Peter Reichart is known for handling “high-profile, complex litigations in Switzerland, often in an international context”. One peer effuses: “Peter is probably one of the best lawyers you can get in Zurich in his field of expertise, notably commercial and employment litigation.”
Peter Reichart's practice focuses on dispute resolution in complex commercial cases. He represents clients before state courts, arbitral tribunals and supervisory authorities. Among other areas, his practice includes disputes in the field of banking law, bank supervisory law, industrial and infrastructure projects, and directors and officers liability.
Peter Reichart joined Wartmann & Merker in 1999 and has been a partner since 2002. Previously, he worked as a legal assistant to Prof Dr Walter R Schluep (chair for Swiss and European private law and commercial law) (1992-1994); clerked at a district court (1994-1996); was an associate with an international law firm in Zurich (1996-1998); and was a visiting foreign lawyer with Jenner & Block, Chicago (1999).
Peter Reichart graduated from the University of Zurich in 1991 (lic iur). He earned his doctorate degree in 1995 with a thesis in private international law (summa cum laude; Professor Walther Hug prize). In 1999, he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School (LLM).
Established in 1992, Wartmann & Merker's core area of practice is dispute resolution. The firm advises clients from Switzerland and abroad and represents them in court in all areas of commercial law. Members of the firm act as counsel or arbitrator in international and domestic arbitral proceedings. In addition, the firm advises Swiss manufacturing, trading and service companies, and it acts for foreign companies doing business in Switzerland, notably in the financial and media sectors.