Dr. iur. | LL.M. | Attorney at law

Frank Scherrer


Frank Scherrer works primarily in the pharmaceutical and health sector. He mainly advises and represents pharmaceutical companies with regard to drug approvals, permits, reimbursements, advertising and sales, the drafting of all types of contracts, data protection and product liability. Further areas of specialization include antitrust and competition law, labor law, and data law. He also advises clients on questions relating to medical devices and human research. He represents his clients in contract negotiations, as well as in official and judicial proceedings. He heads the Life Sciences Team at Wengler Vieli.

“Contributing to the development of new therapies and solutions in the life sciences by means of targeted advice is what motivates me. I particularly value the independence and diverse challenges characteristic of our work.”

Frank Scherrer speaks German, English and French.

Frank Scherrer

Overview of Switzerland's Healthcare Regulations

11.03.2024 / Scherrer Frank, Roos Dominique, Picecchi Dario


Further publications by Frank Scherrer

  • Switzerland Chapter, in: Lexology Panoramic: Healthcare (Former: Getting the Deal Through - Life Sciences), 2010 - 2023.

  • Switzerland Chapter, in: The Product Regulation and Liablity Review, 2016 - 2022.

  • Switzerland Chapter, in: ICLG Pharmaceutical Advertising, 2020 - 2022.

  • Switzerland Chapter, in: Getting the Deal Through - Pharma and Medical Device Regulation, 2019 - 2022.

  • Switzerland Chapter, in: Cartels by Global Legal Insights, 2019-2020.

  • Switzerland Chapter, in: The Public Competition Enforcement Review. Published in: TLR - The Public Competition Enforcement Review, 2015 - 2016.

  • Life Sciences 2015 Law & Practice Switzerland: overview. Published in: Chambers Global Practice Guides 2015.

  • Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Switzerland: overview. Published in: Practical Law Multi-Jurisdictional Guide, Life Sciences, 2015 - 2018.

  • Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Switzerland: overview. Published in: Practical Law Multi-Jurisdictional Guide, Life Sciences, 2015 - 2020.

  • Country Q&A Switzerland, in: Cross-border Handbook Life Sciences handbooks 2005/06, 2006/07, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14.

  • Country Report Switzerland, in: Global Counsel Life Sciences 2001 Industry Report.

  • Fusionskontrolle nach revidiertem Kartellgesetz - erste Fälle und offene Fragen, AJP 11/1997.

  • Die schweizerische Fusionskontrolle - bisherige Anläufe und Ansatz zum Sprung, in: Schriftenreihe des Europa Instituts Zürich, Band 11, Aktuelle Fragen zum Wirtschaftsrecht - Zur Emeritierung von Walter R. Schluep, Zürich 1996.

  • Das europäische und das schweizerische Fusionskontrollverfahren, Schriftenreihe des Europa Instituts Zürich, Band 16, Dissertation, Zürich 1996.

Since 2005 Partner at Wenger Vieli Ltd.
1999-2004 Lawyer at Wenger Vieli Ltd.
1999 Admission to the Bar
1997-1998 Junior Lawyer at Dr. J. Scherrer
1996-1997 Law Clerk at the District Court of Meilen
1996 University of Zurich (Dr. iur.)
1994-1996 Scientific Collaborator at the Europa Institut Zurich; Assistant of Prof. Dr. R. Zäch
1993 Exeter University U.K. (LL.M., European Legal Studies)
1991 Université de Neuchâtel (licence en droit)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V., Landesarbeitsgruppe Schweiz
The Legal 500WWLChambers Europe Frank Scherrer

Frank Scherrer is in my view the most knowledgeable and experienced lawyer in life science. He is calm, transparent and gives the true legal expertise, fast and to the point.

Client Testimonial, The Legal 500, 2023

Outstanding individual: Frank Scherrer. Most experienced and knowledgeable lawyer I know. Humble, to the point, fast in response, high availability. strong expertise, strategic mindset.

Client Testimonial, The Legal 500, 2023

He is a great lawyer.

Client Testimonial, Chambers, 2023

Frank Scherrer is a top name in the market who earns plaudits as 'an excellent lawyer' who 'really fights for his clients'.

Client Testimonial, Who's Who Legal, 2023

Frank Scherrer stands out as a “well-known” practitioner who has extensive expertise in pharmaceutical and health law.

Client Testimonial, Who's Who Legal, 2022

Frank Scherrer executes medical product liability matters on behalf of pharmaceuticals with aplomb.

Client Testimonial, Who's Who Legal, 2022