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Arbitration (International): Most In Demand Arbitrators — Europe-wide

We do not rank firms for this territory and specialism but we rank individuals. 此地区和专业领域只限于律师排名,不设律所排名。

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John Beechey - Independent Arbitrator

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees describe UK-based arbitrator John Beechey as "absolutely outstanding" and a "big name in international arbitration." He has an enviable level of experience, being the former president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and former vice-president of the LCIA.

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Ughi e Nunziante - Studio Legale

From the Chambers Global guide

Operating from Rome, current president of the Italian Arbitration Association and former vice-president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Piero Bernardini of Ughi e Nunziante - Studio Legale acts as arbitrator on a broad range of commercial and investment arbitration proceedings under a variety of arbitral rules. Sources say: "He is one of the top Italian names for international arbitration and is very active in ICC matters," adding: "He has top experience and a very good reputation."

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Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel

Dr Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees praise Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel for his "wealth of experience" in the international arbitration arena. Sources hail him as "one of the world's leading arbitrators."

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees describe Gary Born as "a superstar" who is "one of the best in the world" when it comes to international arbitration. One source adds: "Born has achieved an unrivalled position as an expert in the field." His stellar practice spans the full range of commercial and investment arbitration matters, where he acts both as counsel and arbitrator. Another interviewee notes: "He is one of the most experienced international arbitrators I have come across; he has unlimited knowledge of case law, practices and procedural rules in different jurisdictions and institutions."

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Bernardo M Cremades Sanz-Pastor

B Cremades y Asociados

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees describe Bernardo Cremades of B Cremades y Asociados in Madrid as an "excellent arbitrator" and praise his knowledge of Latin America-related disputes. Sources note that he "has high international expertise" and handles "very high-profile arbitration mandates." He regularly sits in large-scale construction and investor-state disputes.

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Derains & Gharavi

From the Chambers Global guide

The "iconic" Yves Derains is considered by sources to be "one of the leading" and "most important arbitrators today." He co-heads the international arbitration department from Paris. He handles commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, demonstrating significant expertise in ICC matters, and is particularly known for handling disputes concerning Latin America. Another interviewee advises: "He is one of the absolute best - he is efficient, extremely pleasant and imposes strength and calmness on the room."

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Siegfried H. Elsing

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

From the Chambers Global guide

According to market commentators, the "outstanding" Siegfried Elsing "is a leading German arbitrator who receives many international appointments." Working from the Düsseldorf office, he co-chairs the international arbitration team and has experience in a broad range of arbitral institutions, with recent proceedings governed by DIS, ICC and ICSID rules.

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Juan Fernández-Armesto

Armesto & Asociados

From the Chambers Global guide

Juan Fernández-Armesto founded and leads the Madrid-based arbitration boutique Armesto & Asociados. He is considered "a big name in investment arbitration," and handles commercial disputes and corporate law matters. Interviewees describe him as a "very clever arbitrator" and praise the international nature of his arbitration work.

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Emmanuel Gaillard

Shearman & Sterling LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Department head Emmanuel Gaillard is considered a market-leading authority on all aspects of international arbitration, and has an exceptional reputation for his expertise in energy and investment disputes, where he acts as both counsel and arbitrator. Interviewees describe him as "at the top of the Paris arbitration market." His recent cases have been governed by ICC and ICSID rules.

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Hanotiau & Van den Berg

From the Chambers Global guide

Bernard Hanotiau of Hanotiau & Van den Berg is based in Brussels and is widely respected in the international arbitration community. Interviewees describe him as "clearly a top-tier international arbitrator" who is "always in demand and works on high-profile cases." He has considerable expertise and knowledge of the ICC and LCIA courts.

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Brick Court Chambers

From the Chambers Global guide

Lord Hoffmann QC is based in London at Brick Court Chambers. He wins praise from commentators for his unrivalled expertise and sits as arbitrator in high-profile and high-value commercial and investment arbitration proceedings. Sources describe him as a "very eminent jurist."

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Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

From the Chambers Global guide

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler is a "consummate arbitrator," according to interviewees. She operates from Geneva and is proficient in a broad range of arbitral rules and sectors, advising on commercial, investment and sports arbitration. One source describes her as a "remarkably successful arbitrator" whose "arbitral performances are rated very highly."

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Essex Court Chambers

From the Chambers Global guide

Toby Landau QC of Essex Court Chambers in London is widely acknowledged as one of the leading arbitrators and counsels on the international stage. Sources describe him as "amazing," "very prominent" and "one of the best around." He boasts a broad practice covering commercial and investment arbitration and acts as arbitrator in proceedings seated throughout Europe, including London, Paris, Stockholm, Hamburg and Geneva.

