Battegay Dürr Anwälte und Notare Basel

Dr. Agnes Dormann

Agnes Dormann

Agnes Dormann has many years of experience in all matters of national and international inheritance law and matrimonial property. Being a specialist attorney of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV) and a notary, she is well versed in the drafting and execution of individual wills, living wills, prenuptial agreements and inheritance contracts as well as all types of contractual documentation for the sale and purchase of real estate. Agnes Dormann advises and represents business people in all matters of corporate law – from the formation of stock corporations, limited liability companies (GmbH) and foundations, to the sale and acquisition of companies or corporate units through to restructuring, succession arrangements and shareholder agreements.

As a competent negotiating partner and advisor, Agnes Dormann supports companies in all areas of contractual and commercial law, and particularly employment law. In her former position as long standing President of the Planning Appeal Commission (Baurekurskommission) Basel-Stadt, she became a proven specialist in questions of public law – especially public planning law (building permits etc.). As specialist attorney of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV) for inheritance law, she also represents our Clients’ interests in court where they have been unable to reach agreement in protracted inheritance disputes.

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Agnes Dormann

Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, Notary Public, Certified Specialist SBA in inheritance law, Mediator SBA
Partner at Battegay Dürr AG

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


  • German
  • English
  • French

Education and Professional Experience

2017 – Partner at Battegay Dürr AG
2013 Certified specialist Swiss Bar Association in inheritance law
2012 CAS in Finance and Accounting for Lawyers at the Lucerne University for Applied Sciences and Arts
2003 – 2015 Member of the Federal expert committee on Commercial Registry matters
2001 – 2016 Partner in law firms in Basel
2001 – 2013 President of the Building Appeals Commission of the Canton of Basel-Stadt
1999 – 2000 Associate in a Basel law firm
1998 Commission as Notary Public, Canton of Basel-Stadt
1996 – 1997 Managing Director of the Chemical Industry’s employees’ association during and following the merger of Ciba-Geigy AG and Sandoz to Novartis AG
1993 – 1996 Associate in a Basel law firm
1990 – 1993 Work on doctoral thesis
1990 Admission to the Bar of the Canton of Lucerne
1983 – 1988 Law studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Basel


Board of the Swiss Bar Association FSA/SAV, Basel Bar Association, Chamber of Notaries Basel-Stadt, AlumniBasel, DACH European Law Society, DAV German Bar Association, Inheritance Law Working Group of the Basel Bar Association, German-Swiss Law Society, Voluntary Academic Society Basel, Pro Iure, Swiss Law Society, Verein Successio, Business Club Basel, Home Owners’ Association Basel, Rotary Club Basel


Das schweizerische internationale Privatrecht und die europäische Erbrechtsverordnung im Vergleich, in EU-Erbrechtsverordnung Nr. 650/2012 und deren Auswirkungen auf diverse Länder: 50. Tagung der DACH, Dublin vom 29. bis 31. Mai 2014, Zurich 2014, p. 79 et seqq.

Die Zulässigkeit und die Rechtsfolgen einer Kündigung bei einem Verstoss gegen Kündigungsbeschränkungen, in AJP 2011, p. 1069

Der ausländische Staat als Kläger, Doctoral thesis, Basel 1993

Pro bono / Hobbies

Member of the Foundation Board of pro Senecute in Basel, sport (biking and hiking), art and culture, politics