I am a highly experienced litigator in both international and domestic commercial and arbitration cases in the Swiss courts, up to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court level. I am also one of the best-known sports lawyers in Switzerland, with extensive experience in sports litigation on various bodies of sports organizations as well as in sports arbitration at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.
I have been a partner at FRORIEP since 2005 and I work in our Zurich office.
I do represented domestic and international clients in numerous high-profile cases in all fields and courts up to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. I also advise clients on commercial, employment, entertainment and media, insurance, real estate, aviation and international enforcement matters, including therecovery and enforcement of state debts.
I have published textbooks on litigation and sports law in Switzerland and lectures widely and now also at University of Zurich for the LL.M. Program in Sports Law.
I have obtained my law degree from the University of Zurich in 1990 and gained a PhD from the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich in 1998 with a thesis on the jurisdiction of courts at the place of performance of an obligation under the Lugano and Brussels Conventions. (I graduated with the distinction summa cum laude and the Professor Walther Hug-Preis Schweiz, awarded for outstanding theses graded with the highest possible mark by a Swiss law school.) I have worked as a law clerk at the District Court of Zurich, the Court of Appeal of the Canton of Zurich and at the Court of Cassation of the Canton of Zurich.
My working languages are German, English, Italian and French.