Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Arbitration (International) Department

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Our International Arbitration Group, which is one of the largest in Switzerland, comprises leading arbitration practitioners with extensive experience in a wide range of industries and complex arbitration matters not only in Switzerland and under Swiss law, but globally and under different laws. Our team is multicultural and multilingual, with diverse legal backgrounds. This enables us to understand our clients’ diverse perspectives and needs, and to handle matters governed by a wide array of laws, in various languages. We meet our clients’ expectations in terms of legal advice and strategy, and business and industry focus.

We act as lead counsel in disputes of all types and magnitude, including large, complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial, investment and sports disputes, seated in common law and civil law jurisdictions around the world. We act for states, state entities, multinational corporations, small and medium-size businesses and individual commercial players. Our team also has unrivalled experience in setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court.

Our representations range from pre-litigious advice over negotiation strategies to mediation, conciliation, adjudication, dispute boards, arbitration, arbitration-related litigation and (pre-trial) discovery to enforcement proceedings and strategies in Switzerland and elsewhere.


Bärtsch, Philippe (Head of Department)

Boog, Christopher (Head of Department)

Geisinger, Elliott (Head of Department)

Burckhardt, Peter

George, Anya

Groz, Philipp

Hoffmann-Nowotny, Urs

Jolles, Alexander

Kozmenko, Anna

Leimgruber, Stefan

Liatowitsch, Manuel

Raneda, Julie



Commodities trading

Energy upstream and downstream

Finance and banking transactions

Hotel and hospitality

Information technology, patent and other intellectual property related disputes

Infrastructure, construction and engineering

Investment disputes

Joint ventures, consortium agreements and shareholders’ disputes

Licensing, technology transfer and distribution agreements

Luxury and consumer goods

Mergers and acquisitions

Mining & minerals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Sports-related commercial disputes

Transportation, aviation, shipping and maritime disputes