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Lustenberger + Partners is a partner-driven boutique law firm with a high reputation for its specialization in dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and ADR), as well as contentious and non-contentious employment matters and investigations.
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Number of partners: 10

Number of professionals: 15

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Firm Overview:

Lustenberger + Partners is a Swiss boutique law firm with a high reputation for its specialisation in dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and ADR), as well as contentious and non-contentious employment matters and investigations. Clients benefit from a first class, partner driven approach. Large scale matters are handled by an experienced team of specialist partners and associates. The firm’s strong client orientation demonstrated by customised, agile and cost-efficient legal services, as well as profound sector knowledge, are the key differentiators of the firm. Lustenberger + Partners' teams have been repeatedly singled out by major legal directories, including Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers and Acritas Stars.

Main Areas of Practice:

Arbitration:

7 partners; 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland

Recent matters include:

■ Representation of a large construction company in a dispute, worth EUR 200 million, relating to a consortium agreement regarding a major transportation project.

Partners: Dr. Claudius Triebold, Monika McQuillen

■ Representation of a worldwide food manufacturer in an ICC arbitration relating to a dispute regarding a share sale and purchase agreement.

Partners: Monika McQuillen, Dr. Claudius Triebold

■ Representation of a soft drinks’ producer against a filling and packaging manufacturer in an ICC dispute regarding two installation contracts.

Partner: Dr. Claudius Triebold

■ Representation in a post M&A dispute, relating to the oil industry and worth EUR 127.6 million.

Partner: Tobias Zuberbühler

■ Multiple arbitrator appointments

Key Clients: Crown Packaging Europe GmbH, Louis Dreyfus Company, Gate Gourmet Switzerland Ltd. and Gategroup Holding Ltd., Virtusa Polaris

Contacts: Dr. Claudius Triebold, Dr. Christoph Pestalozzi, Tobias Zuberbühler

Tel: +41 44 387 19 00 Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Banking & Finance:

3 Partners; 6 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland

Recent matters include:

■ Representation of the CEO of a Swiss financial intermediary in an enforcement procedure before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA

■ Preparation and submission of application for distribution of foreign collective investment scheme to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA

■ Set-up of compliance procedures (AML, FinSA, FinIA etc.) for Swiss financial intermediary

Contact: Peter Juestel

Tel: +41 44 387 19 00 Email: [email protected]

Employment:

5 partners; 7 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland

Recent matters include:

■ Representation of a major commodity trading company in proceedings against a former senior executive member regarding the enforceability of the company’s equity participation scheme.

Partner: Monika McQuillen

■ Representation of a major travel catering company in the decision-making process and implementation of potential collective dismissals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Partner: Monika McQuillen

■ Client representation against a large bank, following a whistleblowing complaint against a senior manager.

Partner: Dr. Michael Lazopoulos

■ Representation of a former in-house senior legal counsel against a major pharmaceutical company regarding an unfair dismissal claim based on the Gender Equality Act.

Partner: Caroline Lutz

Key Clients: Coloplast, Crown Packaging Europe GmbH, International Air Transport Association (IATA), Gate Gourmet Switzerland Ltd. and Gategroup Holding Ltd.

Contact: Monika McQuillen

Tel: +41 44 387 19 00 Email: [email protected]

Litigation:

11 partners; 15 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland

Recent matters include:

■ Representation of a North African State in set-aside proceedings relating to a high value ICC arbitral award.

Partners: Dr. Claudius Triebold, Monika McQuillen

■ Representation of an investment fund as a civil claimant in a multi-jurisdictional commercial fraud case worth EUR 111 million, before the Swiss Federal Prosecutor and the Swiss Federal Criminal Court.

Partners: Tobias Zuberbühler, Dr. Michael Lazopoulos

■ Assisting a large bank in debt recovery proceedings, which resulted in 12 additional court proceedings, two of them at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (the highest court in Switzerland).

Partners: Dr. Michael Lazopoulos, Dr. Christoph Pestalozzi

Key Clients: B&B-AGEMA GmbH, Crown Packaging Europe GmbH, Gate Gourmet Switzerland Ltd. and Gategroup Holding Ltd., Louis Dreyfus Company Contacts: Dr. Claudius Triebold, Monika McQuillen, Dr. Michael Lazopoulos

Tel: +41 44 387 19 00 Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Mediation:

2 partners; 2 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland

Recent matters include:

■ Mediation of a dispute between a hospital management and its staff.

Partner: Monika McQuillen

■ Mediation of a strategy related dispute among partners of a major law firm.

Partner: Dr. Claudius Triebold

■ Mediation of a termination related dispute between a major trading company and a senior executive.

Partner: Monika McQuillen

Contacts: Monika McQuillen, Dr. Claudius Triebold

Tel: +41 44 387 19 00 Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

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Wiesenstrasse 8

P.O. Box

Zurich

Zurich

Switzerland

CH-8032

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