Herbert Pfortmüller 



since 2017     

Partner, beyond consulting GmbH

since 2008 

Founding partner Meili I Pfortmüller

2003 – 2008

Partner at Altenburger

1990 – 2003

Partner at Pfortmüller, Meierhans

1983 – 1989

Lawyer at Nobel & Hug

1981 – 1982 

Zürich Higher Court


Dr. jur. University of Zurich


Admission to the bar


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German, English


Experience and skills in:

Entertainment Law (Music, Opera, Theater, Literature, Visual Art,  Architecture, Advertising)

Art Law

Heritage Law, namely in connection with Art and Art Collections

Social media

Media Law


Activities / Memberships

Lecturer in Art Law as part of the Executive Master of Arts Administration Program (EMAA) at the University of Zurich

Lecturer for the seminar Art and Law at the University of Zurich (autumn semester 2013, 2015, 2017 with Prof. A.K. Schnyder and Prof. H.R. Trüeb)

Member of LexLegal, International Lawyers Network (on recommendation of the British Embassy in Bern)

Only Swiss member of the worldwide Live Entertainment Lawyers Network (LELAN) 

Member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations

Member International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Member of the Institute for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Ingres)

Member of the Swiss Forum for Communications Law

Member, Swiss Interactive Media and Software Association (simsa)