Lukas Rusch is a senior associate and member of Pestalozzi’s litigation and arbitration group in Zurich. His practice focuses on the resolution of commercial disputes through litigation and arbitration. Lukas acts as counsel in international and domestic arbitrations (institutional and ad hoc) and in court proceedings. His practice further covers setting aside proceedings against arbitral awards, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards as well as attachment and insolvency proceedings.
Lukas handles a wide range of commercial disputes across different commercial and industrial sectors. He has particular experience in construction and infrastructure, commodity and trade, post-M&A, banking and insurance, pharmaceutical, and investor-state disputes.
Lukas is trained in both civil and common law jurisdictions. Prior to joining Pestalozzi, he 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 was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2013.
Lukas is vice-president of the AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) international arbitration commission. He regularly speaks and publishes on arbitration topics and international sales law.