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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Stefanie Pfisterer is a “highly efficient, smart and dedicated” lawyer recognised for her outstanding work on international and domestic arbitration proceedings.


Stefanie Pfisterer is an associate at Homburger and a member of the firm's litigation and arbitration team.

Stefanie Pfisterer's practice focuses on international and domestic arbitration as well as litigation. She has been involved in more than 40 arbitration proceedings. She has been appointed as arbitrator in proceedings under the ICC Rules and the Swiss Rules. Furthermore, she has acted as counsel in proceedings governed by the ICC Rules, the Swiss Rules, the LCIA Rules and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, and in ad hoc and ICSID arbitration proceedings. She is experienced in disputes arising, inter alia, out of international joint ventures, M&A transactions, shareholders' agreements, agency and distribution, licence and supply agreements, and sales contracts. Stefanie Pfisterer also acts as counsel in arbitration-related court proceedings (setting aside, provisional measures, etc) and other state court proceedings.

Before joining Homburger in 2014, Stefanie Pfisterer was a senior associate in the arbitration team of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London. She earned her law degree from the University of Bern (MLaw, 2007, summa cum laude); she also holds a master’s degree from Harvard Law School (LLM, 2012) and a doctoral degree from the University of Zurich (Dr iur, 2012, summa cum laude). Stefanie Pfisterer has been admitted to practise law in Switzerland in 2009 and New York in 2013 (she is not practising in the latter).

Stefanie Pfisterer is the author of a number of publications in the field of dispute resolution, including commentaries on the Swiss Private International Law Act (PILA), the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure and the Swiss Rules. She is a regular speaker on arbitration-related issues.

Stefanie Pfisterer speaks German, English and French.

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