Mr Harold Frey > Lenz & Staehelin > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

International Arbitration, Litigation, Investigations, International Legal Assistance, Sports


Harold Frey leads the Litigation and Arbitration practice of Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich. He has represented clients in numerous international arbitrations as well as in litigation proceedings before Swiss courts. Matters included a wide range of legal issues (such as joint venture, M&A, licensing and general contract law disputes) and industries (such as telecom, pharmaceutical, industrial and construction). Harold Frey also sits as arbitrator and is a lecturer on Arbitration and Advocacy at the University of Zurich. 


District Court of Dielsdorf, Zurich; Admission to Zurich Bar; Admission to New York Bar; Arbitration Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, London; Partner at Lenz & Staehelin


German, English


Board member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), The London Court of International
Arbitration (LCIA), German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV),
New York Bar Association


University of Zurich (lic. iur.), New York University School of Law (LL.M.)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Harold FreyLenz & Staehelin

The practitioners at Lenz & Staehelin have considerable expertise in acting as counsels as well as arbitrators. The team is involved in disputes arising between parties from the energy, telecoms, construction and pharmaceutical industries as well as sports and IP proceedings. Zurich-based Harold Frey is a popular choice for instructions from states. Xavier Favre-Bulle, who is based in Geneva and jointly heads the practice with Frey, is also active in a variety of arbitrations, including those arising post-M&A and joint ventures. Other names to note are Daniel Tunik in Geneva, as well as Martin Burkhardt and counsel Martin Aebi in Zurich.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has an excellent market reputation, with expertise in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, and dispute resolution as well as in competition, IP, TMT, sports and tax matters. Key practitioners include Patrick Hünerwadel, Hans-Jakob DiemMarcel Tranchet, Harold Frey, Jürg SimonMarcel Meinhardt and Lukas Morscher.

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences

The healthcare and life sciences team at Lenz & Staehelin includes practitioners from the corporate, M&A, regulatory, dispute resolution and IP practices. It advises national and international companies from the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices sectors, among others. The key practitioners are patent experts Thierry Calame and counsel Lara Dorigo; transactions specialist Stephan ErniJacques Iffland in Geneva, who is experienced in capital markets; and litigation and arbitration expert Harold Frey.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Harold FreyLenz & Staehelin

The dispute resolution group at Lenz & Staehelin is a key player in the contentious banking and finance space, where it acts for clients in clawback actions, as well as in regulatory, civil and criminal proceedings. Other areas of expertise include representation in corporate, real estate and private client-related cases. Harold Frey is particularly well versed in M&A and joint venture disputes and Geneva-based Daniel Tunik is a specialist in litigation in the banking sector. Martin Burkhardt was recently involved in several high-volume commercial disputes, while Miguel Oural, who splits his time between Geneva and Lausanne, specialises in criminal proceedings.