Dr. Laurenz Uhl

Laurenz enjoys thinking in a structured manner. He loves working with our clients to map out their goals, devise a suitable strategy to achieve them, and then to provide hands-on support with implementing it. 

He actively seeks out complex initial situations: these are where he can best turn his experience, built up over years in a leading international law firm, to the benefit of our clients. 

His skills are founded on his education as a Fürsprecher (lawyer admitted to the bar in the canton of Berne, Switzerland), and supplemented by his second qualification as a German lawyer, accordingly, he advises on Swiss and German law. His ability to look beyond the garden fence gives clients significant added value.


Memberships:
– Swiss Bar Association
– Zurich Bar Association
– Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main 

2016 – to date

Founding member and partner of Pikó Uhl Rechtsanwälte AG

2006

Partner at Linklaters LLP

2003

Admission to the bar in Germany (Rechtsanwalt)

2003

Managing Associate at Linklaters LLP

1999

Associate at Linklaters LLP (formerly Oppenhoff & Rädler), Frankfurt am Main

1998

Doctorate (Dr. jur.) at the University of Berne (Switzerland)

1997

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Exeter, UK

1996

Associate at Bratschi & Emch und Partner, Berne

1996

State examination (law degree) at the University of Berne (Switzerland), Fürsprecher (lawyer admitted to the bar in the canton of Berne)

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Dr. Rita Pikó

Rita is full of energy. She provides our clients with focused and workable advice. Rita is a proven expert: she brings over 20 years of practical experience – in corporate governance, corporate compliance and the related internal investigations – to identifying effective solutions for our clients.

Rita loves to share her energy and expertise with others. In addition to advising as a lawyer, she is a regular lecturer in Compliance and Internal Investigations at several universities, such as the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, the University of Liechtenstein and the UAS Burgenland (University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, WBS Academy).

Since 2010, she also is a permanent lecturer for the “Exzellenzprogramm für Aufsichtsräte” (Excellence program for Supervisory Boards) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and has trained over 300 active and potential members of supervisory boards to date. From 2017 to 2020 she was a lecturer for Compliance and course director of the CAS Compliance Investigator at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

She is able to see the bigger picture. Rita advises on Swiss and German law and has been admitted to the bar in both Switzerland (registration pursuant to Art. 28 BGFA in the Zurich Lawyer’s Register (Zürcher Anwaltsregister)) and in Germany.

Memberships:
– Swiss Bar Association
– Zurich Bar Association
– Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main
– DICO-Deutsches Institut für Compliance e.V.
– AdAR Arbeitskreis deutscher Aufsichtsrat e. V.
– ACFE Chapter Switzerland
– Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA)
– Ethics and Compliance Switzerland
– DUJV-Deutsch-Ungarischer Juristenvereinigung e.V.

2016 – to date

Founding member and partner of Pikó Uhl Rechtsanwälte AG

2017 – 2020

Lecturer in Compliance at the  Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

2010 – to date

Permanent lecturer for the “Exzellenzprogramm für Aufsichtsräte” (Excellence program for Supervisory Boards); teaching responsibilities at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management since 2013

2010

Lawyer in own private practice (Frankfurt am Main)

2009

Senior Associate at Clifford Chance, Frankfurt am Main

2000

Celanese AG (Global Chief Compliance Officer, Global Risk Officer, Corporate Governance Officer, in-house lawyer)

1998

Associate at Hengeler, Frankfurt am Main

1997

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Exeter, UK

1996

Doctorate (Dr. jur.) at the University of Konstanz

1995

2. State examination (law degree), local court (Landgericht) of Konstanz

1993

1. State examination at the University of Konstanz

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