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DREIKĂ–NIGSTRASSE 7, PO BOX 2991, 8022 ZĂśRICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 44 285 11 11
Fax:
Fax +41 44 285 11 22
Email:
Web:
http://cms.law
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Damiano Brusa

Tel:
Work +41 44 285 11 11
Email:
CMS

Work Department

Dispute Resolution.

Position

Damiano Brusa is a partner focusing on commercial law, dispute resolution, ADR & litigation and employment & pensions.

Career

Damiano Brusa graduated from the University of Zurich in 1989 and was admitted to the bar in 1993. He completed his postgraduate studies (Master of Laws) at the London School of Economics and worked with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in London and Washington D.C. (USA). In 1995 he joined CMS and became a partner in 2001.

Languages

German, Italian, English, French.

Member

Zurich Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, Swiss Arbitration Association.

Education

University of Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland), Licentiate of Laws - 1989 / Bar Admission - 1993 / London School of Economics, London (UK), LL.M. - 1996.


Switzerland

Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

CMS's 'skilled and motivated lawyers' are renowned for their 'intelligent, client-oriented services, clear strategic focus and constructive negotiation'. Apart from a general focus on commercial disputes, the practice further handles banking, corporate, construction, sports, insurance, as well as trust and estate litigation. Geneva partner Christian Lüscher represented art shipper and dealer Yves Bouvier as respondent in a $1bn fraud claim by Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev. 'Highly capable and structured' Zurich managing partner Jodok Wicki was instructed by AIG Europe to act as defence counsel in a D&O policy coverage dispute against the SEC Securities and Exchange Commission, while Philipp J Dickenmann assisted a Norwegian company with an award enforcement in Switzerland against its debtor, the owner of an offshore company. Philippe Grumbach, Olivier Carrard and Damiano Brusa are other key names. Niklaus Zaugg made partner in January 2018. Counsel Aline Wey Speirs and Aileen Truttmann are also recommended.

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  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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