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Peter J. Merz

Peter J. Merz has years of experience in a leading business law firm and advises clients in a broad range of industries. He offers expertise in contract, commercial and corporate law, both contentious and non-contentious. Apart from litigation he focusses on the specific private and commercial needs of his clients.

Peter has strong connections in Asian markets. He is known for his pragmatic and solution-oriented approach in controversial matters as well as in advisory capacity. Peter has large experience with escrow transactions and structures.
Peter has and is still acting as director of companies, including memberships in charity & mission- driven organisations.


+41 44 515 02 37

Curriculum Vitae

  • Senior Counsel at VALLONI Attorney at Law (since 2023)
  • Of Counsel MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd. (2021-2022)
  • Partner FRORIEP (1993-2020, Managing Partner 2000-2011)
  • Associate FRORIEP (1988-1992)
  • Attorney at Law in legal and business consulting company in Zug (1983-1987)
  • Admitted to the bar of the Canton of Zurich (1983)
  • District Court of Meilen (1980-1982)
  • Research assistant University of Zurich, law of succession (1979)
  • University of Zurich lic. Iur. (1978)

German, English


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

Admitted to all Swiss Courts