Dr Simon Gabriel specialises in international arbitration and has participated in more than 50 international arbitration proceedings. He is founder and owner of the Zurich-based arbitration boutique law firm Gabriel Arbitration and is thus entirely independent.
Simon is regularly appointed as arbitrator in proceedings governed by the ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, Vienna Rules and DIS Rules. He is a Swiss delegate in the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission in Paris and endorsed on the following panels of arbitrators: ICC Switzerland; Austrian VIAC; Russian Arbitration Association; and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
Furthermore, Simon and his team have acted as counsel for parties in arbitration proceedings under ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, Vienna Rules, DIS Rules, SCC Rules and ad hoc rules. In terms of amounts in dispute, Simon's experience includes the whole range from US$700,000 to US$120 million.
Simon is experienced in disputes concerning joint ventures and consortia, distribution contracts, international sales contracts, licensing contracts and post-M&A issues.
Simon studied law at the University of Berne and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He graduated in 2002, passed the Swiss bar exam in 2004 and is admitted to all Swiss courts. He also holds a PhD from University of Lucerne and an LLM in advocacy from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Before opening Gabriel Arbitration in 2012, he was a member of the dispute resolution group of a leading international law firm.
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WWL says: Simon Gabriel is a highly experienced counsel in complex international disputes. He also sits as an arbitrator.
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