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Switzerland: Mediation Analysis 2016

This chapter highlights 21 leading Swiss mediation lawyers. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Jeremy Lack Jeremy Lack Esq, Geneva
Christophe Imhoos Esprit d'entente, Geneva
Birgit Sambeth Glasner Altenburger, Geneva
James Peter AAAVOQ Attorneys at law, Zurich
Rory Macmillan Macmillan Keck, Geneva

Esprit d’entente leads the research in this chapter with two nominations. Christophe Imhoos runs a “fantastic” practice and is described as being “one of the leading practitioners” in the area. He is joined by the “brilliant” Viktoria Aversano who is accredited by the Geneva state council in civil, criminal and health matters.

AAAVOQ Attorneys at law also achieve two listings this year, including the “talented” James Peter. He is “very well known” in the field, and is commended for his “professional” practice. Alongside him Erika Ruggle is “making waves” in the sector, and is described by clients as a “first-rate” practitioner.

Jeremy Lack represents his own law firm in this chapter, and is recognised for his “technical expertise” in the field.

Birgit Sambeth Glasner at Altenburger is co-head of the firm’s dispute resolution team. She is regarded as a “specialist” in the practice area, and often mediates complex commercial, family and criminal matters.

Rory Macmillan at Macmillan Keck is described by peers as “an excellent mediator”, and has vast experience advising policy makers, regulators, international institutions, service providers and investors.

At Mediale Geneve, Asma Hovagemyan is known for her particular focus on family business law and is a “leading light” in the field.

The “talented” Markus Hess represents Kellerhals Carrard this year. He runs a “dedicated” and “prestigious” practice, and often lectures on the practice area.

Ida Koppen works as an expert in mediation, negotiation and facilitation, and is “highly regarded” among peers.

David Bernstein also represents his own firm in this edition, and is lauded for his “particular expertise” regarding medical cases.

At the Etude de Weck Zoells & Kobel, Pierre Kobel uses his “extensive knowledge” of the practice area to “effectively” assist clients.

Susannah Maas at Maas & Associés is a “remarkable” advocate, and focuses her work on civil, commercial and criminal law.

At Homburger, Kirstin Dodge runs an “esteemed” practice that deals with international commercial arbitrations and mediations.

At Advokatur & Notariat, the “acclaimed” Annka Dietrich specialises in family law, inheritance law and mediation.

André Bloch at Suter Howald Attorneys at law gains recognition for his “resolute focus” and the “comprehensive” advice that he delivers to clients.

Mediale Lausanne is represented by Cinthia Lévy, whose practice is dominated by civil and commercial mediation. She acts as both counsel and mediator in such dispute resolution cases.

Arlene Weingart at Atout Mediation is regarded by clients as a “go-to practitioner” for mediation cases.

At CAS Mediation, Otmar Schneider is commended for his “excellent attention to detail” when dealing with complex cases.

Urs Zwicky at Mediation and Consulting Services is renowned for his “stellar” mediation work and his “expert handling” of sensitive cases. 

Jean Mirimanoff at Geneva Mediation is recognised in this chapter for his “tremendous depth of understanding” of the field.

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