Simon Osterwalder

Dr. iur.
Attorney at law Partner
Head in Telecom and Energy
Languages: German English French
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Osterwalder Simon


Dr. Simon Osterwalder's work is shaped by a humanistic upbringing, his activities as a professional athlete throughout his educational years, and a professional apprenticeship as in-house counsel in a large telecommunications company with U.S. owners, which he completed directly after receiving his doctorate in 2002 and his bar exam in 2005. The latter sharpened the view for the reasons and objectives of an engagement of lawyers and of teams of lawyers. For Dr. Simon Osterwalder, at the beginning of a consultation or at the beginning of stages of a consultation, there is always the definition of concrete work results with the intention of being able to provide a transparent, efficient and cost-optimized service at all times. Without losing the necessary humanity for this «people business», performance orientation, resilience, tenacity, fairness and an understanding of business, private and political worlds are values that are upheld and lived by him throughout a collaboration.

Admitted to the Swiss Bar since 2005.
  • With Bratschi (since 2009, Partner since 2011, Managing Partner 2014-2021)
  • Member and finally Head of the Legal Service of upc cablecom GmbH (now: Sunrise GmbH), Zurich (2005-2009)
  • Trainee with Wiederkehr Forster Rechtsanwälte, Zürich (2003-2005)
  • Research assistant at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich, Chair of Private Business and European Law (Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber) (2004-2005)
  • Research assistant at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich, Chair for Private Law, Comparative Private Law and the History of Law (Prof. Dr. Clausdieter Schott) (2000-2003)
  • Dr. iur., Übertragungsrechte an Sportveranstaltungen, Chair of Competition Law (Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty), University of Zurich (2003)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Hosberg AG (since 2022)
  • Mandated director with SUISSEDIGITAL Verband Schweizer Kommunikationsnetze (since 2014)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Naxoo SA, Geneva (since 2006)
  • Member of the Sports Court of the Swiss Handball Association (since 2006)
  • Member of the Management Board of the Association Suisse de Droit du Sport ASDS (2004-2013)
  • Goalkeeper in the Swiss National Handball Team (1996-2002)
  • listed as «notable prectitioner» for «M&A» by IFLR1000 (2021)
  • highly recommended «Switzerland - Best Law Firms for M&A - 2023» by Leaders League
  • listed as «notable practitioner» for «M&A» by IFLR1000 (2022)
  • highly recommended «Switzerland - Best Law Firms for M&A - 2022» by Leaders League
  • Client Choice International 2013, Individual Winner "Telecommunications Switzerland," International Law Office (www. (2013)
  • Dissertation: Prix ASDS, Association Suisse de Droit du Sport (ASDS) (2004)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association

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