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Dispute Resolution: Litigation — Switzerland


Bär & Karrer AG - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Stellar bench that excels in all areas of dispute resolution, including as arbitrators. Highly regarded for sports arbitration and post-M&A litigation, as well as for its in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical, oil and gas, energy and banking sectors. Acts for both domestic and international clients and boasts great experience of cross-border matters. Numerous offices cater to clients in the country's different language regions. Particular expertise in commercial and construction disputes.

Strengths Clients praise the team for its "great analytical skills" and "very good understanding of the issues," while also underlining its "excellent legal technical expertise."

The team also garners support for its "responsive" and "resourceful" approach and its "understanding of the different sensitivities" involved in multi-jurisdictional cases.

Work highlights Represented EnBW in arbitration proceedings concerning a CHF1 billion damages claim for an alleged breach of duties of loyalty, as well as a EUR136 million litigation case relating to the value of a minority share in Thermoselect.

Acted for National Iranian Gas Corporation on a USD34 billion arbitration regarding a gas price reduction.

Notable practitioners

Michele Bernasconi is noted for his high profile and track record in sports arbitration. He regularly appears before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) and acted as sole arbitrator on an arbitration between Real Madrid and FIFA. He has also advised on doping and player transfer disputes.

Pierre-Yves Gunter acted as chair on a USD700 million ICC construction arbitration regarding the Panama Canal and is experienced in acting as counsel on disputes relating to a variety of sectors and industries, including finance, automotive and engineering. He also represents private clients. Sources state that he is a "very accomplished" lawyer who is "well known and well regarded in the field."

Sources enthuse that Daniel Hochstrasser is a "quick thinker, has a lot of experience and knows how to come up with a strategy to make his clients get the best results." He works for both domestic and foreign clients with notable cross-border experience. Interviewees view him as "an excellent arbitration practitioner, especially as counsel but also as an arbitrator." He also acts as a litigator on disputes involving licensing and investment advice for clients in the finance and pharmaceutical sectors.

Andreas Länzlinger is known for his work representing clients in a range of litigation matters concerning tax, IT and insurance. Peers note that he is "very active" in the sector and that his ranking is "well deserved." He has further expertise in internal investigations and white-collar crime disputes.

Saverio Lembo garners praise for his "great strategic view" and for the fact that "he knows how to delegate and instruct his team very well." He acts on both arbitration and litigation cases related to negligence and the termination of agreements, as well as on criminal proceedings and white-collar crime matters.

Lugano-based Cesare Jermini frequently represents clients as both an arbitrator and arbitration counsel and is highlighted for his focus on IT matters. He is also regularly appointed as arbitrator on Italian law cases. He has additional experience of acting for public sector clients and on energy-related disputes.

"Rising star" Nadja Jaisli Kull receives praise for her "compelling attitude" and "excellent understanding of the client's business and needs." She has experience acting on arbitration and litigation relating to M&A transactions, as well as distribution and contractual agreements. She regularly acts for clients from the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Bär & Karrer AG)

Bär & Karrer represents clients in commercial arbitrations and related court and enforcement proceedings. We act in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations governed by Swiss or foreign law. We are experienced in proceedings administered by major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, the Swiss Chambers of Commerce, WIPO, LCIA, the Vienna Center, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, AAA/IDCR, and CAS.

Members of our arbitration team regularly serve as party-appointed arbitrators, sole arbitrators, and chairpersons of arbitral tribunals, as well as mediators. Partners of the firm are also active members of executive bodies of arbitral institutions (such as the Swiss Chambers). In addition they lecture on arbitration in LL.M. programs and specialized programs such as the courses of the Swiss Arbitration Academy.

The quality, size, and experience of our international arbitration team allow us to handle large and complex cases. We regularly act in cases involving international acquisitions, joint ventures, privatizations, R&D, technology transfers, financing, sales of goods, commodity trading, sports arbitration, oil and gas concessions, and access to networks.

  • Party representation as counsel in arbitration proceedings
  • Chairman, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator
  • Counsel in the enforcement or challenging of arbitral awards and in preliminary measures supporting arbitration proceedings
  • Mediator or counsel in mediation

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CMS - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Experienced in a wide range of dispute resolution issues, including commercial litigation and the enforcement of foreign judgments. Specific experience in asset seizure and corporate responsibility cases as well as disputes arising from bankruptcies, outsourcing and the termination of contracts. Possesses further experience of international arbitration, where its counsel frequently serve as arbitrators. Represents clients from the banking, insurance, real estate and technology sectors. Also boasts expertise in the field of sports law arbitration. Acts for both companies and individuals.

Strengths Interviewees appreciate that the team members produce "very clear and neat instructions and communication," noting that they "have a good understanding of financial services" and are "always proactive in their approach."

Another observer praises the team's "high-quality work, good business acumen, solution-oriented approach and comprehensive expertise, especially in real estate and dispute resolution matters."

Work highlights Acted as counsel for AIG Europe on a EUR100 million coverage dispute regarding D&O liability policy.

Represented AXA Leben in proceedings concerning the concealment of deficiencies following the sale of real estate.

Notable practitioners

Olivier Carrard is "highly capable and responsive," according to one client. He is well regarded by peers for his work in sports dispute resolution and is frequently seen representing clients before the CAS. He has further experience advising on matters relating to insurance and shareholders' agreement disputes.

The "very proactive" Jodok Wicki is praised for his "insurance business acumen." He acted as counsel for an international insurance company on a USD10 million claim brought against them relating to D&O liability policy. He has also represented clients in disputes concerning sale and purchase agreements and joint ventures.

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Froriep - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Adept team that provides the full spectrum of dispute resolution services, including cross-border litigation and international arbitration. Areas of expertise include sports arbitration, international art law, international judicial assistance and banking litigation. Further experience of acting on disputes concerning bankruptcies, money laundering and licence and supply agreements, as well as both criminal and civil proceedings. Clients include prominent banks, insurance companies, governmental bodies and life sciences companies. Also experienced in arbitration deriving from construction projects.

