Stefano Lappe, LL.M.

Partner, Attorney at Law

Education

2021

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Medical Law (CAS MedLaw UZH), University of Zurich


2019

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


2015

Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Georgetown University, USA


2015

Master of Laws (LL.M.), Georgetown University, USA


2014

Master of Law, University of Zurich


2012

Bachelor of Law, University of Zurich


Career

2019

Partner, Merlini Lappe Partners, Ascona/Lugano


2019

Associate, Merlini Nicora Legal and Notary, Minusio


2017

Junior Associate, Merlini Nicora Legal and Notary, Minusio


2016

Law Clerk, District Court (Bezirksgericht), Zurich


2015

Junior Associate, LALIVE SA, Zurich/Geneva


2014

Legal Advisor, Immobiliare SL Ltd.


2012

Intern, Ticino Prosecution Office, Bellinzona


2011

Intern, Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Paris, France


Practice Areas

Civil and Commercial Law

Administrative Law

Real Estate and Construction Law

Criminal Law


Medical and Liability Law

Labour Law

Inheritance Law

Bankruptcy Law

Arbitration


Languages

Italian

German (bilingual) - Recommended Attorney by the German Embassy in Switzerland

English

French

Spanish


Memberships

Ticino Bar Association

Swiss Bar Association (SAV)

International Bar Association (IBA)

Member of the following IBA Committees: Litigation, Arbitration, Law Firm Management, Criminal Law, Human Rights, Young Lawyers


Swiss Jurists' Society

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and ASA Below 40


Institutional Responsibilities and Teaching

Since 2020

Lecturer (Tenancy Law), CAS Real Estate Valutation, SUPSI/SIREA


Since 2019

Lecturer (Real Estate Law), CAS/MAS Real Estate Management, SUPSI/SIREA


Since 2019

Head of Protocol and Institutional Affairs, Locarno Film Festival


2012-2014

Member of the Public Council, Swiss Italian Broadcasting Corporation (CORSI)


2012-2014

Chairman, Circolo Giovani Giuristi, Zurich


2012-2014

Delegate for Youth Politics, Federation of Swiss Youth Parliaments


2011-2012

Project Manager Ticino, easyvote.ch


2007-2009

Member of the Task Force against Youth Violence, Ticino Government


2007-2010

Board Member/Spokesperson, Ticino Youth Parliament


Civil Society

Delegate of the President and Member of the Executive Board, Leopard Club

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Immobiliare SL Ltd.

Member, Associazione Giuristi Praticanti del Canton Ticino

Honorary Member, Circolo Giovani Giuristi, Zurich


Georgetown Alumni Club of Switzerland

Alumni of the University of Zurich


Publications