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Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

From the Chambers Global guide

The "first-class" Laurent Lévy of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler attracts plaudits for his international arbitration expertise based out of Geneva. He is noted for his outstanding command of LCIA, ICSID and ICC rules, and is often appointed to disputes involving the finance sector as well as the oil and gas industry.

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Julian D. M. Lew QC

20 Essex Street

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources are "very impressed" with the "excellent" Julian Lew QC, who works out of London's 20 Essex Street. He is a leading arbitrator in international commercial proceedings across a variety of sectors throughout Europe, including France, Sweden, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

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Pierre Mayer

From the Chambers Global guide

Independent practitioner Pierre Mayer is a French arbitrator who demonstrates a wealth of expertise in commercial arbitration proceedings involving oil and gas and international trade. He is noted for his grasp of ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, and market commentators consider him to be "very strong and extremely good." He is based in Paris.

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Peter & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Wolfgang Peter of Geneva-based Peter & Partners is widely respected for his knowledge of commercial arbitration involving the energy sector, including price reviews, supply agreements and post-M&A disputes.

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Klaus Michael Sachs

CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Klaus Michael Sachs is a pre-eminent practitioner who is described by interviewees as "fantastic" and "a great arbitrator." Based in Munich, he has a market-leading reputation for commercial arbitrations involving post-M&A and joint ventures. He handles cases covering a wide range of jurisdictions and institutions, with recent matters being governed by ICSID rules.

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Michael E Schneider

Lalive

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources describe Michael Schneider as a "great name for arbitration." He acts as both counsel and arbitrator and is highly revered for his experience in commercial and investment arbitration, with recent work involving long-term gas contracts, energy supply agreements and joint-venture disputes.

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Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)

From the Chambers Global guide

Brigitte Stern of Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) is frequently appointed in investment arbitrations by governments and is described as a "very serious investor-state arbitrator."

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Université de Fribourg

From the Chambers Global guide

Pierre Tercier of Université de Fribourg in Switzerland is a figure of considerable stature in commercial and investment arbitrations.

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Albert Jan Van den Berg

Hanotiau & Van den Berg

From the Chambers Global guide

According to sources, the Amsterdam-based Albert Jan Van den Berg of Hanotiau & Van den Berg is an "excellent" and "very highly respected" arbitrator in commercial and investment disputes, often acting on investor-state matters. He also sits on a number of arbitrator panels.

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Essex Court Chambers

From the Chambers Global guide

The "terrific" and "technically brilliant" V V Veeder QC of Essex Court Chambers in London is a leading arbitrator in commercial proceedings, as well as cases concerning BITs. Interviewees describe him as "outstanding" and admire his longstanding experience. One source states: "He can pick up anything and do a superb job."

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Homburger

From the Chambers Global guide

Markus Wirth operates out of Zürich and is recognised by sources for his participation as arbitrator in commercial disputes relating to M&A and business law.

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Arias SLP

From the Chambers Global guide

David Arias is the founding partner of Madrid-based boutique Arias SLP and co-leads the arbitration team. Sources describe him as "specialised, thorough and hard-working," adding that "his involvement in many areas of law gives him a good perspective as an arbitrator." He is highly active in cases involving a Latin American element.

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Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)

From the Chambers Global guide

The "top-notch" Bernard Audit of Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) is a well-recognised arbitrator. Of late he has been appointed to ICC and ad hoc proceedings involving sectors such as construction.

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Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

From the Chambers Global guide

According to one source, the Paris-based Laurent Aynès of Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier "is very well regarded in investment treaty work." He co-leads the arbitration practice and handles both commercial and investment disputes, with notable knowledge of ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and VIAC rules.

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Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Marc Blessing of Bär & Karrer AG in Zürich has immense experience covering a vast range of commercial and investment international arbitration rules and proceedings. Interviewees describe him as a "highly respected arbitrator."

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Covington & Burling LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Stephen Bond works from Covington & Burling LLP's London office and sits as arbitrator in proceedings governed by UNCITRAL, VIAC, ICC and LCIA rules. He has significant experience of the energy and technology sectors.

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Antonio Crivellaro

BonelliErede

From the Chambers Global guide

Based in Milan, of counsel Antonio Crivellaro of BonelliErede maintains his excellent reputation in the Italian market. One client states that he is "well respected in ICC arbitration and is extremely good on bilateral trade agreements." His areas of expertise include construction disputes.

