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Xavier Favre-Bulle

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Practice Areas

Dr. Favre-Bulle's practice concentrates on dispute resolution (arbitration as counsel or arbitrator, ADR, court litigation). He has been involved in more than 230 arbitrations (e.g. sales agreements, agency & distribution, licences, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, post-M&A disputes, etc., in various business industries such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy, construction, luxury goods, sports [in particular before the Court of Arbitration for Sport], etc.).

At Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, Xavier Favre-Bulle heads the Arbitration group and the Sports law sector. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of some 70 books and articles.


University of Geneva (LLB 1988, LL.M. 1991, Ph.D. 1998), Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence (1992), Joined Lenz & Staehelin (1994), Admission Geneva Bar (1997). College of Law, London (1999), Solicitor of Supreme Court England and Wales (2000), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2003)

Professional Memberships

Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Arbitration Institute (IAI), Comité français de l'arbitrage, International Bar Association (IBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), The Law Society of England & Wales, Geneva Bar Association (OdA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Société suisse des Juristes, Geneva Association of Business Lawyers (AGDA)


Languages: French, English, German