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Pestalozzi

LÖWENSTRASSE 1, 8001 ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 44 217 91 11
Fax:
Fax +41 44 217 92 17
Email:
Web:
www.pestalozzilaw.com
Geneva, Zurich

Dr Laurent Killias

Tel:
Work +41 44 217 91 11
Email:
Pestalozzi

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Long-standing expertise in international arbitration and commercial litigation in complex disputes. In addition to representing parties, frequently chosen as party-appointed arbitrator and chairman in international arbitrations. Focusing on contracts regarding construction, civil engineering, research and development, distribution and license agreements, joint ventures, financial services as well as M&A.

Career

University of Zurich (lic.iur., 1987). Bar admission (1990). University of Zurich (Dr.iur., 1993). University of London, King's College (LL.M., 1994). Head of Pestalozzi's international arbitration practice group in Zurich.

Languages

German, English, French.

Member

Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations, Swiss Arbitration Academy, Swiss Arbitration Association, German Institute of Arbitration.


Switzerland

Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

Pestalozzi's large arbitration practice provides 'very thoughtful advice' and stands out for its 'thorough, straightforward and to-the-point communication'. With expertise in the commodities business and regulated industries, Michael Kramer led a team that represented claimant Türkmengaz in a €1.5bn ICC gas supply contract dispute against the National Iranian Gas Company. Other notable individuals include Laurent Killias, who has 'first-class legal mind', and 'highly experienced intellectual property arbitratorThomas Legler.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

Pestalozzi has 'deep-bench expertise around the Swiss court system'. The team is most experienced in the commodities and financial sectors, as well as post-M&A and white-collar crime cases. 'Top practitionerChristophe Emonet 'deeply cares about his clients' and is representing the Republic of Kazakhstan and the City of Almaty in multi-jurisdictional investigations, global recovery actions and civil disputes against former public agent Viktor Khrapunov. Commercial litigator Michael Kramer, who is based in Zurich, is another core practitioner. Thomas RohnerLaurent KilliasFlorian Mohs and Beat Mumenthaler are other names to note.

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