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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 Christopher Boog

Tel:
Work +41 44 215 52 52
Email:
Web:
www.swlegal.ch/en/lawyers/lawyer-detail/christopher-boog/
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Work Department

Zurich / Singapore / International Arbitration / Dispute Resolution / Construction / Energy / Sports

Position

Christopher Boog is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore and Zurich offices and a Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group. He is also the Managing Director of Schellenberg Wittmer Pte Ltd in Singapore. Christopher represents clients in complex international commercial, investment and sports arbitration matters as well as in setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court, and also sits as arbitrator.

Career

Trainee at Schellenberg Wittmer (2003). Clerk at District Court Zurich (2004). Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer (2006), Partner (2012).

Languages

German, English, French.

Member

SIAC (Users' Council). YSIAC Committee. ICC Task Force Emergency Arbitrator. International, Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations. ASA. LCIA/YIAG. IPBA. Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce. Honorary Overseas Member of combar.

Education

Amsterdam University, International Law Certificate (2000). Fribourg University, Master of Law (magna cum laude) (2002). Zurich University, PhD (summa cum laude; Professor Walther Hug Prize) (2010). Swiss bar (2006). Visiting Scholar, Columbia Law School, New York (2008/2009).


Switzerland

Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd's 'well-informed, collaborative' team 'has a very high working level with broad experience and clear communication'. Commercial, commodities, energy and construction, intellectual property, investment and sports arbitration constitute the main areas of expertise, which can be applied in a global context. Practice head Elliott Geisinger, 'truly international rising star' Christopher Boog and 'excellent' Nathalie Voser represented the Russian Federation in several setting-aside cases regarding awards obtained in separate investment disputes. Apart from representing athletes in sports arbitration, the 'thorough' Philippe Bärtsch also acted for an entity owned by two energy companies in a €400m arbitration concerning a large dam in Europe. Anya George and Anna Kozmenko made partner in January 2019. Martin Bernet left to establish his own boutique firm, Bernet Arbitration / Dispute management in 2018.

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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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Sports law

Within: Sports law

The 'Swiss-law experts' at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd have 'enormous experience in arbitration' and are recommended for their 'competence, availability and international expertise'. Areas of expertise includes doping cases, unfair competition and dismissal claims, media, broadcasting and transfer rights, sponsorship matters, corruption, as well as contractual and employment issues. The team has a track record representing Olympic athletes; it acted for 39 Russian athletes in individual cases against the doping bans imposed by the International Olympic Committee. Philippe Bärtsch and Christopher Boog  'stand out for their swift approach to finding feasible solutions'.

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