Jörg Walther

Partner / lic. iur., Attorney at Law, MBA (Chicago)

Jörg Walther is a business lawyer and the President or a member of administrative boards of listed, private and national joint-stock companies. He possesses extensive experience in M&A transactions and in matters of company and contract law both in Switzerland and abroad, in particular in regards to corporate governance, compliance, stock exchange and capital market law, competition and antitrust law, submission law, transport law as well as the drawing up, assessment and negotiation of purchase, delivery, service and cooperation contracts. For larger companies, he ensures the provision of a comprehensive external legal service.


2015 Chairman of the special expert committee of Sika AG, Baar
2014 Lecturer M&A and Corporate Law, LL.M. Programme, University of Zürich
2011 Head of Corporate Services and Member of the Executive Board, Resun AG
2010 Partner at Schärer Attorneys at Law, Aarau
2010 Head of Legal Services, Resun AG (Joint Venture Axpo, Alpiq, BKW, CKW)
2007 Lecturer for corporate law and M&A, University of Zürich
2006 Global Head Legal M&A and Antitrust; Global Head Legal Knowledge Management, Novartis
2001 Senior Legal Consul at Novartis International AG, Basel
2000 Senior Vice President M&A, ABB Asea Brown Boveri AG, Zürich
1999 Co-owner of a company for the operation and maintenance of business aircrafts
1998 MBA, University of Chicago (Master of Business Administration)
1998 Head of Communication and Special Projects, ABB Asea Brown Boveri AG, Zürich
1995 Senior Legal Consul at ABB (Switzerland) AG, Baden
1994 Head of Group Legal Department, Danzas Management AG, Basel
1993 Certificate in European Economic Law, University (HSG) of St. Gallen
1991 Lecturer and examination expert at the European Institute for Foreign Trade, Basel
1991 Secretary General and Legal Consul at the Swiss Renault Dealers Association
1991 Legal Consul at Danzas Management AG, Basel
1990 Admitted to the bar in Switzerland
1989 Licentiate in Law (Master of Law)

Additional activities

Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of SFS Group AG
Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Huber+Suhner AG
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Zehnder Group Ltd.
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committe of AEW Energie AG
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Immobilien AEW AG
Member of the Board of Directors of Kraftwerk Augst AG
Member of the Board of Directors of Apotheke im Stadtspital Zürich AG
Member of the Board of Directors of Aare-Apotheke Rombach AG
Member of the Board swissVR Association (www.swissVR.ch)
Member of the Swiss Institute of Directors


German, English, French


Bar registration at all Swiss courts


Corporate & M&A, Intellectual property and competition law


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«Walther Jörg/Magnin Josianne/Ritz Bossicard Cornelia, Pflichten des VR bei drohender Zahlungsunfähigkeit, Kapitalverlust oder Überschuldung, in: swissVR Impuls I/2021»

«Walther Jörg/Magnin Josianne/Ritz Bossicard Cornelia, Dealing with Conflicts of Interest, in: swissVR Impulse III/2021»

«Walther Jörg, Keine stillschweigende Verlängerung des Verwaltungsratsmandats ohne Generalversammlung, in: swissVR Hotspot 1/2022»

«Walther Jörg/Magnin Josianne, Interessenkonflikte im Verwaltungsrat, in swissVR Leitfaden 2/2023»

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