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Global Switzerland Arbitration Counsel

This section features those lawyers that specialise as counsel on dispute resolution through arbitration.

Rankings overview for Lawyers

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Up and Coming
  1. Olivier Mosimann

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Band 1
  1. Anne Véronique Schlaepfer
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    Anne Véronique Schlaepfer
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Anne Véronique Schlaepfer of White & Case LLP moves into the top band of Arbitration Counsel this year following impressive work representing international clients in ICC construction arbitrations. She also assists clients with joint venture and contractual disputes and is particularly popular with clients from the energy and transportation sectors.
  2. Balz Gross
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    Balz Gross
    Homburger
    Homburger | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Balz Gross remains one of the leading arbitration counsel in Switzerland. He often acts on disputes arising from contracts or other agreements and is particularly popular with clients in the natural resources sector. He has notable experience in both ICC and Swiss Rules proceedings, including acting on setting-aside procedures.
    Key sectors
    Energy and Utilities|Environmental and Waste|Financial Services|Health and Life Sciences|Industrials, Engineering and Manufacturing
  3. Elliott Geisinger
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    Elliott Geisinger
    Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
    Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Elliott Geisinger remains one of the most highly regarded arbitration counsel in Switzerland, with a broad practice that encompasses investor-state arbitrations, contractual disputes, construction cases and setting-aside proceedings. He also has a strong reputation as an arbitrator, frequently acting as co-arbitrator in commercial disputes under ICC rules.
  4. Harold Frey
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    Harold Frey
    Lenz & Staehelin
    Lenz & Staehelin | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Harold Frey is one of the leading arbitration counsels in Switzerland. He has a strong focus on ICC proceedings, representing clients in construction and contractual disputes. He also has notable experience in investor-state arbitrations and Swiss Rules proceedings.
  5. Veijo Heiskanen
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    Veijo Heiskanen
    Lalive
    Lalive | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 1 | 11 Years Ranked
    Veijo Heiskanen remains one of the standout arbitration counsel in Switzerland, with market-leading experience in high-profile ICSID and UNCITRAL proceedings, frequently representing states or state-owned companies. He has additional experience advising clients on construction arbitration. Veijo Heiskanen also acts as an arbitrator, presiding over UNCITRAL and ICSID proceedings.
  6. Xavier Favre-Bulle
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    Xavier Favre-Bulle
    Lenz & Staehelin
    Lenz & Staehelin | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    A leading arbitration counsel, Xavier Favre-Bulle acts for clients on post-M&A disputes, contractual arbitration and setting-aside proceedings. He has particular experience of Swiss Rules arbitration proceedings, as well as acting on arbitrations before the CAS.
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Band 2
  1. Bernd Ehle
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    Bernd Ehle
    Lalive
    Lalive | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Bernd Ehle has experience representing clients in significant arbitrations under UNCITRAL, ICC and ICSID rules. He has further experience acting as an arbitrator on ICC and DIS arbitrations and he is dual-qualified in Germany and Switzerland.
  2. Christopher Boog
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    Christopher Boog
    Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
    Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Christopher Boog has particular experience representing clients in ICC arbitrations, including advising on contractual disputes, construction arbitration, professional liability cases and investor-state disputes. He has notable experience representing clients in arbitrations seated in Singapore. Additionally he enters the rankings as an arbitrator this year, based on recent work in UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICC proceedings.
  3. Daniel Hochstrasser
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    Daniel Hochstrasser
    Daniel Hochstrasser AG | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
  4. Mariella Orelli
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    Mariella Orelli
    Homburger
    Homburger | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Mariella Orelli represents clients in contractual disputes, including around the breach and termination of agreements. She also acts on post-M&A arbitration proceedings.
  5. Matthias Scherer
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    Matthias Scherer
    Lalive
    Lalive | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Matthias Scherer is one of the leading arbitrators in Switzerland, with particular experience in SCC and ICC proceedings, overseeing construction and post-M&A arbitrations. In addition he represents states in ICSID proceedings concerning bilateral investment treaties.
  6. Noradèle Radjai
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    Noradèle Radjai
    Lalive
    Lalive | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Noradèle Radjai represents clients in ICC and ICSID proceedings. She often acts on construction disputes and arbitrations concerning bilateral investment treaties.
  7. Philippe Bärtsch
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    Philippe Bärtsch
    Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
    Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Philippe Bärtsch moves up in the Arbitration Counsel rankings on the back of recent work representing clients in setting-aside proceedings, distribution disputes and post-M&A cases. He is also a popular choice for arbitrations in the sporting sector.
  8. 2
    Pierre-Yves Gunter
    Gunter Arbitration | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2 | 22 Years Ranked
    Pierre-Yves Gunter acts as president and party-appointed arbitrator in ICC and UNCITRAL proceedings, often in the construction sector. He also represents clients in Swiss arbitration cases, including those concerning pricing.
  9. 2
    Wolfgang Peter
    Peter & Kim
    Peter & Kim | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2 | 23 Years Ranked
    Wolfgang Peter has an impressively broad portfolio of work, representing clients in high-profile investor-state disputes, construction arbitration, contractual disputes and liability disputes.
  10. Nathalie Voser
    rothorn legal | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2
  11. Sébastien Besson
    Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Andrea Meier
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    Andrea Meier
    Walder Wyss Ltd
    Walder Wyss Ltd | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Andrea Meier represents clients in supply chain disputes under ICC and Swiss rules. She also has experience sitting on arbitral tribunals for post-M&A disputes, licensing disputes and construction disputes.
  2. Daniele Favalli
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    Daniele Favalli
    VISCHER
    VISCHER | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Daniele Favalli of VISCHER assists clients with ICC arbitrations concerning breaches of contract.
  3. David Roney
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    David Roney
