Dr Franz Stirnimann Fuentes focuses his practice on international arbitration and litigation as well as Swiss commercial law.
Dr Franz Stirnimann has acted as counsel and arbitrator (chair, party-appointed, sole) in well over 60 international arbitrations (ICC, ICSID, Swiss Rules, CAM, SCC, DIS, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc) governed by various procedural and substantive laws. He also regularly acts as counsel in arbitration-related proceedings before Swiss courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court. Dr Franz Stirnimann is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and is listed in the panel of arbitrators of a number of arbitral institutions (ICC, SCAI, LCIA, WIPO, CIMA, KLRAC, CAIC, etc). He is ranked by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Who’s Who Legal and Expert Guides, among others, for dispute arbitration and dispute resolution. Dr Franz Stirnimann specialises in disputes relating to international joint ventures, M&A, shareholders, manufacture, licensing/IP, sales and investment disputes in the energy, mining, aviation, telecommunications, construction, infrastructure and finance sector and also regularly acts as transactional counsel in these areas.
Dr Franz Stirnimann, who is of Swiss and Latin American origin, is fluent in English, German, Spanish and French, and also works in Italian and Portuguese. He is both civil and common law trained and admitted to practise in Geneva, England and Wales, and New York. He holds a PhD from the University of Zurich, an LLM from Georgetown University and a JD from the Universities of Fribourg and Durham. He speaks and publishes regularly on arbitration-related topics and has been a lecturer teaching arbitration at a number of Swiss and Latin American universities.
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: Peers do not hesitate to recommend Franz Stirnimann Fuentes for his sharp mind and skilful approach to international commercial arbitrations.
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