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Lenz & Staehelin

BRANDSCHENKESTRASSE 24, 8027 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 450 80 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 450 80 01
Email:
Web:
www.lenzstaehelin.com
Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich

Harold Frey

Tel:
Work +41 58 450 80 00
Email:
Web:
www.lenzstaehelin.com
Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

International Arbitration, Litigation, Investigations, International Legal Assistance.

Position

Harold Frey leads the Litigation and Arbitration practice of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich. He has represented clients in numerous international arbitrations as well as in litigation proceedings before Swiss courts. Matters included a wide range of legal issues (such as joint venture, M&A, licensing and general contract law disputes) and industries (such as telecom, pharmaceutical, industrial and construction). Harold Frey also sits as arbitrator.

Career

District Court of Dielsdorf, Zurich; Admission to Zurich Bar; Admission to New York Bar; Arbitration Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, London; Partner at Lenz & Staehelin.

Languages

German, English.

Member

Board member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), The London Court of International
Arbitration (LCIA), German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV),
New York Bar Association.

Education

University of Zurich (lic. iur.), New York University School of Law (LL.M.).


Switzerland

Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Harold Frey - Lenz & Staehelin

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

The multi-jurisdictional practice at Lenz & Staehelin 'thinks strategically' and 'has exceptionally strong knowledge of the nuts and bolts of Swiss arbitration' and has a 'diligent' approach and 'sharp understanding of foreign law matters'. The team acts for various industries, including pharmaceuticals, construction, telecoms, sports and energy. 'Outstanding and high-calibre' practitioner Harold Frey, who impresses with 'actionable advice and on-the-spot arguments in court', achieved the dismissal of all claims against the State of Palestine concerning a private investment, which were brought by a private company. 'Hands-on, dedicated arbitratorXavier Favre-Bulle is the key partner in Geneva.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Harold Frey - Lenz & Staehelin

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

Lenz & Staehelin's strengths in litigation include banking and finance, liability claims, white-collar crime, shareholder and post-M&A litigation, inheritance disputes, employment claims, as well as contentious intellectual property and real estate matters. In 2018, Harold Frey and Dominique Müller reached a settlement for client Sika, the Burkard family and Saint-Gobain concerning the €1.8bn dispute over the attempted sale of the family's stake to Saint-Gobain, terminating all proceedings and maintaining Sika's status as an independent company. Frey acts for respondent Bank Julius Bär in ongoing monetary claim proceedings against the German government body BvS (Federal Institute for Special Tasks Arising from Unification). Daniel Tunik heads the team in Geneva.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has supreme experience of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition and dispute resolution, with additional expertise in IP, TMT, sports and tax matters. Patrick Hünerwadel, Marcel TranchetHans-Jakob Diem, Harold Frey, Marcel Meinhardt, Jürg Simon and Lukas Morscher are among the leading individuals.

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