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Andreas Gafner, born on 11th April 1969 in Biel 



  • 1984 – 1988: Wirtschaftsgymnasium Biel (=grammar school)

  • 1989: Language School in England, concluded with Cambridge University Proficiency in English

  • 1989 – 1995: Law studies at the University of Berne, concluded with the admission to the bar


Professional Career

  • September 1992 – February 1993: Practical training at the court of Biel

  • April 1993 – March 1994: Practical training at the law office Frôté & Partner, Biel

  • April 1996 – August 1997: Employee at the legal department of Artisana Kranken- und Unfallversicherung respectively Helsana Versicherungen AG

  • September 1997 – January 1998: Employee at the law office Dr. Urs Leu, Berne

  • February 1998 – May 2007: Partner at the law office Fellmann Gafner, Biel

  • June 2007: Opening of my own law office Gafner, Biel


Secondary occupations

  • Arbitrator at the Schiedsgericht in Sozialversicherungsstreitigkeiten des Kantons Bern

  • Board member of various institutions and associations



Member of the Bernese and the Swiss bar association


Areas of practice

Generalist, with special knowledge in social security. Legal advice and representation in court and out of court.

Inscribed in the bar register of the Canton of Berne.

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