Anna Gottret
Dr.iur., Attorney-at-Law, LL.M.

Anna Gottret’s practice focuses on national and international corporate and commercial law, and she actively advises her clients on legal matters related to competition, data protection and labour law legal issues. In addition, Anna is particularly recognized for her cross-border advisory and international transactional work.

Anna has been engaged in the practice of law for over a decade, and she has an extensive experience working with major international law firms in Switzerland (Berne), EU (Brussels) and the US (New York), along with serving as in-house counsel for a number of well-recognized multinational and mid-sized companies and several federal regulatory institutions.

As a legal advisor, Anna has distinguished herself through her professionalism, pragmatic and strategic advocacy, and personal commitment to her clients’ objectives. Additionally, she regularly publishes in Swiss and foreign specialized journals and gives lectures in her various fields of practice.

Through her pro bono work as a board member of the Association Chindernetz Kanton Bern (priorly Pro Juventute Kanton Bern 2009-2019), Anna supports programs established to ensure equal opportunities for children, young people and families in the Canton of Berne, and her consulting services extend well beyond legal support.

Anna has been a member of the bar in Berne since 2013. After having studied at the University of Berne, Françoise Rabelais in Tours (FR) and University of Lodz (PL), she successfully completed her post-graduated legal studies at the College of Europe (2007). Subsequently, she obtained her PhD Degree at the University of Berne in 2010, with the designation of “summa cum laude” and having been honored as the 2010/2011 recipient of the Professor Dr. Walter Hug-Award.

Professional Career

2020 Partner, FlyingLawyers, Zurich

2020 In-house Counsel at the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic), Berne

2011-2020 Senior Associate at Kellerhals Carrard, Berne

2019 In-house Counsel at the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR), Berne

2017 In-house Counsel at Breitling AG, Grenchen

2014 Foreign Legal Associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York

2010 Case Handler at the Secretariat of Swiss Federal Competition Commission, Berne

2009 Junior Lawyer at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal (MLL), previously Pestalozzi, Attorneys at law, Brussels

2007-2009 Lecturer and Research Assistant at the Institute for Economic Law at the University of Berne

Further mandates and memberships

Board Member of the association Chindernetz Kanton Bern (priorly Pro Juventute Kanton Bern),

Interpreter for Bernese Justice for the Supreme Court of the Cantone of Berne

Member of the Bernese Bar Association

Member oft he Swiss American Lawyers Association of Greater New York



Selected Plublications

The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review, with Daniel Emch & Stefanie Schuler, 2019 and 2020

Grundsätzliche Erheblichkeit – Kritische Würdigung und mögliche Korrektive, sui-generis 2018, p. 374 ff., with Daniel Emch

Getting the Deal Through: Private Antitrust Litigation, Switzerland, with Daniel Emch & Lorenz Hadorn, 2015 bis 2017

Finance Monthly, Mergers & Acquisitions in Switzerland, p. 56-57, with Thomas Bähler, March 2015

The European Antitrust Review: Swiss Chapter, Global Competition Review, with Daniel Emch & Lorenz Hadorn, 2014

The International Capital Markets Review, Chapter on Switzerland, 3rd Edition, with Thomas Bähler, 2013

Verantwortlichkeit für kartellrechtliche Verstösse im Konzern im schweizerischen und europäischen Recht, Diss. Bern 2011

Which, if any, agreements practices or nformation exchanges about prices should be prohibited?

Swiss National Report for LIDC Congress in Bordeaux, 2010

L’Arrêt GlaxoSmithKline et les importations parallèles. Droit de la concurrence, lex pharma ou marché intérieur? CEDIDAC Lausanne, with Christoph Rapin, 2010

Die Erschöpfung von Patentrechten in der Schweiz und in der EU, in: P. EDGAR et al. (Hrsg.), Mélanges en l’honneur de Prof. FRANCOIS DESSAMONTET, CEDIDAC Lausanne, with Prof. Roland von Büren, 2007

Evaluation des Kartellgesetzes, Jusletter of 20. April 2009