Strengths One client highlights the team's "in-depth knowledge and ability to adapt to the needs of the client and the proceedings."

Another source adds that the team is "responsive, quick to arrive at workable solutions and fair in its billing."

Work highlights Acted as counsel for Clariant Produkte on a USD100 million arbitration concerning a joint venture agreement.

Advised Bank of America on multi-jurisdictional disputes worth EUR50 million relating to the bankruptcy of Parmalat.

Notable practitioners

Clients appreciate that Lucien Valloni is "very effective" and "pursues all possible arguments" in sports cases. He represented the Russian Paralympic Committee before the CAS and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court concerning the suspension of the Committee and its athletes. He has further experience advising on disputes related to doping, corruption and disciplinary sanctions for international clients.

Franz Stirnimann has a wealth of experience in arbitration matters, including disputes stemming from construction and supply agreements, real estate issues and partnership rights. He also assists with investor-state arbitration. Clients highlight "his deep understanding of arbitration" and the fact that he is "brilliant and thorough in his analysis."

Sources say that Jean Marguerat is "very dynamic and active, with great legal knowledge and charisma." Another commentator adds that "he has the capacity to make things simple" and is "an easy-going person, which makes hearings easier to resolve." He has particular experience of disputes relating to dealership agreements, trade secrets, IP rights and the manufacture of medical devices. He regularly acts for clients from the mining, metals and agriculture sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Froriep)

Our litigation team: experienced also in bankruptcy proceedings, white-collar crime cases and compliance issues

The Froriep litigation team works on a wide range of different cases, often in an international context, and is equally experienced in acting either for plaintiffs or defendants, and in criminal cases for any party involved but mainly corporations and individuals being prosecuted or being a witness or victim to a white-collar crime. The team’s in-depth knowledge of commercial and personal grounds for court or arbitration proceedings and their potential repercussions for a client enables it to find solid and practical solutions and, where necessary, to act decisively.

We operate three offices in Switzerland (and two abroad) and so are in a position to act locally in almost all of Switzerland’s regions and in all Swiss courts, up to the highest level. Naturally, we are extremely familiar with the Swiss Code of Obligation, the Swiss Civil Code, the Swiss code of civil procedure (the Swiss Civil Procedure Law), the Swiss Criminal Procedure Law and the Swiss Penal Code. In court proceedings, we have an excellent track record in litigation for individuals, corporations and public entities in District Courts, Higher Cantonal Courts, the Federal Court of Administration, the Federal Criminal Court, the Federal Supreme Court and any (mostly international) Arbitration Tribunal.

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Homburger - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Prominent and prestigious dispute resolution practice with outstanding expertise in commercial arbitration and litigation, including employment, bankruptcy and white-collar crime mandates. Noted for its experience of advising clients in regulated sectors, including banking, real estate, insurance, energy and telecoms. Diverse client list includes blue-chip domestic and international clients, as well as entrepreneurs. Possesses additional experience in assisting with internal investigations. Pawlowski is a new client win for the disputes team.

Strengths Interviewees enthuse that "not only are they intelligent and highly skilled as lawyers, but they have consistently been very easy to work with."

Another client adds that the team is "always available, very responsive" and is able to "deliver high-quality work."

One source also states that the lawyers at the firm possess an "incredibly quick grasp of a complex criminal case and fast, intelligent advice."

Work highlights Represented Alpiq in ICSID proceedings against Romania regarding to the termination of electricity supply agreements due to the state-owned Hidroelectrica's insolvency proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Markus Wirth is recognised by peers for his long-standing experience as an arbitrator in both commercial and civil disputes. His expertise also covers acting for domestic and international clients, including foreign governments.

Balz Gross has strong expertise in investigations and criminal proceedings, notably relating to tax fraud and the termination of agreements. He acts for a varied client roster, including European and Middle Eastern companies in the advertising, energy and financial services sectors, as well as public bodies. Interviewees note that he is "very experienced and client- and business-oriented."

Felix Dasser acted as lead counsel for Pawlowski on an arbitration in ICSID concerning a real estate development project in the Czech Republic. He regularly handles matters for clients in the energy sector and has additional expertise in litigation. Sources endorse him as "calm, skilled, well spoken, experienced."

Gabrielle Nater-Bass assists with both domestic and international litigation and arbitration. She has a proven track record of acting on disputes regarding joint ventures and shareholder agreements, as well as matters within the telecommunications, energy and pharmaceutical sectors. She receives significant recognition for her work, with one interviewee stating that she "stands out."

Mariella Orelli assists notable domestic and foreign clients from the energy and finance sectors with arbitration proceedings regarding commercial disputes. She has additional expertise in asset tracing. Sources enthuse that "she is thoughtful in addressing the delicate issues of the case, and then she is also very concerned with making the client feel comfortable in the different aspects of the disputes." Clients value that she "never gives in" and is "particularly brilliant during hearings."

About the Team (content provided by Homburger)

The Litigation and Arbitration team deals with disputes in Switzerland and abroad. It includes about 40 lawyers with a variety of backgrounds but the same great passion for their work.

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The Litigation and Arbitration team represents the interests of its clients, with the aim of achieving a judicial resolution or out-of-court settlement of commercial disputes.

Focal points

Our activities center around conducting litigation before state courts in Switzerland and in international arbitration proceedings. However, we also offer assistance to clients involved in proceedings before foreign courts and authorities, develop conflict resolution strategies and alternative dispute resolution techniques, as well as clarifying the facts and risks as required for this purpose. The team works with clients from all around the world and is committed to understanding their business and specific needs so these can be included in the strategy we pursue. Furthermore, several members of our team regularly act as arbitrators and appear in court as experts on Swiss law.

