Michael Bösch is “a sharp-thinking” lawyer, and “epitomises the practitioner and arbitrator who gives succinct and no-nonsense advice and decisions”.
Michael (Mike) Bösch has been a partner with Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte since 2011. He is specialised in commercial arbitration, where he has acted as counsel in over 35 international and national arbitrations conducted under institutional rules such as the ICC, LCIA and Swiss Rules, and also ad hoc. Michael also sits regularly as arbitrator and, due to his broad experience in the Eastern market, is listed in particular on the panel of arbitrators of the Russian Arbitration Association. Michael's arbitration cases involve a wide area of matters related, inter alia, to construction (including turnkey projects), agency/distribution, sale of goods, shareholders' agreements and M&A transactions. He also acts as counsel in action for annulment proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
Michael studied law at the University of Fribourg and is admitted to all Swiss courts since 2003. In 2005, he obtained a Master of Laws degree (LLM), with an emphasis on dispute resolution, from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC. Since 2013 he has been a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
He is a member of several professional associations such as ASA, CIArb, ICCA and RAA, and is regularly invited to speak at international arbitration conferences. For many years, Michael has been recognised in several rankings as arbitration specialist. In the firm, Michael heads the arbitration practice group.
Michael co-publishes the firm's Arbitration Newsletter Switzerland, available at https://thouvenin.com/en/publications, commenting on selected decisions of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court on actions for annulment of arbitral awards. He is also the co-author of the Swiss chapters in The Guide to M&A Arbitration and International Arbitration.