Patrizia Lorenzi

Senior Associate
Attorney at Law, LL.M.



Practice Area


Professional Profile


Patrizia Lorenzi joined GHR Rechtsanwälte in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, she pursued a career as a law clerk at the Court of Appeals of the Canton of Bern, as a member of the legal department of regional power supplier EWB Energie Wasser Bern and as legal counsel at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE.

Patrizia Lorenzi's practice focuses on employment and social security as was well as energy and natural resources. She advises employers and corporations in all matters relating to employment, employment contracts, terms of employment, international executive transfer, residence and work permits and employment related aspects in M&A transactions. In addition, Patrizia Lorenzi represents employers and employees in relation to hiring and termination as well as the enforcement of employment related claims. In the energy and natural resources sector, she acts for power supply and utilities companies, energy traders and public institutions.


Career and Education


Senior Associate at GHR Rechtsanwälte AG
Legal counsel at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE
Inhouse legal counsel EWB Energie Wasser Bern
Law Clerk at the Court of Appeals of the Canton of Bern


University of Bern, LL.M. (civil and business law)
Bar admission
University of Bern


German, English, French, Spanish


Memberships and Activities


Swiss Bar Association SAV
Bern Bar Association BAV
Women in Power



Commentary on Swiss Energy Law, joint publication (Art. 10, 11, 14 EnG, Art. 6 und 8b RPG) (in German)

Relocation of servitudes of power lines and related costs, in: Magister, Editions Weblaw, Bern (in German)

Servitudes in Transition – from "Way and Bridge" to Energy-Contracting, together with Peter Gurtner, in: Dienstbarkeiten im Wandel – von „Weg und Steg“ zum Energie-Contracting, Hrsg. Dr. Stephan Wolf in Schriften INR 16, Institut für Notariatsrecht und notarielle Praxis an der Universität Bern, Stämpfli Verlag, Bern (in German)