Alexander Jolles is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and is head of the private clients group in Zurich. His practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation, inheritance matters, estate and succession planning, complex trust and estate disputes, and the establishment and management of foundations under Swiss law. In addition, Alexander has a strong practice in all aspects of art law, including art-related litigation.
Alexander publishes regularly in his fields of specialisation. He is on the list of arbitrators of the ICC national committee for Switzerland and of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Alexander is a member of several leading international arbitration and professional organisations. He is a lecturer on international arbitration at the University of Zurich's LLM programme in international business law and at the Swiss Arbitration Academy. Alexander also serves on the board of the Swiss Association of Art Collectors and of several major art foundations.
Alexander graduated from the University of Berne and was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 1988. From 1989 to 1991, he worked as a foreign associate with two US law firms. He joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 1991 and has been a partner since 1998. From 1999 to 2001, he acted as secretary general of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. From 2009 to 2015, he served as a member of the firm's management committee.
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: Alexander Jolles is highlighted by peers as an "extremely knowledgeable" litigator.
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