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Dr Thomas Weibel

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Dispute Resolution


Partner - Head of Dispute Resolution.

Main practice areas: Litigation and Arbitration, Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law, Private International Law, Inheritance Law, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property and Competition Law, White Collar Crime.

Particular focus on:
i) complex national and transnational commercial litigation and arbitration (financial services, industry, services, post M & A disputes, aviation),
ii) recognition and enforcement,
iii) injunctive relief,
iv) white collar crime, and
v) private client litigation.


Internship STG-Coopers & Lybrand Ltd (now PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd.) Legal Department, Basel (1997-1998); Internship F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.; Corporate Law, Basel (1998); Court clerk at the District Court of Liestal (1999).


German, English, French, Spanish, Italian.


International Bar Association IBA; Swiss Bar Association; Swiss Lawyers Association; European Bar Association (DACH); Basel Bar Association; Basel Lawyers Association; Pro iure; Swiss Association for Arbitration in Inheritance Matters.


University of Basel (lic. iur., 1997; Dr. iur., 2001, summa cum laude); University of Kent at Canterbury (LL.M. in International Commercial Law, 2004).


La Cetra Barockorchester Basel (Chairman of the Board).


Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

VISCHER's arbitration team 'provides solid, high-quality work in complex international disputes', including 'hands-on, proactive settlement strategies'. Transport, banking, nuclear power and construction form major areas of expertise, and the team is additionally experienced in representing clients in relation to Russia and the Middle East. 'Highly skilled and experienced practitionerThomas Weibel is recommended in Basel. Daniele Favalli and Christian Oetiker are the key partners in Zurich.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

VISCHER's 'thorough' dispute resolution practice has 'in-depth knowledge and outstanding legal expertise, combined with a practical, result-oriented approach'. The main areas of focus include commercial attachment, enforcement and injunctive relief proceedings, and it also has considerable experience in the transportation, insurance, IT and telecoms sectors. The 'patient and capableChristian Oetiker is representing Pricewaterhouse Coopers as liquidators of Lehman Brothers in proceedings against the claimant, the Italian pension fund Fondazione Enasarco. 'Excellent strategistDaniele Favalli and 'dedicated analystThomas Gelzer are also recommended. Thomas Weibel leads the team.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

VISCHER provides 'top advice, which is clearly above the market standard'. The team has core strengths handling bankruptcies in the financial sector, having been involved in the Lehman Brothers insolvency as liquidator's counsel. In recent work, Adrian Dörig  represented indenture trustee Wilmington Trust in the bankruptcy of Toys'R'Us. 'Truly knowledgeable and profoundly experienced practitionersDavid Jenny and Thomas Weibel are also recommended, while Jana Essebier is another name to note.

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