Switzerland: Mediation 2018

In this chapter we highlight 22 individuals for their standout work in commercial mediation proceedings across a range of different industries. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Birgit Sambeth Glasner Altenburger Ltd legal + tax, Geneva
2. James Peter Krepper Spring Partners, Zurich
3. Cinthia Levy Independent Mediator, Vaud

Mediation specialist ESPRIT D’ENTENTE sees two outstanding individuals recognised for their work in the space.
Christophe Imhoos is a widely recognised figure in the international mediation market, where he is respected for his excellent work handling complex commercial disputes.
Viktoria Aversano is a first-rate mediator, recognised by sources for her world-class practice which encompasses a range of commercial matters as well as family mediation.

ALTENBURGER LTD LEGAL + TAX’s Birgit Sambeth Glasner draws high praise from sources who consider her “among the best” in the Swiss mediation market. She is well versed in handling both international and domestic proceedings and is noted for her strong expertise in the banking and finance space.

At KREPPER SPRING PARTNERS James Peter is one of the most highly regarded mediators in the country who draws international praise for his top-tier mediation and conflict management practice.  

INDEPENDENT MEDIATOR Cinthia Levy “definitely belongs on the list” according to sources who highlight her particular expertise handling commercial mediation proceedings relating to the pharmaceutical, trading and automobile industries.

HOMBURGER’s Kirstin Dodge is a standout mediator who comes with over two decades of specialist experience advising clients on international commercial mediation proceedings.

KOBEL’s Pierre Kobel earns praise from clients who “would definitely recommend” him for his expert handling of alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

MACMILLAN KECK’s Rory Macmillan is a well-recognised figure in the mediation space who is highlighted for his body of international experience and specialist knowledge of the telecommunications sector.

LAWTECH’s Jeremy Lack is an “excellent” mediator who enjoys “a high reputation” among market commentators who consider him “an ADR thought leader”.

INDEPENDENT MEDIATOR David Bernstein is a first-rate practitioner commended for his particular expertise across the medical, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

At DES GOUTTES & ASSOCIÉS Eric Fiechter is commended for his wealth of experience in the mediation field. He conducts international as well as domestic mediations, and possesses particular insight into the banking and finance sectors.

MEDIALE GENEVE’s Asma Hovagemyan “definitely belongs on the list” according to sources, one of whom effuses: “I would happily, warmly and unreservedly recommend her as a mediator.”

Francesca Cavadini-Birchler at CAVADINI JUCKER & PARTNERS is a widely recognised commercial mediator in the Swiss market who stands out for her expert handling of complex disputes.

Jean Mirimanoff at GENEVA MEDIATION is “very highly respected in the area”, where he is well known for his expert handling of mediation proceedings in relation to commercial, real estate and family disputes.

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