Other areas of expertise at a glance

  • Disputes in the areas of employment law as well as debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • White-collar crime law
  • International administrative and legal assistance
  • Attachment and enforcement measures
  • E-discovery and investigations
  • We act in administrative law matters, in particular in regulated industries such as banking and insurance, energy and telecommunications

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Lalive - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Top-drawer multidisciplinary team that benefits from offices in Geneva, Zürich and Doha. Standout expertise in banking, energy, asset recovery and white-collar crime disputes. Advises on litigation but is best known for a focus on arbitration, where it acts for sovereign entities and companies. Additional expertise in high-profile investor-state disputes. Possesses particular knowledge of representing clients from the MENA region. Igor Boyko and the Swiss confederation are new additions to the team's client roster.

Strengths One client comments on the team's "good commercial sense and understanding," while dealing with "obscure details and pitfalls of a specific foreign law system."

Other sources highlight that the team possesses a "high degree of experience and knowledge."

Interviewees make mention of team members' "very good English skills and experience with international companies."

Work highlights Represented the Republic of Latvia in two investment treaty arbitrations, one relating to the acquisition of a steel mill from the state and the other concerning a transport infrastructure project. The total value of both cases was USD130 million.

Assisted the Libyan Investment Authority with assistance proceedings for the recovery of USD58 million worth of assets.

Notable practitioners

Michael Schneider has long-standing experience acting both as arbitration counsel and as arbitrator on domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes relating to infrastructure projects, breach of supply agreements and partnership dissolutions in the transport and energy sectors. Peers state that he is a "very well-known figure" in the Geneva market and highlight his "attention to detail."

Domitille Baizeau assisted with a USD100 million UNCITRAL arbitration related to investments in the consumer goods sector against an Eastern European state. She has further experience of representing state-owned companies and multinational clients in disputes in the energy, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors. One source enthuses that she has a "huge amount of knowledge in the area of international arbitrations and is very good at developing and pursuing overall strategy."

Market observers regard Veijo Heiskanen as "very smart and accomplished" and note his expertise in investor-state cases. He acted as co-counsel on a USD4 billion arbitration initiated by investors concerning a mining project and has further recent experience of handling cases regarding tax enforcement and the misappropriation of assets. He also regularly acts as an arbitrator.

One client values Matthias Scherer's "unbelievable knowledge of international arbitration and its political aspects." His experience includes acting as co-counsel on arbitrations relating to tax enforcement proceedings, joint ventures and construction.

Bernd Ehle regularly acts as counsel on cross-border arbitrations. He has a noteworthy experience of construction disputes within the energy sector, as well as commercial disputes between ultra high net worth individuals. One commentator describes Ehle as "very skilled" and a "really good addition to our team."

Noradèle Radjai acts as counsel on a variety of issues, including arbitrations regarding pricing, supply agreements and payments. She regularly acts for clients from the energy and construction sectors and has further experience of representing clients as arbitrator in construction disputes.

Marc Veit garners praise from clients, who appreciate his "quick understanding of the issues" as well as his "arbitration instincts and analytical abilities." A source highlights that Veit has the "ability to absorb and decipher complex information in no time" and that he can "articulate the arguments and grounds of appeal in an unambiguous and influential manner." He has experience representing clients in arbitrations concerning investments, sales and intellectual property, as well as cross-licensing agreements.

Teresa Giovannini is recognised by peers for her experience as an arbitrator, which includes acting on disputes relating to supply agreements, shareholder agreements and infrastructure projects. She has knowledge of acting as an expert witness.

Satisfied clients say that Alexander Troller is "very knowledgeable in all the needed areas" and "very thorough in his research." He has experience advising on a range of cross-border litigation cases concerning civil mismanagement, collective investment schemes and compensation claims. His client roster includes private individuals and companies from the oil and gas, finance and e-commerce sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Lalive)

  • LALIVE is internationally renowned for its expertise in the field of dispute resolution.​
  • The firm represents a growing, loyal client base of multinationals from a variety of sectors, States, State entities and high net worth individuals.
  • The arbitration practice is composed of lawyers qualified in Switzerland and 15 other countries. It handles cases involving a broad range of substantive laws, arbitration laws and arbitration rules in key jurisdictions. It is the only Swiss-based firm to have a significant investment arbitration practice. It handles the advocacy itself in all of its cases.
  • It is unique in the number of jurisdictions it is able to cover and is particularly active in Switzerland, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. 
  • The litigation practice focuses on domestic and cross-border commercial, banking, private client (in particular in trust, inheritance and art matters), employment, IP, real estate and construction and energy disputes as well as insolvency, asset recovery and mutual legal assistance. The firm’s capabilities in white collar crime disputes and its internal investigations practice are widely recognized in the Swiss and international markets.

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Lenz & Staehelin - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Heavyweight bench that is widely recognised for its ability in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings. Handles M&A and investment arbitration, in addition to litigation in the fields of banking, private client, employment, real estate and IP. Particularly active on cases concerning energy, the misappropriation of assets and shipbuilding. Additional prowess in regulatory issues, as well as construction and sport matters. Clients include states and multinational corporations. Also active in both civil and criminal litigation relating to investment schemes.

Strengths Sources praise the team's court experience, saying: "They are excellent litigators."

Other clients appreciate the practice's "expeditious analysis of complicated cases, meticulous work" and "excellent services."

Work highlights Acted for Valartis Group on the termination of its composition moratorium after its financial recovery.

Defended Julius Bär against a claim by the German government authority BVS for CHF107 million.

Notable practitioners

Xavier Favre-Bulle enjoys a "strong reputation" and is "very well recognised" for his work as both arbitration counsel and arbitrator. He advises both domestic and foreign-based clients on cross-border matters. He represents clients from a range of sectors, including energy, luxury goods, finance and sport, in matters regarding broadcasting and sales agreements and construction disputes.

Martin Burkhardt advises foreign and multi-jurisdictional clients on a range of matters, including alleged misappropriation of assets, freezing orders and financial fraud. One client states: "He is very calm, he is really good at negotiating, and in terms of defining a strategy, his way of dealing with things is great."

Harold Frey has notable experience in arbitration matters, advising clients from industries such as publishing and energy on disputes relating to acquisitions, technology transfers and investments. He also acts on litigation for real estate companies and financial institutions concerning development projects and shareholder challenges. One source states he has an "excellent experience in arbitration," while another interviewee comments that he is "pleasant to work with."

