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Alexander Jolles is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution Group and is head of the Private Clients Group in Zurich. His focus is international arbitration and litigation, including enforcement, interim measures and appeals. He serves both as arbitrator and as counsel to parties before arbitration tribunals, state courts, and regulatory authorities. In addition, he has extensive experience in inheritance matters, estate and succession planning, complex trust and estate disputes, and in art law, including art-related litigation.
Alexander Jolles publishes regularly in his fields of specialization. He is on the list of arbitrators of the ICC National Committee for Switzerland and of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Alexander Jolles is a member of several leading international arbitration and professional organizations. He is a lecturer on international arbitration at the University of Zurich's LL.M. program in international business law and the Swiss Arbitration Academy, and serves on the board of the Swiss Association of Art Collectors and of various art foundations.
Upon graduating from the University of Bern and gaining admission to the bar in Switzerland in 1988, Alexander Jolles spent two years as a foreign associate in two U.S. law firms (1989-1991) before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 1991 and becoming a partner in 1998. From 1999 to 2001 he acted as Secretary General of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. From 2009 to 2015, he was a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
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