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Balz Gross

Balz Gross

HomburgerPrime TowerHardstrasse 201ZurichSwitzerlandCH-8005
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Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

Global Leader

Labour & Employment

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Balz Gross is a respected name in the Swiss market for international and domestic litigious employment matters. He is particularly experienced in executive compensation matters, including share plans.

Biography

Balz Gross is the co-head of Homburger's multi-disciplinary employment law team, which has more than 20 lawyers specialised in all aspects of employment law and executive compensation. He is also the head of Homburger's litigation and arbitration teams. Balz Gross graduated (summa cum laude) from the University of Zurich in 1989 (lic iur) and received his doctorate in 1996. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995.

Balz Gross's practice focuses on complex domestic and international litigation relating to all aspects of employment law. He has extensive expertise in employment litigation and executive compensation, in particular employee share plans and advises on employment issues in connection with mass dismissals and transfer of undertaking situations. He acted as counsel in numerous large, mostly international proceedings before the state courts in all Swiss cantons, also in proceedings involving criminal law issues. He has also acted as party counsel in approximately 100 international arbitrations. He is described as a leading litigator and arbitration counsel by leading practice guides, including by WWL: Commercial Litigation, WWL: Arbitration, WWL: Management Labour and Employment and WWL: Product Liability Defence.

Balz Gross is the co-author of the commentary on the Swiss federal act on jurisdiction and enforcement (section on contracts), the commentary on articles 68 to 96 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (relating to performance) and the commentary on the new Swiss Federal Act on Civil Procedure (section intervention, joinder, litis denuntiatio) and the Swiss Labour Act (section on leave, free days, etc). He has also published articles on legal proceedings, fraud and money laundering, recovery of assets and liability in tort.

Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Balz Gross is highly acclaimed for his expert handling of employment and real estate-related matters.

Biography

Balz Gross is a partner and head of Homburger's litigation and arbitration team, which has more than 40 members specialising in international and Swiss dispute resolution services. Balz Gross is also the head of the employment law and executive compensation team, focusing on employment litigation. Balz Gross graduated (summa cum laude) from the University of Zurich in 1989 (lic iur) and received his doctorate in 1996. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995.

Balz Gross's practice focuses on complex domestic and international litigation. He acted as counsel in numerous large, mostly international proceedings before the state courts in all Swiss cantons, in particular the commercial courts, and the federal courts and represents foreign and Swiss clients in proceedings involving criminal law issues. He has also acted as party counsel in approximately 100 international arbitrations, particularly in proceedings relating to mergers and acquisitions, long-term supply contracts, distribution contracts and joint ventures. Described as a leading litigator and arbitration counsel by leading practice guides, including by WWL: Litigation, WWL: Arbitration, WWL: Labour & Employment and WWL: Product Liability Defence.

Balz Gross has published articles on legal proceedings, fraud and money laundering, recovery of assets and liability in tort and is a co-author of the commentary on the Swiss Federal Act on jurisdiction and enforcement (section on contracts), the commentary on articles 68 to 96 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (relating to performance) and the commentary on the new Swiss Federal Act on Civil Procedure (section intervention, joinder, litis denuntiatio).

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Balz Gross is “an extremely active practitioner in the Swiss market" who is well versed in arbitration proceedings pertaining to M&A, joint venture and distribution contract disputes.

Biography

Balz Gross is a partner in and head of Homburger's litigation and arbitration team, which has more than 50 members specialising in international and Swiss dispute resolution services. Balz Gross is also the head of the employment law and executive compensation team, focusing on employment litigation. Balz Gross graduated (summa cum laude) from the University of Zurich in 1989 (lic iur) and received his doctorate in 1996. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995.

Balz Gross's practice focuses on complex domestic and international litigation. He acted as counsel in numerous large, mostly international proceedings before the state courts in all Swiss cantons, in particular the commercial courts, and the federal courts and represents foreign and Swiss clients in proceedings involving criminal law issues. He has also acted as party counsel in more than 100 international arbitrations, particularly in proceedings relating to mergers and acquisitions, long-term supply contracts, distribution contracts and joint ventures. Described as a leading litigator and arbitration counsel by leading practice guides, including by WWL: Litigation, WWL: Arbitration, WWL: Labour & Employment and WWL: Product Liability Defence.

Balz Gross has published articles on legal proceedings, fraud and money laundering, recovery of assets and liability in tort and is a co-author of the commentary on the Swiss Federal Act on jurisdiction and enforcement (section on contracts), the commentary on articles 68 to 96 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (relating to performance) and the commentary on the new Swiss Federal Act on Civil Procedure (section intervention, joinder, litis denuntiatio).

