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Dr. Hans Nigg

Consultant | Attorney at Law
+41 43 443 00 93

Hans Nigg is a proven specialist in liability and insurance law. From 1993 he led claims services for leading national and international insurance groups. From 1997 to 2010 he worked as a specialist judge at the Commercial Court of Zurich. Hans Nigg focuses on liability and coverage disputes. Over the years, he has been involved in a variety of complex insurance and reinsurance disputes of national and international scope. Hans Nigg has extensive experience in various insurance sectors.


Recommended by Who's Who Legal: Insurance and Reinsurance 2022
Doctoral dissertation in the area of company law entitled "Genossenschafterhaftung", 1990 (summa cum laude; recipient of the Professor Walter Hug Prize)


Liability and insurance law as well as contract and corporate law; professional liability, in particular medical and architectural liability; product, motor vehicle and railway liability; directors' and officers’ liability (D&O) and financial lines (cyber and fidelity insurance); advice on claims management issues.

Professional Experience

Since October 2022
Consultant at BNS Attorneys at Law

2007 - 2022
Partner at Baudacci Nigg Stenberg

1997 - 2010
specialist judge at the Commercial Court of Zurich Legal research assistant; law clerk, including at the Cantonal Supreme Court in Zurich. Substantial experience in the insurance industry: domestically as claims counsel and head of the commercial claims department at the Head Office of Winterthur Insurance; internationally as worldwide head of commercial claims for Winterthur International and XL Global Risk as well as Chief Claims Officer for Continental Europe/ROW for XL Insurance Company Ltd


Doctorate (Dr. iur.) 1990
Admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1987
University of Zurich, law studies, lic. iur. 1980


German, English, French


Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
Zurich Lawyers' Association (ZJURV)
Swiss Association of Judges in Commercial Matters (SVRH)
Swiss Society for Liability and Insurance Law (SGHVR)


Numerous publications in the fields of liability, insurance and company law.


Admitted to represent parties before all Swiss courts and authorities; registered with the Bar of the Canton of Zurich

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