Dr. iur. Elisabeth Roth Hauser LL.M.

Elisabeth Roth Hauser

Dr. iur. Elisabeth Roth Hauser LL.M.


Admitted to the bar in 1983

Areas of activity:

  • Commercial, corporate and general contract law
  • Succession planning/inheritance law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Labour Law
  • Tenancy law
  • International law
  • Food and drug law



  • Postgraduate studies at the University of Zurich in international business and tax law, German and English (2002)
    LL.M. degree
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Canton of St. Gallen, several additional courses in international law (1986)
    and business law, European Law Seminar, University of St Gallen
  • Dissertation: “The essence of res judicata and its subjective limits” (1981)
  • University of Zurich, Faculty of Law and Government (1976)


Professional Experience

  • Partner at Roth Hauser & Zbinden, Schaffhausen (2014)
  • Partner at Lanter, Trachsler, Roth & Partner in Zurich and St Gallen, (2000-2005)
    renamed Lanter Rechtsanwälte from 1.4.2005
  • Own law practice in Wil, St Gallen, with focus on business law, consultant (1984-2000) to companies, general contract law, specialising in intellectual property law
  • Privatbank J. Vontobel & Co., Zurich, Proxy (1981 – 1983)
  • Legal Associate in the Legal Department of the Minustry of Education, Canton of St Gallen (1977 – 1980)
  • Legal Associate in a St Gallen law firm (1976 – 1977)



  • Member of the Wil Municipal Assembly (Free Democrat, until 1992); president in 1986
  • St Gallen Cantonal Parliament (1988 – 2000, Free Democrat)
  • Board member, Wil Homeowners’ Association (until 1998)
  • Wil Trade Association (until 1998)
  • Member of the Swiss Trade Board, Representative of the Swiss Florists’ Association (since 1996)
  • Board member, Bar Association of St Gallen (until 1997)
  • Board Member, St Gallen and Appenzell Chamber of Commerce (until 2000)
  • Judge, Commission fédérale de recours en matière de douanes, Lausanne since 1997, (Federal Customs Appeals Commission until 2006)
  • Member of the Supervisory Commission for the Schaffhausen University of Teacher Education since 2003
  • Seats on various board and supervisory board mandates in small and medium-sized companies with operations in Switzerland and abroad


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