Recht & Governance

Ueli FriederichPractice

Advice, expertise and court forensic activities in Constitutional, Administrative and Church Law, such as:

  • State organisation
  • Elections and referendum procedures
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Municipal Law
  • Public Employment Law
  • Public Procurement Law
  • Charges and Fees Law
  • State liability
  • State Church Law and Church Law

Legal consultation

  • On-call legal advice and brief assessments via telephone (in-house lawyer)
  • Rough assessment and identification of pertinent (legal) issues
  • Proposals on how to proceed

Assisting Reform Projects

  • State and municipal organisation / political structures
  • Completion and delegation of public tasks
  • Intermunicipal and intercantonal cooperation
  • Municipal reforms / mergers
  • Organisation of non-profit organisations (national and international)

Administrative and disciplinary investigations

  • Investigations for the Confederation, cantons, cantonal organisations and municipalities
  • Fact-finding and legal assessment
  • Support with regard to supervisory measures

Participation in legislative processes

  • Handling of sub-projects for the Confederation and cantons
  • Drafting bills for cantons, cantonal organisations and churches
  • Drafting municipal law bills or participation in municipal legislation

Participation in Swiss National Science Foundation Research Programmes

  • Project «Gemeindeverbindungen in der Agglomeration» (Muncipal alliances in urban areas), NFP 25 Stadt und Verkehr (City and Traffic)
  • Project «Gemeindereformen» (municipality reforms), SPP Zukunft Schweiz (Focus Point Programme FPF Future Switzerland)
  • Project «Rechtlicher Handlungsspielraum der Gemeinden im Bereich umweltrelevanter Abgaben» (municipalities‘ legal room regarding environment related fees), FPF Environment

Member of expert committees, such as

  • Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications DETEC Expert committee «Religion and Television»
  • Expert committee church constitution / church law for cantonal churches


  • Guest lecturer for Municipal Law, lecture on the Canton of Bern Administrative Law and Administrative Procedure Code, University of Bern
  • Lectures at the Minister’s Education Programme of the University of Bern Theology Department (State Church Law and Church Law)
  • Exam expert in Church Law for the Department of Justice, Municipalities and Churches of the Canton of Bern
  • Further education courses at the Bildungszentrum für Wirtschaft und Dienstleistung bwd (Training Centre for Economy and Service), Bern