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Matthieu de Boisséson

Littleton Chambers

From the Chambers Global guide

Matthieu de Boisséson of Littleton Chambers is considered by sources to be "fantastic" and "one of the key arbitrators in the European market." His practice has a global reach and centres on London, from where he handles both commercial and investment arbitration.

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Ibrahim Fadlallah

Université de Paris X (Nanterre)

From the Chambers Global guide

Ibrahim Fadlallah of Université de Paris X (Nanterre) is highly regarded for his expertise in investment arbitration proceedings, and also handles commercial disputes. He regularly acts on matters involving the Middle East.

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Elliott Geisinger

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Department co-head Elliott Geisinger is a highly regarded arbitrator and counsel. According to interviewees, he is "very attentive and instils confidence in parties." He possesses considerable knowledge of construction-related arbitration, with recent cases involving enforcement and appellate proceedings.

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One Essex Court

From the Chambers Global guide

According to sources, London-based Ian Glick QC of One Essex Court "is a top-notch commercial arbitrator for international disputes," with considerable expertise in the energy and natural resources sector. Interviewees have "no hesitation recommending him," adding: "He is intelligent, has a great capacity to listen and has a measured and careful style that works well in the international context."

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Pierre-Yves Gunter

Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Global guide

Pierre-Yves Gunter of Bär & Karrer AG is a renowned arbitration counsel and arbitrator based in Geneva, sitting in proceedings both in Switzerland and abroad. Focusing on commercial arbitration, he offers expertise in a range of industries and sectors, including banking and investment, energy, telecoms and pharmaceuticals. Interviewees note: "He is a top-notch professional who knows international arbitration principles inside-out and is extremely collegial."

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Habegger Arbitration

From the Chambers Global guide

Zürich-based Philipp Habegger recently founded Habegger Arbitration. He is a "very experienced" arbitrator, according to interviewees. He sits on cross-border commercial arbitration proceedings governed by a wide range of rules, in a variety of jurisdictions. His recent work includes post-M&A ICC arbitrations.

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3 Verulam Buildings

From the Chambers Global guide

The "experienced" Kaj Hobér of 3 Verulam Buildings in London deals with international commercial arbitration and is described as "a very high-profile arbitrator." He is particularly knowledgeable about the SCC and Russia-related cases, including East-West trade matters and oil and gas disputes.

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Richard Kreindler

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Richard Kreindler works out of the Frankfurt office, where he acts as both counsel and arbitrator. Clients say when it comes to international arbitration, "he is extremely knowledgeable and bright, with exemplary attention to detail." He has a strong focus on matters involving the energy and construction sectors, with recent cases being seated in Switzerland, Sweden, Italy and the UK.

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Sir Gordon Langley QC

Fountain Court Chambers

From the Chambers Global guide

Operating from London, Sir Gordon Langley QC of Fountain Court Chambers often sits as arbitrator in commercial proceedings involving sectors such as insurance and energy. Sources regard him as an "extremely sought-after arbitrator" and describe him as "very clear thinking."

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One Essex Court

From the Chambers Global guide

Peter Leaver QC of One Essex Court is "a standout arbitrator who is clever, knowledgeable and commercially minded," according to interviewees. Based in London, he has an impressive reputation in international commercial arbitration concerning the banking and finance, IP and energy sectors. Recent work has involved oil production sharing agreements and gas price reviews.

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Advokatfirman Lundblad & Zettermarck HB

From the Chambers Global guide

Claes Lundblad of Advokatfirman Lundblad & Zettermarck HB is the founding member of the Swedish Arbitration Association and has significant experience sitting as arbitrator in commercial proceedings connected to the banking, shipping and energy industries. He is based in Stockholm and sources say he has a "very good reputation."

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI

From the Chambers Global guide

The Paris-based Carole Malinvaud is greatly admired by peers and clients for her outstanding practice as both counsel and arbitrator. She is described as "excellent" by multiple sources, as well as "a very big name" and "very strong" in international arbitration. She is particularly renowned for handling commercial cases involving Africa and Latin America.

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Advokatfirman Lindahl

From the Chambers Global guide

Bo Nilsson of Advokatfirman Lindahl in Stockholm "makes a really good impression" on interviewees. He heads the international arbitration department and has a wealth of experience in arbitration proceedings with Russian aspects.

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Paolo Michele Patocchi

Patocchi & Marzolini

From the Chambers Global guide

Paolo Michele Patocchi of Patocchi & Marzolini in Geneva is described as "excellent" by multiple sources. He offers extensive experience as an arbitrator in ICSID proceedings.

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Luca G Radicati di Brozolo

ARBLIT – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli

From the Chambers Global guide

Luca Radicati di Brozolo of ARBLIT – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli in Milan and co-leads the dispute resolution team at the firm. He is perceived as "one of the leading arbitrators in Italy" and is highlighted for his international capabilities. He handles both commercial and investment arbitration matters.

