Dr Lorenza Ferrari Hofer (dual-qualified in both Switzerland and in England and Wales), is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Intellectual Property and Life Sciences teams. She specializes in intellectual property, data and data protection law, unfair competition and contract law and has profound knowledge in complex, cross-border matters relating to product development, licensing, trade and distribution of technology, therapeutic, health and food products, as well as in product liability defense. Lorenza is very active in disputes, covering patent infringement and injunction proceedings, as well as trade secrets cases. Lorenza has broad experience in media (including social media), advertising, marketing and sponsoring matters.
Lorenza Ferrari Hofer has a strong expertise in structuring and negotiating intellectual property rights-related agreements, including R&D, transfer and licensing, and distribution agreements across a multitude of sectors. Her life sciences practice includes matters relating to patent licensing and litigation, regulatory and compliance, as well as product liability defence.
Lorenza Ferrari Hofer regularly represents clients in legal proceedings and regulatory matters in front of Swiss courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative authorities.
Lorenza Ferrari Hofer regularly lectures and publishes in the fields of international licensing and technology transfer, and in several areas of unfair competition and intellectual property law. She is President of the Swiss Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). She practices in German, Italian, English and French.
Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Lorenza was partner at another major Swiss business law firm, where she was head of its IP & TMT Group and co-head of its Life Sciences Group.