Dr Stefan Leimgruber > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19
P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich

Work Department

Zurich / International Arbitration / Dispute Resolution / Sports


Stefan Leimgruber is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. He acts as counsel and as arbitrator in international arbitrations, ad hoc and institutional, in particular in post-M&A and shareholder disputes as well as in disputes relating to joint ventures, license, purchase, and distribution agreements. Stefan represents parties before Swiss courts with a particular focus on banking and financial disputes, post-M&A and corporate litigation, interim measures and enforcement of foreign judgments. He also advises and represents sport federations, officials and athletes in sports law matters.


2016 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2007 – Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2003 – Legal Secretary and Substitute Judge at the Zurich District Court


  • German
  • English


  • Member of several professional associations, including IBA, ASA, DRI, AIJA, the Swiss and the Zurich Bar Association


2013 – Dr. iur., University of Lucerne

2006 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

2002 – lic iur., University of Zurich

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Stefan LeimgruberSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Fielding a team that is ‘commercial, clever, responsive and a pleasure to deal with’, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd handles high-profile, complex commercial litigation, often with a cross-border element. The team particularly stands out for its commercial and banking expertise and counts Credit Suisse, Volkswagen, EFG International and UBS as clients. Peter Burckhardt heads up the group in Zurich, while Louis Burrus and Clara Poglia were recently appointed as co-heads of the Geneva team. Other key practitioners include Christian Girod and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny, who focus on banking litigation; ‘top-notch litigatorStefan Leimgruber, Benjamin Borsodi, who leads the internal corporate investigations group, and of counsel Vincent Jeanneret. Katherine Bell was promoted to the partnership and Daniela Dardel was promoted to counsel in early 2022.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is praised for its ‘outstanding reputation for arbitration’ and team of ‘true problem solvers’, led globally by Elliott Geisinger in Zurich and vice-chaired by Philippe Bärtsch and Christopher Boog in Geneva and Zurich respectively. The practice excels in commercial, investment and sports arbitration proceedings as well as handling setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court; the team recently represented the Russian Anti-Doping Agency in the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Clients single out ‘seasoned arbitration counselSebastiano Nessi and the ‘outstandingStefan Leimgruber; other key names include Anya George, who is recommended for insurance, energy and commodities work; Anna Kozmenko, IP specialist Philipp Groz and counsel Anne-Carole Cremades.