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Balz  Hoesly
Practice Areas:
  • Corporate Governance
  • Inheritance
  • Estate Planning
  • E-Commerce
  • Interactive Multimedia
  • International
  • Entertainment
  • Social Media
  • Wills
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Private Client
  • Successions

Zurich Attorney
Balz Hoesly

Phone: +41 44 254 99 66

Email: balz.hoesly@mme.ch

Languages: German, French, English

Leadership:

Dr. Balz Hösly is a renowned practitioner in Corporate Governance and issues of strategic change. He is member of several boards of directors. He focuses on corporate succession planning, inheritance law, e-commerce and interactive media. He has expert legal knowledge in issues of Public Private Partnerships and Public Governance.

Education:

  • Zurich University (Dr. iur.), 1987
  • Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne: Program for Executive Development (PED), 1991
  • MZSG (Malik Management Institute), St. Gallen: System-orientated Management, 2001
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences (zhaw/IAP) Certificate in systemic and solution focused coaching, 2006
  • Centre for Corporate Governance, University St. Gallen: Certificate in Corporate Governance, 2009
  • Swiss Bar Association: Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law, 2011

Fields of Practice:

  • Corporate Governance and Board memberships
  • Inheritance law and succession and estate planning
  • Corporate strategy support
  • E-Commerce and interactive media
  • Live entertainment and ticketing law
  • Public Governance and Public Private Partnerships

Current Board Memberships:

  • Chairman of the board: Greater Zurich Area, Zurich (Location marketing company; public private partnership)
  • Member of the board and the audit committee: Nationale Suisse, Basel (internationally operating Swiss insurance company, listed at the SIX)
  • Deputy Chairman of the board: AG Hallenstadion, Zurich (Switzerland’s biggest multifunctional indoor arena with private and public shareholders)
  • Member of the board: Showwerk AG, Aegeri

Executive Experience:

  • Chairman of the board: Ticketcorner Holding AG, Rümlang (Swiss market leader in ticketing; private equity stock company) 2006-2010
  • CEO of Switzerland’s export promotion agency Osec, 2000-2004
  • CEO ad interim of an internet banner advertising company, 2000
  • Winterthur Insurance Group/Credit Suisse Group, Member of Senior Management, 1987-1999
  • Country Coordinator for the U.K. and Denmark, 1991/1992 (Winterthur Group)
  • Head Market Development Europe, 1993/1994 (development of the Winterthur Group in Central Europe)
  • Project Director to develop and CEO of a new subsidiary company in Switzerland, 1995-1999 (direct insurance based on alternative distribution channels)
  • Project Director for the Winterthur Group’s global strategy review, 1998

Intercultural Experience:

  • Working and living experience in Belgium and the U.K. (1988/1989)
  • International working and negotiating experience in European and oversea key markets on top management and government level

Political and Administrative Experience:

  • Working experience with the Swiss federal administration (state secretariat for economy, seco; foreign ministery, EDA) and the administration of the Canton of Zurich
  • Member of the Zurich State Senate (parliament), 1991–2003
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Zurich State Senate, 1996-2003
  • President of the State Senate’s Committee for administrative and parliamentary reforms (New Public Management), 1996–2003
  • Leader of the Liberal Democratic Group (FDP = conservative, republican) in the State Senate, 1996–2003

Teaching Assignements:

  • Lecturer at IFZ-Institute, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (crisis and reputation management, data protection)

Memberships:

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Rotary Club Zurich-Turicum
  • Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite (France)

Publications:

  • Unternehmensnachfolge: Auch für den schlimmsten Fall gerüstet sein, io new management Nr.11, 2010
  • Broker und Internet- Vergleichsportale im Versicherungsvertrieb: Rolle, Transparenz und Herausforderungen an den Gesetzgeber. Versicherungsbranche im Wandel (FS Prof. Dr. Moritz W. Kuhn), Bern 2009
  • Paradise lost (Banking secrecy in Switzerland), Business Guide No. 3, 2009
  • Who’s next? (Corporate Succession Planning), Business Guide No. 7, 2008
  • Bonus vs. Salary, Executive Compensation in Switzerland, Business Guide No. 6, 2008
  • Delightful Risks (Art Insurance), Business Guide No. 3, 2008
  • Unternehmenskommunikation in kritischen Zeiten. Vortragsunterlagen Compliance, Zürich 2008
  • Arzt und Politik. Arztrecht in der Praxis, Zürich 2007
  • Chef haftet für bestechliche Angestellte (Korruption). Handelszeitung Nr. 44, 2006
  • Reputations- und Krisenmanagement. Vortragsunterlagen Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen Zug (IFZ), Oktober 2005
  • Checks and Balances, Globalbudgets im Spannungsfeld von Parlament, Regierung und Verwaltung. Vortragsunterlagen IDT-Frühlingstagung 2005, Institut für öffentliche Dienstleistungen und Tourismus, Universität St.Gallen, Mai 2005
  • Aussenhandel als Grundlage des Schweizer Wohlstands, in: Die Volkswirtschaft. Das Magazin für Wirtschaftspolitik 6/2003
  • Reformkommission des Kantonsrates des Eidgenössischen Standes Zürich: Parlamentsreform im Kanton Zürich – Eine Bilanz, KR 71/2003, Zürich 2003
  • Die”neue” Osec mit neuen Aufgaben, in: NZZ 239/2002, special insert “Swiss companies abroad”
  • New Public Management (NPM): Herausforderung für die Parlamente?, in: Parlament. Mitteilungsblatt der Schweiz. Gesellschaft für Parlamentsfragen, 1/1998
  • Integrierte Marktbearbeitung am Beispiel eines Direktversicherers, in: Thexis, Fachzeitschrift für Marketing, 3/1996
  • Das urheberrechtlich schützbare Rechtssubjekt, Zürich 1987

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Kreuzstrasse 42
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Law Firm Contact: Dr. Balz Hoesly

Tel: +41 44 254 99 66

Fax: +41 44 254 99 60

Website: www.mme.ch

Member Since: 2010

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