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Switzerland: Product Liability Defence 2016

In this practice area nine names are recognised as leading individuals.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Larry Frarey Shook Hardy & Bacon, Geneva
Peter Burckhardt Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich

Walder Wyss sees two of its practitioners selected for inclusion. Dieter Hofmann is head of the firm’s litigation and arbitration team, and is recommended for his “detailed advice” and “excellent style of delivery”. Antonio Carbonara represents clients in domestic and international proceedings, including obtaining and defending against interim measures and injunctions. He is a “great operator” who clients value his “commercial approach”.

Shook Hardy & Bacon’s Larry Frarey focuses his practice on the analysis of medical and scientific issues and the defence of product liability cases in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. He is a “phenomenal talent” who is a “point of reference in the market” for peers; it’s no surprise he is our highest-rated practitioner in the field.

Peter Burckhardt heads the dispute resolution practice at Schellenberg Wittmer and is a “force to be reckoned with”, according to peers.

Balz Gross from Homburger is deputy head of the litigation and arbitration practice, and boasts “vast experience” in complex international litigation matters.

Bühlmann Rechtsanwälte’s Lukas Bühlmann is a “famed practitioner” with a “sterling reputation” who is particularly lauded for his “business-oriented approach”.

Lukas Wyss of Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob has over 20 years of experience in the field, and is described as a “solution-finder” and “at the top of his game” by clients.

At Wenger & Vieli, Frank Scherrer is a pharmaceutical and health law specialist who is “technically excellent” and “first-rate”.

Peter Haas from Eversheds is a “true star” whose “sensational advice” sees that he remains “in high demand”.

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