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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

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Switzerland - Arbitration

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Lazopoulos is an "exceedingly professional" lawyer who is well versed in representing clients in a wide variety of arbitration settings and is "a pleasure to work with", according to peers.


Dr Michael Lazopoulos is a partner at Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte KLG, a leading Swiss dispute resolution boutique with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific market. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration. He advises and represents Swiss and international clients before Swiss courts and arbitral tribunals in a wide range of commercial disputes. Michael Lazopoulos is also regularly appointed as arbitrator.

He has particular experience in disputes relating to international sales, M&A, joint ventures, shareholders' agreements, financial services, construction projects, telecommunication, commodities trading, aviation, transportation, supply of goods, agency and distribution. He further regularly represents parties in enforcement, setting aside and civil attachment proceedings before Swiss cantonal courts and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, as well as legal assistance matters.

Michael Lazopoulos studied law at the University of Zurich (lic iur 2000; Dr iur 2004, magna cum laude) and holds an LLM degree (with distinction) from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Prior to joining Lustenberger Rechtsanwälte KLG in 2012, he worked for several years in a leading Swiss business law firm and in a major international law firm in Sydney. He practises in German and English and also speaks French.

Michael Lazopoulos is the author of several publications and regularly speaks and moderates at conferences on various subjects in his field of specialisation.

He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).

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