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Stefan Leimgruber

Stefan Leimgruber

Schellenberg Wittmer LtdLöwenstrasse 19PO Box 2201ZurichZurichSwitzerland8021

Future Leader

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Stefan Leimgruber is an “excellent and superb lawyer” who “consistently provides clients with high-quality and comprehensive legal advice”.

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. 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: counsel to two Swiss companies in a post-M&A dispute following the rescission of a share purchase agreement by the sellers (CEPANI Arbitration Rules); representation of athletes and sports federations in arbitral proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and before state courts; counsel to an international trading company in a Swiss Rules arbitration initiated by the buyer of large quantities of steel bars because of alleged quality issues.

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.

WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Stefan Leimgruber is an excellent practitioner with significant expertise as counsel and arbitrator in complex disputes. He possesses a wealth of knowledge in post-M&A and joint venture matters.

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).

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Leimgruber is endorsed as a “very quick thinker, efficient and to the point” with a first-class disputes practice spanning arbitration and 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. 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: counsel to two Swiss companies in a post-M&A dispute following the rescission of a share purchase agreement by the sellers (CEPANI Arbitration Rules); representation of athletes and sports federations in arbitral proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and before state courts; counsel to an international trading company in a Swiss Rules arbitration initiated by the buyer of large quantities of steel bars because of alleged quality issues.

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 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Leimgruber is identified for his top work in banking and finance disputes, post-M&A litigation, and the enforcement of foreign judgments in Swiss courts. 

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).

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