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Alexander Jolles


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5278
F +41 44 215 5200

German, English, French

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5278
F +41 44 215 5200

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.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Serving both as arbitrator and as counsel to parties before arbitration tribunals, state courts, and regulatory authorities
  • Extensive experience in inheritance matters, estate and succession planning, complex trust and estate disputes, and in art law, including art-related litigation


Professional Experience
Member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer
Secretary General of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Foreign Associate in two U.S. law firms

Education and Admission
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic. iur., University of Berne

Additional Professional Activities
  • Regular publications 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
  • Member of several leading international arbitration and professional organizations
  • Lecturer on international arbitration at the University of Zurich's LL.M. program in international business law and the Swiss Arbitration Academy
  • Serves on the board of the Swiss Association of Art Collectors and of various art foundations


  • European Legal Experts
  • Roster of International Arbitration
  • Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

Selected Publications

Swiss Rules of International Arbitration
Anya George, Alexander Jolles, Georg von Segesser
Arbitration World, International Series, 5th edition, Thomson Reuters
Fluchtkunst ist nicht Raubkunst - schweizerische Rechtslage bei Fluchtkunst
Peter Mosimann/Beat Schönenberger, Fluchtgut - Geschichte, Recht und Moral, Schriftenreihe Kultur & Recht
Deaccessioning: Die Veräusserung von Kunstwerken durch Museen – Todsünde oder Segen in schwierigen Zeiten?
published in "Marktplatz Museum - Sollen Museen Kunst verkaufen dürfen?", Hg. Dirk Boll, Christie's International Zürich, rüffer & rub, 2010