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Prof. Dr. Alexander von Ziegler, LL.M.

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5276
F +41 44 215 5200

Languages:
German, English, French

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5276
F +41 44 215 5200

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 and CEDR).

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Specialist in the field of export/import, shipping, aviation, he advises parties involved in international trade, transportation and logistics
  • 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
  • Mediator

Career

Professional Experience
2018
Accreditation as Mediator SKWM and CEDR
2005
Professor (Titularprofessor) for International Trade Law, University of Zurich
1999
Associate Professor (Privatdozent), University of Zurich
1993
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
1990
Lecturer, University of Zurich
1988
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
1996-2003
Secretary General to the Comité Maritime International
1992-1997
Secretary General of the International Union of Marine Insurance

Education and Admission
1989
Dr. iur., University of Zurich
1988
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1984
Master of Laws (LL.M.), Tulane University, New Orleans (maritime law program, LL.M. in Admiralty)
1981
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