Sources regard Daniel Tunik as a "very good commercial litigator." He has advised clients such as banks and private clients on disputes related to the loss of assets, the validity and enforcement of agreements, money laundering and criminal tax law.

Martin Aebi advises on commercial arbitration and has specific experience of cases regarding sale and purchase agreements, investments and licence agreements. His client roster includes states and foreign banks.

About the Team (content provided by Lenz & Staehelin)

Lenz & Staehelin has been a market leader in litigation and international arbitration in Switzerland for decades. We represent clients in complex civil, administrative and criminal litigation, international arbitration and corporate investigations. Our clients cover a broad range of industries, including banking & finance, pharmaceuticals, high-tech and telecommunications, insurance, construction, energy and sports. Across these sectors, clients rely on our natural understanding of their business needs and our fine grasp of the technical and scientific disciplines at the core of their operations.

With a dedicated group of more than 50 dispute resolution lawyers, we approach each matter with thoroughness and creativity. Our firm’s distinctive features, including cost-effective and target-oriented case handling with teams tailored to the specific size and requirements of each individual dispute, make us a preferred choice as counsel. We also work closely with all other Lenz & Staehelin practice groups to develop dispute prevention and compliance strategies as well as other techniques to assist our clients in reducing litigation risk.

Determined to win our clients’ cases, we equally strive – whenever appropriate – to explore favorable amicable solutions to the issues at stake, with as little disruption to business as possible.

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Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd. (MLL) - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded practice that advises on international and domestic arbitration and litigation. Acts on a range of disputes covering IP, real estate, financial services and tax. Particularly active in the life sciences sector, where it frequently represents clients in patent litigation. The firm has added a number of pharmaceutical companies to its client roster. Nationwide offices facilitate advice on domestic litigation.

Strengths One market source appreciates that the team "understands and simplifies issues in an elegant and intelligent way."

Another source comments that the team provides "fast and reliable legal advice on how to solve a legal problem in a cost-efficient way."

Notable practitioners

Marcel Lustenberger and Bernard Lachenal are key contacts for this practice area.

About the Team (content provided by Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd. (MLL))

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal has many years of significant litigation experience before Swiss courts and in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Broad-based knowledge of various industry sectors enables our team to assess quickly and accurately the client's situation and to analyse the opportunities and risks associated with a case. The Meyerlustenberger Lachenal team will present you with a cost-efficient and creative litigation strategy.

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Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Impressive dispute resolution boutique, renowned for its banking and insurance litigation practice. Additional expertise in corporate investigations, competition, employment and white-collar crime cases. Also active in international arbitration, where it acts as counsel and arbitrator, with strong experience of sports arbitration and additional knowledge of commercial, TMT and IP cases. Client list includes high-profile individuals and multinationals.

Strengths One commentator praises the team for its ability to "understand business needs" and for its "quick responses."

Work highlights Represented Bombardier Transportation in public procurement proceedings worth over CHF350 million.

Advised a private client on successful litigation against FINMA, in which the client had been listed on the Watchlist with insufficient evidence.

Notable practitioners

Roberto Dallafior is recognised for his "good name" in Swiss litigation. His recent work includes representing a 17-year-old football player in challenging FIFA transfer regulations regarding the international transfer of minors. He has further expertise in banking litigation, as well as acting on professional liability and unfair dismissal cases.

Hans Nater boasts long-standing experience in the dispute resolution field, with particular expertise in sports-related matters, including doping and ethical issues. He has further experience of acting on commercial arbitration matters concerning termination of agreements. Sources describe him as "well prepared."

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Niederer Kraft Frey - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for In-demand Zürich bench with notable capabilities in banking, M&A, IP, insurance and competition litigation. Further expertise in judicial assistance matters, with a client list that features ultra high net worth individuals and domestic and international blue-chip companies from the finance, sport and telecoms sectors. Also recognised for its international commercial and sports arbitration track record as well as its experience of acting on arbitrations seated outside of Switzerland. Noteworthy experience of acting on cases concerning shareholder disputes, investments and joint ventures. Possesses additional expertise in assisting with investigations.

Strengths One client notes that the team comprises "very well-versed legal advisers with broad expertise," with another source adding that the lawyers "understand the problems at hand and are very much solution-focused."

Other sources add that the team is "diligent and shows very high commitment" and that its lawyers also possess a "very good business understanding" and are "responsive and easy to work with."

Work highlights Represented UBS in multi-jurisdictional proceedings relating to assets that UBS holds in a steel plant charged with alleged crimes against public safety and public administration, including bribery, abuse of office and corruption.

Advised Berlinger & Co. on co-operation with the IOC concerning investigations into the doping practices of Russian athletes.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Eisele has experience acting as both arbitration counsel and litigator on matters involving terminations of agreements and partnerships, as well as corruption and compliance disputes for clients in the sports, construction and manufacturing sectors. Clients comment on his "excellent negotiating," describing him as "solution-oriented, effective and economical."

Sources say that Peter Honegger is a "highly reputable expert in cross-border issues, in particular with respect to US matters." He represents banks and clients in the luxury goods sector in matters regarding direct and parallel imports, insurance and investigations. He has noted recent experience in criminal proceedings.

Tamir Livschitz is "well experienced in both litigation and arbitration" and garners further praise from sources for being "quick to come up with a convincing strategy" and "solution-oriented and effective." He acts on disputes regarding contracts and investigations. He has particular experience of the chemicals, energy and construction sectors.

Ernst Schmid assists clients with arbitrations involving high-profile shareholder disputes, as well as bankruptcy and fraud matters. One commentator states: "He understands the client’s needs and executes accordingly."

About the Team (content provided by Niederer Kraft Frey)

Dispute resolution is, and always has been, one of the core practice areas of Niederer Kraft & Frey. We have decades of experience advising and representing clients in litigation in state (cantonal) Swiss courts and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court as well as in national and international arbitration.

