Dr Werner Jahnel > LALIVE > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 212
Werner Jahnel photo

Work Department

International Commercial Arbitration and litigation.


Partner. His practice areas are international arbitration and private clients, advising on international estate planning and international inheritance disputes.


Joined LALIVE in 2008; became a Partner in 2014. Formerly practised in Spain with Monereo, Meyer & Marinel-lo and in Austria with Andreas Reiner & Partners. Legal Counsel at the ICC in Paris. Admitted in Spain, Austria and Switzerland. Certified
specialist SBA Inheritance Law.


German, English, French, Spanish and basic knowledge of Italian.


Founding member of YAAP ( Young Austrian Arbitration Practioners), member of ArbAut (Austrian Arbitration Association), CEA (Spanish arbitration association), ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association), DIS (German Arbitration Institute) and Zurich Bar
Association. Admitted to list of arbitrators of the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and panel of the ICDR.


Admitted in Switzerland (2014); Admitted in Spain (2008); Admitted in Austria (2005); Ph.D., University of Graz, Austria (2001); Master’s degree in international studies, Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva (1998); Law degree, University of Graz, Austria (1995).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Private client

The team at LALIVE is active in litigation and arbitration proceedings such as divorces, disputes between individuals and private banks, and international inheritance law. It also assists with art law and philanthropy issues and advises trusts. The practice is led by litigators Alexander Troller and Sandrine Giroud in Geneva and inheritance law expert Werner Jahnel and Simone Nadelhofer in Zurich.