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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

Dr Stefan Leimgruber

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

Work Department

Zurich / International Arbitration / Dispute Resolution / Sports

Position

Stefan Leimgruber is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. He acts as counsel and as arbitrator in international arbitrations, ad hoc and institutional, in particular in post-M&A and shareholder disputes as well as in disputes relating to joint ventures, license, purchase, and distribution agreements. Stefan represents parties before Swiss courts with a particular focus on banking and financial disputes, post-M&A and corporate litigation, interim measures and enforcement of foreign judgments. He also advises and represents sport federations, officials and athletes in sports law matters.

Career

Zurich District Court, legal secretary (2003), substitute judge (2007). Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer (2007), Partner (2016).

Languages

German, English

Member

IBA. ASA. DRI. AIJA. Swiss and Zurich bar association.

Education

University of Zurich (2002). Swiss bar (2006). Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney Law School (2010-2011). University of Lucerne, doctorate in law (summa cum laude, 2013).


Switzerland

Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Next generation lawyers

Stefan Leimgruber - Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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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