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Bar Admission: Switzerland 2000
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English, French

Contact

Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5273
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch

Partner

Contact

Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 5273
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Manuel Liatowitsch is a Litigation Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Zurich Office. He represents clients in commercial disputes in Swiss courts and international arbitrations, and also acts as an arbitrator. He further specializes in complex estate disputes and advises entrepreneurs and families on governance and succession in family businesses, and on estate planning and philanthropy. He is a member of the firm's Management Committee.

Manuel Liatowitsch is highly recommended by the legal directories including Chambers, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal. Chambers lists him as «highly recommended for his litigation expertise» and reports that «market commentators are quick to recommend him as being 'terrific. He is a very smart, resourceful and dogged lawyer'.» He is lauded by sources as a «lawyer with fantastic litigation skills». Who's Who Legal quotes that he is «sensational in contentious matters».

Manuel Liatowitsch is a Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law and also a Vice-Chair of its International Litigation Committee. He has authored various publications on private international law and international litigation and is a regular lecturer at the University of Zurich.

He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Basel in 1997. Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer as an associate in 2003 he served as a legal officer at the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, was a Visiting Fellow with Yale University’s International Security Studies, received a doctorate summa cum laude from the University of Basel and worked as a foreign associate with a leading law firm in New York. He became a partner in 2008.