We advise on arbitration-related matters and accompany our clients through all stages, from the drafting of the arbitration agreement to the setting aside or enforcement of the arbitral award.
Our main focus is on party representation in commercial arbitration proceedings in Switzerland and abroad. We have extensive experience with institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings covering a wide range of matters, including banking and finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licences and distributions (in particular in the pharmaceutical sector), sales of goods, maritime transport and construction projects.
Our arbitration partner also frequently serves as arbitrator (sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or presiding arbitrator).
Commercial & banking litigation
We advise and represent clients in proceedings before state courts in the French and German speaking regions of Switzerland, as well as in foreign jurisdictions in collaboration with local counsel. Our litigation practice concentrates on banking and finance disputes, corporate and commercial matters and debt recovery.
We also advise and represent financial institutions in the context of cross-border financial litigation, including on issues relating to foreign discovery and international mutual legal assistance.
International Organisations and Institutions
We advise and represent international organisations and institutions in contractual disputes with third parties, in particular in employment disputes with staff members. We have considerable experience in representing international organisations and institutions in proceedings before the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization (ILOAT).