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Jean Marguerat

Jean Marguerat

Froriep4 Rue Charles-BonnetPO Box 399GenevaGenevaSwitzerland1211

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jean Marguerat has a lot of experience and is “very sharp and quick”. His first-class practice is praised in the arbitration space, as both counsel and arbitrator. ​


Jean Marguerat is the managing partner at Froriep's Geneva office, and specialises in international arbitration and international commercial litigation.

He has been involved in more than 90 international arbitration proceedings (ICC, Swiss Rules, CAS, VIAC, LCIA, DIA and ad hoc), acting in the capacity of both counsel and arbitrator, as well as legal expert. These proceedings involved sale of goods (including commodity trading), distribution, construction (including marine works), joint ventures, M&A and sport-related disputes. Furthermore, he regularly acts as counsel in matters concerning arbitration (including attachment proceedings, enforcement and challenge of arbitral awards) before Swiss courts.

Jean Marguerat is a member of several professional associations; co-chair of the ASA Geneva group; and vice president of the Spanish Arbitration Club’s Swiss chapter. He is listed in the panel of arbitrators of several arbitral institutions (ICC, LCIA, WIPO, Arbitration Court of Madrid).

He is a co-author of the Commentary on the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and a frequent speaker on international arbitration.

Jean Marguerat studied at the universities of Basel and Neuchâtel (lic iur, 1996) and was admitted to the Bar in Berne in 1999. He has an LLM from Cambridge University (British Chevening Scholar, 2000). He worked at law firms in Barcelona (2000-2002) and London (2007-2008). Jean Marguerat joined Froriep in 2003, and was made a partner in 2010. He works in French, English, Spanish and German.

Froriep is one of the largest law firms in Switzerland, with offices in Zurich, Geneva and Zug, as well as London and Madrid, and an arbitration practice comprising seven partners, one of counsel and seven associates.

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