Dr iur Maurice Courvoisier > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Basel, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO Box 633
4010 BASEL

Work Department

Litigation / Arbitration, Corporate & Commercial, Trade & Distribution, Art & Entertainment




Maurice Courvoisier advises and represents clients in arbitration and litigation proceedings in all areas of corporate and commercial law, including sales, distribution and licensing contracts, construction and civil engineering, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. His areas of expertise include general contract law, private international law and international procedural law, as well as international judicial assistance and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Switzerland. In addition, Maurice has a wealth of experience in dealing with theatre, art and sports-related law, areas that he regularly speaks about and publishes on. He also acts as an arbitrator, and is included in the ICC Switzerland list of arbitrators.

He was a research and teaching fellow for Professor Ingeborg Schwanzer and Swiss Federal Supreme Court Judge Professor Thomas Geiser at the University of Basel. He held several roles prior to joining Walder Wyss in 2014; he worked as a court clerk at the regional court of Biel/Bienne before joining a leading Swiss corporate law firm in 2007, where he became a partner five years later.


Maurice speaks German, English, French and Italian.


Maurice is a governor (vice chair) of the Basel Bar Association and co-leader of the Basel chapter of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), in-house counsel of the Union of Swiss Theatres, member of the Federal Arbitration Commission for the Exploitation of Copyrights and Related Rights (FACO) and a former member of the court of arbitration of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI). He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the New York Bar Association (NYSBA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the German Arbitration Institute (DIS).


Born in 1970, Maurice was educated at the University of Basel (lic. iur., 1995; Dr iur., 2001; both summa cum laude) and at Columbia University In New York (LL.M., 1998; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s team of ‘very strong and internationally experienced’ litigators works across the firm’s six Swiss offices, facilitating comprehensive support in all key economic and language areas of the country. The key areas of focus for the group are commercial litigation and the enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards. Team lead Dieter Hofmann has particular strength in construction, joint venture, shareholder, and post-M&A disputes. Other core team members include Micha Bühler, who has additional expertise in distribution disputes, Rodolphe Gautier, whose practice covers white-collar crime mandates, and Andrea Meier. ‘Highly skilled attorney at law’ Maurice Courvoisier is particularly active in disputes relating to engineering and construction projects.