Felix Uhlmann

Of Counsel

Felix Uhlmann is a counsel in the specialised area of constitutional and administrative law. He is a full professor of constitutional and adminsitrative law and of lawmaking at the University of Zurich. He advises governmental entities (federation, cantons, municipalities) and private individuals on all questions of public law and prepares expert opinions for them. He conducts litigation before the Federal Supreme Court, the Federal Administrative Court, and the cantonal administrative courts.

Practice Areas:

Constitutional and Administrative Law
Life Sciences and Health Law


Chairman of the Board of BSABB (BVG- und Stiftungsaufsicht beider Basel) (since 2012)
Board Member of the Pro Helvetia Foundation (since 2010)
Board Member of the Bar Association of the Canton of Basel-City (since 2008)
Board Member of the Swiss Association for Legislation (since 2006)


2006 Counsel Wenger Plattner
2006 Professor of Constitutional and Adminsitrative Law Institute of Law University of Zurich; Head of Center for Legislative Studies (since 2006)
2004 Habilitation Faculty of Law University of Basel
2001 Assistant Professor Faculty of Law University of Basel
1999 Attorney at Law Wenger Plattner
1997 LL.M. Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, USA
1994 Dr. iur. University of Basel. Doctoral Dissertation "Gewinnorientiertes Staatshandeln" with Prof. Dr. René Rhinow
1993 Assistant of Prof. Dr. René Rhinow Faculty of Law University of Basel (1993-1996)
1993 Studies Faculty of Business and Economics University if Basel, Certificate in Economics (1993-1994)
1991 Study Semester Faculty of Law University if Lausanne 
1991 Internship with Klett & Walker in Pratteln, then law firm of Federel Judge Dr. Kathrin Klett (1991-1992)
1988 Studies Faculty of Law University of Basel (lic. iur., 1988-1993) 


Selected publications:

Kommentar zu Art. 14 - 16, 65 HMG
In: Eichenberger/Jaisli/Richli (Hrsg.), Basler Kommentar zum Heilmittelgesetz, 2. Aufl., Basel, 2022

Elemente einer Rechtssetzungslehre (in German)
3. Auflage, Zürich 2013 (zusammen mit Müller Georg)

Öffentliches Wirtschaftsrecht (in German)
2. Auflage, Basel 2011 (zusammen mit Rhinow René / Schmid Gerhard / Biaggini Giovanni)

Allgemeines Verwaltungsrecht (in German)
6. Auflage, Zürich / St. Gallen 2010 (zusammen mit Häfelin Ulrich / Müller Georg)

Das Willkürverbot (Art. 9 BV) (in German)
Habilitation, Bern 2005

Gewinnorientiertes Staatshandeln - Möglichkeiten und Zulässigkeit gewinnorientierter staatlicher Eigenbetätigung aus wirtschaftsverfassungsrechtlicher Sicht (in German)
Dissertation, Basel / Frankfurt a.M. 1997


Prof. Dr. Felix Uhlmann LL.M.
Attorney at Law
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 (1999)


German, French