Pascal Hachem is a Zurich-based attorney at law admitted to all Swiss courts. His practice focuses on contentious and non-contentious commercial matters as well as corporate internal investigations. He further assists clients with claim-management and the gathering, securing and evaluation of evidence. Pascal Hachem represents clients in state court litigation, arbitration and in front of domestic and foreign authorities. Pascal Hachem holds a law degree from Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg i.Br. (Germany) and a doctorate from the University of Basel.
Pascal Hachem has been involved in institutional as well as ad hoc arbitrations and commercial litigations covering such industries as gas, software, engineering, automotive, medical devices and banking. Cases concerned one-off transactions as well as long-term delivery contracts and distributorship agreements. He has acted as sole arbitrator and member of an arbitration panel.
Pascal Hachem is a frequent speaker at international conferences in his areas of expertise. He further contributes to leading commentaries on international sales law and treatises on corporate internal investigations and has authored and co-authored books and articles in the field of general contract and sales law. Pascal Hachem also served as rapporteur for the CISG Advisory Council in its preparations of Opinion 10, addressing penalty and liquidated damages clauses in CISG contracts.
Pascal Hachem is a member of the Zurich and the Swiss bar associations, as well as of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the Association of German Jurists (DJT), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the International Bar Association (IBA).
Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.
Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland's "Law Firm of the Year" by the most prestigious international legal ranking agencies.