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Frank Spoorenberg

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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Frank Spoorenberg is a partner with Tavernier Tschanz in Geneva, and co-head of the arbitration and commercial litigation group.

He acts as counsel before arbitral tribunals and as co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and chairman. Up to August 2017, he has been acting in more than 70 arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and administered (ICC, Swiss Rules), with seats in Switzerland, Vienna, Istanbul and Singapore. He also regularly represents parties before the Swiss Supreme Court and other Swiss courts (challenge and enforcement of awards).

His cases are related among others to M&A, joint ventures, licence agreements, distribution, agency, service agreements and to international sales. His industry experience includes, among others, telecommunications, trading, machine industry, construction, oil and gas, pharma, sport industry, hotel industry, luxury goods and real estate.

He regularly publishes in the area of contract and arbitration law.

Before focusing on international arbitration and commercial litigation, Mr Spoorenberg developed a strong expertise in M&A, financing, general corporate and commercial contracts. In 2001, he worked as a foreign associate for White & Case in New York and Washington, DC.

In 1993, he received an LLM degree from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. He graduated from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1991.

He is a member of the board of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and a member (former vice president) of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI).

WWL says: Frank Spoorenberg enjoys a strong reputation as a "superb and very knowledgeable" arbitration counsel.


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