Our dispute resolution group has in-depth knowledge of civil procedure as well as corporate and commercial law. We work closely with specialists from other groups, namely Banking and Finance, M&A and Corporate, if additional expert knowledge is needed.

Niederer Kraft & Frey's dispute resolution group has successfully litigated numerous leading cases before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in the field of corporate and commercial law and is regularly involved in high-stakes arbitration proceedings.

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Pestalozzi - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Robust litigation and arbitration offering acting on behalf of financial services, pharmaceutical and energy clients, as well as sovereign states. Noted for its experience of commodities matters, banking litigation and internal investigations. Possesses additional expertise in bankruptcy, IP, white-collar crime and mutual assistance disputes. Also advises on asset recovery.

Strengths Clients praise the "solid legal analysis and very clear written presentation" of the team, describing team members as "very responsive and always willing to help."

Another source adds that the team is "very open-minded, very smooth and very efficient."

Work highlights Represented Vitaly Malkin in criminal investigations, as well as in a claim against GS Bank for over USD50 million in compensation following allegations of breach of duties, diligence and mismanagement of assets.

Notable practitioners

Sources feel that Laurent Killias is "very much to the point, pragmatic and calm under pressure" and possesses "a very smooth and quiet way of questioning witnesses." He assists clients with damages claims in the tourism sector, as well as on supply agreements and control disputes. He has further experience acting on international arbitration matters, where he acts as both counsel and arbitrator.

Michael Kramer represents clients in commercial litigation and arbitration, with particular expertise in cases concerning infrastructure projects and medical devices. One client reports that he shows "remarkable judgement" and is "very easy to work with."

According to clients, Thomas Rohner has the ability to "zero in on what the clients need in an efficient and to-the-point manner." He has acted on litigation for financial institutions regarding Swiss compliance, as well as bankruptcy issues. He is also active as counsel in arbitration proceedings.

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Prager Dreifuss Ltd. - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Long-standing experience before courts and administrative bodies in the country, with a particular focus on commercial litigation. Client list includes both multinational and domestic companies, as well as private individuals. Noted for its expertise in the insurance industry, as well as in international bankruptcy and debt recovery mandates. Also active in international arbitrations concerning energy, property and procedural matters. Team members have experience of acting as both counsel and arbitrator, in addition to experience of acting on investor-state disputes.

Strengths According to one client, the team is "very responsive, extremely hard-working and easy to communicate with."

Another source adds that the team is "very efficient and quick to reply."

Notable practitioners

Urs Feller handles a wide range of dispute matters, with a particular strength in litigation. His recent work includes advising on rental disputes, criminal investigations and fraud. He regularly acts for clients from the energy and financial services sectors, as well as for private individuals. One client states that he is "careful, accurate, creative," while another appreciates his "prompt and effective reaction" and the fact that he is "co-operative and quick in grasping the essence of the case."

About the Team (content provided by Prager Dreifuss Ltd.)

Dispute resolution has a long standing tradition at Prager Dreifuss. They appear as counsel representing parties before courts and administrative authorities. In debt collection and bankruptcy matters, their attorneys draw on their experience as counsel representing parties or as private bankruptcy and debt-restructuring administrators. International arbitration has attained a special significance in the firm. A number of attorneys are regularly appointed as arbitrators in institutional and ad-hoc arbitration tribunals.

Prager Dreifuss' services include the following:

  • Dispute resolution before national courts​
  • Representation before arbitration tribunals and in ADR proceedings
  • Strategic advice for the settlement of disputes
  • Legal assistance in civil and criminal matters
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Maintains a distinguished record in both domestic and international litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on commercial matters. Represents a varied client roster, featuring private individuals, states and blue-chip names from the banking, energy and consumer goods sectors. Also active in white-collar crime cases, as well as those relating to construction and the pharmaceutical industry. Increasingly active in internal investigations. Quark Pharmaceuticals is among the team's new client wins.

Strengths Clients enthuse about the team's "dedication to the best interests of the clients" as well as the "very strong sense of collaboration within the team."

One commentator notes: "The lawyers involved have an international background. This results in them understanding the different legal system involved and being able to use the differences and similarities to the client's advantage, with an eye at avoiding conflicting positions."

Another source appreciates the team's "strong understanding of the law" as well as its "insightful strategy" and responsiveness.

Work highlights Represented the Russian Federation in the setting aside of a USD13.7 billion award in an investment arbitration matter.

Advised Centrum Beratungs- und Beteiligungen on a EUR100 million dispute with other Swiss banks regarding payment transactions.

Notable practitioners

Elliott Geisinger successfully defended a French bank against a motion to set aside a EUR160 million award due to the bank. He has further expertise in acting for foreign sovereign states, as well as international companies in the manufacturing and oil and gas sectors, on contentious issues regarding construction, franchise agreements and shareholder disputes. Sources state that he is "very experienced, serious and thoughtful" and "a great partner all round, a specialist." He also acts as an arbitrator.

Vincent Jeanneret is regarded as "an excellent lawyer for all matters relating to disputes and litigation." He has strong experience of advising banks on litigation matters relating to alleged breach of contract in employee rights, misinformation and asset transfers. Sources also highlight his "huge experience of very large and complex matters."

One source comments that Nathalie Voser "impressed due to her very broad knowledge in the field of international arbitration." She acted as lead counsel to MOL Group on a setting aside proceeding, defending the USD6.2 billion award owed to it for an agreement over management control of a Croatian energy company. Sources also regard her as "very efficient."

Christopher Boog is highlighted as "rigorous and precise, extremely courteous and diplomatic." He has notable experience representing clients from the pharmaceutical, sports and manufacturing sectors among others in arbitrations concerning post-M&A and licensing disputes, as well as disputes in the aviation industry.

According to one source, Christian Girod is “incredibly supportive,” while another adds that he is “excellent at breaking complex issues down and explaining matters.” He has particular expertise in litigation involving the banking sector and disputes regarding alleged breaches of contracts, alleged failure in effecting payments and asset transfers.

