Boris Vittoz is an outstanding practitioner known for his strong litigation expertise in commercial and sport-related matters.
Boris Vittoz is specialised in the field of dispute prevention and resolution, with a focus on commercial, corporate and sports-related matters, as well as international arbitration.
He is a member of the court of the Swiss Chambers' arbitration institution (SCAI), and is included on the list of arbitrators selected by the Swiss commission of arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as well as on the (closed) list of arbitrators at the Qatar Sports Arbitration Tribunal (QSAT). He is also co-chair of the local group in Vaud of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and a former arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
His main fields of activity are commercial/contractual (mandate, work contract, sale, distribution, licensing, lease, employment, unfair competition), corporate (shareholders' agreements, challenge of corporate decisions, directors' liability), and sports disputes (association law, contracts, disciplinary matters, doping), as well as debt collection and insolvency matters. Boris Vittoz also has significant experience in the fields of inheritance/trust disputes and white-collar criminality.
Boris Vittoz litigates before state courts in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, and before the Swiss Federal Tribunal.
In the field of arbitration, Boris Vittoz has been active in around 40 arbitration proceedings in various capacities, including as sole arbitrator and chair. He also represents clients in setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal and in enforcement proceedings before local courts.
Boris Vittoz holds a law degree from the University of Lausanne and a DEA from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He was admitted to the bar in 2004.
Boris Vittoz is fluent in French and English, and has a good knowledge of German.