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Global Leader

Construction 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

B Gino Koenig is esteemed for his work on construction disputes with extensive experience in all aspects of the arbitration process.

Biography

B Gino Koenig is a partner in the arbitration and litigation team of Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte. For the past 30 years, his main professional focus has been on international commercial arbitration. He acts as counsel and president, sole arbitrator and party-appointed arbitrator in ICC, Swiss Rules, DIS, VIAC and ad hoc proceedings.

Gino Koenig is well known for his expertise in construction law and infrastructure projects. He advises clients on contractual matters and represents them as counsel in international arbitration proceedings. He regularly acts as arbitrator in construction disputes. As arbitrator and counsel, his construction experience includes power, nuclear power, solar power, waste disposal, fibre board and paper production plant projects as well as pipeline and tunnel projects.

Gino graduated from the University of Zurich in 1980 and was admitted to the Swiss bar in 1985. In 1988, he obtained an LLM degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and was admitted to the Virginia Bar. In 1989, he obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Zurich. Gino is fluent in English and German, and speaks French, Italian and some Spanish. He is the author of several publications, mostly in the field of litigation and arbitration, but also corporate and banking law.

Gino has been a member of the appeals body of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation since 1998, and has served as president since 2006. He is a member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the Swiss Arbitration Association, the German Institution of Arbitration, the Swiss Sports Law Association and the International Bar Association.

Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte is a leading Swiss litigation and arbitration boutique.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

B Gino Koenig is a “great, well-balanced arbitrator” who is “very experienced and skilled”. He is particularly well known for his expertise in sports disputes.

Biography

B Gino Koenig is a partner in the arbitration and litigation team of Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte. For the past 30 years, his main professional focus has been on international commercial arbitration. Whereas he acted mostly as counsel in his early professional years, he is now mostly acting as president, sole arbitrator and party-appointed arbitrator in ICC, Swiss Rules, DIS, VIAC and ad hoc proceedings.

Gino Koenig's industry experience is focused on infrastructure projects (eg, power plants, pipelines and tunnels), pharmaceuticals (development and licence agreements), commercial transactions (sales and M&A agreements), telecommunication and IT, as well as media and sports (match agent agreements, TV contracts).

Gino graduated from the University of Zurich in 1980 and was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 1985. In 1988, he obtained an LLM degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. In the same year, he was admitted to the Virginia Bar. In 1989, he obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Zurich. Gino is fluent in English and German and speaks French, Italian and some Spanish. He is the author of several publications, mostly in the field of litigation and arbitration, but also corporate and banking law.

Since 1998, Gino is a member of the appeals body of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation of which he is president since 2006. He is a member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, Swiss Arbitration Association, the German Institution of Arbitration, the Swiss Sports Law Association and the International Bar Association.

Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte is a leading Swiss litigation and arbitration boutique.

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