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Litigation

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What the team is known for

CMS advises on disputes related to various sectors, including banking and finance and manufacturing. The law firm frequently acts for banks on claims recovery and the clawback of down payments. The team is particularly active in liability litigation, as well as damages claims. CMS boasts a well-regarded white-collar crime practice, frequently acting on bribery and embezzlement allegations, as well as a number of fraud investigations, including fraudulent mismanagement, tax and investment fraud. The team at CMS further advises on whistle-blowing and counterfeiting matters.

Strengths

A satisfied client reports: "The lawyers have a hands-on approach, are pragmatic and business-minded. They deeply understand our business and needs. They are a joy to work with and I always feel in safe hands."

Another client says: "I am impressed by the service. It is fast and accurate."

Work highlights

Assisted Xavier Justo with the Swiss criminal proceedings in relation to the 1MDB scandal.

Notable practitioners

Bernhard Lötscher acts for board members, shareholders and corporate clients on a range of criminal proceedings, including counterfeiting claims, fraud and manipulation of accounts. Sources say: "He is a very skilled lawyer and a team player."

Jodok Wicki offers clients experience in financial disputes and product liability claims. Clients report: "He is very good to work with, fast and responsive."

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Overview

Dispute resolution is a key practice group of CMS.

The litigation practice covers representation of parties in commercial disputes before state courts and in appeal proceedings, and enforcement of Swiss and foreign judgments in particular with asset seizure and debt enforcement proceedings. Our focus is on commercial disputes where we are representing numerous clients in large cases, such as corporate responsibility matters (D&O and auditing firms), in corporate disputes and a variety of contractual disputes spreading across our core industries. We also regularly represent clients in complex construction cases as well as in trust and estate matters.

In addition to litigations and arbitrations in corporate and general contract and commercial matters, CMS focusses on particular industries and areas of law also in its dispute resolution activity, such as: 

  • Banking & Financial Industry
  • Insurance Industry
  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Competition Law
  • IP/IT
  • Sports law
  • Real Estate
  • Employment Law

Members

Dickenmann, Philipp J. (Head of Department)

Lüscher, Christian (Head of Department)

Bardin, Alex

Bieri, Marjolein

Carrard, Olivier

Carron, Maxence

Dähne, Cassandre

Devaux, Delphine

Ducret, Pierre

Hofmann, David

Hunsperger, Reto

Jakob, Marjolaine

Kinzer, Daniel

Kuert, Matthias

Lambert, Yoann

Lötscher, Bernhard

Marchand, Sylvain

Moret, Sébastien

Oetiker, Lorenz

Schilleci, Marzia

Truttmann, Aileen

von Moos, Fabienne

Wicki, Jodok

Wicki, Jodok

Widmer, Flavia

Zaugg, Niklaus J.

Clients

AIG Europe Limited

Atos AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Banque Cantonale de Genève

China Development Bank

Chubb Insurance (Switzerland) Limited

Credit Suisse AG/Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG

Dr. Rainer Neubauer/Metaberatung GmbH

Luxury-Trade GmbH, Zug

VP Bank (Schweiz) AG

Industries

Automotive

Banking & Financial Industry

Commercial contracts

Competition

Construction

Employment

Insurance

IP/IT

Real Estate

Sports law

Litigation

CMS

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Location

CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd

Räffelstrasse 26

PO Box

Zurich

Zurich

Switzerland

8022

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Switzerland

Litigation


Jodok Wicki
Band 4

White-Collar Crime


Bernhard Lötscher
Band 3