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RA Dr. Georg von Segesser

von Segesser Law Offices
Mühlebachstrasse 173
8008 Zürich

Fon+41 44 3820100
Fax+41 44 3820103
Swiss, Lucerne 1944

Present Position
Since 1982 attorney-at-law and Senior Partner in the law firm Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich, Geneva, Zug

Training / Professional Experience
1970 lic.iur., Law Faculty of the University of Zurich; 1971-1972 Law Clerk at the District Court of Meilen, Canton of Zurich; 1972 Admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Zurich; admitted to practice in Switzerland; 1973 Doctor of Law, Law Faculty of the University of Zurich; 1973-1974 Associate with the law firm Pestalozzi & Gmür; 1974-1975 Foreign Associate with the law firm Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts, N.Y.; 1975-1977 Associate with the law firm Pestalozzi & Gmür; 1978-1982 Partner in the firm Pestalozzi & Gmür; 1982 Founded the law firm Schellenberg, von Segesser & Ronca (today Schellenberg Wittmer)

Areas of specialisation
International arbitration; contract and corporate law; joint ventures; sales, business purchases and contracts; distribution, franchising; competition; international trust and estate law

Arbitral experience
Arbitrator in over 100 arbitral proceedings: Chairman: over 50 cases, among others ICC, Zurich Chamber of Commerce, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ECE, ICC, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ad hoc; Sole Arbitrator: over 30 cases, among others Zurich Chamber of Commerce, UNCITRAL, ad hoc; Co-Arbitrator: over 20 cases, among others ICC, LCIA, Zurich Chamber of Commerce, UNCITRAL, ad hoc. Counsel in over 30 cases: i.a., UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, Zurich Chamber of Commerce, ad hoc. Issues covered in arbitral proceedings: Shipbuilding, construction business, power stations, hotel and leisure park; banking contracts; letters of credit; joint venture, cooperation agreements, exclusive distribution contracts, shareholder obligation contracts; exploration contracts; trade agreements for raw materials; estate disputes; patents and trade marks.

Membership in professional associations

Author: Arbitrability in Trust and Estate Disputes, IAETL 1999; The Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (co-author), 1998; Die nennwertlose Aktie, 1973

Language Skills
German, English, French

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