Elliott Geisinger heads Schellenberg Wittmer's international arbitration group. Since 1994, his practice has focused on international arbitration. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in complex commercial disputes involving international construction contracts, consortia and joint venture agreements, sponsorship contracts, and sales and distribution contracts.
In addition, Elliott has regularly represented clients in arbitration-related court proceedings. Several of his cases have been reported on, in the official collection of Swiss Supreme Court cases and in arbitration journals. Additionally, Elliott specialises in contract management in large-scale construction projects. He also has advised Swiss corporations in investment disputes.
Elliott has authored and co-authored several publications in the fields of international arbitration and private international law. He sat on the arbitration committee of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1999 to 2003, and was elected to the executive board of the Swiss Arbitration Association in 2007, becoming vice-president in 2010, and has been president since 2014. Elliott is also a member of the board of trustees of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy.
After graduating from the School of Law of the University of Geneva in 1986, where he also obtained a Master of Laws in 1990, Elliott Geisinger served as a teaching and research assistant in private international law between 1986 and 1992. He was an associate with another business law firm in Geneva prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 1996, where he has been a partner since 2002.
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: Elliott Geisinger is “highly recommended” by sources, who report that he is “extremely well regarded, efficient and organised".
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