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Sponsored briefing: Dispute Resolution: Strategic case management with legal acumen

State court litigation and private arbitration proceedings require practitioners to combine legal thoroughness and the management of evidence with strategic ingenuity. Understanding court processes, legal practice and tactical procedural advantages all add up to sound advice in contentious legal matters.

Dispute resolution in all its appearances enjoys a longstanding tradition at PRAGER DREIFUSS. Our attorneys represent parties before local state courts as well as administrative authorities. Debt collection and bankruptcy matters are strong areas of our practice, in particular in disputes involving foreign parties. International arbitration has special significance in our firm and a number of our attorneys are regularly appointed as arbitrators in institutional and ad-hoc arbitration tribunals.

Our experience extends to representation of clients in alternative dispute resolution and mediation proceedings and strategic advice for out-of-court settlement of disputes. Frequently and increasingly, we are retained to manage complex legal assistance matters in both civil and criminal mandates. Finally, assisting clients in asset-tracing and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Switzerland and abroad is a key feature of our daily practice.

With more than 40 lawyers and a total of around 80 employees at our offices in Zürich, Berne, Zug and Brussels, PRAGER DREIFUSS is one of the leading Swiss commercial law firms. With the ability to draw on additional specialised experience within the firm ranging from M&A, banking and finance to insurance law, private clients and tax, PRAGER DREIFUSS is ideally placed to offer clients a comprehensive range of necessary legal services in addition to the representation in dispute-related matters and effective and innovative solutions adapted to the legal and economic realities of complex challenges.

The PRAGER DREIFUSS dispute resolution team is led by Dr. Urs Feller and Dr. Christoph Graber. The team further consists of the partners Dr. Gion Jegher, Dr. Christian Casanova and Dr. Reto Jenny and the counsels Marcel Frey and Bernhard Lauterburg. The team is complemented by a strong team of highly skilled associates (Michaela Kappeler, Martin Heisch, Raphael Märki).

In as far as necessary and suited for a client matter, we can put together a tailored team of partners and lawyers of varying seniority to manage any dispute case entrusted to us.

With our wide network of dispute resolution experts in other major jurisdictions (US, UK, China, EU, Russia and the CIS, India and countries of the Middle East etc.) we ensure that all aspects of complex multinational disputes are duly taken into consideration at every stage of proceedings. This may encompass inter alia asset-tracing, attachment and recovery, mutual legal assistance, piercing the corporate veil of offshore companies and/or trusts, and identifying other possible barriers to enforcement whether national or international etc.

Recent work undertaken by this team includes, among others, the representation of a large Swiss nationally operating retailer in a substantial dispute, assisting a bank in the recovery of misappropriated assets, advising foreign states on the recovery of illicit assets from former government officials deposited in Switzerland, managing large multinational insolvency-related disputes and many more. Sanctions-related advice has taken on a significant dimension in recent years.

PRAGER DREIFUSS and its attorneys are consistently ranked as an outstanding firm worldwide by leading publications, including Chambers, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal.

PRAGER DREIFUSS’s dispute resolution (clockwise from left): Urs Feller, Christoph Graber, Gion Jegher, Christian Casanova, Reto Jenny, Marcel Frey, Bernhard Lauterburg, Michaela Kappeler, Martin Heisch, Raphael Märki

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