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Dr. Agnes Dormann

Attorney at Law and Notary,
SBA-certified inheritance attorney, SBA mediator
Partner at Battegay Dürr AG

Agnes Dormann has many years of experience in all matters related to estate planning and thus Swiss and international inheritance law and matrimonial property law. As an SBA-certified inheritance attorney and notary, she is experienced in preparing and drawing up individual wills, marriage contracts and inheritance contracts as well as all the contractual documents related to the purchase and sale of real estate. Agnes Dormann advises and represents entrepreneurs in all matters related to company law – from the formation of a stock corporation, limited liability company or foundation to the purchase and sale of companies or parts of companies through to restructuring, succession planning and shareholders’ agreements.

As a highly capable negotiation partner and advisor, Agnes Dormann supports companies in all matters related to business, contract and commercial law, particularly employment law. Her previous position as the long-time Chair of the Basel-Stadt Planning Appeal Commission made her a proven specialist in questions related to public law – particularly public construction law (construction permits, etc.). As an SBA-certified inheritance attorney and mediator, she is familiar with the options for out-of-court conflict resolution, but she is equally capable of representing the interests of our clients in court when it is not possible to reach an agreement regarding inheritance disputes.

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Dr. Agnes Dormann is registered with the Basel-Stadt Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all of Switzerland.

Languages: German, English, French

Education and professional experience

2017 – Partner at Battegay Dürr AG
2018 SBA, UMCH mediator
2013 SBA-certified inheritance attorney
2012 CAS in Finance and Accounting for Lawyers, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
2003 – 2015 Member of the Federal Commercial Register Commission (EHRA)
2001 – 2016 Partner at two corporate law firms in Basel
2001 – 2013 Chair of the Basel-Stadt Planning Appeal Commission
1999 – 2000 Attorney (associate) at a corporate law firm in Basel
1998 Licensed as a notary for Basel-Stadt
1996 – 1997 Managing Director of the Chemical Industry Employees Association on the merger of Ciba Geigy AG and Sandoz AG to form Novartis
1993 – 1996 Attorney (associate) at a corporate law firm in Basel
1990 – 1993 Dissertation work and conferral of a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel (magna cum laude) in 1993
1990 Admitted to the bar for the canton of Lucerne
1983 – 1988 Law studies in and degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel (magna cum laude)

Memberships

Swiss Bar Association (member of the Board of Directors from 2012–2019), Basel Bar Association, Chamber of Notaries Basel-Stadt, Alumni Basel, Basel Law Society, DACH European Law Society, DAV German Bar Association, Inheritance Law Working Group, German-Swiss Law Society, Voluntary Academic Society Basel, Pro Iure alumni association, Swiss Law Society, Verein Successio, Business Club Basel, Home Owners’ Association Basel, Basel Academic Guild, Rotary Club Basel

Publications

A Comparison of Swiss International Private Law and the European Inheritance Regulation, in EU Inheritance Regulation No. 650/2012 and Its Impact on Various Countries: 50th Anniversary of the DACH, Dublin, from May 29–31, 2014, Zurich 2014, p. 79 ff

The Lawfulness and Legal Consequences of Termination in the Event of a Breach of Termination Restrictions, in AJP 2011, p. 1,069

The Foreign State As Petitioner, dissertation, Basel 1993

Pro bono / Hobbys

Member of the Foundation Board of pro Senecute in Basel

Member of the Executive Committee of the Parish Office for Industry and Economy, Basel

Being outdoors in nature (hiking, biking, skiing), literature, art and culture, politics and society, economic issues