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Dr. Fabienne Bretscher

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Zurich

Biography

Dr. Fabienne Bretscher is a member of Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property & Technology practice groups. She holds a PhD in International Law from the University of Zurich and a Master in Transnational Law from the University of Basel. During her graduate and postgraduate studies, Fabienne worked as associate lecturer and research assistant.

After graduating, Fabienne joined Baker McKenzie Zurich as a trainee lawyer. Upon being admitted to the bar in 2021, she rejoined the Firm as an associate.

Practice Focus

Fabienne advises international and domestic clients on matters related to intellectual property, competition, civil and commercial law. Moreover, she represents clients in civil, commercial and intellectual property disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals.

Admissions

  • Switzerland (2021)

Education

  • University of Zurich (PhD) (2018)
  • University of Basel (Master of Law) (2014)
  • University of Basel (Bachelor of Law) (2013)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Co-author, "Rechtsfolgen der sachlichen Unzuständigkeit der Schlichtungsbehörde - Kommentar zum Bundesgerichtsentscheid 4A_191/2019" (Legal Consequences of the Lack of Jurisdiction ratione materiae of the Conciliation Authority - Commentary on Swiss Federal Supreme Court Decision 4A_191/2019), in: dRSK, October 27, 2020 (together with Dr. Martina Steiner)
  • Co-author, "Rechtsfolgen der örtlichen Unzuständigkeit der Schlichtungsbehörde - Kommentar zum Bundesgerichtsentscheid 4A_400/2019" (Legal Consequences of the Lack of Jurisdiction ratione loci of the Conciliation Authority - Commentary on Swiss Federal Supreme Court Decision 4A_400/2019), in: dRSK, October 27, 2020 (together with Dr. Martina Steiner)
  • Co-author, "Ende der freiwilligen Maßnahmen – Per 1.7.2020 Inkrafttreten gesetzlicher Pflichten zur Einhaltung der Lohngleichheit in der Schweiz" (End of Voluntary Measures – As of 1.7.2020 Entry Into Force of Legal Obligations to Comply with Equal Pay in Switzerland), Compliance aktuell, Edition 14, June 2020 (together with Dr. Martina Steiner)
  • Co-author, "Diskriminierende Lohnunterschiede" (Discriminatory Pay Differences), Recht relevant. für Compliance Officers, Edition 3/2020, June 2020 (together with Dr. Martina Steiner)
  • Co-author, "No Right of the Press to Attend Settlement Discussions Conducted by Swiss Civil Courts", Global Litigation News Blog, Baker McKenzie, April 16, 2020 (together with Dr. Martina Steiner)
  • Co-author, "Der Grundsatz der Justizöffentlichkeit im Zivilprozess" (The Principle of Public Court Hearings in Civil Proceedings), in: "Justice - Justiz - Giustizia" 2020/2 (together with Dr. Martina Steiner)