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Alexander von Ziegler

Prof. Dr. Alexander von Ziegler, LL.M., Mediator SKWM, SAV, CEDR


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Alexander von Ziegler is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich and he also heads the firm’s Trade and Transport Group as well as the Insurance Practice Group. He also acts as mediator (accredited by SKWM, SAV and CEDR).


  • Specialist in the field of export/import, shipping, aviation, he advises parties involved in international trade, commercial contracts, transportation and logistics (dispute resolution and transactional)
  • Specialist in the field of insurance and reinsurance law, he advises national and international insurers in high-profile defense or cover disputes and regulatory issues (dispute resolution and transactional)
  • Mediator (SKWM, SAV and CEDR)


Professional Experience
Accreditation as Mediator SKWM, SAV and CEDR
Professor (Titularprofessor) for International Trade Law, University of Zurich
Associate Professor (Privatdozent), University of Zurich
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Lecturer, University of Zurich
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Secretary General to the Comité Maritime International
Secretary General of the International Union of Marine Insurance
Education and Admission
PD (Habilitation), University of Zurich
Dr. iur., University of Zurich
Bar Admission in Switzerland
LL.M. in Admiralty, Tulane University
lic. iur., University of Zurich
Additional Professional Activities
  • Publications in his fields of specialization
  • Holds posts in many national and international organizations
  • Member of the Swiss delegation at UNCITRAL tasked with creating a new Convention on the Recognition of Judicial Sales of Ships

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