Nägeli Attorneys-At-Law



Dr. Esther Nägeli, LL.M., MBA

> esther.naegeli@naegeli-rechtsanwaelte.ch

Admission to the Bar

  • Zurich, Attorney-at-Law License


  • Studies at Zurich University, Faculty of Law, Lizentiat, Doctorate 2003
  • Executive MBA at Zurich University 2003
  • Post-graduate studies at Hong Kong University, LL.M.

Professional Experience

  • Founded Nägeli Attorneys-at-Law 2004
  • Long-term experience as attorney-at-law and partner with international consulting and audit firm with key areas of expertise in corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions, corporate structures, joint ventures, cross-border transactions, investment and migration to Switzerland, responsible for many international projects
  • Associate with medium-sized law firm in Zurich


  • Member of the Swiss and Zurich Bar Association
  • Member of the Internatoinal Bar Association (IBA)

 China-Related Engagements

  • Member of the Executive Committee and Chairperson of the Legal Chapter of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce
  • President of the Swiss-Hong Kong Business Association
  • Honorary Secretary Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide
  • Director of the Zurich International Forum on Chinese Business Law

 Teaching Engagements

  • Lecturer at the University of Zurich, Faculty of Law on Chinese Business Law
  • Lecturer at the LL.M. Programme "International Business Law" of the University of Zurich, Faculty of Law on Joint Ventures and Chinese Business Law
  • Lecturer at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law (ES-HSG), University St. Gallen, Introduction to Chinese Business Law
  • Guest lecturer at the China Law LL.M. Programme of Hong Kong University, Faculty of Law on China Foreign Investment Law
  • Guest lecturer at Tulane University, Law School, New Orleans, on Chinese Business Law


Dr. Tobias Baumgartner, LL.M (Eur.)

> law@naegeli-rechtsanwaelte.ch

Admission to the Bar

  • German State Examination 1998


  • Post-Doc „Protection Standards and Enforcement of Copyright in the People’s Republic of China from a European Perspective“, China IT & Law Centre, Hong Kong University 2007
  • Thesis „Private Copying in the Digital Environment under International, European, Swiss and German Law“, Zurich University, Faculty of Law, Doctorate 2006
  • LL.M. in European and International Law, University of Bremen 2001
  • Master thesis “Protection of Intellectual Property on the Internet under European and German Law”, University of Bremen 2001

Professional Experience

  • Off.Counsel with Nägeli Attorneys-at-Law since 2009
  • Long-term experience as legal adviser and vice-directors of the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich with key areas of expertise in bilateral relations Switzerland – European Union as well as in the business and intellectual property law of the European Union, since 2001
  • Associate with German business law firm with key areas of expertise in contract law and intellectual property law (1998-2001)
  • Academic Assistant Technical University of Darmstadt in European Law (1998-2000)


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Dr. Esther Nägeli
Dr. Tobias Baumgartner