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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Philipp Groz is praised by peers as “excellent counsel” and “very proactive, diligent and efficient as an arbitrator”.

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, 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 and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

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.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz wins high praise for his dispute resolution expertise in healthcare and life sciences and is “able to comprehend complicated legal cases objectively”. 

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, 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 and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

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 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz draws praise for his excellent dispute resolution practice. Sources highlight his “top-notch analysis” and his “effective and concise communication”. 

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.

Switzerland - Trademarks 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz stands out among peers for his first-class trademarks practice which spans regulatory issues as well as 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 trademark matters include: representation of a major tobacco company in trademark infringement cases; advising one of the world's leading manufacturers of smartphones and smartwatches on a trademark dispute with a major watch group; advising a major player in financial industry on re-organization of ownership and use of trademarks following a carve-out transaction.

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.

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