Kai-Peter Uhlig

Dr. iur. HSG, Attorney-at-Law
Born 1967

Main Practice Areas

Kai-Peter Uhlig advises and represents domestic and international companies and associations, often from the film industry. He focuses on copyright and media law, contracts, administrative practices, film and project financing, privacy and data protection, employment, German and European law and German-Swiss cross-border relations. Admitted to the bars in Zurich an Berlin, he represents clients at Swiss courts.


Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Bar admission in Berlin, 1996. In Switzerland since 2001. Position at St. Gallen University (HSG). Joined this law firm in 2004.

Previous activities: head of legal and business affairs for a Berlin film production and sales group. Worked with law firms in Berlin and Paris and a TV broadcaster. Studies in Moscow, ending 1990.

Speaking functions

Regular speaker at conferences and executive training courses.


SF•FS Swiss Forum for Communication Law, INGRES Intitute for Industrial Property, German-Swiss Lawyers’ Association, Swiss Society of the Solothurn Film Festival, HSG Alumni Association (University of St. Gallen), Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association.

Publications (selection, all in German)

Practice in Switzerland: Administration through collecting societies as model of author compensation, ZUM 10/2015, S. 761-765.

Swiss IP Handbook (ed. C. Weinmann, P. Münch, J. Herren), chapter Contracts on Derivative Author Rights , Basel 2013 (ISBN 978-3-7190-2994-4).

Culture Law, Culture Market (ed. A. F.G. Raschèr, M. Senn), chapters Film Law, Film Market (with C. Christen), Internet Law (with P. Wild), St. Gallen 2012 (ISBN 978-3-03751-428-3).

Film Finance and Distribution (with Adriano Viganò), in Mosimann/Renold/Raschèr (ed.): Culture – Art – Law, Basel/Geneva/Munich 2009 (ISBN 978-3-7190-2633-2).

Rehbinder/Viganò, Copyright Law: Copyright, Commentary (contributor), 3rd ed., Zurich 2008 (ISBN 978-3-280-07143-4).

The Co-production Agreement in Film Production – Study under German and Swiss Law, Baden-Baden 2007 (ISBN 978-3-8329-2917-6).

Employment Relations in Groups of Companies (with Thomas Geiser), Zeitschrift des Bernischen Juristenvereins (ZBJV) 2003, p. 757 et seqq.; and Collective Bargain Agreements in Groups of Companies (with Thomas Geiser), ZBJV 2010, p. 1 et seqq.


German, English, French, some Russian.