Thomas Gelzer

Dr. Thomas Gelzer


work Aeschenvorstadt 4 Postfach
4010 Basel


Attorney at Law and Civil Law Notary


Thomas Gelzer started his career as an attorney and a civil law notary in 1986. He is partner of the dispute resolution team of VISCHER and is mainly focused on litigation before Swiss and international courts. He represents Swiss domestic and international clients in commercial disputes, mainly in the areas of contract law, insurance law, product liability law and intellectual property right issues. In addition to his activities as an attorney, Thomas Gelzer is a member of various boards of directors of medium sized companies as well as of Swiss subsidiaries of international companies. He publishes and lectures regularly on litigation related legal issues.


  • Further studies at the University of Neuchâtel and Columbia Law School, New York (LL.M., 1985)
  • University of Basel (lic. iur., 1980; Dr. iur., 1983)


  • Attorney at Law and Civil Law Notary

Mandates as board member

  • Foot Locker Switzerland LLC
  • Runners Point Switzerland LLC
  • CSB System-Group
  • Asia Today Ltd., Hongkong
  • Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel
  • Fondation Sur-la-Croix, Basel

Memberships in Associations

  • International Association of Lawyers (UIA)
  • Basel Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Basel Notary Association
  • International Bar Association


  • German
  • French
  • English

Practice areas

  • Arbitration
  • Civil Law Notary
  • Health Law
  • Liability Law
  • Litigation
  • Pharma
  • Real Estate Law

Deals & Cases

Publications & Presentations

Blogs & News Alerts


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