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Peers and clients say

"He knew the best path and how to walk it"
"An excellent technical lawyer with a fantastic grasp of the law"  
"A star of the future"
"Hanno is very practical and quick on his feet"
"He is very strong in investor-state arbitration"


Dr Hanno Wehland is a dual-qualified attorney with extensive experience of commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings. Prior to joining Lenz & Staehelin in 2016, he worked with the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and leading international arbitration practices in London and Paris. He has acted as party representative and tribunal secretary in numerous major international disputes, including proceedings under the Energy Charter Treaty, the NAFTA, and various Bilateral Investment Treaties. He has published on a broad range of international arbitration issues, taught classes on investment arbitration at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and given guest lectures at several universities. He is a regular speaker at international arbitration conferences.

Dr Hanno Wehland passed the First Juridical State Examination in Berlin (2003) and the Second Juridical State Examination in Hamburg (2006). He holds an LLM from University College London (2004) as well as a doctorate in law (2013) from the University of Geneva. He has been admitted to the Berlin Bar (2007) and as a solicitor of England and Wales (2017). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 2016. He speaks German, English, French and Spanish.

Dr Hanno Wehland is a member of the following professional associations: International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), ASA below 40, Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS) and DIS-40, London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group (LCIA YIAG), Comité Français de l’Arbitrage CFA-40.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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