Balz Gross is the Head of Homburger's Litigation | Arbitration and the Co-Head of the Employment 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 close to one hundred international arbitrations, in particular in proceedings relating to mergers and acquisitions, longterm supply contracts, distribution contracts and joint ventures. Balz Gross has also acted as co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations. 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.
Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Schweizerische Vereinigung zum Schutz des geistigen Eigentums.
Qualified in 1994. Partner of Homburger since 2002. Law clerk with the District Court, 1992-93. Scientific assistant to Chair of Private International and Swiss Private Law at the University of Zurich, Law School, Professor Anton Heini, 1989-91.
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. Graduated lic iur (summa cum laude, 1989), and Dr iur (1996) from University of Zurich, LLM from Harvard Law School (1995). Married, three children.