Dr. Thomas Rihm
 

Name                     

 

Dr. Thomas Rihm, Zurich, Switzerland; Home Canton Basel-City; married, two adult children

 

 

Education             

 

Certified Public Accountant, State of New York (1995)

 

Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel (1990)

 

Admission to the Bar (1988)

 

Licentiatus iuris, University of Basel (1980 – 1986)

 

 

Professional Experience        

 

Founder and owner of Rihm Rechtsanwälte (2016)

       

Partner at midsized international business law firms in Zurich (2000 – 2016)

Associate at two major business law firms in Zurich and Basel  (1993 – 2000)

 

Foreign Associate with KPMG in New York and with Gibbons in New Jersey (1990 – 1992)

 

Associate at Legal Department of Roche in Basel (1990)

 

Military Experience                  

 

Company Commander in Swiss Army between 1989 and 2005 (last position: Commander Rgt Stabs Company Inf Rgt 22 commanding up to 280 men)

Languages             

 

German and English

Professional Memberships          

 

Zurich Bar Association

Swiss Bar Association

 

XBHR – The Global Forum for Cross-Border Human Resource Experts, London

 

DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, Chicago, IL

 

EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association, Stuttgart

 

British Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Zurich and London

 

TLE – Tax & Legal Excellence

LINEE - Lawyers International Network for Employees and Executives

 

 

Practice Area       

 

General business and commercial law

                                                      

General counsel activities to SME’s in Switzerland

                                                                   

Mergers and Acquisitions

 

National and international employment laws

 

Financial market laws including international judicial assistance procedures

 

Litigation and dispute resolution before state courts and arbitration panels; special focus on international judicial assistance procedures in criminal matters

 

Bankruptcy laws (amongst others member of the creditor’s committee of one of the largest bankruptcy estates in Switzerland) and financial restructurings

Additional Activities               

 

Board memberships in international luxury textile Industry, corporate communication, global staff leasing, motorracing, trust services, and pro-bono associations

                               

Regular publishing in various legal magazines and financial newspapers in Switzerland and abroad. Also servicing on a regular basis as a speaker in national and international law conferences.

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