Alain Muster

Rhea Erlacher


Alain Muster is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution and Private Wealth Groups in Zurich. His main areas of practice are international and national litigation and arbitration, in both commercial matters and contentious trusts and estates. He further advises Swiss and foreign private clients in succession planning, including trusts, wills and matrimonial property agreements.


  • Represents corporate and private clients before Swiss courts in all fields of commercial disputes, including enforcement, attachment and recognition proceedings, and in matters related to a variety of industries, in particular the finance and insurance sector and companies in the life science industry (pharmaceuticals and medical devices), commodities trading and construction.
  • Advises Swiss and foreign private clients in complex cross border matters regarding succession and family law disputes. As a dual Swiss and Mexican national, he has a particular focus on Latin America.
  • Other areas of work include art law and matters related to the transfer and protection of cultural property.


Professional Experience
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Senior Associate at a major business law firm
Full time secondment with the global litigation team of a major Swiss banking institution
Part time secondment with a company in the biotech industry
Part time secondment with a global medical device manufacturer
Associate at a major business law firm in Zurich
Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Bern, Institute for Civil Law
Trainee Lawyer at a major business law firm
Legal intern at the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs
Education and Admission
LL.M. and Fulbright Scholarship Program, The University of Chicago
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Master of Law with special degree in corporate law, University of Bern
Bachelor of Law, University of Bern
Additional Professional Activities
  • Board member (2012-2013) and member of the organizing committee for the annual conference in 2013 of Gesellschaft Junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler e.V.
  • Member of a number of professional associations, including the Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland (LATCAM), Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA), CEA -40, ASA below 40, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum ICC YAF, Fulbright Alumni Association
  • He regularly publishes and speaks in his areas of expertise.

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