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Philipp Habegger

Philipp Habegger

Habegger ArbitrationMühlebachstrasse 173ZurichSwitzerland8008
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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Arbitration 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Philipp Habegger draws praise as “an outstanding, quick and efficient arbitrator”. He has extensive experience in commercial disputes and is widely regarded as “one of the very best” practitioners in the Swiss market.

Biography

In the past 25 years, Philipp Habegger has acted as counsel and arbitrator in about 200 arbitration proceedings in over 15 different jurisdictions and under a variety of rules, including ICC, SCAI (Swiss Rules), LCIA, SIAC, VIAC, AAA/ICDR, SCC, DIS and UNCITRAL, governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, England, Russia, Greece, India, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, Panama, Liechtenstein, Italy, Romania, Malta, Finland, the Netherlands, Egypt, Estonia, New York and California, as well as the UN Sales Convention and UNIDROIT Principles. He has been involved in disputes arising out of, inter alia, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, international sales, agency and distribution, licensing, and construction and engineering projects, across a range of industries, including telecommunications, chemicals, food and drugs, defence, machinery, power and energy, and commodity trading.

Philipp was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2009-2015) and is the immediate past president of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (which administers the Swiss Rules). He is a former vice chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association. A frequent speaker at international conferences, he also teaches international arbitration and international sales at the University of Zurich faculty of law, acts as a course director for the Swiss Arbitration Academy and publishes regularly.

Before setting up his own arbitration boutique practice in 2017, Philipp Habegger was a partner in leading Swiss law firms for many years. He has also practised law in New York and speaks German, English and French.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

“Excellent arbitrator” Philipp Habegger is a renowned practitioner described as “the best in Zurich” by one source. He has an extraordinary breadth of experience, having acted under the arbitration rules of dozens of organisations and countries.

Biography

Philipp Habegger has acted as counsel and arbitrator in around 200 arbitrations in over 15 different jurisdictions and under a variety of rules, including ICC, SCAI (Swiss Rules), LCIA, SIAC, VIAC, AAA/ICDR, SCC, DIS, the Finland Arbitration Institute and UNCITRAL, governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, England, Russia, Greece, India, Turkey, South Korea, Panama, Liechtenstein, Italy, Malta, Romania, the Netherlands, Egypt, Estonia, New York and California, as well as the UN Sales Convention and UNIDROIT Principles. He has been involved in disputes arising out of joint ventures, M&A transactions, shareholders’ agreements, international sales, agency and distribution, licensing, construction and engineering projects, across a range of industries, including telecommunications, chemical, food and drugs, defence, machinery, power and energy, and commodity trading.

Philipp was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2009–2015) and is the immediate past president of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (which administers the Swiss Rules). He is a former vice chair of the arbitration committee of the International Bar Association. A frequent speaker at international conferences, he also teaches international arbitration and international sales at the University of Zurich law school, acts as a course director for the Swiss Arbitration Academy, and publishes regularly.

Before setting up his own arbitration boutique in 2017, Philipp Habegger was a partner in leading Swiss law firms for many years. He was educated at Zurich University (lic iur, 1989; Dr iur, 1996) and the University of Chicago law school (LLM, 1994). He has also practised law in New York and speaks German, English and French.

Switzerland - Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Philipp Habegger is a highly respected figure in disputes and is well known for his long-standing litigation expertise.

Biography

In the past 25 years, Philipp Habegger has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 180 arbitration proceedings in over 15 different jurisdictions and under a variety of rules, including ICC, SCAI (Swiss Rules), LCIA, SIAC, VIAC, AAA/ICDR, SCC, DIS and UNCITRAL, governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, England, Russia, Greece, India, Turkey, South Korea, Panama, Liechtenstein, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands, Egypt, Estonia, New York, California, as well as the UN Sales Convention and UNIDROIT Principles. He has been involved in disputes arising, inter alia, out of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements, international sales, agency and distribution, licensing, construction and engineering projects, across a range of industries, including telecommunications, chemical, food and drugs, defence, machinery, power and energy, and commodity trading.

Philipp was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2009–2015) and is the immediate past president of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (which administers the Swiss Rules). He is a former vice chair of the arbitration committee of the International Bar Association. A frequent speaker at international conferences, he also teaches international arbitration and international sales at the University of Zurich law school, acts as a course director for the Swiss Arbitration Academy and publishes regularly.

Before setting up his own arbitration boutique in 2017, Philipp Habegger was a partner in leading Swiss law firms for many years. He was educated at Zurich University (lic iur 1989, Dr iur 1996) and the University of Chicago law school (LLM 1994). He has also practised law in New York and speaks German, English and French.

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