About the Team (content provided by Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd)

Our Dispute Resolution Group features one of the largest and leading dispute resolution practices in Switzerland. We advise and represent clients before the Swiss courts and in arbitrations under the rules of all relevant international arbitration institutions. We advise on pre-litigation measures and strategies and we have broad experience in coordinating and monitoring complex international litigation in multiple jurisdictions. Our lawyers are all multilingual and many have held positions with Swiss courts.


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Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Broadly appreciated commercial litigation and arbitration practice. Additional expertise in mutual judicial assistance requests and white-collar crime cases. Arbitration practice includes sport, investment treaty, infrastructure and energy matters. Represents prominent clients from the world of banking, pharmaceuticals and telecoms in addition to private individuals. Team members also act as arbitrators. Further experience of internal investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Strengths One client values that the team has a "very good understanding" of business.

Another commentator adds that they "receive first-class service," describing the firm as a "small, efficient boutique firm with a strong litigation practice."

Work highlights Represented Serbia in an appeal against UEFA's decision to admit Kosovo as a new member.

Notable practitioners

According to commentators, Daniel Stoll "profits from his great experience in banking and finance matters." He has notable experience assisting banks with a range of matters, including violations of regulations, internal investigations, money laundering and tax disputes.

Hansjörg Stutzer has experience of acting as both chair and arbitrator in disputes regarding infrastructure projects, M&A transactions, construction and copyright issues. He is also noted by peers for his track record of handling sports arbitration.

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Our key success factor is to deliver high quality at a reasonable price. We can achieve this result because we have a lean infrastructure, no lockstep provisions for senior partners and by providing a promising professional environment for our associates. THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte is known in the market for providing attractive positions for associates and our dispute resolution team hence enjoys a great standing and reputation in the legal market.

THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte has a long standing tradition in dispute resolution. A traditional focus of THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte was and still is on banking and estate litigation, where the firm represents various Swiss and foreign banks. Due to THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte being a member of the global network Interlaw, the litigation practice is very international and includes cross-border asset tracing and recovery.

THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte is also heavily involved in arbitration, dealing presently with more than a dozen cases. Members of our dispute resolution team act as counsel or sit as arbitrators in a wide area of industries such as commodities, infrastructure and M&A disputes. THOUVENIN rechtsanwälte is seriously involved in sports arbitration.

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Vischer - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced bench, sought out for its experience of litigation and arbitration. Particular expertise in banking and insurance, IT and telecoms, and transport and aviation cases. Also acts for high net worth individuals and domestic and international commercial clients on disputes relating to alleged embezzlement, inheritance and cross-border enforcement. Recent activity has included acting on arbitrations stemming from international construction projects and contracts. Has additional expertise in investigations.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's "high level of expertise" and "ability to analyse the case in its entirety and to act in the best way for the client."

Others add that the strength of the team is that it "not only focuses on the legal point of view, but also understands the needs of business" and that the team consists of "many very good, experienced and dedicated lawyers."

Work highlights Represented Pirelli and Banque Cantonale Vaudoise in CHF1.3 million attachment proceedings after a debtor tried to evade enforcement.

Notable practitioners

Daniele Favalli has experience acting as counsel to domestic and international clients on commercial arbitration concerning distribution agreements and breach of contract. Sources state that he is "very smart and incredibly quick to understand all details of a case" and is "always asking the right questions, which makes it really simple to handle cases with him."

Clients like that Thomas Weibel acts to "competently and proactively identify appropriate solutions and alternatives." He represents private clients and multinationals in litigation related to finance, the loss of assets, embezzlement and inheritance disputes.

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Walder Wyss Ltd - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable bench active in both litigation and arbitration, with particular expertise in the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Diverse client list includes household names from the construction, aerospace and energy industries. Also represents financial institutions in cross-border arbitration. Particular expertise in litigation relating to injunctive relief, as well as engineering, infrastructure and construction disputes. Benefits from an extensive network of offices in all of the country's language regions.

Strengths One client appreciates the "proactive way of thinking, which is always helpful in complicated projects."

Other sources value that the lawyers are "very thorough in their analysis, pay attention to detail and never jump to conclusions too early."

Work highlights Represented an asset manager based in Dubai in an arbitral tribunal regarding a shareholders' dispute arising from a potential share sale.

Acted on an ICC arbitration for a Middle Eastern airline stemming from a shareholders' dispute. The team also successfully stopped a motion to set aside judgment.

Notable practitioners

Dieter Hofmann has notable experience handling domestic and international litigation. His extensive practice includes acting on enforcement proceedings, as well as acting for clients on arbitration matters.

Peter Straub has particular strength in litigation matters, boasting experience handling international commercial disputes. He routinely acts for clients from the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and construction sectors on issues relating to joint ventures and consumer goods.

About the Team (content provided by Walder Wyss Ltd)

Walder Wyss has a dedicated dispute resolution team specializing in both litigation and arbitration. Our team is one of the largest and most experienced teams in Switzerland; this is not only in terms of manpower but also with respect to our case-load and the standing of our team members.
Walder Wyss advises and represents its clients in all commercial litigation and arbitration matters. We specialize in cross-border proceedings and all the legal and cultural challenges involved in such actions. We represent clients before all Swiss courts in civil proceedings and is also experienced in the procedural areas of injunctions, attachment and seizure of assets, enforcement of foreign judgements and judicial assistance. The firm’s arbitration specialists represent their clients or act as arbitrators in national and international arbitration proceedings – both in Switzerland and abroad.

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Wartmann & Merker - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted dispute resolution boutique, widely admired for its litigation prowess. Acts on behalf of clients in the energy, financial services, shipping and pharmaceutical sectors. Also active in insolvency and insurance mandates, with particular expertise in cases relating to directors' liability claims, as well as international arbitration. Has additional knowledge of matters related to the world of sport. The firm has added a number of Swiss banks to its client roster.

Strengths Sources comment: "The firm is distinguished by its extremely high competence in litigation. It is exceptionally well placed to deal with new legal issues and issues."

One client appreciates that the team is "very keen to understand our business and use this information as well."

