Dr. Philipp Skarupinski M.mel 

Phone: +41 44 256 16 00

(Registered in the list according to Art. 28 BGFA / Member of the Bar Association LSA)


Philipp Skarupinski operates mainly forensically and extrajudicial in health law, medicine and biomedicine law, pharmaceutical law, as well as competition law and internet law. He represents corporations and private persons in international and national court as well as before authorities, primarily in Germany and Switzerland. Within the framework of his experience and expertise, especially in the field of health law, he has valuable and profound knowledge and emphasizes quality and reliability during his legal counseling and representation.


Since 2015 Partner at Zeltweg Attorneys
Since 2013 Legal Advisor at Media Care Solutions GmbH
2013-2016 Director at Media Care Solutions GmbH
Since 2011 Assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich (UZH)
2010-2014 Scientific assistant to Prof. Dr. Brigitte Tag at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich (UZH)
2009 Occupation at Roche Pharma AG, legal department/centralice service, Grenzach-Wyhlen (near Basel) and at Medical Chamber Sachsen-Anhalt, legal department, Magdeburg
2005-2008 Teching practice/Preparatory service in Sachsen-Anhalt (legal internship or legal clerkship), OLG Naumberg


2017 Dr. iur., University of Zurich
2014 Certificate teaching skills
2010 Admitted to the German Bar
2009 Master of Medicine Ethic Law (M.mel)
2008 Second State Examination in Law
2005 First State Examination in Law
1997 General higher education certificate/General qualification for university entrance


German, English, Russian



Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
Meris e.V.
German-Swiss Lawyers' Association (DSJV)

Scientific Publications

"Ist Melatonin ein Lebensmittel oder ein Arzneimittel? Und welche Rolle spielt es bei Diabetes?" - Aufsatz mit Dr. Steffen Jakobs in ZfMER, Ausgabe 1/2018

"Die postmortale Gewebespende- Rechtsvergleich zwischen Deutschland und der Schweiz", Dike-Verlag, Zürich 2017

„Substances such as melatonin at the legal interface between pharmaceuticals, medical device/medical product and food products in the course of the evaluation of health claims through the EFSA“ – Essay with Dr. Steffen Jakobs, in: Aktuel Ernahrungsmed, 05/2014, p. 312-319

„Functional health statements about food products for athletes in the EU and Switzerland demonstrated by the case study of creatine“ - Essay with Dr. Steffen Jakobs, in: Causa Sport, 02/2013, p. 146-154

„Lutein – an ineffective commuter? Consideration of the scientific opinion by the European Food Safety Authority on the substantiation of health claims related to lutein and maintenance of normal vision“ - Essay with Dr. Steffen Jakobs, in: Klein Monatsbl Augenheilk, 02/2013, p. 157-162

„Brain death – between medical necessity and ethical acceptance“ - Article with Dr. Markus Thier, in: Leander D. Loacker/Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht (Ed.), Differentiation as a question of legitimacy, analysis and prospects of assistants of the RWI (APARIUZ), volume 14, Zurich/St. Gallen 2012, p. 447-470

„E-health in German healthcare“ – Essay with Dr. Markus Thier, in: ZfMer, 02/2012

„The broccoli patent – a molecular biological and legal consideration“ – Article with Dr. Steffen Jakobs and Prof. Roland Körber, in: Ernährungs Umschau, Forschung & Praxis, 02/2012, p. 652-657

„Lasik – new territory treatment or medical standard“ – Essay with Dr. Kiraly and Prof. Duncker, in: Klein Monatsbl Augenheilk, 10/2011, p. 995-998

„Between protection and limits – chatroom investigations by the police against pedophile offences, legal comparison between Germany and Switzerland“ – Article with Josefina Grossenbacher, in: Jusletter from 3rd October 2011

„Forced feeding of detainees on hunger strike – the case Rappaz“ – Essay with Dr. Mausbach, in: MERkblatt, 03/2011

„Performance enhancers in bodybuilding“ – Essay with Dr. Steffen Jakobs and Prof. Roland Körber, in MERkblatt, 02/2010

„Community health center (MVZ) – Implementation of a future vision“, in: MERkblatt, 02/2010

„Health policy as a policy for the common good“ – Interview with federal health minister Ulla Schmidt, in: MERkblatt, 02/2010

„Impacts and novelties of the 15th AMG (Medicines Law) amendment on the Tissue Act“, in: MERkblatt, 01/2010

„Medical, ethical and legal aspects of the necessity of research on medicines for children against the background of EC Regulation 1901/2006“, IZ Mer (Ed.) of MLU Halle-Wittenberg, publication series volume 14