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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
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Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Xavier Favre-Bulle is “a great lawyer” who is distinguished by market commentators as “one of Switzerland’s best arbitrators”.

Biography

Dr Favre-Bulle's practice concentrates on dispute resolution (arbitration as counsel or arbitrator, ADR, court litigation). He has been involved in more than 230 arbitrations (eg, sales agreements, agency and distribution, licences, joint ventures, shareholders agreements and post-M&A disputes, etc, in various business industries such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking, energy, construction, luxury goods and sports (in particular before the Court of Arbitration for Sport), etc). At Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, Dr Favre-Bulle leads the arbitration group and the sports law group. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of some 70 books and articles.

Xavier is a member of the UIA (International Association of Lawyers) governing board and a past president of the UIA sports law commission and of the International Arbitration Commission. He is a former member of the arbitration committee of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2002–2012), and the arbitration committee and special committee of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce (2004–2012). He is a member of the ADR commission of the Geneva Bar.

Xavier Favre-Bulle holds a law degree (1988) and an LLM (1991) from the University of Geneva. He graduated from the Academy of European Law of the European University Institute in Florence (1992) before completing his doctoral thesis at the University of Geneva (1998). Xavier Favre-Bulle was a visiting foreign lawyer with a major London firm in 1999. He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 1996 and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2000. Xavier Favre-Bulle joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1994 and has been a partner since 2003.

He is a member of the following professional associations: Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Arbitration Institute (IAI), Comité français de l'arbitrage (French Committee of Arbitration), International Bar Association (IBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (International Association of Lawers, UIA), The Law Society of England & Wales, Geneva Bar Association (OdA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Société Suisse des Juristes (Swiss Society of Jurists), Association genevoise de droit des affaires (Geneva Association of Business Law, AGDA), Société Genevoise de Droit et de Législation (Geneva Society of Law and Legislation, SGDL), Centre du droit de l'entreprise de l'Université de Lausanne (Centre for Company Law, CEDIDAC), Association Henri Capitant, Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL), Association suisse de droit du sport (Swiss Sports Law Association, ASDS) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators (SIAC).

He speaks French, English and German.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Sports

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Xavier Favre-Bulle is a leading expert in contentious proceedings arising out of sports matters, and has considerable experience acting in CAS proceedings.

Biography

Dr Favre-Bulle heads the sports law and arbitration groups at Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. His practice concentrates on sports law, arbitration (counsel or arbitrator), international litigation and ADR. He regularly acts as counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and other bodies, including internal tribunals of sports federations. To date, he has been involved in more than 230 arbitrations in sports and other fields. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of some 70 books and articles.

Xavier Favre-Bulle holds a law degree (1988) and an LLM (1991) from the University of Geneva. He graduated from the Academy of European Law of the European University Institute in Florence (1992) before completing his doctoral thesis at the University of Geneva (1998). Xavier Favre-Bulle was a visiting foreign lawyer with a major London firm in 1999. He was admitted to the Geneva bar in 1996 and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2000. Xavier Favre-Bulle joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1994 and has been a partner since 2003.

Xavier is a member of the UIA (International Association of Lawyers) governing board and a past president of the UIA sports law commission and of the International Arbitration Commission. He is a former member of the arbitration committee of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2002–2012), and the arbitration committee and special committee of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce (2004–2012). He is a member of the ADR commission of the Geneva Bar.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Xavier Favre-Bulle is a “powerful counsel who will leave no stone unturned”. He possesses strong arbitration experience, having been involved in more than 200 disputes across a range of industries.

Biography

Dr Favre-Bulle's practice concentrates on dispute resolution (arbitration as counsel or arbitrator, ADR, court litigation). He has been involved in more than 230 arbitrations (eg, sales agreements, agency and distribution, licences, joint ventures, shareholders agreements and post-M&A disputes, etc, in various business industries such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, banking, energy, construction, luxury goods and sports (in particular before the Court of Arbitration for Sport), etc). At Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva, Dr Favre-Bulle leads the arbitration group and the sports law group. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of some 70 books and articles.

Xavier is a member of the UIA (International Association of Lawyers) governing board and a past president of the UIA sports law commission and of the International Arbitration Commission. He is a former member of the arbitration committee of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2002–2012), and the arbitration committee and special committee of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce (2004–2012). He is a member of the ADR commission of the Geneva Bar.

Xavier Favre-Bulle holds a law degree (1988) and an LLM (1991) from the University of Geneva. He graduated from the Academy of European Law of the European University Institute in Florence (1992) before completing his doctoral thesis at the University of Geneva (1998). Xavier Favre-Bulle was a visiting foreign lawyer with a major London firm in 1999. He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 1996 and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2000. Xavier Favre-Bulle joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1994 and has been a partner since 2003.

He is a member of the following professional associations: Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Arbitration Institute (IAI), Comité français de l'arbitrage (French Committee of Arbitration), International Bar Association (IBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (International Association of Lawers, UIA), The Law Society of England & Wales, Geneva Bar Association (OdA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Société Suisse des Juristes (Swiss Society of Jurists), Association genevoise de droit des affaires (Geneva Association of Business Law, AGDA), Société Genevoise de Droit et de Législation (Geneva Society of Law and Legislation, SGDL), Centre du droit de l'entreprise de l'Université de Lausanne (Centre for Company Law, CEDIDAC), Association Henri Capitant, Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL), Association suisse de droit du sport (Swiss Sports Law Association, ASDS) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators (SIAC).

He speaks French, English and German.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Xavier Favre-Bulle regularly acts for several international sports federations and is “very highly regarded as both counsel and arbitrator”.

Biography

Dr Favre-Bulle heads the sports law and arbitration groups at Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. His practice concentrates on sports law, arbitration (counsel or arbitrator), international litigation and ADR. He regularly acts as counsel before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and other bodies, including internal tribunals of sports federations. To date, he has been involved in more than 230 arbitrations in sports and other fields. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and the author of some 70 books and articles.

Xavier Favre-Bulle holds a law degree (1988) and an LLM (1991) from the University of Geneva. He graduated from the Academy of European Law of the European University Institute in Florence (1992) before completing his doctoral thesis at the University of Geneva (1998). Xavier Favre-Bulle was a visiting foreign lawyer with a major London firm in 1999. He was admitted to the Geneva bar in 1996 and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2000. Xavier Favre-Bulle joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1994 and has been a partner since 2003.

Xavier is a member of the UIA (International Association of Lawyers) governing board and a past president of the UIA sports law commission and of the International Arbitration Commission. He is a former member of the arbitration committee of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2002–2012), and the arbitration committee and special committee of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce (2004–2012). He is a member of the ADR commission of the Geneva Bar.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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