Notable practitioners

Peter Hafner has a strong focus on litigation within the financial services sector, assisting with criminal proceedings and disputes relating to banking software systems. He has further expertise in bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

Peter Reichart garners support from clients for his "very pleasant co-operation" during cases. He is described as a "litigation specialist with very long experience" and advises clients on a range of cases including those concerning malpractice claims, embezzlement and freezing orders.

Andrea Meier has experience of acting as both counsel and arbitrator on a wide range of commercial and licensing disputes. Commentators state that she "tries to find the middle ground" and is "elegant in removing the hostilities, good in leading the tribunals" and "open to the commercial side and the business realities."

About the Team (content provided by Wartmann & Merker)

The firm’s core area of practice is dispute resolution. It represents companies and individuals in court and administrative proceedings as well as in international and domestic arbitral proceedings. Members of the firm act as counsel or arbitrator in international and domestic arbitral proceedings. In addition, the firm advises Swiss manufacturing, trading and service companies of various types and sizes. It also acts for foreign corporations pursuing activities in Switzerland, notably in the financial and media sectors.

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Wenger & Vieli Ltd. - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Popular choice for cross-border and domestic litigation and arbitration, advising local and international private clients as well as companies in the insurance, pharmaceutical and banking sectors. Frequently acts as counsel and arbitrators on a variety of cases, including those relating to construction projects, energy, IT, joint ventures and M&A. Also active in inheritance disputes and product liability and shipping cases.

Strengths One client underlines that the team is "very competent, exceptionally service-oriented" and an "all-round ideal partner."

Another source appreciates the practice's "very strong arbitration team."

Notable practitioners

Peter Altorfer acts on litigation relating to banking and estate law and has advised private individuals and charities on inheritance disputes and misappropriation of funds. He has further experience representing banks.

Clients value Daniel Girsberger's "clear legal thinking" and "strong academic background." He is active as an arbitrator on domestic and international arbitrations regarding terminations of supply agreements, loans, product liability and patent infringements. He represents clients from the energy, shipping and pharmaceutical sectors.

Urs Weber-Stecher acts as counsel and arbitrator on disputes regarding construction projects, joint ventures and licence agreements. One interviewee states that Weber-Stecher is a "very skilled arbitrator conducting the arbitration proceedings with great prudence and efficiency." He has particular experience of representing companies from the telecommunications, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Wenger & Vieli Ltd.)

Based on its wealth of experience, Wenger & Vieli offers comprehensive services in the area of the litigation of national and international matters before state courts and arbitration tribunals. The increasing complexity of disputes requires a full understanding of the client's business, strong negotiation skills and many years' experience. These are the strengths of the litigation/arbitration teams at Wenger & Vieli.

In addition to the representation of parties, Wenger & Vieli's arbitration team members also act as sole arbitrators, party-appointed arbitrators and chairmen of arbitral tribunals in institutional proceedings (ICC, Swiss Rules, etc.) as well as in ad hoc proceedings.



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Senior Statesperson

Wenger & Vieli Ltd.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peter Altorfer acts on litigation relating to banking and estate law and has advised private individuals and charities on inheritance disputes and misappropriation of funds. He has further experience representing banks.

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Band 1

Bernet Arbitration / Dispute Management

From the Chambers Europe guide

Perceived as one of the "leading litigators in Switzerland" by clients and peers alike, Martin Bernet of Bernet Arbitration / Dispute Management has notable experience acting on domestic and cross-border disputes within the financial sector. He also acts as counsel and arbitrator on high-value claims before the Federal Supreme Court and arbitral tribunals, and acts for clients in the manufacturing sector on disputes regarding the delivery of equipment.

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Band 1

Homburger

From the Chambers Europe guide

Balz Gross has strong expertise in investigations and criminal proceedings, notably relating to tax fraud and the termination of agreements. He acts for a varied client roster, including European and Middle Eastern companies in the advertising, energy and financial services sectors, as well as public bodies. Interviewees note that he is "very experienced and client- and business-oriented."

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Andreas D Länzlinger

Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Europe guide

Andreas Länzlinger is known for his work representing clients in a range of litigation matters concerning tax, IT and insurance. Peers note that he is "very active" in the sector and that his ranking is "well deserved." He has further expertise in internal investigations and white-collar crime disputes.

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Lenz & Staehelin

From the Chambers Europe guide

Martin Burkhardt advises foreign and multi-jurisdictional clients on a range of matters, including alleged misappropriation of assets, freezing orders and financial fraud. One client states: "He is very calm, he is really good at negotiating, and in terms of defining a strategy, his way of dealing with things is great."

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Band 2

Roberto Dallafior

Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG

From the Chambers Europe guide

Roberto Dallafior is recognised for his "good name" in Swiss litigation. His recent work includes representing a 17-year-old football player in challenging FIFA transfer regulations regarding the international transfer of minors. He has further expertise in banking litigation, as well as acting on professional liability and unfair dismissal cases.

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Daniel Hochstrasser

Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources enthuse that Daniel Hochstrasser is a "quick thinker, has a lot of experience and knows how to come up with a strategy to make his clients get the best results." He works for both domestic and foreign clients with notable cross-border experience. Interviewees view him as "an excellent arbitration practitioner, especially as counsel but also as an arbitrator." He also acts as a litigator on disputes involving licensing and investment advice for clients in the finance and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Band 2

Vincent Jeanneret

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vincent Jeanneret is regarded as "an excellent lawyer for all matters relating to disputes and litigation." He has strong experience of advising banks on litigation matters relating to alleged breach of contract in employee rights, misinformation and asset transfers. Sources also highlight his "huge experience of very large and complex matters."

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Band 2

Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Europe guide

Saverio Lembo garners praise for his "great strategic view" and for the fact that "he knows how to delegate and instruct his team very well." He acts on both arbitration and litigation cases related to negligence and the termination of agreements, as well as on criminal proceedings and white-collar crime matters.

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Band 3

Homburger

From the Chambers Europe guide

Felix Dasser acted as lead counsel for Pawlowski on an arbitration in ICSID concerning a real estate development project in the Czech Republic. He regularly handles matters for clients in the energy sector and has additional expertise in litigation. Sources endorse him as "calm, skilled, well spoken, experienced."

