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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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Litigation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Georg Naegeli enjoys a stellar international reputation in Switzerland for his world-class top-notch work representing clients in commercial disputes before state courts.


Georg Naegeli is a senior counsel and former partner in Homburger's litigation and arbitration team. He joined Homburger in 2000, after having served as a state court judge for 10 years. He represents clients in commercial disputes in international arbitration and before state courts, with a view to finding the right balance between fighting for the client's interests and reaching a compromise when appropriate. Georg has also acquired in-depth expertise from various assignments as chair or member of institutional and ad hoc arbitral tribunals. Further, he is a member of Homburger's restructuring and insolvency team and represents clients in insolvency and restructuring proceedings.

Georg was a partner at Homburger from 2004 to 2017. From 2008 to 2012 he was a member of the Zurich Court of Cassation; from 1993 to 2000 an alternate judge at the Commercial and the Appellate Court of Zurich, and from 1990 to 2000 a judge at the District Court of Zurich. He was admitted to the Bar in 1986 and received his Dr iur in 1984 and his master's (lic iur) in 1980, both from the University of Zurich.

Georg has published numerous articles on procedural, arbitral, and insolvency related issues. Recent publications include commentaries on the articles 25-26 and 53-58 of the Lugano Convention (Kommentar zum Lugano-Übereinkommen, Stämpfli, Bern, 2011), "When a Party to an International Arbitration goes Bankrupt: A Swiss Perspective" (Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration, 2016), and commentaries on the articles 219-242 of the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure (Kurzkommentar Schweizerische Zivilprozessordnung, Helbling Lichtenhahn, 2010 | 2013, new edition in preparation).

Georg Naegeli speaks German, English and French. He is registered at all Swiss courts.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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