Philipp Do Canto

lic.iur., Rechtsanwalt, Partner

Über Philipp Do Canto

Philipp do Canto has been advising and litigating in the public sector for more than 20 years. His core areas of practice include health law, public procurement and administrative litigation. Other areas of practice include accreditation procedures, infrastructure projects (‘utilities’), energy law and municipal law.

Prior to founding Public Sector Law, Philipp do Canto worked as a public sector specialist for renowned commercial law firms and consulting firms for private clients and institutions. Beforehand, he managed legal proceedings for large-scale environmental and infrastructure projects in the Federal Department DETEC. He regularly publishes articles and is a speaker at events. He is a member of the Zurich and the Swiss Bar Associations.

  • 2008 Swiss Bar admission, Zurich
  • 1999 lic.iur., with European Law, Fribourg
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • SAV/ZAV Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations.
  • Board of Directors, SvöB Swiss Association for Public Procurement.
  • Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board, SMSG Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • Former Swiss delegate to the Mixed Committee of the Bilateral Agreement between Switzerland and the EU on Public Procurement.
  • SVVOR Switzerland. Association for Constitutional and Administrative Organisational Law.
  • SGVW Swiss Society for Administrative Sciences.
  • CCISP Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Portugal.
  • Privatization of drinking water supply: The Grab for Blue Gold. Comments on the revision of the Zurich Water Act, Kommunalmagazin 3/2018, p. 29.
  • Procurement law: dubious offers and municipal autonomy, comments on BGE 143 II 553, Kommunalmagazin 2/2018, p. 18.
  • Revision of data protection law: Brussels sets the pace, Kommunalmagazin 1/2018, p. 22.
  • Revision of public procurement law: The ball is now in Parliament's court, Kommunalmagazin 5/2017, p. 21.
  • The World Bank (Hrsg.), Benchmarking Public Procurement 2017, Switzerland section, Washington 2016, S. 206.
  • Administrative reforms: Reform rages in the municipalities, Kommunalmagazin 5/2016, p. 32.
  • Revision of procurement law: Bumpy harmonization in procurement, Kommunalmagazin 6/2016/17, p. 42.
  • Federal asylum centers: Die Stunde der Raumplaner, article on planning law aspects in the federal asylum sector, Kommunalmagazin 3/2016, p. 22.
  • Building zones along water bodies: Undense banks instead of unruly densification. Contribution to ATF (BGE) 137 II 24 and BGE 139 II 470, Kommunalmagazin 1/2014, p. 73.
  • Astrid Epiney/Benedikt Pirker (eds.), Europarecht, Fälle und Lösungen, 2nd ed.
  • Rolf Watter/Nedim Peter Vogt (eds.), Basler Kommentar Börsengesetz / Finanzmarktaufsichtsgesetz (BEHG/FINMAG), Kommentar zu Art. 21 FINMAG und Art. 34bis BEHG (together with Tomas Poledna), Basel 2011.
  • Fallstricke der Fristwahrung im Verwaltungsrecht, in: Anwaltsrevue No. 6/7, 2010, 280 et seq.
  • Bank Restructuring Brussels Style, in: Jusletter 19. April 2010
  • Gesundheitswesen und Vergaberecht-fon der öffentlichen Aufgabe zum öffentlichen Auftrag (together with Tomas Poledna), in: Tomas Poledna/Reto Jacobs (eds.), Gesundheitsrecht im wettbewerblichen Umfeld, Zurich 2010, pp. 71 ff.
  • Federal IT Procurements: Private treaty award with tied hands? (together with Tomas Poledna), in: Jusletter, 18 May 2009.
  • Recht und Risiko im Forstbetrieb, article on work safety and the law, Kommunalmagazin 7/8 2009, p. 34.
  • Unification of federal financial support measures-Substantial differences in the legal cushioning of major risks, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, May 5, 2009, p. 17.
  • Government Bailouts, Settlements, and Grants: Commonalities and Inequalities, Yearbook SVVOR 2008, pp. 154-177, Bern 2009.
  • Libya's pressure attempts are contrary to treaty, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, July 26, 2008, p. 22.
  • Medienverfassung / Persönlichkeitsschutz / Pressestrafrecht, in: Peter Nobel/Rolf. H. Weber, Medienrecht, 3. Aufl., Bern 2007.
  • Schutz der Medienvielfalt durch das RTVG, Zeitschrift für Schweizerisches Recht, ZSR 125 (2006), p. 283 ff. (together with Peter Nobel).
  • International Insolvency Law, Investment Protection, in: Peter Nobel, Transnational and European Company Law, Bern 2006, pp. 106 ff, 763 ff.
  • Garden Monument Protection in Swiss Administrative Law, International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos), Zurich 2002.
  • Astrid Epiney (ed.), Judicial Access and Density of Control in Environmental Administrative Law (Chap. Great Britain/Denmark), Berlin 2001.
  • Astrid Epiney (ed.), Übungsbuch Europarecht, Fribourg 2001.

Areas of Practice

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Healthcare & Life Sciences

Public Procurement, Government Contracts

Education and Research, Higher Education Institutions

Energy & Utilities

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Litigation in Administrative Law

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Other Areas of Practice