Dr. Giovanni Merlini

Partner, Attorney at Law

Education

1993

Dr. iur., University of Bern


1993

Admission as Notary Public, Canton Ticino


1991

Admission to the Bar, Canton Ticino (admitted to all Swiss Courts)


1988

Lic. iur., University of Bern


Career

2019

Partner, Merlini Lappe Partners, Ascona/Lugano


2007

Partner, Merlini Nicora Legal and Notary, Minusio


1995

Partner, Giudici Merlini Legal and Notary, Locarno


1993

Associate, Giudici Legal and Notary, Locarno


1989

Junior Associate, Giudici Legal and Notary, Locarno


Practice areas

Notarial Services

Civil and Commercial Law

Inheritance Law

Administrative Law

Bankruptcy Law


Languages

Italian

German

French


Memberships

Ticino Bar Association

Swiss Bar Association (SAV)

Ticino Notary Association

Swiss Notary Association


Institutional Responsibilities

2014-2019

Member of the National Council and of the Commission for Legal Affairs, Swiss Parliament, Bern


1995-2011

Member of the Ticino Parliament (Gran Consiglio), Bellinzona


2000-2010

President, FDP Ticino


1996-2000

Member of the Municipal Council, Minusio


1991-1996

Member of the City Council, Minusio


Civil Society

Member of the Board of Directors, Locarno Film Festival

Member of the Board of Directors, Pini Swiss Engineers Ltd.

Member of the Board of Directors, Autosilo Piazza Castello Ltd.

Member of the Board of Directors, Ticino Parcheggi Ltd.


President of the Foundation Council, Fondazione Patrizio Patelli

Member of the Foundation Council, Fondazione per il bambino malato della Svizzera italiana

Member, Rotary Club Locarno

Member, Ticino Officers' Association


Military

1996-2004

Examining Magistrate, Division Court 9 B (Captain)


Publications