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Bar Admission: Switzerland 1982
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English, French

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Dr. Martin Bernet
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5270
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Dr. Martin Bernet

Partner

Contact

Dr. Martin Bernet
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5270
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Martin Bernet is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Zurich office and a member of the Dispute Resolution Group. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration as well as insurance and reinsurance. He has a strong practice as counsel representing parties before state courts and arbitration panels and is also regularly appointed as an arbitrator, frequently presiding as chairman over arbitral tribunals.

Martin Bernet's litigation practice covers a broad range of issues, among them pre-litigation strategic advice, representation of parties in court proceedings in cases related, inter alia, to banking, international commodity sales, joint ventures, corporate liability, insurance, enforcement of foreign judgments, and asset recovery. He has extensive experience in matters involving issues of international legal assistance. His insurance and reinsurance practice covers a wide range of matters faced by the industry. He advises and represents insurers and reinsurers in, for example, coverage, policy wording, and regulatory matters.

Martin Bernet is recognized as a leading disputes practitioner by the major directories. By way of example, Chambers lists Martin as a «go-to lawyer» who «gets to the point of the case quickly and accurately», and Who's Who Legal lists him as one of the «most highly regarded individuals». Legal 500 mentions him to be an «expert strategist» and an «'extremely diligent and knowledgeable' litigator».

Martin Bernet has published in the areas of international litigation, international arbitration, administrative procedural law and contracts. He is a former chair of the International Bar Association's International Litigation Committee. He teaches international arbitration at the University of Zurich and is a frequent conference speaker.

Martin Bernet graduated Dr. iur. from University of Zurich, and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 1982. A partner with Schellenberg Wittmer since 1989, Martin Bernet previously worked as a foreign associate in Washington, D.C.

Recognitions

  • Chambers Global/Europe: Dispute Resolution; Arbitration Counsel, Arbitrator, Litigation; Banking & Finance; Litigation
  • The Legal 500: Dispute Resolution; Litigation
  • Expert Guides: The Best of the Best Litigation, Commercial Arbitration, Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Who's Who Legal: Arbitration, Litigation, Insurance & Reinsurance, Asset Recovery

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