Ivo Grossenbacher

Ivo Grossenbacher

MLaw, Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Ivo is a specialist in all employment law matters and regularly advises HR departments, employers, and employees. He also has extensive experience in the various areas of contract law, corporate law, and debt collection and bankruptcy law. Beyond providing legal advice to companies and private clients, he excels at mentoring his clients and representing them in litigation.

Languages:
German, English, French

Practice areas:
  • Employment law, including aspects of social security law
  • Civil procedure law (national and international)
  • Private international law (conflict of laws)
  • Contract law
  • Corporate and commercial law
  • Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • Tenancy law
  • Inheritance law
  • Data privacy law
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
Professional career:
  • Partner at GWK LAW Ltd. (2020-today)
  • Associate at a major business law firm in Berne (2017-2020)
  • Junior associate at a major business law firm in Berne (2015-2016)
  • Internship at the District Court Berne-Mittelland, Civil Division (2014-2015)
  • Junior assistant at the Institute for Private International Law and Procedural Law at the University of Berne (2013-2014)
  • Short internship at a business law firm in Zurich (2013)
Education:
  • Admission to the bar (2017)
  • Master of Law (MLaw), University of Berne (2014)
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Berne (2012)
  • High school diploma, Gymnasium Kirchenfeld (2008)
Memberships:
  • Bernese Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Bernese Lawyers' Association
  • Practice group employment law of the Bernese Bar Association

Lorenz Widmer

Lorenz Widmer

MLaw, Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Lorenz primarily advises companies and private individuals on all questions of contract and corporate law, with a special focus on cross-border matters. In addition, he has in-depth experience in the areas of employment law and law of succession as well as international private and civil procedure law. Lorenz acts in an advisory capacity and as a trial lawyer.

Languages:
German, English, French, Mandarin

Practice areas:
  • Employment, including aspects of social security law
  • Civil procedure law (national and international)
  • Private international law (conflict of laws)
  • Arbitration
  • Contract law
  • Corporate and commercial law
  • Tenancy law
  • Liability law
  • Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • Inheritance law
  • Real estate law
  • Data privacy law
  • Penal law
  • Family law
Professional career:
  • Partner at GWK LAW Ltd. (2020-today)
  • Associate at Luther LLP (Singapore; 2019-2020)
  • Associate at Nobel&Hug Attorneys
  • Junior associate at Nobel&Hug Attorneys (2014-2016)
  • Internship at the District Court Berne-Mittelland (2014)
  • Student internships at a law firm in Berne (2012 and 2013)
  • Employee at the Federal Administrative Court (2011)
Education:
  • Admission to the bar (2017)
  • Master of Law (MLaw), Universitiy of Berne (2014)
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Berne (2012)
  • Participation in a mentoring program of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (2011)
  • High school diploma, Gymnasium Thun Seefeld (2008)
Memberships and mandates:
  • Bernese Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Freelance lawyer at the law firm Luther LLP in Singapore
  • Practice group employment law of the Bernese Bar Association
  • Legal expert group of the environmental NGO Aqua Viva
  • Swiss LegalTech Association

Martin Klaus

Martin Klaus

MLaw, Attorney-at-Law, Partner

Martin is a specialist in all questions of criminal law and criminal procedure. In addition, he has a broad knowledge of employment law issues. He acts in an advisory capacity and as a trial lawyer. Further focuses include tenancy law, road traffic law, environmental law, public law, and general contract law. Due to his previous work at various courts in a wide range of legal fields, Martin is an expert on the Swiss judicial system across the board.

Languages:
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Practice areas:
  • Employment law (including social security law aspects)
  • Criminal law
  • Road traffic law
  • Public law
  • Civil procedure (national and international)
  • Tenancy law
  • Contract law
  • Environmental law
Professional career:
  • Partner at GWK LAW Ltd. (2020-today)
  • Clerk at the District Court Bern-Mittelland, Criminal Division (2019-2020)
  • Clerk at the High Court of the Canton of Berne (2018)
  • Legal internship at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (2017)
  • Legal internship at the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (2016-2017)
  • Legal internship at the Administrative Court of the Canton of Berne (2016)
  • Junior associate in Thun/Interlaken (between 2012 and 2016)
  • Legal internship at the District Court Oberland (2015)
  • Aid project in Cameroon (2015)
  • Short legal internship at a business law firm (2012)
Education:
  • Admission to the bar (2018)
  • Master of Law (MLaw), Universities of Berne and Granada (Spain) (2015; best graduation of the fall semester 2014; summa cum laude)
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Berne (2012)
  • High school diploma, Gymnasium Thun Seefeld (2009)
Memberships:
  • Democratic Lawyers Bern (DJB) and Switzerland (DJS)
  • Forum Criminal Defence (Forum Strafverteidigung)
  • Bernese Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Practice group criminal law of the Bernese Bar Association