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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Philipp Groz is a well-recognised figure in the Swiss market. He is commended this year for his outstanding work and particular expertise in IP arbitration 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 arbitration matters includes: acting as counsel in a US$21 million ICC arbitration between two major pharmaceutical companies (US and German), regarding the supply of a non-conforming drug product; acting as counsel in an ICC arbitration for US and Israeli pharmaceutical companies in a dispute regarding a licensing and development agreement for a novel pharmaceutical compound; and acting as sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration arising out of a distribution agreement between German and Canadian companies in the automotive industry.

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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz is recommended by respondents for his top expertise in IP arbitration matters, particularly across the life sciences and telecoms sectors. 

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 arbitration matters includes: acting as counsel in a US$21 million ICC arbitration between two major pharmaceutical companies (US and German), regarding the supply of a non-conforming drug product; acting as counsel in an ICC arbitration for US and Israeli pharmaceutical companies in a dispute regarding a licensing and development agreement for a novel pharmaceutical compound; and acting as sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration arising out of a distribution agreement between German and Canadian companies in the automotive industry.

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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz is well known for his work in the life sciences space, with sources noting, "His advice has always been timely and of the highest quality."

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

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Groz is a "very intelligent lawyer" who is commended by respondents to our research for his work in trademark-related arbitration proceedings.

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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