Philipp Habegger has practised international dispute resolution for over 20 years. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 170 international arbitration proceedings under a variety of arbitration rules, including ICC, Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (Swiss Rules), LCIA, SIAC, VIAC, AAA/ICDR, Stockholm Arbitration Institute and UNCITRAL, involving the substantive laws of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, England, Russia, India, Turkey, Panama, Liechtenstein, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands, Egypt, Estonia, New York, California, as well as the UN Sales Convention and UNIDROIT Principles. He has been involved in disputes arising, inter alia, out of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements, international sales and related transactions, agency and distribution, licensing, franchising, construction and engineering projects, across a range of industries, in particular telecommunications, life sciences and biotechnology, food and drugs, defence, machinery, power and energy, and commodity trading.
Philipp Habegger was a court member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2009 to 2015 and is the immediate past president of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (which administers the Swiss Rules). He is a former vice chair of the arbitration committee of the International Bar Association. He also currently teaches international arbitration and international sales at the University of Zurich Law School and acts as a course director for the Swiss Arbitration Academy.
Before joining Lalive, Philipp Habegger was a partner in a leading Swiss law firm in Zurich for many years. Born in 1964, he was educated at Zurich University (lic iur 1989, Dr iur 1996) and the University of Chicago Law School (LLM 1994). He has also practised law in New York.
Philipp Habegger speaks German, English and French.
WWL says: Philipp Habegger is valued by clients for his great ability to “dig deep” into a case “in order to understand it in its entirety”.
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