Philippe Bärtsch

Philippe Bärtsch
Office:
15bis, rue des Alpes
PO Box 2088
1211
City:
Geneva
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 22 707 8000
Fax:
+41 22 707 8001

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Philippe Bärtsch is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Geneva office, where he acts as one of the two global vice chairs of the firm’s international arbitration practice Philippe has extensive experience handling complex international commercial arbitrations. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 100 high-stake arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional, across a wide variety of matters and applicable laws. He has handled disputes relating to M&A transactions, construction and infrastructure projects, joint ventures, and sales, licence and distribution contracts. His expertise spans a broad range of sectors, including the energy, commodity trading, construction, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and sports industries.

Philippe's recent arbitration expertise includes successful representation of: a leading pharmaceutical company in a dispute over a licence and distribution agreement; a telecommunication company in a post M&A dispute; a leading European energy company in a price-revision dispute; a Swedish company in setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court; and 39 Russian athletes who challenged their disqualification from the Sochi Games and their lifetime Olympic bans by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Philippe regularly publishes and speaks on topics related to arbitration. He is a member of the Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution and co-chairs the marketing committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).

Philippe holds a law degree from the University of Geneva and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School. He has been a partner of the firm since 2012.

WWL says: Philippe Bärtsch has a great reputation in the space with commentators commending his excellent work on commercial arbitration across the energy and construction sectors.

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Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Arbitration

Philippe Bärtsch is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Geneva office, where he acts as one of the two global vice chairs of the firm’s international arbitration practice. Philippe has extensive experience handling complex international commercial arbitrations. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in over 120 high-stake arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional, across a wide variety of matters and applicable laws. He has handled disputes relating to M&A transactions, construction and infrastructure projects, joint ventures, and sales, licence and distribution contracts. His expertise spans a broad range of sectors, including the energy, commodity trading, construction, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and sports industries.

Philippe's recent arbitration expertise includes successful representation of: a leading pharmaceutical company in a dispute over a licence and distribution agreement; a telecommunication company in a post M&A dispute; a leading European energy company in a price-revision dispute; a Swedish company in setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court; and 39 Russian athletes who challenged their disqualification from the Sochi Games and their lifetime Olympic bans by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Philippe regularly publishes and speaks on topics related to arbitration. He is a member of the Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution and co-chairs the marketing committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).

Philippe holds a law degree from the University of Geneva and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School. He has been a partner of the firm since 2012.

WWL says: Philippe Bärtsch “makes arguments very well and in an efficient way” opine interviewees, who say that they “find him excellent”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

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