Denise Gassmann, Attorney-at-law

Denise Gassmann completed her law studies at the University of Friborg / Freiburg (i.Üe) in 2006 with a master (MLaw). She obtained the Bernese bar exam in 2009 and received the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in MedLaw from the University of Zurich in 2016.

After completing her studies, Denise Gassmann worked as a lawyer in succession at a government governor’s office in the canton of Berne, at the tax appeals commission of the canton of Berne, at the higher court of the canton of Berne and in a law firm in the city of Bern. After gaining her bar license, she was an assistant to Prof. Pierre Tschannen’s chair for constitutional and administrative law at the University of Bern.

In 2012 Denise Gassmann moved to the Legal Department of the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG). There she devoted herself until the end of 2013 to legislation in food law and the interface problem between food and pharmaceuticals and from 2014 to 2019 completely to legislation in the area of ​​medicinal products. During her seven years at the BAG, Denise Gassmann worked intensively on legal issues in the areas of dispensing, application and prescription of medicines, drug advertising, medical device law and data protection law related to medicinal products. She was also able to further deepen her knowledge of constitutional and administrative law.


Professional background:

  • Pharmalex GmbH since 2019
  • 2019 law firm in the city of Chur (GR)
  • 2012-2019 Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
  • 2009-2012 Institute for Public Law at the University of Bern, chair of Prof. Pierre Tschannen for constitutional and administrative law
  • 2008 law firm in the city of Bern
  • 2007 High Court of the Canton of Bern, civil department
  • 2007 Tax Appeals Commission of the Canton of Bern
  • 2006 Government governor in the canton of Bern

Initial and continuing education:

  • 2019 course “Crafts of Lawyers” (modules Crafts and Organization) from the Europainstitut at the University of Zurich and the Zurich Lawyers’ Association
  • 2016 CAS UZH in MedLaw, University of Zurich
  • 2009 admitted to the bar in the canton of Bern
  • 2006 MLaw University of Friborg / Freiburg (i.Üe.)


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  • French
  • English