Florian Mohs is “superb counsel, in particular for commercial and construction cases”. He possesses “strong visibility in the market” as well as “the ultimate legal precision combined with business common sense”.
Florian Mohs is a partner of Pestalozzi’s litigation and arbitration group in Zurich.
Florian Mohs' practice focuses on international commercial dispute resolution by arbitration and litigation. Florian represents clients as counsel in international commercial arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc, as well as in court proceedings in Switzerland. His court practice also covers matters such as setting aside proceedings against Swiss arbitral awards, attachment of assets to enforce foreign arbitral awards or court judgments, and the contentious aspects of bankruptcy and composition proceedings.
Florian handles a wide range of commercial and corporate disputes. He has broad experience advising in the area of international trade, particularly relating to commodities trading in minerals, metals and energy sources, and business insight gained from his secondment to a major international commodities trader. He also has experience in dealing with construction matters, ranging from the installation of machinery to infrastructure projects, pharmaceuticals disputes, including licensing issues, and aspects of banking and finance, including trade finance.
Florian is an expert on the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). He is a contributor to the leading commentary in the field and speaks and publishes regularly on the CISG, as well as on litigation and arbitration topics.
Florian is trained in both civil and common law jurisdictions and holds law degrees from Switzerland (Dr iur, summa cum laude, University of Basel, 2005), New Zealand (LLM, with distinction, Victoria University of Wellington, 2006), and Germany (First State Exam, Baden-Württemberg, 2002, concluding his legal studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg). Florian was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2008.