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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Stefan Leimgruber is the “first choice lawyer to go for any banking related dispute” remark sources who add that “he should definitively be included” for his impressive experience in domestic and international litigation.

Biography

Stefan Leimgruber is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are domestic and international commercial arbitration and litigation. Stefan represents parties before Swiss courts with a particular focus on banking, post-M&A and corporate litigation, interim measures and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional (including ICC, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, WIPO, CAS), in a wide range of commercial disputes, including disputes arising from international joint venture agreements, share purchase agreements, sales, licence and distribution agreements and construction contracts.

Recent litigation cases include: representation of major banks in Swiss court proceedings relating to information requests and claims based on allegations of negligent advice, unauthorised payments and margin calls; representation of clients in civil and criminal proceedings in a complex, multijurisdictional dispute involving trusts, foundations and associations.

Stefan graduated from the University of Zurich in 2002. Between 2003 and 2007, he worked at the Zurich District Court, first as a legal secretary and later as a judge, mainly dealing with debt enforcement, civil attachments, and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. He was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2006 and joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 2007. From 2010 to 2011, Stefan was a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney Law School, where he conducted extensive research in the fields of international arbitration and transnational litigation.

He obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Lucerne in 2013 (summa cum laude).

Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"He consistently provides us with high-quality and comprehensive legal advice"
"He is very responsive, highly able, stress resistant and persistent"
"A brilliant lawyer and a great pleasure to work with"
"He is an excellent lawyer with a great reputation and charming attitude"
"Our first choice!"

Biography

Dr. Stefan Leimgruber is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are domestic and international commercial arbitration and litigation. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional (including ICC, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, WIPO, CEPANI), in a wide range of commercial disputes, including disputes arising from international joint ventures, shareholder and share purchase agreements, sales, licensing and distribution agreements and construction contracts. Stefan also represents parties before Swiss courts with a particular focus on banking, post-M&A and corporate litigation, interim measures and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards.

Recent experience in arbitration matters includes: acting as chair and sole arbitrator in ICC, Swiss Rules and ad hoc arbitrations arising from Post M&A, shareholders and joint venture disputes; representing athletes and sports federations in arbitral proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and before state courts; representing an international trading company in a dispute over a contract for the sale of steel (Swiss Rules arbitration).

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2007, Stefan worked at the Zurich District Court, first as a legal secretary and later as a judge, mainly dealing with debt enforcement, civil attachments, injunctions, and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. From 2010 to 2011, Stefan was a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney Law School, where he conducted extensive research in the fields of international arbitration and transnational litigation. He obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Lucerne in 2013 for his thesis on negative declaratory relief in international arbitration in Switzerland.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Leimgruber “excels in financial disputes” and is a “first-rate counsel” in domestic and international arbitrations.

Biography

Dr. Stefan Leimgruber is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are domestic and international commercial arbitration and litigation. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional (including ICC, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, WIPO, CEPANI), in a wide range of commercial disputes, including disputes arising from international joint ventures, shareholder and share purchase agreements, sales, licensing and distribution agreements and construction contracts. Stefan also represents parties before Swiss courts with a particular focus on banking, post-M&A and corporate litigation, interim measures and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards.

Recent experience in arbitration matters includes: acting as chair and sole arbitrator in ICC, Swiss Rules and ad hoc arbitrations arising from Post M&A, shareholders and joint venture disputes; representing athletes and sports federations in arbitral proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and before state courts; representing an international trading company in a dispute over a contract for the sale of steel (Swiss Rules arbitration).

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2007, Stefan worked at the Zurich District Court, first as a legal secretary and later as a judge, mainly dealing with debt enforcement, civil attachments, injunctions, and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. From 2010 to 2011, Stefan was a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney Law School, where he conducted extensive research in the fields of international arbitration and transnational litigation. He obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Lucerne in 2013 for his thesis on negative declaratory relief in international arbitration in Switzerland.

Switzerland - Litigation 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Leimgruber has a prestigious practice in post-M&A, banking and financial disputes, where he is regarded as a go-to name in the Swiss market.  

Biography

Stefan Leimgruber is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. Stefan represents parties before Swiss courts with a particular focus on banking, post-M&A and corporate litigation, interim measures and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards. He acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional (including ICC, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, WIPO, CAS), in a wide range of commercial disputes, including disputes arising from international joint venture agreements, share purchase agreements, sales, licence and distribution agreements and construction contracts.

Recent litigation cases include: representation of major banks in Swiss court proceedings relating to allegations of negligent advice, unauthorized payments and breach of duties of information; counsel to the defendant in a prospectus liability case; and representation of individuals and corporate clients in civil and criminal proceedings in a multijurisdictional dispute involving complex trust structures.

Stefan graduated from the University of Zurich in 2002. Between 2003 and 2007, he worked at the Zurich District Court, first as a legal secretary and later as a judge, mainly dealing with debt enforcement, civil attachments, and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. He was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2006 and joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 2007. From 2010 to 2011, Stefan was a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney Law School, where he conducted extensive research in the fields of international arbitration and transnational litigation. He obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Lucerne in 2013 (summa cum laude).

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