Giovanni Gaggini

— Partner

Giovanni Gaggini is one of the founding partners of our law firm.

He has over 20 years of experience in advising and representing companies and individuals in the fields of liability and insurance, trade and commerce, transportation and customs, as well as in unfair competition and IP matters (trademarks in particular).

He advises private individuals in matters of inheritance law (execution of wills in particular). He defends his clients in matters of criminal law, white collar crime law and international mutual legal assistance.

Giovanni Gaggini is an experienced litigator, who forcefully represents the interests of his clients while following a strategic vision and a pragmatic approach.

He is a member of multiple chambers of commerce. He is the president of the board of directors of Poretti & Gaggini SA, a leading mechanical workshop and metal constructions company based in the Swiss Canton of Ticino.

Giovanni Gaggini represents parties before all Swiss courts and official bodies. He has been registered with the attorney registry of the Canton of Zurich since 1997.

He speaks German, English, Italian and French.

Representative matters

  • Representation of a leading Swiss industrial company concerning the construction and delivery of the ventilation system of the Gotthard base tunnel
  • Representation of a Swiss industrial company concerning the construction and delivery of generators for power plants
  • Representation of a Swiss logistics company before customs authorities
  • Representation of a Swiss logistics company in a recourse lawsuit for seller's false indications of the country of origin
  • Representation of a leading shipping and logistics company in an international carousel fraud case
  • Representation of a Swiss company concerning damage of a machine prototype in transit at Zurich airport
  • Compliance checks of certain Iranian companies as a requirement to enter into business relationships with Swiss companies
  • Representation of a balloon operator and its insurer after a balloon accident (high double-digit million USD damages claim)
  • Representation of an Italian car component manufacturer in a dispute with a Swiss company
  • Multiple proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions in Switzerland.


  • US-International Trade Commission: Schutzpatronin von US-Immaterialgüterrechten gegen Verletzungen durch ausländische Importe, sic! 03/2003.