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Elliott Geisinger

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Languages:
French, English, German, Spanish (reading knowledge), Italian (reading knowledge)

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Elliott Geisinger heads Schellenberg Wittmer's International Arbitration Group. Since 1994, his practice has focused on international arbitration. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in complex commercial disputes involving international construction contracts, consortia and joint venture agreements, sponsorship contracts, sales and distribution contracts, and consultancy contracts.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Elliott has acted as counsel and arbitrator in complex commercial disputes involving international construction contracts, consortia and joint venture agreements, sponsorship contracts, sales and distribution contracts, among others.
  • He regularly represented clients in arbitration-related court proceedings, and several of his cases have been reported on in the official collection of Swiss Supreme Court cases and in arbitration journals

Career

Professional Experience
2018
Member of the Board of FRANCARBI
2014
President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (“ASA”)
2014
Member of the Board of Trustees FIAA (Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy)
2002
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
1996
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

Education and Admission
1994
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1990
Master in Laws, University of Geneva
1986
lic. iur., University of Geneva

Additional Professional Activities
  • Author and co-author of several publications in the fields of international arbitration and private international law
  • Gave the Clayton Utz / University of Sydney International Arbitration Lecture in November 2016 on International Arbitration and Independence – Off the Beaten Track

Recognitions

  • Chambers Global/Europe: International Arbitration Europe-wide; Arbitration Counsel; Arbitrator
  • Legal 500: Leading Individual in Arbitration; Real Estate & Construction; leading firms Geneva
  • Who's Who Legal: Commercial Arbitration; Construction & Real Estate; Thought Leader
  • Expert Guides: Construction; Arbitration

„a high-calibre arbitration counsel who is described as a fantastic technician and construction specialist“

Chambers Global

Selected Publications

Switzerland chapter in "The European & Middle Eastern Arbitration Review 2011"
Elliott Geisinger, Aileen Truttmann
An extract from The European & Middle Eastern Arbitration Review 2011, a Global Arbitration Review special report - www.GlobalArbitrationReview.com
 
International Arbitration in Switzerland: A Handbook for Practitioners, 2nd ed.
The Hague: Kluwer Law International, March 2013 (co-edited and co-authored)