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Thomas Schönenberger

Thomas Schönenberger

lic. iur., LL.M., Certified Specialist Lawyer SBA in Construction and Real Estate Law
Attorney-at-Law
Partner
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Location
St.Gallen

T +41 58 258 14 00
F +41 58 258 14 99
thomas.schoenenberger@bratschi.ch
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Language
German, English

Thomas Schönenberger

lic. iur., LL.M., Certified Specialist Lawyer SBA in Construction and Real Estate Law
Attorney-at-Law
Partner
Chairman of the Board of Directors

St.Gallen
Bratschi Ltd.
Vadianstrasse 44
P.O. Box 262
CH-9001 St.Gallen

T +41 58 258 14 00
F +41 58 258 14 99
thomas.schoenenberger@bratschi.ch
German, English
 

CV

As a Certified Specialist Lawyer SBA in Construction and Real Estate Law Thomas Schönenberger advises corporations and private individuals and litigates in all matters of construction and real estate law, with special focus on real estate transactions as well as general/total contractor agreements. Furthermore, he advises clients in corporate transactions and succession planning, in particular family businesses.

Admitted to the Swiss Bar since 2001.

Professional career

Thomas Schönenberger was awarded a law degree (lic. iur.) from the University of Bern Law School in 1999 and was admitted to the bar of the Canton of St. Gallen in 2001 while working in a law firm in St. Gallen. After a legal internship with focus on corporate taxation within the tax administration of the Canton of Geneva in 2001/2002, he started practicing law in the law firm Buob & Partner in 2002. Besides his legal profession he has been awarded several post-graduate degrees in particular in the fields of international business law (LL.M. – International Business Law at the University of Zurich Law School from 2004 to 2006), of finance and accounting (Certificate of Advanced Studies in Finance and Accounting for Lawyers at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in 2010) and of construction and real estate law (Certificate of Advanced Studies in Construction and Real Estate Law at the University of Fribourg Law School and Certified Specialist Lawyer SBA in Construction and Real Estate Law in 2013/2014). Thomas Schönenberger has been a partner at Bratschi Ltd. since 2008.

Training

  • Certified Specialist Lawyer SBA in Construction and Real Estate Law (part-time) (2014)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Construction and Real Estate Law, University of Fribourg Law School (part-time) (2013)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Finance and Accounting for Lawyers, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (part-time) (2010)
  • LL.M. – International Business Law, University of Zurich Law School (part-time) (2004-2006)
  • lic. iur., University of Bern Law School (1999)

Other activities

  • Vice chairman of the executive board of the St. Gallen Bar Association

Awards

  • recommended for «Real Estate and Construction» by Legal500 (2019)
  • recommended for «Real Estate and Construction» by Legal500 Europe (2018)
  • Distinction summa cum laude (LL.M. – International Business Law, University of Zurich Law School) (2004-2006)
  • Winner of the Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry Prize for best performance in the specialization course A "Law of Contracts and Arbitration" (LL.M. – International Business Law, University of Zurich Law School) (2004-2006)

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SBA)
  • St. Gallen Bar Association
  • Chamber of Specialist Lawyers SBA in Construction and Real Estate Law
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
 
  • Legal advice and litigation in all matters of construction and real estate law
  • Corporate transactions and succession planning
  • Contracts, in particular in the field of construction and real estate as well as (international) distribution agreements
  • Notarization under company law
  • Competition and cartel law

 

Publications

Publication Schnittstellen zwischen Abreden, dem Missbrauch einer marktbeherrschenden Stellung und der Kontrolle von Unternehmenszusammenschlüssen - Eine Studie zum europäischen und schweizerischen Recht Schönenberger Thomas, Zürich 2007