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Bar Admission: Switzerland 2006
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English, French

Contact

Dr. Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 3442
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Dr. Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny

Partner

Contact

Dr. Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 3442
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny is a partner in our Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich. His main areas of practice are domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration as well as pre-litigation strategic advice.
 
Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny acts as counsel before Swiss courts and arbitral tribunals in a wide range of commercial disputes, inter alia involving international sales, distribution and brokerage agreements as well as post-M&A disputes. He has also been a secretary to arbitral tribunals in major disputes under the ICC and Swiss Rules. Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny has special expertise in banking litigation, having acted as counsel to financial services providers in numerous disputes with private and institutional clients, and in corporate law disputes (including liability of directors and officers and joint ventures) as well as the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, asset recovery and international legal assistance.
 
Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny studied law at the University of Zurich from where he graduated in 2003 and received a doctorate in 2010. During his studies, Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny was a summer trainee at a large global business law firm in Chicago. He was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 2006 and worked as a research and teaching assistant to Prof. Dr. Hans Caspar von der Crone and Prof. Dr. Paul Oberhammer at the University of Zurich before joining our firm in 2010.
 
Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny has extensively published on issues of civil procedure as well as civil and commercial law. Since 2008, he is a lecturer for civil procedure at the University of Zurich and, since 2014, he also teaches in the CAS programme "Civil Litigation" of the University of St. Gall.