Switzerland: Mediation 2019

In this chapter we recognise 23 mediation lawyers who have been selected for their leading expertise handling a range of complex commercial disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Birgit Sambeth Glasner  Altenburger Ltd legal + tax, Geneva
2. Jeremy Lack  Lawtech, Geneva

Altenburger’s Birgit Sambeth Glasner is a distinguished figure in the international mediation space whom peers describe as “an absolutely excellent mediator with strong language skills”.

Jeremy Lack of Lawtech is highlighted by peers as “a highly skilled communicator and negotiator”. He has considerable experience as a mediator in international civil and commercial disputes involving large corporations, NGOs, start-ups and universities.

Rory Macmillan at Macmillan Keck draws praise from peers across Europe, who regard him as “a fabulous mediator”.  He has particular expertise as a mediator for clients in the telecommunications sector.

Homburger’s Kirstin Dodge is one of the top mediators in the Swiss market this year. She is described as “calm, well prepared and in possession of great diplomacy skills”. Her practice focuses on representing clients in IP and investment treaty matters across several sectors.

Pierre Kobel of Kobel is highly recommended as a mediator by peers in Switzerland. His practice encompasses a wide range of matters, including IP, joint venture and family disputes.

Independent mediator Cinthia Levy stands out as a top name for mediation in Switzerland. Her expertise lies across both commercial and familial mediation matters. 

David Bernstein at David M Bernstein is singled out as a key name among mediators in the Swiss market. His experience in contentious proceedings includes the mediation of regulatory, commercial and medical disputes.

Lalive’s Michael Schneider comes “highly recommended for his impressive and efficient practice”. He specialises in disputes involving states and corporations in the construction and engineering industries.

Francesca Cavadini-Birchler with Cavadini Jucker & Partners is recognised by respondents as a specialist commercial mediator in the Swiss market. She gains praise for her impressive work in complex international disputes.

Atout Mediation’s Arlene Weingart draws praise from market commentators for her strong mediation practice which encompasses a wide array of complex commercial disputes.

Christophe Imhoos of Esprit d'entente is an accomplished mediator with a well-developed and diverse dispute resolution practice, an area in which he commands over 25 years’ experience.

Felix Bretschger of Bretschger Leuch is “a highly recommended name in the Swiss market” who has over 20 years of expertise mediating commercial disputes.

André Bloch at Suter Howald Attorneys at Law is “a go-to mediator in Switzerland” say peers who note he is well versed in a large variety of commercial disputes.

Eric Fiechter of Des Gouttes & Associés is a long-standing fixture in the market as both mediator and arbitrator. His expertise is particularly strong in international commercial disputes.

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