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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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Dr Manuel Liatowitsch

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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Zurich / Dispute Resolution / International Arbitration / Private Clients & Estates


Manuel Liatowitsch is a Litigation Partner in our Zurich Office and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He represents clients in commercial disputes in Swiss courts and international arbitrations, and also acts as an arbitrator. He further specializes in shareholder/ownership disputes and in complex estate disputes; he also advises entrepreneurs and families on governance, dispute prevention and succession in privately held/controlled businesses.


Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer (2003), Partner (2008). Lecturer for Private International Law at Zurich University.


German, English, French.


2008 Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer, 2003 Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer. 2001/02 Foreign Associate in a leading law firm in New York, 2000/01 Legal Officer at the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland


University of Basel, Law degree (1997, summa cum laude), doctorate (2001, summa cum laude). Swiss bar (2000).


Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

The 'strong and competent team' at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd 'demonstrates a very high degree of expertise, professionalism, pro-activity and responsiveness'. Commercial and banking disputes form the key areas of experience, in addition to white-collar crime litigation and internal investigations. Peter Burckhardt represents Volkswagen in a class-action matter concerning damage claims connected to the diesel scandal brought by 6,000 car owners, while 'excellent white-collar crime litigator' Vincent Jeanneret acted for Credit Suisse in a criminal proceeding involving a $150m asset diversion against a former employee. George Ayoub and Clara Poglia in Geneva were promoted to the partnership in January 2019. 'Strategic thinker and very good negotiator' Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny is recommended for his knowledge in multi-jurisdictional banking litigations and currently represents Centrum Beratungs- und Beteiligungen in a claim against other Swiss banks concerning issues with effecting payment transactions. Martin Bernet left to establish Bernet Arbitration / Dispute management in 2018. Stefan Leimgruber has particular expertise in banking and post-M&A litigation. Louis Burrus has considerable expertise in financial services sector disputes. Manuel Liatowitsch is also noted.

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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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Private client

Within: Private client

The focus areas of Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd's private client practice include the planning and structuring of private wealth and business assets for families, succession planning, art- and philanthropy-related matters, inheritance disputes and international trusts and estates litigation. Manuel Liatowitsch and Andrea Dorjee-Good represent the shareholder of a family cooperation in a dispute concerning the control over the business, while Grégoire Wuest advises a trust company on the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information for its entire client base. Bernard Vischer and Alexander Jolles lead the teams in Geneva and Zurich, respectively.

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