Profile

Gobat Legal is a business law boutique specializing in the fields of antitrust and unfair competition law, distribution law, intellectual property and new technology law. The firm also has proven expertise in corporate law (transactions, M&A), insolvency law, as well as public and private construction law.

The firm provides advice and represents its clients with high standards and conviction in civil and administrative litigation. Particularly attached to bilingualism, the firm intervenes in French as well as in German before all the cantonal and federal judicial authorities of the country.

Expertise

Lawyer

Dr. iur., Attorney-at-Law

Degree in Economics

Born in 1980
Admitted to the bar in 2012

AFFILIATIONS

Training

Bernese bar exam (2nd rank)

2012

Dr. iur. (summa cum laude), University of Bern

2011

Master of Law (summa cum laude), University of Bern

2003-2007

Master of Business Information Systems (MDI), HEC Lausanne

2002-2003

Degree in Economics, University of Neuchâtel

1998-2002

Maturité (type D – modern languages), Lycée cantonal, Porrentruy (JU)

1995-1998

Experience

Gobat Legal, independent attorney, Bern

Since 01.09.2020

Lecturer on behalf of the University of Neuchâtel in bankruptcy and insolvency law at the HEG Haute École de Gestion Arc, Neuchâtel

2019 to date

Attorney-at-Law (senior associate), Wenger Plattner, Bern

2015-2020

Notary internship at the office of Me Vincent Gobat, Delémont

2013-2014

Attorney-at-Law (associate), Kellerhals Anwälte, Bern

2012-2013

Legal internships :

2010-2011

Legal Counsel, The Swatch Group Ltd, Legal Department, Biel/Bienne

2006-2010

Teaching activity

Parallel to his activity as a lawyer, Mr. Gobat also teaches bankruptcy and insolvency law to students of the bachelor’s degree in «Economic Law» at the HEG Haute École de Gestion ARC in Neuchâtel, on behalf of the University of Neuchâtel. He is also a lecturer in the fields of debt collection and bankruptcy law, business transfers and corporate law at the CAS Paralegal of the same school.

Publications

Thesis

L’indemnité de clientèle du distributeur : étude de l’application analogique de l’art. 418u CO aux contrats de distribution, doctoral thesis Bern 2011.

Articles and other contributions

Commentary on articles 133, 138 et 139 SchKG, in: Basler Kommentar zum SchKG, A. Staehelin/Bauer/D. Staehelin/Lorandi (ed.), 3rd edition (to be published), Basel 2021 (co-author with Pablo Duc).

Switzerland Chapter to Merger Control, in: The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer Comparative Legal Guide, 3rd édition, 2018.

L’applicabilité et la mise en œuvre du droit de la protection des données à la blockchain, graduation thesis in the framework of the further training programme « Responsable de la protection des données en entreprise / DPO ».

Les fusions d’hôpitaux sous l’angle du droit de la concurrence, in:
AJP/PJA 3/2018, pp. 344-353. pdf

Distribution & Agency 2016, 2017 and 2018: Switzerland, in: Getting the Deal Through: Distribution & Agency, Andre R. Jaglom (Hrsg.), Law Business Research Ltd.

Kollokationsklage im Konkursverfahren, in: Kommentierte Musterklagen zur Zwangsvollstreckung und zu den Rechtsmitteln, Fischer Willi/Theus Simoni Fabiana/Gessler Dieter (ed.), Volume V, Zurich 2016, p. 45 ss. (co-author with Stefan Kesselbach).

Les monnaies virtuelles à l’épreuve de la LP – Questions choisies à l’exemple du bitcoin, in:
AJP/PJA 8/2016, pp. 1095-1105. pdf

L’indemnité de clientèle du franchisé : Conditions d’application analogique de l’art. 418u CO au contrat de franchise, in: AJP/PJA 4/2013, pp. 537-545.  pdf

Le for de la consorité et du cumul d’actions (art. 15 CPC), ZZZ 2011/12, pp. 189-198.  pdf

Conferences and presentations

La position juridique de l’employeur, de l’employé(e) et du médecin en cas d’arrêt de travail, presentation at an event organized by SUVA on the theme of absence management, on 5 June 2019, Campus Strate J, Delémont.

Kryptowährungen im Konkurs, Weiterbildung für Notare, Notar-Stellvertreterinnen und Notar-Stellvertreter, 10. November 2018, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut, Rüschlikon.

Les monnaies virtuelles et la LP, presentation at the 18th General Assembly of the LP Association (SchKG Vereinigung) on 2 March 2017, in Bern.

Les accords de confidentialité : un outil juridique incontournable pour les start-up, Swiss Economic Forum Roadshow « Connaissances pratiques pour les start-up » on 8 January 2013, in Lausanne.

Fees

HOURLY FEE

In principle, the firm works on the basis of an hourly fee agreed with the client at the beginning of the mandate. In setting the fee, the value in dispute, the interests at stake and the difficulty and urgency of the case are duly taken into account.

FEE CAP

If the nature of the case permits, a maximum fee (“cap”) may be agreed upon for each stage of the case or the procedure. This allows the client to better plan and budget his legal fees.

FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

In the case of long-term collaboration with the firm, more advantageous rates (e.g. in the form of a monthly flat fee or preferential hourly fee) can be agreed upon in a framework agreement.

Contact


    Kramgasse 5
    P.O. Box
    CH-3000 Bern 8
    T +41 31 555 23 00