Philipp Groz is a partner in the dispute resolution and intellectual property groups. He specialises in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, particularly in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution. He also advises clients on non-contentious matters in these and related fields, such as advertising law and product liability. He regularly represents clients before Swiss courts, frequently acts as counsel in international arbitrations under various institutional rules (including ICC, WIPO, Swiss Rules), and also assists clients in mediation proceedings. He also sits as an arbitrator. His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including the life sciences, chemical, consumer and luxury goods, automotive, telecommunication and construction industries.
Philipp is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association, the Licensing Executives Society (board member of LES Switzerland), the International Trademark Association (member of the enforcement committee), and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. He regularly speaks and publishes in his fields of expertise and is recommended by Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, The World's Leading Patent Practitioners and The World's Leading Trademark Professionals.
Philipp studied law at the Universities of Fribourg and Zurich and graduated in 2001. He was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2004. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer as an associate in 2005, he worked as a court secretary and substitute judge at the District Court of Zurich. He earned a master of laws (LLM) with specialisation in intellectual property from New York University School of Law in 2007.
Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime, and compliance. From its Singapore office, the firm covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments, as well as in international arbitration.
WWL says: Philipp Groz is a "very strong arbitration practitioner with deep knowledge and expertise".
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