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Sidley Austin LLP | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    David Roney frequently assists companies with high-profile investment treaty arbitrations against states. He also has experience in arbitrations in the sporting sector.
  4. Domitille Baizeau
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    Domitille Baizeau
    Lalive
    Lalive | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Domitille Baizeau acts as both presiding arbitrator and co-arbitrator on arbitrations under a range of rules, including those of the FAI, ICC and ICSID. She also represents clients in investment disputes under the UNCITRAL rules.
  5. Felix Dasser
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    Felix Dasser
    Homburger
    Homburger | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Felix Dasser represents clients in international ICSID arbitration proceedings relating to development projects.
    Key sectors
    Financial Services|Industrials, Engineering and Manufacturing|Insurance|Property, Construction and Infrastructure|Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT)
  6. Frank Spoorenberg
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    Frank Spoorenberg
    Niederer Kraft Frey
    Niederer Kraft Frey | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Frank Spoorenberg often acts as chair, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator on Swiss Rules and ICC arbitrations, particularly in contractual and construction disputes.
  7. Gabrielle Nater-Bass
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    Gabrielle Nater-Bass
    Homburger
    Homburger | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Gabrielle Nater-Bass represents clients in disputes concerning contracts, construction projects and arbitral awards. She frequently appears as an arbitrator in ICC proceedings, often as president.
    Key sectors
    Financial Services|Health and Life Sciences|Industrials, Engineering and Manufacturing|Resources and Mining|Retail and Consumer
  8. Laurent Killias
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    Laurent Killias
    Pestalozzi
    Pestalozzi | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Laurent Killias represents clients in commercial arbitrations under ICC and UNCITRAL rules, as well as assisting them with energy charter disputes. He also has notable experience acting as presiding arbitrator and chair on ICC proceedings.
  9. Melissa Magliana
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    Melissa Magliana
    Lalive
    Lalive | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Melissa Magliana has notable experience representing clients in ICC arbitrations, usually involving either commercial or construction disputes. She also acts as co-arbitrator and chair in arbitral proceedings.
  10. Michael Kramer
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    Michael Kramer
    Pestalozzi
    Pestalozzi | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Michael Kramer frequently represents clients in contractual arbitration, often under ICC or UNCITRAL rules. He has recent experience handling cases in the energy sector.
  11. Nadja Jaisli Kull
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    Nadja Jaisli Kull
    Bär & Karrer Ltd
    Bär & Karrer Ltd | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Nadja Jaisli Kull often acts as counsel on commercial and construction disputes under ICC and Swiss Rules. She also frequently appears as both a presiding arbitrator and co-arbitrator.
  12. Franz Stirnimann
    STIRNIMANN FUENTES Dispute Resolution | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Alexandra Johnson
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    Alexandra Johnson
    Pestalozzi
    Pestalozzi | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Alexandra Johnson frequently acts on shareholder disputes under both LCIA and ICC rules. She has additional experience in construction disputes.
  2. Christian Oetiker
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    Christian Oetiker
    VISCHER
    VISCHER | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Christian Oetiker of VISCHER enters the rankings this year on account of his recent experience representing clients in post-M&A and contractual disputes.
  3. 4
    Christoph Brunner
    Brunner Arbitration | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Christoph Brunner advises clients on contractual and liability disputes, including under ICC rules.
  4. Daniel Eisele
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    Daniel Eisele
    Niederer Kraft Frey
    Niederer Kraft Frey | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    "He is fully committed to the client's needs, has good tactical approaches and keeps up the oversight but also knows the details."
  5. Dieter Hofmann
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    Dieter Hofmann
    Walder Wyss Ltd
    Walder Wyss Ltd | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Dieter Hofmann frequently assists clients with contractual arbitrations, often under Swiss Rules.
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    Dorothee Schramm
    SwissArbitrator | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Dorothee Schramm moved to SwissArbitrator in September 2022. She has particular experience assisting clients with disputes relating to distribution agreements, often under UNCITRAL rules.
  7. Jean Marguerat
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    Jean Marguerat
    MLL Legal Ltd
    MLL Legal Ltd | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Jean Marguerat assists clients with arbitrations around lease agreements and partnership agreements.
  8. 4
    Konstantin Christie
    Peter & Kim
    Peter & Kim | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Konstantin Christie enters the rankings this year on the back of assisting clients with a number of construction, contractual and investor-state arbitrations. He also has experience handling bilateral investment treaty proceedings.
  9. Michael Feit
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    Michael Feit
    Walder Wyss Ltd
    Walder Wyss Ltd | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Michael Feit represents clients in post-M&A arbitration and contractual disputes, often concerning non-compete clauses.
  10. Roberto Dallafior
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    Roberto Dallafior
    Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG
    Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Roberto Dallafior assists clients with liability disputes, contractual arbitration and joint venture disputes. He often acts on Swiss Rules arbitrations.
  11. Tamir Livschitz
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    Tamir Livschitz
    Niederer Kraft Frey
    Niederer Kraft Frey | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Tamir Livschitz has a broad practice, assisting clients with contractual and post-M&A disputes, as well as with FIDIC construction arbitration. He is admitted to the Bar in New York, Israel and Switzerland.
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    Urs Zenhäusern
    Baker McKenzie | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Urs Zenhäusern frequently represents clients in ICC arbitrations. He has experience in contractual disputes and in disputes in the energy, healthcare and logistics sectors.
  13. Bernhard Berger
    Kellerhals Carrard | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4
  14. Paolo Michele Patocchi
    Patocchi & Marzolini | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4
  15. Sandra De Vito Bieri
    Bratschi AG | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Band 4
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Up and Coming
  1. Olivier Mosimann
    Kellerhals Carrard | Arbitration Counsel
    2023 | Up and Coming