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Dr iur Stefanie Pfisterer
Arbitration, Litigation, Private Clients
Partner. Stefanie Pfisterer specializes in international and domestic arbitration. She acts as counsel and arbitrator in these areas of practice. She also represents clients in complex court proceedings. International trust and estate law are her other areas of focus.
Stefanie Pfisterer has been involved in more than 50 arbitration proceedings governed by the ICC Rules, the Swiss Rules, the LCIA Rules, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, and in ad hoc and ICSID arbitration proceedings. She is experienced in disputes arising, inter alia, out of agency and distribution, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, M&A transactions, and international sales contracts.
Stefanie Pfisterer also represents clients in complex court proceedings in a broad range of matters, in particular in international and cross-border disputes. She also represents entrepreneurs, foundations, and international families in contentious trust and estate matters.
Qualified in Switzerland, 2007, and New York, 2013. Doctoral student/research assistant at the University of Zurich, Law School, Prof. Anton K. Schnyder, 2009-2011. Associate at a law firm in Bern, 2009-2011. Senior Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London, 2012-2014. Joined Homburger in 2014. Partner of Homburger since 2021. Member of the SCAI Arbitration Court since 2021.
German, English, French
Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, ASA, IBA, ICCA, DIS
Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2012). University of Bern (MLaw, summa cum laude, 2007). University of Zurich (Dr. iur., summa cum laude, 2012).
Homburger has a ‘highly reputable full-service private clients‘ practice that assists high-net-worth individuals, such as entrepreneurs, with cross-border issues relating to estate planning, matrimonial law, tax structuring and trusts as well as the resolution of related disputes. ‘Highly responsive, very helpful, and extremely knowledgeable‘ Claudia Suter heads the practice and has a focus on, among others, estate planning, succession and inheritance matters. Gabrielle Nater-Bass specialises in wealth protection structures and ‘combines intelligence and smartness with a very high degree of engagement and dedication‘. Litigation and arbitration specialist Stefanie Pfisterer made partner in 2021.
With ‘a highly experienced team with great visibility in arbitration matters’, Homburger is a go-to name for blue-chip clients in regulated industries, with notable knowledge of the financial services, life sciences, energy and telecoms sectors. The large team has varied counsel and arbitrator expertise and has seen notable growth following the promotion of Stefanie Pfisterer to partner in 2021 and the promotion of Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb to international counsel in September 2022, who is an English-qualified barrister and member of the New York bar. Balz Gross heads up the department, which also fields energy and financial services sector expert Mariella Orelli, the ‘extremely collaborative’ Gabrielle Nater-Bass and Felix Dasser, who is the president of the Swiss Arbitration Association. At the junior level, associate Dilber Devitre is a key name.
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