den Rechtskleidwechsel einer genossenschaftlich organisierten Bankengruppe Näf Markus, Baden 2005

Publication Wie viel darf ein Unternehmen kosten? - Eine Empirische Untersuchung zur Wertgenerierung von Fusionen und Übernahmen von Schweizer Unternehmen: Die Auswirkung der Prämie auf die Aktienkursperformance Näf Markus, Baden 2004