Profile

Thomas Hochstrasser acts as counsel for private clients and also represents them and their companies in complex litigation proceedings. His practice focuses on advising them on all matters of commercial law and banking, finance and regulatory. Further, he also has a strong focus on sports law. Thomas Hochstrasser is a member of the board of several corporations. Furthermore, Thomas Hochstrasser has been ranked in his working field by Legal 500 and Chambers as recommended key lawyer and is recognised as Lawyer of the Year at the Citywealth Future Leader Awards 2022.

Deals & Cases

12.05.2021
David Degen acquires majority of shares in FC Basel Holding AG from Bernhard Burgener
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27.11.2020
Cyberfish AG launches blockchain-based technology Traceomat®
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Experience

Thomas Hochstrasser acts as counsel for private clients and also represents them and their companies in complex litigation proceedings. His practice focuses on advising them on all matters of commercial and contract law. Further, he advises startup and fintech companies, family offices and asset managers on legal matters relating banking, finance and regulatory. He also has a strong focus on sports law and advises football players, football clubs and sports agencies in the international transfer business and international sports associations, sports clubs and individual athletes in contractual matters and civil proceedings. Thomas Hochstrasser is a member of the board of several corporations.

2020 LL.M., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago
2020 Certificate of Business Administration, IE University, Madrid
2019 Financial intermediary SRO SAV/SNV
2017 SIX Swiss Exchange – Recognition as competent representative
2014 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwalt
2012 University of Berne, Master Degree, MLaw, summa cum laude
2010 University of Berne, Bachelor Degree, BLaw, summa cum laude
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Recommended
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • ASDS Schweizerische Vereinigung für Sportrecht
2019 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2015 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2014 Junior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2013 Law clerk at District Court of Aarau
2012 Junior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2009 Scientific Assistant for Business Law
2008 Various internships with major law firms
2008 Internship, District Court of Lenzburg
2006 Human Resources Assistant at a large company

German

English

Deals & Cases

12.05.2021

David Degen acquires majority of shares in FC Basel Holding AG from Bernhard Burgener

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27.11.2020

Cyberfish AG launches blockchain-based technology Traceomat®

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Market Perception

«I am particularly impressed by Thomas Hochstrasser. Thomas is an extremely versatile lawyer with excellent expertise in numerous legal areas. He is very responsive, a legal expert which you can really rely upon. If you have him at your side, you are in good hands. I can highly recommend him. »
Legal 500 2022
«Thomas Hochstrasser is a great lawyer who quickly sees the key points. He has very good oversight, legal and tactical knowledge, and he is responsive.»
Chambers 2022
«Thomas Hochstrasser is a lawyer with very good oversight, and he is able to successfully address the needs of the client.»
Chambers 2022

Awards & Rankings

18.11.2022

Two NKF senior associates recognised as Lawyers of the Year at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 20…

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Firm News

10.01.2022

NKF promotes four senior associates as of 1 January 2020

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In the Media

21.01.2021

Switzerland’s attractiveness for UHNW’s on the rise

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Publications

21.02.2020

Switzerland’s New Financial Market Architecture

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11.12.2019

Switzerland’s New Financial Market Architecture (3rd Edition / 2019)

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15.02.2017

Aktienrechtliche Verantwortlichkeit im Zusammenhang mit dem Vorwurf der Aushöhlung einer konkursreife…

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Newsletters & Alerts

25.09.2015

Client Alert September 2015 (Continued Appointment of Swiss Representative and Paying Agent once Distr…

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