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Peers and clients say

"He is knowledgeable, swift and a go-to in Switzerland"
"Michael epitomises the practitioner/arbitrator who gives succinct, no-nonsense advice and decisions"
"He is a very well-rounded and savvy disputes lawyer"
"A sharp-thinking practitioner"


Michael (Mike) Bösch is a partner with Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte since 2011. He is specialized in commercial arbitration where he has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 35 international and national arbitrations conducted under institutional rules such as the ICC, LCIA and Swiss Rules but also ad hoc. Michael's arbitration cases involve a wide area of matters related, inter alia, to construction (including turn-key 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 (LL.M.) with emphasis on dispute resolution from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, and since 2013 he is 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. Since many years, Michael has been recognized in several rankings as arbitration specialist. In the firm, Michael heads the arbitration department and he is the global head of the special business team arbitration in the elite law firm network Interlaw.

Michael co-publishes the firm's Arbitration Newsletter Switzerland on 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".

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