Rechtsanwalt Rolf Herter, M.C.J.

Rolf Herter

«Leveraging humour and clarity»

Humour has tremendous power. When nothing else is working, laughter gets things moving again, even in legal disputes. It can help loosen and resolve even the most entrenched situations. Our goal is always an amicable agreement between all parties, but if that is not possible, as an attorney-at-law, I must in extreme cases be prepared to take a clear stand in court.

Clear communication is therefore very important. I see myself as a kind of business law general practitioner who makes the initial diagnosis. Not only does this require me to be a good listener with broad knowledge and quick analytical skills, it is also crucial that my clients always understand me. Diplomacy isn't always the best solution; sometimes I also have to speak plainly and take a strong stand.

Not only do I speak plainly, I also act on my words and keep my promises. As Managing Partner, it is my role to blend the very different people we have in this law firm, each with their own individual needs. Nobody should take themselves too seriously because, at the end of the day, we are all equally insignificant. Every time I hike in the mountains I experience this feeling. I believe that this is also a factor in successful mediations.

Main Focus

  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Commercial and corporate law
  • Contracts
  • Succession planning and inheritance
  • Private clients


  • German
  • English
  • French


New York University, M.C.J.
Admitted to the bar
University of Zurich, lic.iur.


  • Senior court clerk with a Zurich district court and with the State Court of the Canton of Zurich
  • Internship with Holland & Knight Haight Gardener, New York
  • Associate attorney with an international commercial law firm in Zurich

Memberships – Publications – Specialties

  • Registered at the Zurich Bar Association

  • Member of the Bar Examination Commission of the Canton of Zurich

  • Member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations