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Simon Vorburger is hailed “a fantastic lawyer” who is “sharp and quick and moreover, a pleasure to work with”, according to impressed sources.


Simon Vorburger is counsel at Quinn Emanuel’s Zurich office and a member of the firm’s arbitration practice group. He acts as counsel in international commercial arbitration proceedings and advises and represents clients with respect to investment treaty claims. He also represents parties in enforcement or setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, as well as before Swiss cantonal courts.

His areas of specialisation include energy and infrastructure projects, construction and engineering, manufacturing and sales contracts. He also has extensive experience in insolvency-related issues, in particular, the interplay between international disputes and cross-border insolvency proceedings.

Simon Vorburger is admitted to practise in both Switzerland and New York, and holds a law degree and a PhD from the University of Zurich and an LLM from New York University School of Law. He was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School and a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Law School Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA), where he also contributed to the drafting of the American Law Institute’s (ALI) US Restatement on International Commercial Arbitration.

Simon Vorburger regularly speaks at international conferences on topics related to arbitration and frequently publishes in the field. He is an active member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) third-party funding working group and the ABA’s investment treaty working group, and also a member of several other professional associations, including the Swiss Bar Association, the Zurich Bar Association, the ABA, the New York State Bar Association, ICDR Young & International and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).

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