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One Essex Court

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources state that Alan Redfern of One Essex Court "has good commercial sense and is an enormously popular arbitrator." He is the former vice-president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and also has extensive experience of proceedings governed by LCIA rules. His recent work has related to the construction, oil and gas and banking sectors.

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ARP Andreas Reiner & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

The "excellent" Andreas Reiner of ARP Andreas Reiner & Partners is a renowned arbitrator based in Vienna. He handles international arbitration proceedings concerning the engineering and construction industries.

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Kenneth Rokison QC

Kenneth Rokison QC - International Commercial Arbitrator

From the Chambers Global guide

UK-based Kenneth Rokison QC is a vastly experienced commercial arbitrator whom sources describe as a "force of nature and very bright." He offers expertise in a range of sectors, including banking, insurance, energy and shipping, and acts on ad hoc arbitrations as well as under LCIA and ICC rules.

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J. William Rowley QC

20 Essex Street

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources advise that London-based arbitrator William Rowley QC of 20 Essex Street is "very experienced and can cut through the smoke and get to the heart of the matter to make a quick and correct decision." He is regularly involved in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings relating to the energy sector, with particular experience in oil and gas and hydroelectric power.

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Lalive

From the Chambers Global guide

Matthias Scherer acts on a wide range of disputes across the energy, construction and infrastructure sectors as counsel and arbitrator. Of late his cases have pertained to tax enforcement issues and joint ventures. Interviewees admire his "highly-respected practice" and describe him as "an outstanding advocate."

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Schwartz Arbitration

From the Chambers Global guide

Since publication, Eric Schwartz has joined Schwartz Arbitration.

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Richard Siberry QC

Essex Court Chambers

From the Chambers Global guide

Recent international commercial arbitrations for Richard Siberry QC of Essex Court Chambers in London have concerned the energy and shipping sectors. Interviewees state: "He works incredibly hard, no matter how big or small the case is. He gets into the detail and writes excellent, comprehensive awards."

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Eduardo Silva Romero

Dechert LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Eduardo Silva Romero is a widely respected individual in the international arbitration arena who wins praise for his impressive practice as both counsel and arbitrator. Sources state: "He is outstanding as an international arbitration counsel, particularly regarding Latin American cases." He co-leads the group from the Paris office and has enviable knowledge of ICC proceedings. He frequently represents states in arbitral proceedings and recent work highlights have involved the oil and gas industry.

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Essex Court Chambers

From the Chambers Global guide

Interviewees describe Joe Smouha QC of Essex Court Chambers in London as "impressive" and "a brilliant mind." He regularly participates in proceedings at the ICC and LCIA, including disputes relating to BITs.

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20 Essex Street

From the Chambers Global guide

Based in London, David Sutton of 20 Essex Street is "greatly respected" and praised for his significant experience as an international arbitrator across key European arbitral seats. He regularly sits in commercial proceedings involving the pharmaceutical, energy and banking sectors.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Rolf Trittmann handles arbitration proceedings from Frankfurt and has been known to act on cases connected to the automobile and energy sectors. He acts as both counsel and arbitrator, and his recent matters have been governed by ICC rules.

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Pierre-Yves Tschanz

Tavernier Tschanz

From the Chambers Global guide

Pierre-Yves Tschanz co-leads the international arbitration department at Swiss firm Tavernier Tschanz and often handles proceedings relating to the pharmaceutical industry. Recent appointments have been in Paris and Geneva.

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Fabian von Schlabrendorff

Pfitzner Legal

From the Chambers Global guide

Fabian von Schlabrendorff of Pfitzner Legal is based in Frankfurt and offers expertise in a range of arbitral rules governing commercial and investment arbitration proceedings. He often acts as arbitrator on disputes concerning the technology sector.

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Georg von Segesser

von Segesser Law Offices

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources describe Georg von Segesser of von Segesser Law Offices as "modest and charming but thorough and meticulous in his handling of arbitrations." Operating from the firm's Zürich office, he is regularly appointed to act on commercial arbitrations governed by a broad range of arbitral rules, and offers particular expertise in sports law.

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Claes Zettermarck

Advokatfirman Lundblad & Zettermarck HB

From the Chambers Global guide

Claes Zettermarck of Advokatfirman Lundblad & Zettermarck HB in Stockholm is held in high regard by market commentators for his experience as arbitrator. His knowledge and expertise spans a broad range of commercial matters and he has a strong background in the construction industry.

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