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 is a partner at Walder Wyss in Basel. He concentrates on advising and representing of parties in arbitration and litigation in all areas of corporate and commercial law, with a special emphasis on construction and civil engineering, sales, distribution and licensing. In addition Maurice deals with theater-, art- and sports-related disputes. He represents corporate groups as well as smaller and medium-sized companies and cultural institutions, and he has experience in proceedings for and against states and cultural institutions. He speaks and publishes on these topics regularly and also acts as an arbitrator.


University of Basel: Research and teaching fellow of Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer and Swiss Federal Supreme Court Justice Prof. Dr. Thomas Geiser. Regional court of Bienne: Clerk. Admission to Basel and Swiss Bars. Admission to New York Bar. Associate and partner at Wenger Plattner. Partner at Walder Wyss.


German, English, French, Italian.


Vice-president of the Basel Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association, New York Bar Association, American Bar Association, co-chair of the Basel local group of the Swiss Association for Arbitration (ASA), International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Federal Arbitral Commission on the Exploitation of Copyrights and Neighbouring Rights, German Institution of Arbitration (DIS).


University of Basel (lic. iur., 1995; Dr. iur., 2001; both summa cum laude), Columbia University in New York (LL.M., 1998; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Walder Wyss Ltd. fields a large team of dispute resolution specialists, who operate from six offices across Switzerland. The practice is specialised in a broad range of commercial matters before Swiss courts, with particular expertise in injunctive relief as well as in handling the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Its offering also includes expertise in white-collar criminal law. Team head Dieter Hofmann is well versed in joint venture, M&A, shareholders’ and construction disputes. Rodolphe Gautier in Geneva is a ‘wise and valued adviser‘. Other names to note are counsel Urs SchenkerMicha Bühler and Maurice Courvoisier in Basel, as well as Oliver Kunz and Antonio Carbonara.