Martin Zobl
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law

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Martin Zobl is an associate in the Information Technology, Energy, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. His preferred areas of practice include public and administrative law, administrative procedure as well as contract law. He has particular experience in the life sciences and health sector, the energy and infrastructure sector as well as in government procurement and data protection matters. In addition, Martin Zobl has a solid background in European (institutional) law and public international law. He advises and represents clients both in courts and before administrative bodies and he publishes in his areas of expertise on a regular basis.

Martin Zobl was educated at the Universities of Zurich and Paris-X-Nanterre (lic. iur./Master 2007, Dr. iur. 2011) and he obtained an LL.M. degree from New York University in 2014. Before joining Walder Wyss, Martin Zobl worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Public International Law at the University of Zurich supervised by Prof. Daniel Thürer and as a law clerk at the District Court of Zurich.

Martin Zobl speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Martin Zobl
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 35


Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Martin Zobl
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law

Martin Zobl is an associate in the Information Technology, Energy, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. His preferred areas of practice include public and administrative law, administrative procedure as well as contract law. He has particular experience in the life sciences and health sector, the energy and infrastructure sector as well as in government procurement and data protection matters. In addition, Martin Zobl has a solid background in European (institutional) law and public international law. He advises and represents clients both in courts and before administrative bodies and he publishes in his areas of expertise on a regular basis.

Martin Zobl was educated at the Universities of Zurich and Paris-X-Nanterre (lic. iur./Master 2007, Dr. iur. 2011) and he obtained an LL.M. degree from New York University in 2014. Before joining Walder Wyss, Martin Zobl worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Public International Law at the University of Zurich supervised by Prof. Daniel Thürer and as a law clerk at the District Court of Zurich.

Martin Zobl speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Martin Zobl
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 35

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Practice Areas Publications





Commentary on Art. 54 TEU

co-authored by Martin Zobl and Daniel Thürer
in: Hermann-J. Blanke and Stelio Mangiameli (Editor[s]), "The Treaty on European Union, A Commentary"
Berlin/Heidelberg 2013


Die Legitimation der G-20 – Kritik aus völkerrechtlicher Sicht

by Martin Zobl, Daniel Thürer and Alexander Kern
in: "Archiv des Völkerrechts" Band 51, Heft 2, pp. 143 ff.


Demokratisierung des Völkerrechts? Partizipationschancen des Individuums in internationalen Entscheidungsprozessen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von humanitären Abrüstungsregimen

by Martin Zobl
Zurich 2012


Are Nuclear Weapons really legal? Thoughts on the Sources of International Law and a Conception of the Law imperio rationis instead of ratione imperii

by Thürer and Martin Zobl
in: Ulrich Fastenrath et al. (Editor[s]), "From Bilateralism to Community Interests, Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma"
Oxford 2011


Republik über die Staatsgrenzen hinaus denken – Erstarkende Zivilgesellschaft als neue Form des Weltbürgertums?

by Martin Zobl
in: Bernhard Ehrenzeller et al. (Editor[s]), "Vom Staatsbürger zum Weltbürger – ein republikanischer Diskurs in weltbürgerlicher Absicht, Drittes Kolloquium der «Peter Häberle-Stiftung» an der Universität St. Gallen"
Zurich/St. Gallen 2011


Das Verhältnis von Völkerrecht und Landesrecht in Deutschland

co-authored by Daniel Thürer and Martin Zobl
Zurich June 2008 (Teil eines rechtsvergleichenden Gutachtens zu Handen des Bundesamtes für Justiz)


Menschenrechtsschutz im Zeichen von Global Governance, Erkundung von Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten und Grenzen

by Martin Zobl
in: Mühlemann/Mannhart (Editor[s]), "Freiheit ohne Grenzen – Grenzen der Freiheit, APARIUZ"
Zurich/St. Gallen 2008


Commentary on Art. 217 and 357 TFEU

co-authored by Martin Zobl and Daniel Thürer
in: Hermann-J. Blanke and Stelio Mangiameli (Editor[s]), "Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, A Commentary "
Berlin/Heidelberg (Erscheint voraussichtlich 2016)


Deals and Cases

Groupe SEB acquires WMF Group from KKR

Listed Groupe SEB acquires WMF Group. The closing of the transaction is subject to merger control clearance. Groupe SEB will pay EUR 1,020 million in cash for the WMF Group and assume net debt in an amount of EUR 565 million. In addition, SEB takes over EUR 125 million of early retirement and pension liabilities.

WMF is a manufacturer of home appliances and hotel equipment, amongst others, cookware, kitchenware, cutlery, drinking glasses and professional coffee machines, including brands such as WMF, Silit, Kaiser, Schaerer and Hepp. The company, headquartered in Geislingen an der Steige, Germany, is represented in over 40 locations worldwide and operates nearly 200 retail shops in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

French Groupe SEB is a manufacturer of small appliances and kitchenware and is represented in over 120 countries worldwide. The group owns more than 1,000 active patents and launches over 200 new products a year. Brands include Tefal, Rowenta, Krups, Calor, Vogalu, Moulinex and Lagostina. The holding company SEB S.A. is listed in Paris and headquartered in Écully close to Lyon.

Walder Wyss acts as Swiss legal advisor to Groupe SEB. The team is being led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) together with Simon Kehl (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and further includes Samuel Lieberherr (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Boris Räber (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Andrea Voelin (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Simone Wetzstein (Associate, Employment), Samuel Klaus (Associate, IP/IT), Martin Zobl (Associate, IP/IT), Janine Corti (Associate, Tax) and Valentin Wiesner (Trainee, Corporate/M&A). Gleiss Lutz acted as lead counsel on the deal, coordinating several other law firms in multiple jurisdictions.


Curriculum Vitae PDF