THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte   Switzerland

David Kanzig
Law Firm
+41 44 421 45 45
+41 44 421 45 00
Klausstrasse 33
Zurich , CH - 8024 Switzerland
Markus Alder

About THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte

THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte is an innovative and partner-centered law firm with more than three decades of experience in business law. As lawyers and entrepreneurs we have a profound insight into our clients’ needs. We have a lean organization and work efficiently and straightforwardly, driven by solutions. We strive for a long-term partnership with you as our client.

The combined international expertise of our partners and associates, as well as our involvement in global networks and established cooperations with partner law firms around the globe, enable us to provide competent and efficient assistance in matters w

David Känzig, M.C.J.

has been a partner with THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte since 1997. He specializes in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, technology and insolvency law. In these fields, David also regularly represents clients in contentious matter before state courts and administrative authorities.

Chambers & Partners (2012) described him in the corporate/M&A field as having “strong negotiating skills, being chiefly known for his M&A work and the good network he has built in this area”; and for TMT as a “proactive, efficient and experienced, down-to-earth and trustworthy adviser“.

Professional Experience

Since 1997

Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

1991 – 1996

Associate, Bär & Karrer, Zurich

1990 – 1991

Associate, Steptoe & Johnson, Washington DC

Legal Education


Admitted to the Bar in New York


New York University School of Law, New York, Masters in Comparative Jurisprudence (M.C.J.)


Admitted to the Bar


University of Zurich, Master of Law (lic. iur.)


Swiss and Zurich Bar Association

New York Bar Association

International Bar Association


Markus Alder, LL.M.

has been a partner with THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte since 2012. He specializes in corporate and commercial, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital as well as insolvency and restructurings. He advises his clients with regard to the incorporation of companies in Switzerland, the drafting and negotiating of agreements and concerning the complex questions that may arise in the context of the acquisition or sale of a company. Markus Alder has also considerable expertise in employment law matters and the relocation of companies to Switzerland (including the obtaining of work and residence permits).

Professional Experience

Since 2012

Partner, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich

2009 – 2012

Partner, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Zurich

2008 – 2009

General Counsel, Tom Talent Holding AG, Zurich

2003 – 2008

Associate, Vischer, Zurich

1996 – 2002

Junior Associate and Associate, Niederer Kraft & Frey, Zurich

Legal Education / Bar Admission


Boston University, Boston, Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Laws (LL.M.)


Admitted to the Bar


University of Bern, Master of Law (lic. iur.)


Swiss and Zurich Bar Association