Oliver M. Kunz

Oliver M. Kunz

lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law




Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 41

Curriculum Vitae

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Oliver M. Kunz specialises in civil and criminal litigation and internal investigations.

In particular, he advises and represents injured parties, defendants and third parties in white collar criminal cases and related civil proceedings, namely in the area of asset recovery as well as in technology-related disputes.
In addition, he conducts internal investigations, in particular regarding allegations of fraud and corruption as well as suspected misconduct of members of corporate bodies and other sensitive investigations.

Oliver M. Kunz regularly publishes and lectures in his areas of practice, namely on jurisdiction and enforcement issues as well as on appeal proceedings.

He graduated from the University of Fribourg (lic. iur. 2003 with the additions "bilingual" and "European law"). As a Fulbright Scholar, he completed his education at Stanford Law School in the field of law, science and technology (LL.M. 2010).

Oliver M. Kunz joined Walder Wyss in 2004. Prior to that, he worked as a student-assistant in criminal law at the University of Fribourg and as legal counsel for a non-profit organisation. Oliver M. Kunz speaks German, French and English.
He is registered with the Bar Register of the Canton of Zurich and admitted to practice law throughout Switzerland.

Oliver Kunz im Interview mit der NZZ am Sonntag zum Thema interne Untersuchungen

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Place of Performance under Art. 5 No. 1 Lugano Convention in the case of collectable debts, Discussion of the Federal Supreme Court decision 4A_449/2021, 27.1.2022

Commentary on the Anti Money Laundering Act: art. 10a (Prohibition of information) and art. 11 (Exclusion of criminal and civil liability)

Commentary on Art. 109-111 IPLA (Intellectual property rights – jurisdiction, applicable law, foreign decisions)

Commentary on Art. 157 IPLA (Protection of the company name)

Commentary on Art. 6 IPLA (Entering appearance)

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in Switzerland 2020

Infringement of manufacturing and trade secrets (art. 6 UCA)

Bribing and being bribed (Art. 4a UCA)

Complex Commercial Litigation 2020: Chapter Switzerland

Complex Commercial Litigation in Switzerland 2019

Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation 2018 - Switzerland

Commentary on Art. 5 and Art. 38–52 of the Lugano Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement in Civil and Commercial Matters

Commentary on Article 27 Swiss Rules

Appellate Remedies under the Swiss Civil Procedure Code, Appeal and Request for setting-aside; Commentary on Art. 308–327a Swiss Civil Procedure Code

Google Street View in Switzerland – Notes to the Decision of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court of 31 May 2012

Selected novelties in the revised Lugano Convention

Jurisdiction and Forum Shopping in Europe

Lecturer in the module «Interactive Marketung» of the course of studies «Marketing Executive HSG»

The Revised Lugano Convention – New Problems, Old Questions and the Revision of the Revision

Advertising Law for Copywriters

Annotation to the Decision of 30 March 2011, A-7040/2009 in re Swiss Data Protection and Information Commissioner vs. Google

Commentary on Art. 5 and Art. 38–52 of the Lugano Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement in Civil and Commercial Matters

Remedies in Swiss Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Statutes of the Canton Zurich – Volume II – Administrative Law

Statutes of the Canton Zurich – Volume I – Civil and Criminal Law

Bribery in the Private Sector – «Few Men Have Virtue to Withstand the Highest Bidder»

Arbitration Clauses Proposed by the EU Commission in Antitrust and Merger Procedures – Current Approach and Deficiencies

The continued procedure as a legal remedy

Supreme Court reverses Smarties shape mark decision

BIN LADIN stays on Swiss register

Jetlag or central issues of the new limitation periods

Gutachten - Zulässigkeit der Bekanntgabe von Bankkundendaten durch schweizerische Banken an Beauftragte im Ausland unter Art. 47 BankG

Legal Opinion - Permissibility of disclosure by Swiss banks of bank client information to agents in foreign countries un-der article 47 of the Banking Act (BA)