Jean Marguerat is a partner at Froriep in Geneva and specialises in international arbitration and international commercial litigation.
He has been involved in more than 60 international arbitration proceedings (ICC, Swiss Rules, CAS, VIAC, LCIA and ad hoc) acting in the capacity of both counsel and arbitrator, as well as legal expert. These proceedings involved sale of goods (including commodity trading), distribution, construction (including marine works), joint ventures, M&A and sport-related disputes. Furthermore, he regularly acts as counsel in matters concerning arbitration – attachment proceedings, enforcement and challenge of arbitral awards – before Swiss courts.
Jean Marguerat is a member of several professional associations including the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA and CEA Swiss chapter) and the The German Institution of Arbitration (DIS). He is listed in the panel of arbitrators of a number of arbitral institutions (ICC, LCIA, WIPO and the Court of Arbitration of Madrid (CAM)).
He has published several articles and is a frequent speaker on international arbitration.
Jean Marguerat studied at the universities of Basel and Neuchâtel (lic iur, 1996) and was admitted to the Bar in Berne in 1999. He went on to graduate from Cambridge University with an LLM (British Chevening Scholar) in 2000. He worked in business law firms in Barcelona (2000–2002) and London (2007–2008). Jean Marguerat joined Froriep in 2003, and was made a partner in 2010. He works in French, English, Spanish and German.
Froriep is one of the leading business law firms of Switzerland, with offices in Zurich, Geneva and Zug, London and Madrid and an arbitration practice of seven partners, one counsel and 10 associates.
WWL says: The “excellent” Jean Marguerat is a highly regarded and experienced arbitration counsel and arbitrator.
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