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Manuel Liatowitsch

Manuel Liatowitsch

Schellenberg Wittmer LtdLöwenstrasse 19PO Box 2201ZurichSwitzerland8021
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Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Private Client 2018

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Global Elite Thought Leader Manuel Liatowitsch is a "sharp and bright practitioner" with "deep knowledge" in the field. He represents clients in contentious estate proceedings in addition to his advisory work on succession and governance matters.

Biography

Manuel Liatowitsch is a litigation and arbitration partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Zurich office. He acts for clients in commercial disputes in Swiss courts and international arbitrations, with a focus on corporate litigation, the energy sector and M&A and joint ventures disputes. He further specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional estate disputes, often involving closely held businesses. He is a member of the firm's management committee.

Some recent examples of Manuel's expertise in litigation, on the contentious private client side, include: lead counsel to a European industrial family in a dispute involving the family estate and companies owned by the family to the value of billions of CHF; representation of heirs in a multi-billion succession dispute in the Swiss courts; and advising various privately held and controlled business groups on governance, succession and dispute prevention.  

Manuel is highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in litigation, including in contentious private client matters. Chambers and Partners say Manuel has an "excellent reputation in contentious estates matters” and is “noted for his wealth planning and business succession advisory practice”. Additionally, sources “praise Manuel's expertise in disputes matters, and he is widely agreed to have a very strong practice in private client litigation work". Who's Who Legal also comments that market sources consider Manuel “an absolute star” who is “well known for his prowess in private client and contentious trust litigation”.

Manuel is a vice-chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the American Bar Association's section of international law. He has authored various publications on international litigation and arbitration, including a leading Swiss textbook on private international law.

National Leader

Switzerland - Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Manuel Liatowitsch is “a very well-known and respected practitioner”. He is widely endorsed as “a very good advocate” and draws praise for “his extensive experience in private client disputes”.

Biography

Manuel Liatowitsch is a dispute resolution partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office. He acts for clients in commercial disputes in Swiss courts and international arbitrations, with a focus on corporate litigation, the energy sector and M&A/joint ventures disputes. He further specialises in complex estate disputes and advises entrepreneurs and families on governance and dispute resolution in closely held businesses. He is a member of the firm's management committee.

Manuel's expertise in dispute resolution matters include: successful representation of a large Russian oil and energy company in corporate liability litigation in the Swiss courts; lead counsel to a client involved in a major shareholder dispute and representation of a large German industrial group and its Egyptian subsidiary in a dispute with the Egyptian distributor (ICC arbitration). 

Manuel Liatowitsch is a vice chair of the international arbitration committee of the American Bar Association's section of international law. He has authored various publications on private international law and international litigation and arbitration.

Switzerland - Private Client

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Manuel Liatowitsch is a “standout lawyer” in dispute resolution with a focus on family governance and succession disputes. Sources note that he is “knowledgeable and hard-working, and will go a long way” for clients.

Biography

Manuel Liatowitsch is a dispute resolution partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office. He acts for clients in commercial disputes in Swiss courts and international arbitrations, with a focus on corporate litigation, the energy sector and M&A/joint ventures disputes. He further specialises in complex estate disputes and advises entrepreneurs and families on governance and dispute resolution in closely held businesses. He is a member of the firm's management committee.

Manuel's expertise in contentious private client matters include: representation of clients in multibillion-dollar succession disputes in the Swiss courts and a major dispute involving shareholders of a closely held corporation with operations across Europe. 

Manuel Liatowitsch is a vice chair of the international arbitration committee of the American Bar Association's section of international law. He has authored various publications on private international law and international litigation and arbitration.

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