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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

Peers and clients say

"He is deeply knowledgeable and efficient; straight to the point"
"Lukas is a stellar arbitration lawyer with an outstanding commitment to client service"
"Lukas is contributing to Switzerland being an arbitration hot spot by being enthusiastic, dedicated and trustworthy"
"An exceptional, hard-working and client-focused lawyer"
"He is building a great reputation"

Biography

Lukas Rusch is a partner and member of Pestalozzi’s litigation and arbitration group in Zurich. He acts as counsel in commercial arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc, as well as in court proceedings. His practice further covers setting aside proceedings against arbitral awards, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, including attachment of assets, and contentious aspects of insolvency proceedings.

Lukas handles a wide range of complex commercial and corporate disputes across different industries. He has particular experience in construction and infrastructure, energy, commodity and trade, post-M&A, banking and insurance, pharmaceutical, as well as investor-state disputes.

Lukas is trained in both civil and common law jurisdictions. Before joining Pestalozzi, Lukas worked at leading international law firms in Princeton, Washington (DC) and London. Lukas holds degrees from the University of St Gallen (MA HSG in Law) and Queen Mary, University of London (LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution). He has been a lecturer at the University of St Gallen and coach of the university's team for the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court for several years.

Lukas is vice-president of the AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) International Arbitration Commission and serves as a regional representative for the DIS40 (German Arbitration Institution). He regularly speaks and publishes in his area of expertise.

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