Dieter Gränicher


Dieter Gränicher is a partner on the Corporate and Commercial and Private Clients teams. He advises Swiss and international companies and individuals in those areas and represents them before arbitration tribunals and national courts. He also acts as arbitrator, board member, and executor of wills and provides notarial services (including in relation to German matters).

He has a strong track record in complex contractual projects and restructuring (shareholder agreements, outsourcing, corporate transactions, etc.) and a wide range of infrastructure projects (in the chemicals and pharmaceutical industries as well as energy industry).

He has a wealth of experience and expertise in national and international commercial disputes, with a focus on manufacturing, supply, distribution and licensing agreements, agreements for work and services, and corporate litigation.

Dieter Gränicher publishes on arbitration topics.

Practice Areas:

Corporate and Commercial
Private Clients
Notary Services
Litigation and Arbitration


Board of directors, IQVIA RDS AG (former Quintiles AG)
Board of directors, PharmaMar AG
Member of the Swiss Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (under the Swiss Rules) (2011-2020)
Member of the ICC Swiss Commission of Arbitration (2011-2019)
Member of the Supervisory Board on Notaries Basel-Stadt (since 2001)


1991 Partner Wenger Plattner
1985 Notary Basel-Stadt
1983 University Basel (Dr. iur.)
1980 Bar exams
1978 Universities Zurich, Neuchâtel und Basel (lic. iur.)

Selected publications:

Corona-Pandemie: Generalversammlungen in Zeiten von COVID-19
Generalversammlungen von Aktionären und andere Gesellschafterversammlungen in Zeiten von COVID-19 (Stand: 15.02.2021)

Corona-Pandemie: Notariat in Zeiten des Coronavirus
Beurkundungen nach Schweizer und Deutschem Recht

Commentary on articles 385 to 392, 394 and 395 of the Swiss CCP (in German)
In: Commentary on the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure, Sutter-Somm Thomas / Hasenböhler Franz / Leuenberger Christoph (Eds.), 3 ed., Zurich 2016 (New edition planned for 2023)

Commentary on art. 178 PILA (in German)
In: Basel Commentary on Swiss Private International Law, Grolimund Pascal / Loacker Leander D. / Schnyder Anton K. (Eds.), 4 ed., Basel 2021


Dr. Dieter Gränicher
Attorney at Law | Notary
Wenger Plattner
Attorneys at Law Tax Advisors Public Notaries
Aeschenvorstadt 55
4010 Basel

T +41 61 279 70 00
F +41 61 279 70 01


Bar admission (1980)


Notary Diploma (1984)


German, English