Christoph Pestalozzi is a partner in the arbitration and litigation team of Lustenberger Attorneys at Law. For the past 25 years, his main professional focus has been on international commercial arbitration as an arbitrator. He is active in institutional arbitration (ICC, Swiss Rules, VIAC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL etc.) and in ad hoc arbitration proceedings. He has handled well over 100 domestic and international arbitration proceedings in Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region as chairman, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator.
Christoph Pestalozzi's dispute resolution practice covers a broad range of additional fields, among them pre-arbitration/litigation strategic advice and representation of parties in state court proceedings. He has extensive experience mainly in the areas of international sales, construction, IT, pharmaceuticals, agency/distribution, joint ventures and corporate law.
Christoph Pestalozzi is published in the areas of arbitration, contracts and corporate law. He is a former chair of the International Bar Association's committee on civil litigation and has lectured on torts law at the University of Zurich. He has organised and chaired many panels at conferences and is a member of various international arbitration organisations.
Christoph Pestalozzi graduated from the University of Zurich in 1977 (Dr iur) and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1979. He holds a master’s in comparative jurisprudence (MCJ) from NYU School of Law (1982). He is fluent in German, English and French.
Lustenberger Attorneys is a leading Swiss arbitration boutique with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific market.
WWL says: Christoph Pestalozzi is a “very active arbitrator” with extensive experience in international commercial proceedings.
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