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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
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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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dieter Hofmann is highlighted by sources as "a great lawyer who is very active in disputes matters".

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.

Switzerland - Life Sciences

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dieter Hofmann is described by peers as "one of the best lawyers" in the market, most notably for complex product liability claims across 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. 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.

Switzerland - Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dieter Hofmann is a standout figure in the disputes market in Switzerland, where he is recognised for his impressive work representing clients in high-stakes court 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.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Dieter Hofmann is praised by peers as “one of the best lawyers in the market”. He is an international litigation and arbitration expert, who has particular experience in the healthcare and life sciences space.

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 largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.

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