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Bar Admission: Switzerland 1988
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English, French

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Prof. Dr. Alexander von Ziegler, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5276
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Prof. Dr. Alexander von Ziegler, LL.M.

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Contact

Prof. Dr. Alexander von Ziegler, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5276
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Alexander von Ziegler is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich and he also heads the firm’s Trade and Transport Group as well as the Insurance Practice Group. He has specialized in all aspects of trade and transportation, including maritime and aviation law. As a specialist in the field of insurance and reinsurance law, he advises national and international insurers in high-profile defense or cover disputes and regulatory issues.

Alexander von Ziegler has authored numerous publications in his fields of specialization. He has served as Secretary General of the International Union of Marine Insurance (1992-1997) and Secretary General to the Comité Maritime International (1996-2003). He continues to hold posts in many national and international organizations. He also was a member of the Swiss delegation at UNCITRAL tasked with creating a new Transport Convention (Rotterdam Rules).

After graduating from the University of Zurich School of Law in 1981, he obtained a Master of Laws from Tulane University, New Orleans (maritime law program, LL.M. in Admiralty) in 1984. He was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 1988 after joining Schellenberg Wittmer that same year, and became a partner in 1993. Since 1990 he has been lecturing at the University of Zurich, where, in 1999, he became Associate Professor (Privatdozent) and in 2005 Professor (Titularprofessor) for International Trade Law where he teaches transport, trade and insurance law.

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  • Chambers Europe and Global, PLC Which Lawyer, Expert Guides, Who's Who Legal, and ILO Client Choice Award

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