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Profile submitted by Thomas Loher

Practice Areas

Thomas Loher specialises in employment and corporate law and belongs to the firms entrepreneur desk. EMPLOYMENT: All aspects of employment law; he advises companies and private individuals with comprehensive knowledge in advising C-level (hiring and termination packages) and also relocation, immigration and secondment matters. His CORPORATE PRACTICE regularly includes M&A transactions, restructurings and corporate governance questions. He holds various executive positions as chairman and member of the board of directors of Swiss corporations. Thomas established a close relationship with private clients/entrepreneurs whom he advises on a great variety of legal aspects. He has a strong affinity to sports related legal issues, where he is appointed as legal advisor of an international sports association. According to Chambers & Partners, clients praised Thomas' superior negotiation skills and note: "His analytical skills and his great personality add up to a unique service that helps to resolve critical situations" (April 2016); Interviewees say that "he is very experienced, pragmatic, a good listener and very calm; I like working with him" (April 2015); Satisfied sources say that Thomas "has a practical approach and gives the client commercial advice they can really use" (April 2013); Thomas has been praised for his responsive, client-oriented attitude and his holistic approach to problem-solving (March 2012).

Professional Memberships

Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations; DACH Euroäische Anwaltsvereinigung e.V.


Since 2006, Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG; 2003 - 2005: Senior Associate, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG; 1998 - 2003: Associate in two international business law firms; 1996: Assistance of a judge at the District Court of Zurich; 1995 - 1996: Junior Associate in a international business law firm; 1997: admitted to the bar of Zurich, admitted to practice in all Switzerland


2016: "Revised law to tighten the srew on corruption"; 2015: "Clarification on bonus entitlements thanks to new threshold amount"; "Increase of termination protecttion for older workers"; "New Rules on Recording of Working Hours"; 2011: "Sicherheit dank vorsichtig redigiertem Arbeitsvertrag – vor allem bei internationalen Mitarbeitern"; 2009: "Aus rechtlicher Sicht davor, während, danach"; 2006: "Neue Korruptions-Strafbestimmungen seit dem 1. Juli 2006 in Kraft"; "Personenfreizügigkeit nach Schweizer Recht, Ein ausländer-, arbeits- und steuerrechtlicher Überblick"; "Grundsätze für die Ausstellung eines Arbeitszeugnisses"; "Executive Directors’ Remuneration, Report from Switzerland"; "Nachfolgeregelung: In der Regel wird zu spät gesucht"; 2005: "Did you ever consider? Key Issues in a Manager’s Career, Timely Involvement of Next Generation, Prevention of Taxes and Costs, Families in Business"


2000: LL.M. University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego (USA), Master of Laws In Comparative Law; 1994: lic. iur. Zurich University School of Law, Zurich, Switzerland, Master of Law; Languages: German, English and French