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Michael Ritscher is recognised as one of the most experienced and esteemed IP litigators and arbitrators in Switzerland, and beyond. Michael Ritscher heads MLL’s IP group. He has extensive practise in advising and representing clients from a broad variety of sectors, including life sciences, luxury goods and retail. Michael Ritscher is often at the forefront of precedent-setting cases. He is a reference for companies which regularly seek his support to handle their cross-border contentious affairs involving Swiss, EU and international law. Michael Ritscher appears as an opinion leader in his field in client and peer feedback ratings.


  • Schiffbaustrasse 2
    Z├╝rich 8031


  • English
  • French
  • German


  • Sex: Male

Bar Admissions

  • Switzerland, 1988

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Intellectual Property Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Intellectual Property Law, Zürich, Switzerland (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2023 for work in:

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Practice

Protect Your Intellectual Property From Patent Trolls

by Best Lawyers

Michael Ritscher discusses how he advises clients to better protect their trade secrets.


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