Dr. Erik Johner

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VAT-number: CHE-114.660.551 (divortis AG)

Practice areas

  • Divorce law (see publications)
  • Corporate and company law
  • Commercial and contract law
  • Labour law
  • IT law

Languages: German, English and French


Dr. Erik Johner was born in 1963 and studied at the University of Basel. In 1994, he obtained a Master of Law degree in European Legal Studies at the University of Exeter (England) and in the same year he received his doctorate in international procedural law.

Professional development

After being admitted to the bar in 1991, he first worked in a trust company in Basel and then practised as an attorney in Zurich. He has been a partner at Simonius & Partner since 1998.

Between 2010 and 2017, Dr. Johner was an ordinary judge at the Court of Appeals of Basel-Stadt.


Dr. Erik Johner is the author of the book “Trennung und Scheidung – ein Ratgeber für Unternehmer, Selbständige und Führungskräfte” [“Separation and Divorce – a guide for entrepreneurs, the self-employed and executives”] (Cosmos Publishing, 240 pages, 2nd edition 2012, CHF 69, ISBN-13:978-3-033-00626-3; available for order at ).