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Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"Philipp is very proactive, diligent and efficient as an arbitrator"
"He is very strong in IP disputes. An excellent counsel"
"He is particularly recommended for IP arbitration"
"Philipp has a strong ability to connect the dots and reach the core of the subject"

Biography

Philipp Groz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and head of the intellectual property and life sciences groups. He specialises in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, particularly in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution. He acts as counsel and also sits as an arbitrator. His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including the life sciences, chemical, consumer and luxury goods, automotive, engineering, telecommunication and construction industries.

Philipp's expertise in arbitration matters includes: acting as counsel in a US$210 million ICC arbitration between two major pharmaceutical companies (US and German) regarding the supply of a non-conforming drug product; acting as counsel for a leading luxury goods company in a Swiss Rules arbitration against a former distributor; and acting as sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration arising out of a Formula One sponsorship agreement.

Philipp is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association, the Licensing Executives Society (board member of LES Switzerland), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Philipp is a member of INTA's ADR Committee (2020/2021).

Philipp studied law at the universities of Fribourg and Zurich, graduating in 2001, and he was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2004. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2005, he worked as a court secretary and substitute judge at the District Court of Zurich. He obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) with a specialisation in intellectual property from New York University School of Law in 2007.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz is a top-notch lawyer,  well versed in product liability claims and proceedings arising from the medical device industry.

Biography

Philipp Groz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and head of the intellectual property and life sciences groups. He specialises in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, particularly in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution. He also advises clients on non-contentious matters in these and related fields, such as advertising law and product liability. He also sits as an arbitrator. His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including the life sciences, chemical, consumer and luxury goods, automotive, telecommunication and construction industries.

Philipp's expertise in life science matters includes: acting as counsel in a US$210 million ICC arbitration between two major pharmaceutical companies (US and German), regarding the supply of a non-conforming drug product; advising Swiss pharmaceutical company on development, licensing and distribution agreements.

Philipp is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association, the Licensing Executives Society (board member of LES Switzerland), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

Philipp studied law at the Universities of Fribourg and Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2004. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2005, he worked as a court secretary and substitute judge at the District Court of Zurich. He obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) with a specialisation in intellectual property from New York University School of Law in 2007.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz has a “strong focus on IP arbitration” and is “excellent as an arbitrator – he’s never distracted by party manoeuvres and identifies the pertinent issues quickly and fairly”. 

Biography

Philipp Groz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and head of the intellectual property and life sciences groups. He specialises in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, particularly in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution. He acts as counsel and also sits as an arbitrator. His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including the life sciences, chemical, consumer and luxury goods, automotive, engineering, telecommunication and construction industries.

Philipp's expertise in arbitration matters includes: acting as counsel in a US$210 million ICC arbitration between two major pharmaceutical companies (US and German) regarding the supply of a non-conforming drug product; acting as counsel for a leading luxury goods company in a Swiss Rules arbitration against a former distributor; and acting as sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration arising out of a Formula One sponsorship agreement.

Philipp is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association, the Licensing Executives Society (board member of LES Switzerland), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Philipp is a member of INTA's ADR Committee (2020/2021).

Philipp studied law at the universities of Fribourg and Zurich, graduating in 2001, and he was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2004. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2005, he worked as a court secretary and substitute judge at the District Court of Zurich. He obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) with a specialisation in intellectual property from New York University School of Law in 2007.

Switzerland - Life Sciences 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz is a well-respected practitioner, distinguished among peers for his excellent work representing life sciences clients in complex disputes. 

Biography

Philipp Groz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and head of the intellectual property and life sciences groups. He specialises in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, particularly in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution. He also advises clients on non-contentious matters in these and related fields, such as advertising law and product liability. He also sits as an arbitrator. His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including the life sciences, chemical, consumer and luxury goods, automotive, telecommunication and construction industries.

Philipp's expertise in life science matters includes: acting as counsel in various international arbitrations between pharmaceutical companies arising out of supply, distribution, development and license agreements; advising Swiss listed pharmaceutical company on development and licensing agreements; and providing regulatory advice on medical devices and mobile health apps.

Philipp is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association, the Licensing Executives Society (board member of LES Switzerland), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He is a member of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Philipp studied law at the Universities of Fribourg and Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2004. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2005, he worked as a court secretary and substitute judge at the District Court of Zurich. He obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) with a specialisation in intellectual property from New York University School of Law in 2007.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz has a strong reputation in contentious and non-contentious work relating to medical device liability and product recall.

Biography

Philipp Groz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and head of the intellectual property and life sciences groups. He specialises in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, particularly in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution. He also advises clients on non-contentious matters in these and related fields, such as advertising law and product liability. He also sits as an arbitrator. His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including the life sciences, chemical, consumer and luxury goods, automotive, telecommunication and construction industries.

Philipp's expertise in product liability matters includes: handling the Swiss part of a global recall of electronic consumer devices; representing multinational medical device companies in product liability litigations before Swiss courts; advising multinational retail company on recalls and interaction with Swiss regulatory authorities for various toy, cosmetic, clothing, and jewelry products.

Philipp is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association, the Licensing Executives Society (board member of LES Switzerland), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He is a member of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Philipp studied law at the Universities of Fribourg and Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2004. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2005, he worked as a court secretary and substitute judge at the District Court of Zurich. He obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) with a specialisation in intellectual property from New  York University School of Law in 2007.

Switzerland - Trademarks 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz draws plaudits for the impressive breadth of his IP expertise, from patents and trademarks, to copyright and dispute resolution. 

Biography

Philipp Groz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and head of the intellectual property and life sciences groups. He specialises in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, particularly in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution. He also advises clients on non-contentious matters in these and related fields, such as advertising law and product liability. He also sits as an arbitrator. His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including the life sciences, chemical, consumer and luxury goods, automotive, telecommunication and construction industries.

Philipp's expertise in trademark matters include: advising a major toy company in trademark and unfair competition litigation; advising major tobacco company on customs' assistance measures based on trademarks and designs; advising a major player in the financial industry on re-organization of ownership, licensing and use of trademarks following a carve-out transaction; representing world-famous artist in trademark dispute.

Philipp is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association, the Licensing Executives Society (board member of LES Switzerland), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He is a member of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Philipp studied law at the Universities of Fribourg and Zurich and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2004. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2005, he worked as a court secretary and substitute judge at the District Court of Zurich. He obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) with a specialisation in intellectual property from New York University School of Law in 2007.

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