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Martin Bernet

Martin Bernet
Office:
Löwenstrasse 19
PO Box 2201
8021
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 44 215 5252
Fax:
+41 44 215 5200

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Arbitration

Martin Bernet is a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and a member of the dispute resolution group. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration. He frequently acts as counsel, representing parties before state courts and arbitration panels, and also is regularly appointed as chairman and co-arbitrator.

Martin's arbitration experience comprises the entire range of commercial arbitration, including joint ventures, shareholders' disputes, post-M&A disputes, the international sale of goods, infrastructure investments and license contracts.

Martin is a past chairman of the International Bar Association's international litigation committee, and has published extensively in the areas of international litigation, international arbitration, administrative procedural law and contracts. He additionally teaches international commercial arbitration at the University of Zurich and is a frequent conference speaker.

Martin graduated Dr iur from the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1982. Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, where he has been a partner since 1989, Martin worked as a foreign associate at a law firm in Washington, DC.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction,  dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Martin Bernet has extensive experience as counsel and arbitrator in international proceedings and is widely respected, with one peer stating that “he is the one I would go to”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Martin Bernet is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and a member of the dispute resolution group. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration as well as insurance and reinsurance. He has a strong practice as counsel representing parties before state courts and arbitration panels and is also regularly appointed as an arbitrator, frequently presiding as chairman over arbitral tribunals.

Martin Bernet's litigation practice covers a broad range of issues, among them pre-litigation strategic advice, representation of parties in court proceedings in cases related, inter alia, to banking, international commodity sales, joint ventures, corporate liability, insurance, enforcement of foreign judgments, and asset recovery. He has extensive experience in matters involving issues of international legal assistance. His insurance and reinsurance practice covers a wide range of matters faced by the industry. He advises and represents insurers and reinsurers in, for example, coverage, policy wording, and regulatory matters.

Martin Bernet has published in the areas of international litigation, international arbitration, administrative procedural law and contracts. He is a former chair of the International Bar Association's international litigation committee. He teaches international arbitration at the University of Zurich and is a frequent conference speaker.

Martin Bernet graduated Dr. iur. from University of Zurich, and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1982. A partner with Schellenberg Wittmer since 1989, Martin Bernet previously worked as a foreign associate in Washington, DC.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime, and compliance. From our Singapore office, we cover key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments, as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: "Martin Bernet impressed me with his skilful interventions at oral hearings, with his pleasant manners and his excellent knowledge of the law combined with good judgement."

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Asset Recovery

Martin Bernet is a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and a member of the dispute resolution group. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration. He frequently acts as counsel, representing parties before state courts and arbitration panels, and also is regularly appointed as chairman and co-arbitrator.

Martin's asset recovery practice includes the locating and freezing of assets in Switzerland, using all available remedies suited to the individual case, including civil attachments, the import of Worldwide Freezing Orders, remedies under criminal procedural law and under anti-money laundering rules. Martin also is experienced as a coordinator in internationally concerted asset recovery matters across many jurisdictions.

Martin is a past chairman of the International Bar Association's international litigation committee and has published extensively in the areas of international litigation, international arbitration, administrative procedural law and contracts. He additionally teaches international commercial arbitration at the University of Zurich and is a frequent conference speaker.

Martin graduated Dr iur from the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1982. Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, where he has been a partner since 1989, Martin worked as a foreign associate at a law firm in Washington, DC. 

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction,  dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Martin Bernet is a top-tier litigator whose representation of clients in relation to asset recovery claims has earned him a strong reputation in the market.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Insurance & Reinsurance: Lawyers

Martin Bernet is a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and a member of the dispute resolution group. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration, as well as insurance and reinsurance. He frequently acts as counsel, representing parties before state courts and arbitration panels, and also is regularly appointed as chairman and co-arbitrator.

Martin's insurance and reinsurance practice covers a wide range of matters faced by the industry. He advises and represents insurers and reinsurers in, coverage, policy wording, and regulatory matters, among other matters.

Martin is a past Chairman of the International Bar Association's international litigation committee and has published extensively in the areas of international litigation, international arbitration, ad-ministrative procedural law and contracts. He additionally teaches international commercial arbitration at the University of Zurich and is a frequent conference speaker.

Martin graduated Dr iur from the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1982. Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, where he has been a partner since 1989, Martin worked as a foreign associate at a law firm in Washington, DC.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction,  dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: "Seasoned disputes lawyer" Martin Bernet is extremely active in the insurance market, according to interviewees.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Insurance & Reinsurance

Martin Bernet is a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and a member of the dispute resolution group. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration, as well as insurance and reinsurance. He frequently acts as counsel, representing parties before state courts and arbitration panels, and also is regularly appointed as chairman and co-arbitrator.

Martin's insurance and reinsurance practice covers a wide range of matters faced by the industry. He advises and represents insurers and reinsurers in, coverage, policy wording, and regulatory matters, among other matters.

Martin is a past Chairman of the International Bar Association's international litigation committee and has published extensively in the areas of international litigation, international arbitration, ad-ministrative procedural law and contracts. He additionally teaches international commercial arbitration at the University of Zurich and is a frequent conference speaker.

Martin graduated Dr iur from the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1982. Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, where he has been a partner since 1989, Martin worked as a foreign associate at a law firm in Washington, DC.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction,  dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Martin Bernet is a “seasoned disputes lawyer” with an active insurance and reinsurance practice that has seen him advise insurers and reinsurers on coverage, policy wording and regulatory matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Litigation

Martin Bernet is a partner at Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and a member of the dispute resolution group. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration. He frequently acts as counsel, representing parties before state courts and arbitration panels, and also is regularly appointed as chairman and co-arbitrator.

Martin's litigation practice covers a broad range of issues, including pre-litigation strategic advice, representation of parties in court proceedings in cases related to banking, international commodity sales, joint ventures, corporate liability, insurance, enforcement of foreign judgments, and asset recovery. He has extensive experience in matters involving issues of international legal assistance.

Martin is a past chairman of the International Bar Association's international litigation committee, and has published extensively in the areas of international litigation, international arbitration, administrative procedural law and contracts. He additionally teaches international commercial arbitration at the University of Zurich and is a frequent conference speaker.

Martin graduated Dr. iur. from the University of Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1982. Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, where he has been a partner since 1989, Martin worked as a foreign associate at a law firm in Washington, DC.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: According to impressed clients, Bernet “offers firm and diligent advice and is able to think out of the box in his solutions”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

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