Franziska Bächler

Fellow 2023/2025

▌▌▌Scientific Director at the Center for Life Sciences Law at the University of Basel

Franziska Bächler currently serves as the Scientific Director at the Center for Life Sciences Law at the University of Basel. Prior to her current role, she was a Senior Legal Counsel at F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG from 2014 to 2022. With over a decade of experience in contract law, biotech and regulated markets, she has a profound transactional and practical background.

Franziska holds a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London, and earned her Dr. iur. from the University of Zurich. She was admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Bern in 2009 and has also worked as an attorney at a large Swiss law firm. Her educational journey began at the University of Friborg and Stockholm.

She is a member of various professional associations including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Association (ZAV/SAV), Licensing Executives Society (LES Switzerland), and Healthcare Licensing Group (Swiss-HLG). In addition to her professional commitments, Franziska is a Lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). She sits on the Board of Trustees of the Ursula & Gunter Böhmer Foundation in Montagnola (art foundation).

Franziska is fluent in both German and English and has a rich history of international exposure, including a traineeship at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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