Pierre Kobel


Pierre Kobel





Legal Education
  • Swiss national
  • LL.M. in Trade Regulation, 1991 (New-York University)
  • Born 1961
  • Master Degree 1986 (University of Geneva)
  • Law Degree 1983 (University of Geneva
French, English, German, Italian
Current Position
Past Positions
  • Partner de Weck, Zoells, Kobel, January 2015–April 2016
  • Partner Hirsch Kobel March 2001–December 2014
  • Legal Advisor and General Counsel Europe, Middle-East and Africa, SITA s.c., 1995–2001
  • Associate in law firms, Geneva, Lausanne and Washington DC, 1986–1995
  • Part-time associate with the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) Secretariat, 1992–1993 (in parallel to private practice)
Practice Area
  • Competition matters and compliance
  • Intellectual property and unfair competition
  • Banking and corporate
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Dispute resolution services
  • Neutral (arbitration and mediation)
Other para-professional activities
  • Member of AIPPI Standing Committee on Commercialisation of IP since 2016
  • Previous General Rapporteur International League of Competition Law (LIDC) and Bureau Member (2011–2013), Board Member (2004–2013)
  • Member of the Board of the Swiss Competition Law Association, prev. President (2004–2009)
  • President Association MédiationS (2004–2007)
  • Member and Vice-President of the Swiss Attorneys’ Federation Special Commission on Mediation (2002–2013)
  • Member of the Geneva State Commission supervising accredited mediators (2006–2014)
  • Member of AIPPI, ABA, ASA, AROPI, AGDA, CSMC and various other professional associations



A complete listing of Pierre Kobel's publications can be found here.