Dr Michael Lazopoulos is a partner in the arbitration and litigation team of Lustenberger Attorneys.
He advises and represents Swiss and international clients before Swiss courts and arbitral tribunals in a wide range of commercial disputes under all major institutional rules and in ad hoc proceedings. Michael Lazopoulos is regularly appointed as president, sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and legal expert. He serves on the Swiss panel of ICC arbitrators.
He has particular experience in disputes relating to international sales, M&A, joint-ventures, shareholders’ agreements, financial services, construction projects, telecommunication, commodities trading, aviation, transportation, supply of goods, agency and distribution. He further regularly represents parties in enforcement, setting aside and civil attachment proceedings before Swiss cantonal courts and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, as well as legal assistance matters.
Michael Lazopoulos studied law at the University of Zurich (lic iur 2000; Dr iur 2004, magna cum laude) and holds an LLM degree (with distinction) from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Prior to joining Lustenberger Attorneys in 2012, he worked for several years in a leading Swiss business law firm and in a major international law firm in Sydney. He practices in German and English, and also speaks French.
Michael Lazopoulos is the author of several publications, and regularly speaks and moderates at conferences on various subjects in his field of specialisation.
He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), and the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA; member of the executive committee from 2011-2014).
Lustenberger Attorneys is a leading Swiss arbitration and litigation boutique with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific market.
WWL says: Michael Lazopoulos "does an outstanding job as counsel" and is also highly regarded as arbitrator in international and domestic commercial arbitrations.
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