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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dieter Hofmann is celebrated as "the best of the best" and a lawyer who is "always responsive, very attentive and has excellent skills in sorting a major litigation or crisis".

Biography

Dieter Hofmann heads the litigation and arbitration team of Walder Wyss Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms.

Dieter has been practising dispute resolution for more than 20 years, focusing on international litigation and arbitration in complex cases. He represents clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, and he also sits as an arbitrator. He has considerable experience in complex disputes arising from shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, M&A, international contracts, engineering and construction projects, banking, finance and (re)insurance, directors’ liability, product liability and insolvency.

Dieter Hofmann is chair of the Zurich Bar’s litigation practice group and has presented papers at major international conferences and published on litigation and arbitration in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, he is a past vice chair of the American Bar Association section of international law’s international litigation committee and the past chair of Dispute Resolution International (DRI).

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

Litigation 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dieter Hofmann is a disputes specialist distinguished for his excellent work representing clients in a range of high-value matters, including product liability claims and M&A proceedings.

Biography

Dieter Hofmann heads the litigation and arbitration team of Walder Wyss Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms.

Dieter has been practising dispute resolution for more than 20 years, focusing on international litigation and arbitration in complex cases. He represents clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, and he also sits as an arbitrator. He has considerable experience in complex disputes arising from shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, M&A, international contracts, engineering and construction projects, banking, finance and (re)insurance, directors’ liability, product liability and insolvency.

Dieter Hofmann is chair of the Zurich Bar’s litigation practice group and has presented papers at major international conferences and published on litigation and arbitration in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, he is a past vice chair of the American Bar Association section of international law’s international litigation committee and the past chair of Dispute Resolution International (DRI).

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest-growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. They specialise in corporate and commercial law; banking and finance; intellectual property and competition law; dispute resolution; and tax law. Their clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses, as well as public law institutions and private clients.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dieter Hofmann is “always excellent” with one impressed peer adding: “He is my go-to if I had a conflict in a case."

Biography

Dieter Hofmann heads the litigation and arbitration team of Walder Wyss Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms.

Dieter has been practising dispute resolution for more than 20 years, focusing on international litigation and arbitration in complex cases. He represents clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, and he also sits as an arbitrator. He has considerable experience in complex disputes arising from shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, M&A, international contracts, engineering and construction projects, banking, finance and (re)insurance, directors’ liability, product liability and insolvency.

Dieter Hofmann is chair of the Zurich Bar’s litigation practice group and has presented papers at major international conferences and published on litigation and arbitration in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, he is a past vice chair of the American Bar Association section of international law’s international litigation committee and the past chair of Dispute Resolution International (DRI).

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

Switzerland - Life Sciences 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dieter Hofmann is well regarded in the market and wins high praise for his “excellent skills in sorting a major litigation or crisis”.

Biography

Dieter Hofmann heads the litigation and arbitration team of Walder Wyss Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms.

Dieter has been practising dispute resolution for more than 20 years, focusing on international litigation and arbitration in complex cases. He represents clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, and he also sits as an arbitrator. He has considerable experience in complex disputes arising from shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, M&A, international contracts, engineering and construction projects, banking, finance and (re)insurance, directors’ liability, product liability and insolvency.

Dieter Hofmann is chair of the Zurich Bar’s litigation practice group and has presented papers at major international conferences, and published on litigation and arbitration in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, he is a past vice chair of the American Bar Association section of international law’s international litigation committee and a past chair of Dispute Resolution International (DRI).

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

Switzerland - Litigation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dieter Hofmann is a keystone of the Swiss litigation market, recommended for his impressive work on international disputes across a variety of sectors.

Biography

Dieter Hofmann heads the litigation and arbitration team of Walder Wyss Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms.

Dieter has been practising dispute resolution for more than 20 years, focusing on international litigation and arbitration in complex cases. He represents clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, and he also sits as an arbitrator. He has considerable experience in complex disputes arising from shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, M&A, international contracts, engineering and construction projects, banking, finance and (re)insurance, directors’ liability, product liability and insolvency.

Dieter Hofmann is chair of the Zurich Bar’s litigation practice group and has presented papers at major international conferences and published on litigation and arbitration in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, he is a past vice chair of the American Bar Association section of international law’s international litigation committee and the past chair of Dispute Resolution International (DRI).

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dieter Hofmann is “a trusted adviser” to many clients who consider him a standout name in the Swiss market for product liability cases, notably in the life sciences sector.

Biography

Dieter Hofmann heads the litigation and arbitration team of Walder Wyss Ltd, one of Switzerland's leading law firms.

Dieter has been practising dispute resolution for more than 20 years, focusing on international litigation and arbitration in complex cases. He represents clients in court and in arbitration proceedings, and he also sits as an arbitrator. He has considerable experience in complex disputes arising from shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, M&A, international contracts, engineering and construction projects, banking, finance and (re)insurance, directors’ liability, product liability and insolvency.

Dieter Hofmann is chair of the Zurich Bar’s litigation practice group and has presented papers at major international conferences and published on litigation and arbitration in Switzerland and abroad. In addition, he is a past vice chair of the American Bar Association section of international law’s international litigation committee and the past chair of Dispute Resolution International (DRI).

With around 220 legal experts, Walder Wyss is one of the most successful and fastest growing Swiss commercial law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. The firm specialises in corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, intellectual property and competition law, dispute resolution and tax law. Clients include national and international companies, publicly held corporations and family businesses as well as public law institutions and private clients.

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