Philipp Groz

Philipp Groz
Office:
Löwenstrasse 19
PO Box 2201
8021
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 44 215 5252
Fax:
+41 44 215 5200

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders - Partners

Philipp Groz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and head of the intellectual property and life sciences 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 complex international arbitrations under various institutional rules (including ICC, WIPO, Swiss Rules), and 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 "the best" for IP arbitration disputes, and is particularly well regarded for his impressive expertise in the life sciences sector.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Arbitration

Philipp Groz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and head of the intellectual property and life sciences 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 complex 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's recent expertise in arbitration matters includes:

- Acting as counsel in a US$21 million ICC arbitration between two major US and German pharmaceutical companies regarding the supply of a non-conforming drug product;

- Acting as counsel in an ICC arbitration for US and Israeli pharmaceutical companies regarding a dispute out of a licensing and development agreement for a novel pharmaceutical compound.

- Acting as sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration arising out of a distribution agreement between German and Canadian companies in the automotive industry.

Philipp is highly recognised and ranked for his work in arbitration, intellectual property and life sciences arbitration matters by leading international directories such as Chambers and Partners and Who's Who Legal. They describe him as "the best" for IP arbitration disputes, and well regarded for his impressive expertise in the life sciences sector".

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 and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. He regularly speaks and publishes in his fields of expertise and is recognised 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 and communication technology, life sciences, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office 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 wins widespread international praise for his top-tier arbitration practice and is recognised particularly for his impressive handling of patents and life sciences disputes.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

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