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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Arbitration (International)

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What the team is known for

Widely respected Swiss practice with practitioners acting as counsel and arbitrators from its Geneva and Zürich bases. Handles commercial arbitrations, often under ICC rules, on behalf of both private companies and states. Offers particular expertise in commercial arbitrations between global pharmaceutical companies, with further notable strength in Court of Arbitration for Sports cases. Stands out for work either pursuing or defending set-aside proceedings before the Swiss courts, including within the context of major European investor-state disputes. Expertise includes the commodities and energy sectors.

Strengths

Clients praise the team's international capabilities, with one saying that the practitioners are "capable of representing clients in the most complex international arbitrations."

Notable practitioners

Christopher Boog joins the rankings following impressive feedback and activity. Sources highlight his "very brilliant mind" and that he "excels in advocacy," adding that at a hearing "he was amazing, truly on top of things and got straight to the point." He is experienced in construction and investor-state arbitrations, and is admitted to the Bars in Singapore and Switzerland.

Elliott Geisinger acts as both counsel and arbitrator, presiding over or sitting as co-arbitrator in ICC cases in matters concerning construction and environmental disputes. A source enthuses: "He captures the issues very quickly and he makes the team and client understand the situation very clearly."

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Overview

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.

Members

Bärtsch, Philippe (Head of Department)

Boog, Christopher (Head of Department)

Geisinger, Elliott (Head of Department)

Burckhardt, Peter

George, Anya

Groz, Philipp

Hoffmann-Nowotny, Urs

Kozmenko, Anna

Leimgruber, Stefan

Raneda, Julie

Industries

Automotive

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

Arbitration (International)

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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Location

Löwenstrasse 19

PO Box 1876

Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

CH-8021

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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.

Europe-wide

Arbitration (International)


Christopher Boog
Band 5
Elliott Geisinger
Band 3

International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators


Elliott Geisinger
Band 2