A good lawyer has to be interested in the client’s well-being. Understanding the client’s needs and listening with empathy are key elements for a trustworthy relationship.

Nicola Zehnder is an Associate in the Corporate and M&A Team as well as the Employment Team of Altenburger's Zurich Office.

He advises early stage companies, SMEs and listed companies on commercial and corporate law, M&A, corporate finance, restructuring law and employment law matters in a domestic and international context.

Nicola Zehnder also has experience in sports law. He advises federations, clubs, athletes, players, coaches and agents in contractual matters and represents them in disputes before internal sports bodies or the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


  • Since 2023 Associate at Altenburger
  • 2021-2023 Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (PwC), Zürich
  • 2019-2020 Junior Associate at Bratschi, St. Gallen
  • 2018-2019 Sports Legal Associate at Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo Abogados, Valencia (Spain)
  • 2015-2017 Legal Associate at Nobel & Hug, Zürich
  • 2014-2015 Law Clerk at the district court of Bülach, Zürich
  • 2012-2014 Junior Associate at Nobel & Hug, Zürich


  • 2020 Bar admission
  • 2018 Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia, Barcelona: Global Master in Sports Management and Legal Skills with FC Barcelona
  • 2014 Certificate in Advanced Studies: International Sports Law, University of Zurich
  • 2012 MLaw, University of Zurich

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At all Swiss courts

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