Lic.iur. Oscar Amstad

Attorney at law / Partner, CAS M&A


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Oscar Amstad

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Oscar Amstad advises domestic and international companies as well as private clients in several areas of law. In particular, he focuses on commercial, corporate and contract law and represents parties in state court litigation as well as arbitration or administrative proceedings. His clients are active in different industry sectors and are of varying size, e.g. small and medium- sized enterprises in the technology, finance, trade and services sector for whom he provides comprehensive and customized solutions. Furthermore, Oscar Amstad supports clients in the execution of domestic and foreign court decisions in Switzerland.

Oscar Amstad is member of several expert groups of the Zurich Bar Association and he constantly updates and enhances his knowledge in the above-mentioned areas of law. He regularly publishes articles and is engaged in training young lawyers.

 

Areas of practice

Contract law (in particular labor law, the law governing mandates or sales contracts, tenancy law, work and services contracts, distribution law, general terms and conditions); corporate and commercial law (company law, unfair competition); intellectual property rights (trademark and copyright); IT law and data protection; civil law (rights of individuals, associations and foundations, inheritance law, estate planning and the execution of last wills, property law and real estate); international private law; litigation and enforcement; white collar crime.

Professional experience

  • As of 2012: Partner with Wenner & Uhlmann Attorneys at Law, Zurich
  • 2008 – 2012: Associate at Anwaltskanzlei Seidenhof, Hergiswil/Lucerne/Zurich
  • 2007: Junior Associate at Kummer, Bolzern & Partner, Lucerne
  • 2006: Trainee at the District Court of Lucerne
  • 2004 – 2006: Academic assistant at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Institute for civil law (Chair of Professor Dr. Eva Maria Belser)
  • 2002: Trainee at UBS AG, Lucerne
  • 2001: Internship at Iten & Tschümperlin, Hergiswil (NW)

Education

  • As of 2018: Arbitration Practitioner Diploma (ArbP), Swiss Arbitration Academy, Zurich
  • 2018: CAS International Commercial Law (M&A and Corporate Law), University of Zurich
  • 2011: Admission to the bar (all Swiss Courts)
  • 2006: Exchange semester at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany
  • 2004: lic.iur., University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Master of Law)

Recent experience (selection)

  • Advising a Swiss subsidiary of a US-American corporate group in the pharmaceutical industry on employment law matters and data protection regulations
  • Representing a German company in the industrial sector in a complex cross boarder legal dispute concerning the repayment of a loan
  • Drafting distribution agreements for an internationally active automotive supplier
  • Advising a Swiss industrial company with regard to an international delivery contract
  • Representing a daily newspaper in media law related disputes and in court proceedings for infringement of the law against unfair competition
  • Conducting a whistleblowing reporting office for a leading Swiss construction firm
  • Drafting general terms and conditions for an international commodity trading company
  • Assisting a Swiss subsidiary of an international operating company group in the industrial sector on day-to-day business
  • Representing a shareholder in legal proceedings regarding the challenge of resolutions of the AGM of shareholders as well as the appointment of a special auditor
  • Drafting of a share purchase agreement and a shareholders' agreement in connection with the acquisition of a company in the service industry
  • Supporting an international operating partner law firm in a cross boarder M&A transaction and legal due diligence of the acquired Swiss companies
  • Representing an international manufacturing company in legal proceedings concerning the recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgement in Switzerland

Memberships

  • Zurich (ZAV), Swiss (SAV) and International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss (SJV) and Zurich (ZJV) Lawyers Association
  • Member of the ZAV expert groups for labor law, commercial law and litigation
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA below 40)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • Alumni Association of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Alumni IUS Frilex)
  • German-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
  • Delegate FDP Zurich