Simon Schmid

Principal at EGGER PHILIPS

Competencies and experiences

  • Senior legal advisor, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) (2009-2019)
  • Head Legal and Finance TEDxZurich (2018-2019)
  • 10 years of experience in international negotiations:
  • Lead negotiator for EFTA countries in the field of intellectual property
  • Swiss negotiator in UN organisations (such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)) as well as the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Advisor to the Swiss export industry on market access with a focus on China (2009-2019)
  • Advisor to i.a. the UK government for the post Brexit free trade negotiations (2018)


  • Master in international law and economics, World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern
  • Master in international relations, the Graduate School of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Two years at the University Complutense of Madrid (faculties of economics, political science, law and history)
  • Seth Godin’s altMBA Workshop

Languages: German (native), English, French, Spanish as well as basic knowledge in Portuguese

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