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Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd

Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration


Member of Pestalozzi’s Litigation & Arbitration group in Geneva. Litigation activity involves in particular representation and advice to clients active in the field of commodity trading, shipping, transportation and all aspects of commercial and contract law. Acts as arbitrator or co-arbitrator in proceedings under various arbitration rules (such as ICC Rules and Swiss Rules). Is specialized in insolvency law and is experienced in national and cross-border bankruptcies, national and international freezing orders and asset tracing in general. Practice includes international complex recoveries involving the enforcement of foreign judgments, arbitral awards and bankruptcy orders.


Clerk at District Court of the Canton of Bern (1988). University of Bern (attorney at law, 1990). Associate at a Swiss law firm in Zurich/Geneva (1994). Foreign Attorney at WilmerHale LLP (1998). Partner at a Swiss law firm in Geneva (2002). IMD Lausanne (High Performance Leadership Program, 2014). Partner at Pestalozzi (2015).


English, French, Italian and German.


Swiss Bar Association, Geneva Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Pestalozzi has ‘deep-bench expertise around the Swiss court system‘. The team is most experienced in the commodities and financial sectors, as well as post-M&A and white-collar crime cases. ‘Top practitioner‘ Christophe Emonet ‘deeply cares about his clients‘ and is representing the Republic of Kazakhstan and the City of Almaty in multi-jurisdictional investigations, global recovery actions and civil disputes against former public agent Viktor Khrapunov. Commercial litigator Michael Kramer, who is based in Zurich, is another core practitioner. Thomas RohnerLaurent KilliasFlorian Mohs and Beat Mumenthaler are other names to note.