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FRORIEP Swiss Law Firm of the Year

Posted by on 26 March 2018

FRORIEP is Swiss Law Firm of the year winning the title at The Lawyer European Awards on 15 March 2018 in London.


The judges noted that "Swiss Firm of the Year Froriep suffered a blow in 2016 with the loss of one third of its partnership. The judges were impressed by its rapid recovery and reinvention, recognising that it is clearly a firm with ambitious plans and one that is not afraid to lead the market. They could see a clear focus and strategy in play and gave the firm credit for its very high rate of cross-border work and creation of a truly international practice."

The judges were also impressed by Froriep’s establishment of a Disruptive Technologies Practice Group, emphasis on training and its plans to recruit from outside the legal profession.

Froriep's Managing Partner Nicola Benz said: "This award is fantastic recognition of the hard work and forward-looking drive of a great team of people. And we are not stopping here: we continue to strive to be a firm that is fit for the future." 

The Lawyer European Awards have been rewarding and celebrating excellence across the European legal market for eight years. The awards jury consisted of a panel of 21 judges, including managing partners of international law firms and in-house lawyers with multinational companies.

Click here to see the official website of The Lawyer European Awards 2018.


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Nicola Benz

Nicola Benz’s practice is focused on technology and life sciences transactions. She assists technology companies of all sizes, from start-ups to established players, as well as investors, suppliers and customers across a broad range of industries and sectors. Nicola Benz’s expertise covers outsourcing, licensing, joint ventures and collaborations and associated intellectual property issues. She also has considerable experience advising on all types of commercial contracts, competition and regulatory issues and data protection. Nicola Benz is recognised as a globally leading patent and technology licensing lawyer, as well as a leading practitioner in the field of intellectual property. Chambers Europe (2018) ranked her as leader in the fields of Intellectual Property and Life Science, and she was recommended in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA for Intellectual Property as well as TMT matters. She has also been named as a thought leader for data law in the publication "Who's Who Legal 2018". Born in Scotland, Nicola obtained her law degree from the University of Edinburgh (LLB Hons) in 1997. She joined our firm as an associate in 2002 and became a partner in 2010. Since 2017 she has been the managing partner of our firm. Her working languages are English and German. Nicola is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the International Technology Law Association (iTechLaw).

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