Switzerland - Labour & Employment

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Balz Gross is "a great litigator" who is well known among peers for his impressive work handling contentious employment law-related issues.

Biography

Balz Gross is the co-head of Homburger's multi-disciplinary employment law team, which has more than 20 lawyers specialised in all aspects of employment law and executive compensation. He is also the head of Homburger's litigation and arbitration team. Balz Gross graduated (summa cum laude) from the University of Zurich in 1989 (lic iur) and received his doctorate in 1996. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995.

Balz Gross's practice focuses on complex domestic and international litigation relating to all aspects of employment law. He has extensive expertise in employment litigation and executive compensation, in particular employee share plans. He acted as counsel in numerous large, mostly international proceedings before the state courts in all Swiss cantons, also in proceedings involving criminal law issues. He has also acted as party counsel in approximately 100 international arbitrations. He is described as a leading litigator and arbitration counsel by leading practice guides, including by WWL: Litigation, WWL: Arbitration, WWL: Labour & Employment and WWL: Product Liability Defence.

Balz Gross is the co-author of the commentary on the Swiss Federal Act on jurisdiction and enforcement (section on contracts), the commentary on articles 68 to 96 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (relating to performance) and the commentary on the new Swiss Federal Act on Civil Procedure (section intervention, joinder, litis denuntiatio) and the Swiss Labour Act (section on leave, free days, etc). He has also published articles on legal proceedings, fraud and money laundering, recovery of assets and liability in tort.

Switzerland - Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Balz Gross is “a top litigator” who comes highly recommended by peers and clients for his sophisticated knowledge of employment law and broad experience before Swiss courts and authorities.

Biography

Balz Gross is a partner in and head of Homburger's litigation and arbitration team, which has more than 50 members specialising in international and Swiss dispute resolution services. Balz Gross is also the head of the employment law and executive compensation team, focusing on employment litigation. Balz Gross graduated (summa cum laude) from the University of Zurich in 1989 (lic iur) and received his doctorate in 1996. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995.

Balz Gross's practice focuses on complex domestic and international litigation. He acted as counsel in numerous large, mostly international proceedings before the state courts in all Swiss cantons, in particular the commercial courts, and the federal courts and represents foreign and Swiss clients in proceedings involving criminal law issues. He has also acted as party counsel in more than 100 international arbitrations, particularly in proceedings relating to mergers and acquisitions, long-term supply contracts, distribution contracts and joint ventures. Described as a leading litigator and arbitration counsel by leading practice guides, including by WWL: Litigation, WWL: Arbitration, WWL: Labour & Employment and WWL: Product Liability Defence.

Balz Gross has published articles on legal proceedings, fraud and money laundering, recovery of assets and liability in tort and is a co-author of the commentary on the Swiss Federal Act on jurisdiction and enforcement (section on contracts), the commentary on articles 68 to 96 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (relating to performance) and the commentary on the new Swiss Federal Act on Civil Procedure (section intervention, joinder, litis denuntiatio).

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Balz Gross is commended by peers as “a top litigator in Switzerland”. He is recommended for his excellent work on product liability proceedings for a broad range of corporate clients.

Biography

Balz Gross is a partner in and head of Homburger's litigation and arbitration team, which has more than 50 members specialising in international and Swiss dispute resolution services. Balz Gross is also the head of the employment law and executive compensation team, focusing on employment litigation. Balz Gross graduated (summa cum laude) from the University of Zurich in 1989 (lic iur) and received his doctorate in 1996. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995.

Balz Gross's practice focuses on complex domestic and international litigation. He acted as counsel in numerous large, mostly international proceedings before the state courts in all Swiss cantons, in particular the commercial courts, and the federal courts and represents foreign and Swiss clients in proceedings involving criminal law issues. He has also acted as party counsel in more than 100 international arbitrations, particularly in proceedings relating to mergers and acquisitions, long-term supply contracts, distribution contracts and joint ventures. Described as a leading litigator and arbitration counsel by leading practice guides, including by WWL: Litigation, WWL: Arbitration, WWL: Labour & Employment and WWL: Product Liability Defence.

Balz Gross has published articles on legal proceedings, fraud and money laundering, recovery of assets and liability in tort and is a co-author of the commentary on the Swiss Federal Act on jurisdiction and enforcement (section on contracts), the commentary on articles 68 to 96 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (relating to performance) and the commentary on the new Swiss Federal Act on Civil Procedure (section intervention, joinder, litis denuntiatio).

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