Dr. Andreas Blattmann

Attorney at law / Partner, LL.M., MSIArb, Mediator SAV / SMC

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Andreas Blattmann


Andreas Blattmann advises and represents national and international clients in complex domestic and international state court litigation as well as arbitration or administrative proceedings and internal investigations. Moreover, Andreas Blattmann regularly advises companies and private clients in several areas of the law. His diverse professional experience in several industry sectors enable him to provide sustainable, holistic and customized solutions.

Apart from his work as an attorney-at-law, Andreas Blattmann serves as a Substitute Judge with several District Courts in the Canton of Zurich (civil and criminal law) and as a clerk to the judges (Major) with the Swiss Military Court of Appeal 2 (Swiss military criminal law). In addition, Andreas Blattmann acts as an ombudsperson of a medium-sized company to resolve internal conflicts. He regularly publishes articles, gives speeches or is engaged in training young lawyers.


Areas of practice

Procedural law, contract law (including tenancy and labor law as well as the law governing agency, brokerage and distribution contracts and contracts for work and services), competition law (including unfair competition), intellectual property law, media and advertising law, data privacy and inheritance law; white collar crime (including mutual legal assistance proceedings and representation of victims).

Professional experience

  • As of 2016: Partner with Wenner & Uhlmann Attorneys-at-law, Zurich
  • As of 2014: Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Center (SMC)
  • As of 2011: Substitute Judge with the District Courts of Uster and Dietikon (Canton of Zurich)
  • 2012 – 2016: Associate and Senior Associate with Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd, Zurich
  • 2010 – 2012: Senior clerk to the judges with the Commercial Court of Zurich
  • 2007 – 2010: Chairman of the Conciliation Authority for Rental Matters of the District of Uster
  • 2006 – 2010: Clerk and senior clerk to the judges with the District Court of Uster
  • 2003 – 2004: Trainee with the legal departement of the electric power company of the city of Zurich (ewz)
  • 2000: Trainee with CSC Peat Marwick, Paris
  • 1999 – 2001: Trainee with several Swiss banks in Zurich


  • 2015: Mediator SAV
  • 2014: LL.M. National University of Singapore (International and Comparative Law with a focus on Dispute Resolution)
  • 2014: Mediation Training with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore Mediation Center (SMC)
  • 2012: Dr. iur. (summa cum laude), University of Zurich (PhD equivalent)
  • 2009: Admission to the bar (all Swiss courts)
  • 2005: lic. iur., University of Zurich (Master of Law UZH)

Recent experience (selection)

  • Advising and representing senior management in employment law related disputes
  • Representing an industrial company in arbitration proceedings under the Swiss Rules
  • Representing a large industrial company in arbitration proceedings
  • Conducting an internal investigation for an internationally active association
  • Advising and representing a company in an agency law related dispute
  • Assessing blog posts under the law governing unfair competition and representing the person concerned before authorities and web operators
  • Representing a former CEO in a media law related dispute
  • Advising an SME in the context of data protection issues


  • Zurich (ZAV), Swiss (SAV) and International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • International Council of Commercial Arbitration

Publications (selection)

  • Blattmann Andreas, The information exchange between competitors – An assessment under competition law (doctoral thesis/dissertation)

    [Der Informationsaustausch zwischen Wettbewerbern – Eine kartellrechtliche Beurteilung, in: Mestmäcker Ernst-Joachim, Möschel Wernhard, Hellwig Martin (Hrsg.), Wirtschaftsrecht und Wirtschaftspolitik, Band 260, Baden-Baden 2012]
  • Zäch Roger/Blattmann Andreas, Pragmatism as a means of interpretation in jurisprudence, especially under competition law

    [Die Pragmatik als Auslegungsmittel Recht, insbesondere im Kartellrecht, in: Good Paul-Lukas/Good Christoph (Hrsg.), Mensch, Paul! Paul Good zum 70. Geburtstag, Lachen/Bad Ragaz 2012]
  • Blattmann Andreas, General partnership – Determination of the amount due to the partner quitting the partnership

    [Kollektivgesellschaft – Festsetzung des Betrages eines austretenden Gesellschafters, in: 
ius.focus 9/2012, Nr. 209]
  • Blattmann Andreas/Moretti Enrico, The joinder of parties in civil litigation


[Zivilprozessuale Aspekte der Streitgenossenschaft, in: SJZ 24/2012]
  • Blattmann Andreas, Liability of board members – Liability for vexatious litigation


[Aktienrechtliche Verantwortlichkeit – Haftung für missbräuchliche Prozessführung, in: ius.focus 2/2013]
  • Birkhäuser Nicolas/Blattmann Andreas, The Dominance and Monopolies Review – Switzerland, Law Business Research 2013
  • Blattmann Andreas, General Partnership – Prerequisites for entries into the Commercial Register

    [Kollektivgesellschaft – Anforderungen an die Anmeldung einzutragender Tatsachen in das Handelsregister, in: ius.focus 5/2013]
  • Birkhäuser Nicolas/Blattmann Andreas, The Dominance and Monopolies Review – Switzerland, Second Edition, Law Business Research 2014
  • Blattmann Andreas/Livschitz Tamir, "The Non-Signatory Problem" – An Overview of Recent Developments, in: Singapore Institute of Arbitrators Newsletter, December 2014
  • Vögeli Andreas F./Blattmann Andreas D., Pitfalls in the context of brokerage agreements


[Fallstricke im Umgang mit Mäklerverträgen, in: Best Practice in Real Estate, Ausgabe 2, 2. Jahrgang, März 2015, S. 24 f.]
  • Blattmann Andreas D., Potential of Evaluative Mediation to Supersede Arbitration in International Commercial Disputes, in: NKF Series, No 19
  • Eisele Daniel/Livschitz Tamir/Blattmann Andreas: The Dispute Resolution Review – Switzerland, 8th Edition, Law Business Research, February 2016
  • Blattmann Andreas, Liability of an audit company – damages as a result of a failure to file for insolvency in due time

    [Haftung der Revisionsgesellschaft – Fortführungsschaden infolge Konkursverschleppung, in: ius.focus 3/2016]
  • Commentary on Articles 3 paragraph 1 letter a and b of the Swiss Unfair Competition Act

    [Kommentierung der Artikel 3 Abs. 1 lit. a und b UWG in: Heizmann/Loacker (Hrsg.), Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz über den unlauteren Wettbewerb, Zürich 2017]