Dr. Jürg Gassmann is an independent practitioner based in Switzerland. Since 2002, he has been acting as ‘outside in-house counsel’ for various developers and investors. Originally dealing with large-scale coal and gas-fired electricity generation projects, he now specialises in renewables, resource valorisation, water/wastewater and similar infrastructure projects as well as advising venture capital investors.
Before establishing his own practice, he was Of Counsel with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London; in an in-house legal role with Black & Veatch in Hong Kong and Kansas City; with a Swiss venture capital investor in Zurich; and with The Sumitomo Trust & Banking in Tokyo.
Jürg took his licentiatus iuris at the University of Zurich in 1986 as well as his doctorate in law in 1989, following a research fellowship at the University of Tokyo. He is qualified as a Swiss Rechtsanwalt and as an English solicitor (not practicing), and speaks German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, and some Urdu/Hindi.