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Wartmann Merker Ltd.
Kirchgasse 48

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Boutique dispute resolution firm Wartmann Merker Ltd. represents both foreign and domestic clients before state courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative authorities. Peter Reichart has particular strength in banking and finance litigation, and co-leads the group alongside Peter Hafner, who covers post-M&A disputes, insolvency law and criminal matters. Reto Strittmatter focuses on financial and commercial disputes, while Giovanna Montanaro specialises in litigation related to transportation and trade law.

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‘The firm’s lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with commercial disputes concerning clients from the financial sector, including clients in the field of asset management.’

‘The high degree of specialisation in dispute resolution allows the firm to represent clients in a very targeted and efficient manner.’

‘The firm has an exceptionally prompt, pragmatic, precise and clear approach to explaining its strategy and shows great creativity in its proposed solutions. The team at Wartmann Merker is exceptionally good at dealing with new legal issues.’

‘I have known Peter Reichart for many years. He is an excellent litigator with a brilliant mind, and exceptionally skilful in dealing with banking and finance disputes. Peter has the ability to present even the most complex topics in a clear, simple and understandable manner.’

‘I met Andrea Roth recently. She is a highly motivated, enthusiastic, committed and knowledgeable lawyer.’

‘Peter Hafner and Peter Reichart are fantastic litigators with very deep knowledge of the banking industry.’

‘Exquisite small-sized law firm boutique with highly experienced lawyers and a focus on litigation issues.’

‘Elaboration of strategies with a close personal touch. Excellent professional mindset of the involved staff.’

Switzerland > Insurance Tier 3

Wartmann Merker Ltd. focuses on litigation and arbitration in the area of insurance. The team represents domestic and foreign-based clients in commercial disputes before state courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative authorities. Giovanna Montanaro has broad experience and an extensive practice in insurance law, including litigation, arbitration and insurance-related trade and transport issues.

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Giovanna Montanaro

Switzerland > Transport Tier 3

Dispute resolution boutique Wartmann Merker Ltd. handles litigation and arbitration proceedings in the transport sector, representing domestic and international clients before state courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative authorities. The firm represents shipping and logistics companies as well as trade companies and UHNWIs in commercial disputes and insurance litigation cases. Head of practice Giovanna Montanaro has broad experience in trade and transport law, regularly advising on cross-border transportation and insurance matters.

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Giovanna Montanaro


‘Giovanna Montanaro is very knowledgeable in transport and insurance matters and is very practical.’

The firm’s core area of practice is dispute resolution. It represents companies and individuals in court and administrative proceedings as well as in international and domestic arbitral proceedings. Members of the firm act as counsel or arbitrator in international and domestic arbitral proceedings. In addition, the firm advises Swiss manufacturing, trading and service companies of various types and sizes. It also acts for foreign corporations pursuing activities in Switzerland, notably in the financial and media sectors.

Department Name Email Telephone
Peter Reichart p.reichart@wartmann-merker.ch +41 44 212 10 11
Reto Strittmatter r.strittmatter@wartmann-merker.ch +41 44 212 10 11
Giovanna Montanaro g.montanaro@wartmann-merker.ch +41 44 212 10 11
Anne-Catherine Hahn ac.hahn@wartmann-merker.ch +41 44 212 10 11
Dominic Hägler d.haegler@wartmann-merker.ch +41 44 212 10 11
Photo Name Position Profile
Dominic Hägler photo Mr Dominic Hägler Partner Representation of parties before Swiss courts and arbitral tribunals in all…
Anne-Catherine Hahn photo Dr Anne-Catherine Hahn Partner Counsel, arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes. Advising clients, particularly with…
Giovanna Montanaro photo Dr Giovanna Montanaro Partner International and national transport law, commercial and insurance law, including maritime…
Peter Reichart photo Dr Peter Reichart Partner Litigation, arbitration, corporate and commercial law, labor law, bankruptcy and insolvency,…
Reto Strittmatter photo Dr Reto Strittmatter Partner Corporate and commercial law, litigation, arbitration, labor law
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