Dr. Philippe Monnier

Baker & McKenzie Zurich


Philippe Monnier is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Litigation and Antitrust & EU practice groups in Zurich. He joined the Firm as a law clerk in 2009 and rejoined as an associate in 2014.

Practice Focus

Philippe advises clients in the fields of civil and commercial law as well as in general contract and corporate matters. He represents clients before Swiss authorities and courts, as well as in national and international arbitration proceedings. He is fluent in English, French and German.


  • Switzerland (2011)


  • University of Basel (Dr. iur.) (2014)
  • University of Basel (MLaw) (2009)
  • University of Basel (BLaw) (2008)


  • English
  • French
  • German


Co-Author, Commentary on Art. 147 of the Swiss Private International Law Act (International Monetary Law), in: Markus Müller-Chen/Corinne Widmer Lüchinger (eds.), Zürcher Kommentar zum IPRG (Commentary on the Swiss Act on International Private Law), 3rd ed., October 2018 (together with the late Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Frank Vischer)

Author, "Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules that arbitral awards against states can only be enforced if the underlying claim has a link to Switzerland",, October 2018

Co-Author, "New Obligation for Swiss Employers to Register Open Positions", Baker McKenzie Zurich Client Alert, July 2018


Speaker, "Pitfalls of the Asset Deal" (Fallstricke beim Asset Deal), Baker McKenzie Breakfast Briefing, Zurich, April 2019 

Speaker, "Compliance in the Field of Anti-Corruption" (Compliance im Bereich Bestechung), Baker McKenzie Spring Seminar 2018, May 2018