Balz Gross is the Head of Homburger's Litigation / Arbitration practice. He has extensive experience regarding all aspects of international arbitration (ICSID, ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, ad hoc, etc.) and complex litigation before Swiss state courts and authorities, including criminal proceedings and employment (compensation) related disputes. He has acted as party counsel in more than one hundred international arbitrations, in particular in proceedings relating to mergers and acquisitions, long-term supply contracts, distribution contracts and joint ventures. Balz Gross acts as counsel in large, mostly international proceedings before the state courts in all Swiss cantons, in particular the Commercial Courts, and represents foreign and Swiss clients in proceedings involving criminal law issues. In addition, Balz Gross acts as counsel in employment litigation, with a particular focus on management compensation and employee incentive schemes.
Graduated lic iur (summa cum laude, 1989), and Dr iur (1996) from
University of Zurich, LLM Harvard Law School (1995). Qualified 1994. Partner of Homburger 2002.
Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, IBA, ASA, Singapore International Commercial Court.
Publications on the Swiss Civil Procedure Code, Labour Law Act, fraud and money laundering, recovery of assets, liability in tort and jurisdiction.
Swiss citizen, born 1964.