Peter Reichart's practice focuses on dispute resolution in complex commercial cases. He represents clients before state courts, arbitral tribunals and supervisory authorities. Among other areas, his practice includes disputes in the field of banking law, bank supervisory law, industrial and infrastructure projects, and directors & officers liability.
Peter Reichart joined Wartmann & Merker in 1999 and has been a partner since 2002. Previously, he worked as a legal assistant to Prof Dr Walter R Schluep (chair for Swiss and European private law and commercial law) (1992-1994) and clerked at a district court (1994-1996); he was also an associate with an international law firm in Zurich (1996-1998), and a visiting foreign lawyer with Jenner & Block, Chicago (1999).
Peter Reichart graduated from the University of Zurich in 1991 (lic iur). He earned his doctorate degree in 1995 with a thesis in private international law (summa cum laude; Prof Walther Hug prize). In 1999, he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School (LLM).
Established in 1992, Wartmann & Merker's core area of practice is dispute resolution. The firm advises clients from Switzerland and abroad and represents them in court in all areas of commercial law. Members of the firm act as counsel or arbitrator in international or domestic arbitral proceedings. In addition, the firm advises Swiss manufacturing, trading and service companies, and it acts for foreign companies doing business in Switzerland, notably in the financial and media sectors.
WWL says: Peter Reichart is highlighted as a “top-class practitioner in Switzerland", with a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice includng expertise in insolvency and corporate matters.
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