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Philipp Habegger

Philipp Habegger
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In the past 25 years Philipp Habegger has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 180 arbitration proceedings in over 15 jurisdictions and under a variety of rules, including ICC, SCAI (Swiss Rules), LCIA, SIAC, VIAC, AAA/ICDR, SCC, DIS and UNCITRAL, governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, England, Russia, Greece, India, Turkey, South Korea, 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, agency and distribution, licensing, construction and engineering projects, across a range of industries, including telecommunications, chemical, food and drugs, defence, machinery, power and energy, and commodity trading.

Philipp was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2009-2015) 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. A frequent speaker at international conferences, he also teaches international arbitration and international sales at the University of Zurich Law School, acts as a course director for the Swiss Arbitration Academy and publishes regularly.

Before setting up his own arbitration boutique in 2017, Philipp Habegger was a partner in leading Swiss law firms for many years. 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 and speaks German, English and French.

WWL says: Philipp Habegger is an international commercial arbitration specialist who is "one of the leading figures in the space", according to one impressed peer.

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