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Switzerland: Mediation 2017

This chapter identifies 18 prominent lawyers practising as mediators in commercial proceedings across a range of different industries. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Birgit Sambeth Glasner ALTENBURGER LTD legal + tax, Geneva
2. Jeremy Lack Jeremy Lack Esq (LAWTECH.CH), Geneva
3. James Peter Krepper Spring Partners, Zurich
4. Christophe Imhoos Esprit d'entente, Geneva

Disputes consultancy ESPRIT D’ENTENTE stands out in this section with two mediators listed in the following pages. The firm offers a comprehensive dispute resolution service, advising on the drafting of mediation clauses in commercial contracts, as well as assisting parties in dispute as individuals or co-mediators.
Founder Viktoria Aversano is considered a “fantastic mediator” by market sources. She focuses her practice on a wide range of disputes, including commercial, family and workplace disputes.
The “superb” Christophe Imhoos emerges as one of the country’s premier mediators thanks to his extensive experience handling domestic and international commercial and civil disputes.

James Peter from KREPPER SPRING PARTNERS is dubbed a “definite inclusion” by sources. He is “a very well-known practitioner” who specialises in international commercial mediation across a diverse range of sectors.

At ALTENBURGER LTD LEGAL + TAX, dispute resolution practice co-head Birgit Sambeth Glasner is an internationally renowned mediator with a practice focusing on both domestic and cross-border commercial, family and criminal disputes.

Jeremy Lack, at his own firm JEREMY LACK ESQ, is one of the country’s premier mediators. According to respondents, he is known for “pushing for a resolution while respecting the consensual principle of mediation” and is “very imaginative when it comes to ideas for keeping parties talking".

MEDIALE LAUSANNE’s Cinthia Levy is a seasoned mediator with over 20 years’ experience handling complex commercial disputes across a range of industry sectors. Respondents consider her “a fine lawyer”.

According to sources, HOMBURGER’s Kirstin Dodge “should definitely be included in this publication” thanks to her longstanding experience handling complex, cross-border disputes.

“Client favourite” Asma Hovagemyan at MEDIALE GENEVE is well versed in complex commercial mediation, as well as estate and succession disputes.

Pierre Kobel represents his own firm KOBEL AVOCAT ATTORNEY-AT-LAW in this chapter, and is described as “one of the best mediators active in the Swiss market” by respondents.

GENEVA MEDIATION’s Jean Mirimanoff is recognised for his significant experience dealing with domestic and international real estate and inheritance disputes.

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