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Pascal Hachem draws high praise from market commentators, one of whom considers him “an expert in international sales law”.


Pascal Hachem is a Zurich-based attorney at law admitted to all Swiss courts. He is a member of Bär & Karrer’s dispute resolution, internal investigations and cross-border proceedings departments. He also advises clients on general corporate and commercial matters.

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. In addition, Pascal Hachem conducts internal investigations on behalf of company boards and supervisory authorities, in particular in the financial sector, and represents clients in front of domestic and foreign regulatory and prosecutorial authorities.

Pascal Hachem holds a law degree from Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg (Germany) and a doctorate from the University of Basle. He has published books and contributions to commentaries, collected works and law journals in the fields of sales and contract law, both domestic and international. In addition to his publications, he has also worked as lecturer, both in Switzerland and abroad, and frequently speaks at international conferences on his areas of expertise. In the fields of international sales and contract 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.

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