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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
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Global Leader

Litigation 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Martin Burkhardt impresses market sources with his leading litigation work handling complex disputes relating to commercial and corporate finance matters.

Biography

Dr Martin Burkhardt is considered as a leading lawyer for commercial disputes. He advises and represents clients both before state courts and arbitral tribunals as well as in whatever ancillary or supplementary proceedings may be helpful for the clients to achieve their overall objectives, including interim measures, administrative or penal proceedings, as well as enforcement or asset recovery proceedings. His advice in defining and executing a legal strategy both in Switzerland and abroad is much sought after. He has extensive experience in financial services, investments and joint ventures, license, agency and distribution agreements, as well as corporate matters. His experience further includes pharma and medical, energy, media rights and disputes about complex family fortunes.

Martin Burkhardt graduated from (1988) and completed his doctoral thesis at (1996) the University of St Gallen. He obtained an LLM from Berkeley Law School, University of California (1991). Admitted to the New York Bar (1991) and the Zurich Bar (1992), Martin Burkhardt joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1994 and has been a partner since 2000. He speaks German, English and French.

Martin Burkhardt is a member of the following professional associations: Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers Arbitration Institution (SCAI).

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

National Leader

Switzerland - Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The “excellent” Martin Burkhardt stands out for his strategic approach to complex commercial matters and is highly regarded for his expertise in cross-border disputes.

Biography

Dr Martin Burkhardt represents parties in commercial litigation and international arbitration. He also sits as an arbitrator.

Martin Burkhardt graduated from (1988) and completed his doctoral thesis at (1996) the University of St Gallen. He obtained an LLM from Berkeley Law School, University of California (1991). Admitted to the New York Bar (1991) and the Zurich Bar (1992), Martin Burkhardt joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1994 and has been a partner since 2000. He speaks German, English and French.

Martin Burkhardt is a member of the following professional associations: Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers Arbitration Institution (SCAI).

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with 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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