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Dr iur Jodok Wicki

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Dispute Resolution.


Dr Jodok Wicki is managing partner of CMS in Switzerland. He is a dispute resolution lawyer in a range of commercial matters, and particular experience in insurance.


Dr Jodok Wicki focuses on dispute resolution, litigation and international arbitration in commercial matters, such as contractual disputes (post M&A, joint ventures, banking, distribution, purchase and sale), responsibility claims (D&O, auditors), non-contractual claims (tort, product liability) and insurance matters (coverage and liability). He is listed on the panels of arbitrators of the ICC, HKIAC and PIAC.

Jodok Wicki graduated from University of Zurich in 1992 and was admitted to the bar in 1994. He has written his doctoral thesis on market making and price manipulation of own shares of listed stockbrokers (Market Making und Kurspflege kotierter eigener Aktien durch Effektenhändler). In 1996 and 1997 Jodok Wicki worked as a foreign associate with law firms in New York and in Sydney. He became partner in 2000.


German, English, French, Italian.


Zurich Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, International Bar Association, ASA Swiss Arbitration Association, IADC - International Association of Defense Counsel.


University of Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland), Licentiate of Laws (magna cum laude) - 1992 / Bar Admission 1994 / University of Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland), Doctor of Laws - 2001 / certified Specialist of the Swiss Bar Association for Torts and Insurance Law - 2014.

Carrer in Olympic sailing, with participation at the Olympic Games of 1988 and 1992.


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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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

International firm CMS has a strong reputation for competition law, dispute resolution, healthcare and life sciences, as well as insurance sector, employment law and real estate matters. Prominent practitioners include Stefan Gerster, Stefan Brunnschweiler, David Hürlimann, Marquard Christen, Clemens von Zedtwitz, Christian Gersbach, Jodok Wicki and Philipp Dickenmann.

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