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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

LĂ–WENSTRASSE 19, PO BOX 1876, 8021 ZĂśRICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 44 215 52 52
Fax:
Fax +41 44 215 52 00
Email:
Web:
www.swlegal.ch
Geneva, Singapore, Zurich

Prof Dr Alexander von Ziegler

Tel:
Work +41 44 215 5252
Email:
Web:
www.swlegal.ch/en/lawyers/lawyer-detail/alexander-von-ziegler/
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Work Department

Zurich / Dispute Resolution / International Arbitration / Trade and Transport / Insurance / Corporate and Commercial

Position

Alexander von Ziegler is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich and he also heads the firm’s Trade and Transport Group as well as the Insurance Practice Group. He is specialised in all aspects of trade and transportation, including maritime and aviation law. As an expert in the field of insurance and reinsurance law, Alexander advises national and international insurers in high-profile defence or cover disputes and regulatory issues.

Career

Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer (1988), Partner (1993). Swiss bar (1988). University of Zurich, lecturer (1990), Associate Professor (1999), Professor for International Trade/Maritime/Aviation/Insurance Law (2005).

Languages

German, English, French.

Member

Swiss Maritime Law Association President.; Member of the Executive Council of the Comité Maritime International (CMI). Boards: Swiss and European Aviation Law Associations (ASDA/EALA). Swiss Shippers Council. Commission on Commercial Practice. ICC. President Swiss Transport Law Commission.

Education

University of Zurich, law degree (1981), doctorate (1989). Tulane University, New Orleans, LLM in Admiralty (1984). Swiss bar (1988).


Switzerland

Insurance

Within: Insurance

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd impresses with its 'rare specialist knowledge of insurance regulation'. Other key areas of expertise include private insurance law, review of policies and conditions, insurance fraud and liability defence, co- and re-insurance litigation, as well as its strength in resolving issues with insurance brokers. Transport specialist Alexander von Ziegler heads the practice, while Olivier Favre  provides 'great value' to clients and 'understands issues quickly'.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd impresses with high-end work in dispute resolution, banking and finance, transport, sports and TMT. David Mamane, Martin Lanz, 'outstanding data protection lawyer' Roland Mathys, Manuel Liatowitsch, Christopher Boog and Alexander von Ziegler are the main partners, while Philipp Groz and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny are also noted.

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Transport

Within: Leading individuals

Alexander von Ziegler - Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Within: Transport

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is appreciated for its 'professionalism, efficiency and relentless hard work'. Best known for maritime, aviation and trade matters, the transport team handles insurance-related, contentious, regulatory, financing and transactional matters. In a recent highlight, Grégoire Wuest assisted a Greek ship owner with the restructuring of its fleet, including the financing aspects regarding the sale of dry bulk carriers and purchase of new ships. Alexander von Ziegler heads the practice.

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