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Band 3

Niederer Kraft Frey

From the Chambers Europe guide

Daniel Eisele has experience acting as both arbitration counsel and litigator on matters involving terminations of agreements and partnerships, as well as corruption and compliance disputes for clients in the sports, construction and manufacturing sectors. Clients comment on his "excellent negotiating," describing him as "solution-oriented, effective and economical."

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Wartmann & Merker

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peter Hafner has a strong focus on litigation within the financial services sector, assisting with criminal proceedings and disputes relating to banking software systems. He has further expertise in bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

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Band 3

Pestalozzi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources feel that Laurent Killias is "very much to the point, pragmatic and calm under pressure" and possesses "a very smooth and quiet way of questioning witnesses." He assists clients with damages claims in the tourism sector, as well as on supply agreements and control disputes. He has further experience acting on international arbitration matters, where he acts as both counsel and arbitrator.

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Band 3

Wartmann & Merker

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peter Reichart garners support from clients for his "very pleasant co-operation" during cases. He is described as a "litigation specialist with very long experience" and advises clients on a range of cases including those concerning malpractice claims, embezzlement and freezing orders.

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Band 3

Lenz & Staehelin

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources regard Daniel Tunik as a "very good commercial litigator." He has advised clients such as banks and private clients on disputes related to the loss of assets, the validity and enforcement of agreements, money laundering and criminal tax law.

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Band 4

Prager Dreifuss Ltd.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Urs Feller handles a wide range of dispute matters, with a particular strength in litigation. His recent work includes advising on rental disputes, criminal investigations and fraud. He regularly acts for clients from the energy and financial services sectors, as well as for private individuals. One client states that he is "careful, accurate, creative," while another appreciates his "prompt and effective reaction" and the fact that he is "co-operative and quick in grasping the essence of the case."

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Lenz & Staehelin

From the Chambers Europe guide

Harold Frey has notable experience in arbitration matters, advising clients from industries such as publishing and energy on disputes relating to acquisitions, technology transfers and investments. He also acts on litigation for real estate companies and financial institutions concerning development projects and shareholder challenges. One source states he has an "excellent experience in arbitration," while another interviewee comments that he is "pleasant to work with."

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to one source, Christian Girod is “incredibly supportive,” while another adds that he is “excellent at breaking complex issues down and explaining matters.” He has particular expertise in litigation involving the banking sector and disputes regarding alleged breaches of contracts, alleged failure in effecting payments and asset transfers.

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Band 4

Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Dieter Hofmann has notable experience handling domestic and international litigation. His extensive practice includes acting on enforcement proceedings, as well as acting for clients on arbitration matters.

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Band 4

Niederer Kraft Frey

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources say that Peter Honegger is a "highly reputable expert in cross-border issues, in particular with respect to US matters." He represents banks and clients in the luxury goods sector in matters regarding direct and parallel imports, insurance and investigations. He has noted recent experience in criminal proceedings.

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Band 4

Pestalozzi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Michael Kramer represents clients in commercial litigation and arbitration, with particular expertise in cases concerning infrastructure projects and medical devices. One client reports that he shows "remarkable judgement" and is "very easy to work with."

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Band 4

Niederer Kraft Frey

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tamir Livschitz is "well experienced in both litigation and arbitration" and garners further praise from sources for being "quick to come up with a convincing strategy" and "solution-oriented and effective." He acts on disputes regarding contracts and investigations. He has particular experience of the chemicals, energy and construction sectors.

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Band 4

Poncet Turrettini

From the Chambers Europe guide

Carlo Lombardini of Poncet Turrettini has particular experience in banking and finance litigation, where he acts on civil and criminal law cases. He has published widely in this sector and is a member of ASA.

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Band 4

Gabrielle Nater-Bass

Homburger

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gabrielle Nater-Bass assists with both domestic and international litigation and arbitration. She has a proven track record of acting on disputes regarding joint ventures and shareholder agreements, as well as matters within the telecommunications, energy and pharmaceutical sectors. She receives significant recognition for her work, with one interviewee stating that she "stands out."

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Niedermann Rechtsanwälte

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marco Niedermann of Niedermann Rechtsanwälte has more than 35 years' experience of acting for international clients on commercial and banking disputes both in front of federal courts and in international tribunals. Sources comment on his extensive track record in Swiss disputes.

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Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to commentators, Daniel Stoll"profits from his great experience in banking and finance matters." He has notable experience assisting banks with a range of matters, including violations of regulations, internal investigations, money laundering and tax disputes.

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Band 4

Walder Wyss Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peter Straub has particular strength in litigation matters, boasting experience handling international commercial disputes. He routinely acts for clients from the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and construction sectors on issues relating to joint ventures and consumer goods.

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Band 4

Alexander Troller

Lalive

From the Chambers Europe guide

Satisfied clients say that Alexander Troller is "very knowledgeable in all the needed areas" and "very thorough in his research." He has experience advising on a range of cross-border litigation cases concerning civil mismanagement, collective investment schemes and compensation claims. His client roster includes private individuals and companies from the oil and gas, finance and e-commerce sectors.

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Band 4

Vischer

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients like that Thomas Weibel acts to "competently and proactively identify appropriate solutions and alternatives." He represents private clients and multinationals in litigation related to finance, the loss of assets, embezzlement and inheritance disputes.

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Band 4

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

The "very proactive" Jodok Wicki is praised for his "insurance business acumen." He acted as counsel for an international insurance company on a USD10 million claim brought against them relating to D&O liability policy. He has also represented clients in disputes concerning sale and purchase agreements and joint ventures.

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Up and Coming

Nadja Jaisli Kull

Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Europe guide

"Rising star" Nadja Jaisli Kull receives praise for her "compelling attitude" and "excellent understanding of the client's business and needs." She has experience acting on arbitration and litigation relating to M&A transactions, as well as distribution and contractual agreements. She regularly acts for clients from the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors.

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