Bernard Ziegler’s activities focus on public law. He is regularly retained as a counsel by the State, the Municipalities, or other public law entities or corporations. Among others, Bernard Ziegler acted for the Swiss Federal Railways Agency and for the State of Geneva as well in the numerous appeal proceedings filed against the CEVA railways project. Bernard Ziegler also drafted and negotiated different intercantonal and international agreements, prepared various draft of laws and regulations, acted as an auditor in claims involving administrative services and acted as a trustee for the liquidation proceedings of an important press company in Geneva.
Bernard Ziegler has been granted a law degree from the University of Geneva in 1967 and has been admitted to the Geneva bar in 1970. He sat as a judge with the Geneva Court of Criminal Appeals from 1976 to 1982, and as a deputy judge with the Federal Court from 1980 to 1985.Bernard Ziegler has then been elected to the Geneva state Council in 1985 where he exercised his functions until 1993.
During the same period, Bernard Ziegler also held the Presidency of the Swiss Conference of Justice and Police Ministers. Bernard Ziegler sat as member of different expert committees, in particular the expert committee which prepared the draft law of the Federal Games of Chance and Casinos Act.
Bernard Ziegler is a founding partner of the law firm ZPG and is of counsel with the firm since 2012.