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Dr. Gilles Pitschen
Year of Birth: 1983
Citizenship: Swiss
Languages: Italian, German, English, French
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Gilles Pitschen regularly advises companies in corporate and commercial legal issues, including intellectual property protection and regulatory issues; he also represents companies and private clients in M&A and contractual negotiations; he resolves and litigates contractual and tortious disputes; he also advises private clients in questions of inheritance and business succession.

Academic Background

Gilles studied law at the University of Zurich and received his law degree in 2008. In 2013, he received a PhD with a dissertation dealing with the Swiss stock exchange and listed companies which was awarded “magna cum laude”.

While working on his doctoral research, Gilles attended several courses for doctoral students at the Swiss National Bank’s Study Center Gerzensee, Bern, in the field of Law & Economics; additionally, he attended a program on advanced studies in international sports organizations at the University of Zurich for which he received a certificate upon completion in March, 2011.

In 2018 he obtained an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Law (Distinction) from King's College London.

Professional Activities

Gilles was a scientific assistant for Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel at the Chair for Swiss and International Business Law, University of Zurich, from 2007 to 2011.

He then joined Nobel & Hug in January 2012 and was admitted to the Bar for the Canton of Zurich in April, 2014.


  • Gilles Pitschen, Börse und Unternehmen – Unternehmensverfassung von der Kotierung zur Dekotierung, Schweizer Schriften zum Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Band 319, Zürich/St. Gallen 2014.
  • Gilles Pitschen, Too Cool to Fail: Kurzbeitrag zu den Schulden der europäischen Fussballklubs und deren Regulierung durch das UEFA-Reglement zur Klubfinanzierung und zum finanziellen Fairplay, in: Beat Brändli/Sandra Brändli (Hrsg.), Schulden haben und machen – Auswirkungen auf Wirtschaft, Recht und Gesellschaft, Bern 2012, S. 63 ff.
  • Gilles Pitschen, Challenging Awards of the Court of Arbitration for Sport – Case Law Digest 2011-2012, in: 6th International Scientific Conference „Sports Law Perspectives“, Conference Volume, Moscow 2012, S. 32 ff.
  • Gilles Pitschen, "Суд спортивного арбитража (CAS) в Лозанне: Международный арбитражный суд по вопросам спорта и процедура олимпийского арбитража (Die Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne und die olympische Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit)", in: Sport: Wirtschaft, Recht und Management, Verlagsgruppe Jurist (ПИ № ФС77-33099), Nr. 3, 2011, S. 17 ff.