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Geneva, London, Madrid, Zug, Zurich

Jean Marguerat

Tel:
Work +41 22 839 63 00
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Froriep

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration, Corporate / Commercial, Insolvency.

Position

Jean has experience across all areas of dispute resolution, with particular expertise in international arbitration and in international litigation. Jean is one of the authors of the Commentary on the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.

Career

Jean has been a Partner in Froriep's Geneva office since 2010. Jean’s practice focuses on international arbitration, litigation and contract law. Jean has experience as party counsel and as arbitrator in numerous institutional and ad hoc international arbitrations involving sale of goods and commodities, distribution and agency, construction, marine works, joint ventures corporate transactions and sport related matters. He also regularly represents clients before the Swiss courts in all fields of commercial disputes and notably those in relation to arbitration (enforcement and challenge of arbitral awards). His activity includes recognition & enforcement proceedings (including attachments) and international legal assistance.

Languages

Jean's working languages are French, English, Spanish and German.

Member

Jean is a member of the following professional associations: Geneva and Swiss Bar Association, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA, ASA below 40), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA, YIAG), Club Español de Arbitraje (CEA, CEA-40), Deutsche Institution fĂŒr Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS).

Education

Jean studied at the Universities of Basel and NeuchĂątel (lic.iur. 1996) and, after being admitted to the bar in Berne (1999), at the University of Cambridge (LL.M. 2000 - British Chevening Scholar). Joining our firm in 2003, he also worked in business law firms both in Barcelona (2000-2002) and London (2007-2008). Jean regularly publishes and speaks in the field of international arbitration.


Switzerland

Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Froriep's Geneva-based team covers banking, corporate, sports and private client law. Jean-Luc Herbez, JérÎme de Montmollin, Jean Marguerat, Julie Wynne and Dmitry Pentsov are well-known partners.

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Sports law

Within: Sports law

Froriep's 'knowlegeable' sports law team 'impresses with its vigour, high degree of involvement and its combination of empathy and professional integrity'. Key areas of expertise include employment and transfer matters, the drafting and negotiation of various contracts, as well as disciplinary and litigation matters. Lucien Valloni and Jean Marguerat are representing football club Trabzonspor as the claimant in a match-fixing scandal concerning the 2010/2011 Super League season. The Swiss Association of Football Players is also a client.

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