Dr. Peter Uhlmann

Attorney at law / Partner

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Peter Uhlmann


Peter Uhlmann makes his many years of experience as a lawyer and legal consultant in private, company and business law available in an advisory capacity to private individuals and companies in Switzerland and abroad. Long-standing mandates create a close, personal relationship of trust and convey a corresponding knowledge of the clients during the individual consulting and representation of the clients' interests. In addition, Peter Uhlmann procures and accompanies trusteeships or financial and investment transactions as part of his diverse activities.

Peter Uhlmann also has particular experience in the field of art law. He advises museums, private collectors and galleries in conjunction with purchase, sale and auction contracts and within the framework of provenance research and restitution proceedings. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alberto Giacometti Foundation.


Areas of practice

Contract law (including shareholder agreements, distribution contracts, employment contracts), company law (including establishment and management of companies and foundations, mandates on Boards of Directors, mergers and reorganisations), competition law, property and inheritance law (marriage contracts, separation agreements, estate planning, last wills, execution of wills) and art law.

Professional experience

  • Since 2007: Partner at Wenner & Uhlmann Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
  • 1989 – 2007: Partner at Hürlimann & Uhlmann Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
  • 1969 – 1989: Partner at Alther & Uhlmann Rechtsanwälte, Zurich
  • 1968 – 1969: Employee at Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft, Zurich
  • 1967 – 1968: Law office and bank internship in the USA
  • 1966 – 1967: Employee at Wehrli, Wiget, Hauser & Lutz, Zurich
  • 1965 – 1966: Clerk at the District Court of Uster
  • 1962 – 1964: Employee in the legal department at Allgemeine Treuhand AG, Zurich


  • 1967: Admission to the bar (all Swiss courts)
  • 1964: Dr. iur., (magna cum laude), University of Zurich (PhD equivalent)
  • 1961: lic. iur., University of Zurich (Master of Law)


  • Zurich (ZAV) and Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • SRO/SAV/SNV (financial intermediary)
  • Rotary Club Oerlikon