André Brunschweiler > LALIVE > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Litigation, Business advisory




André Brunschweiler joined LALIVE’s Zurich office in 2010, shortly after the opening of the same. He is a partner in LALIVE’s litigation team but also provides business advisory. His may focus is on corporate, commercial and employment law, including shareholders’ disputes. He also regularly advises and represents clients in relation to the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards and the related asset recovery as well as insolvency proceedings.

During 2013/14 André was seconded as Of Counsel to a leading Chinese business law firm in Beijing where he primarily worked on cross-border corporate and M&A matters, including in- and outbound investments, through joint ventures and other corporate structures.

André Brunschweiler is vice-chair of the IPBA’s Cross-Border Investment Committee and is a member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV) and the Swiss Bar Association (SAV).

Before joining LALIVE, André Brunschweiler worked as a trainee-lawyer with Schellenberg Wittmer in Zurich and Geneva (2006 – 2008) and as a law clerk at the District Court of Zurich (2008).

André Brunschweiler graduated in 2006 from the University of Zurich (lic.iur.magna cum laude). He also studied law at the University François Rabelais of Tours (France).


German , English , French

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Simone Nadelhofer, Daniel L Buhr, Matthias Gstoehl and André Brunschweiler jointly head the banking and finance practice of LALIVE. The unit specialises in contentious mandates acting against banks, representing clients in disputes relating to mismanagement of assets, improper execution, fraudulent orders as well as in disputes related to structured and derivative products. Dominik Elmiger made partner in 2021.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

With ‘a very client-oriented and success-driven approach’, LALIVE handles the full range of international and domestic civil and criminal litigation, acting for global corporations, states and high-net-worth individuals. Key areas of strength for the group encompass commercial, banking, private client and commercial disputes alongside experience in insolvency proceedings and white-collar crime work; the team also gains international mandates from its involvement in the Terralex network. Group co-heads Sandrine Giroud (who focuses on trust disputes) and André Brunschweiler are based in Geneva, while Marc Henzelin and Simone Nadelhofer are the key contacts for white-collar crime work.